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BBQWIZ
Posted 2015-04-11 12:41 PM (#171778)
Subject: Stripped threads to drain plug


Cruiser

Posts: 104
ROCHESTER,NY
Has anyone stripped the threads going into the opening for the oil drain plug. If so, what tap did you use? What was size of new bolt?
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lennyb
Posted 2015-04-11 6:19 PM (#171782 - in reply to #171778)
Subject: RE: Stripped threads to drain plug


Iron Butt

Posts: 776
Bel Air, MD
All too common. My first oil change and the plug wouldn't come out, crossed thread from the factory - easy fix - check below thread. One suggestion I would make is to put grease on the tap to hold any shavings and keep them out of the oil pan. Helicoil did wear out last year and I had to extract the old and put in one of the extras that came with the kit.

http://www.vision-riders.com/bb/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=9290&pos...

Edited by lennyb 2015-04-11 6:23 PM
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johnnyvision
Posted 2015-04-11 6:25 PM (#171783 - in reply to #171778)
Subject: Re: Stripped threads to drain plug


Visionary

Posts: 4275
In some way your lucky. You have tipovers to put the bike on
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Nozzledog
Posted 2015-04-12 12:49 AM (#171790 - in reply to #171778)
Subject: Re: Stripped threads to drain plug


Visionary

Posts: 1228
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Timesert worked great!
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BBQWIZ
Posted 2015-04-12 9:30 AM (#171792 - in reply to #171778)
Subject: Re: Stripped threads to drain plug


Cruiser

Posts: 104
ROCHESTER,NY
Thanks for the kick backs. I did the re-tap. Put about two quarts of oil in, left over night. Leak. Going to put some rtv on the washer/gasket. Try that,maybe a crush washer when I go get the rtv.
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johnnyvision
Posted 2015-04-12 6:18 PM (#171802 - in reply to #171778)
Subject: Re: Stripped threads to drain plug


Visionary

Posts: 4275
stop and think.
What if your in the middle of know where or doing 70mph down the interstate and that rtv lets go one you.
Now you have a rear tire covered with oil. The tire will probably slide out from under you and you will crash.

Sorry to ruin your thinking but dam man fix it the right way
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varyder
Posted 2015-04-12 8:44 PM (#171807 - in reply to #171778)
Subject: Re: Stripped threads to drain plug


Visionary

Posts: 8147
New Bohemia, VA
I agree with JV.
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RedRider
Posted 2015-04-13 4:38 AM (#171810 - in reply to #171778)
Subject: Re: Stripped threads to drain plug


Visionary

Posts: 1350
Do the job right or don't do it at all.
If you did a search, there has been a few owners had this happen and they did the repair the right way. Themselves or a mech.
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BBQWIZ
Posted 2015-04-13 7:50 AM (#171812 - in reply to #171778)
Subject: Re: Stripped threads to drain plug


Cruiser

Posts: 104
ROCHESTER,NY
Why would the rtv "let go". No pressure build up. I do understand about it leaking, and thought of that when I posted. I'm trying to get back in the saddle after this long winter. I don't have the coin to have a shop do it.
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jeffmack
Posted 2015-04-13 8:24 AM (#171814 - in reply to #171778)
Subject: Re: Stripped threads to drain plug


Iron Butt

Posts: 623
i did the timecert, not a drop in last 60k miles since repair. i have the kit with inserts left. pay for shipping to and from you and i will send it to you so u can do the repair right.

Edited by jeffmack 2015-04-13 8:25 AM
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BBQWIZ
Posted 2015-04-13 12:39 PM (#171821 - in reply to #171778)
Subject: Re: Stripped threads to drain plug


Cruiser

Posts: 104
ROCHESTER,NY
Your all RIGHT!!!!!!!!!!! I was trying to do a quick fix. Gonna do the timesert. Jeff I have sent you a message.
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varyder
Posted 2015-04-13 1:17 PM (#171822 - in reply to #171778)
Subject: Re: Stripped threads to drain plug


Visionary

Posts: 8147
New Bohemia, VA
*you're
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BBQWIZ
Posted 2015-04-13 3:36 PM (#171825 - in reply to #171778)
Subject: Re: Stripped threads to drain plug


Cruiser

Posts: 104
ROCHESTER,NY
Really va, can u see my FINGER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!What an ass. The timesert kit is ordered, will be here in two day's. BIG THANX to Jeff, for the immediate response.
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willtill
Posted 2015-04-13 6:39 PM (#171827 - in reply to #171825)
Subject: Re: Stripped threads to drain plug


Visionary

Posts: 1365
Central Maryland
BBQWIZ - 2015-04-13 4:36 PM

Really va, can u see my FINGER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!What an ass. The timesert kit is ordered, will be here in two day's. BIG THANX to Jeff, for the immediate response.


Ha!

Chill out BBQWIZ.... you're (or is it "your") wound up just a little too frikken tight today..... ???

Varyder was just messing with you....







Edited by willtill 2015-04-13 6:40 PM
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Nozzledog
Posted 2015-04-13 7:57 PM (#171831 - in reply to #171778)
Subject: Re: Stripped threads to drain plug


Visionary

Posts: 1228
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
When I did the Timesert, I removed the dipstick and connected an airhose to that side at 10psi, just to keep a little positive pressure so any shavings would blow out instead of drop in. I also did all the work with the bike on its tipovers to get a better angle. Make sure you have red loctite, or use JBweld applied like loctite, like I did. Get yourself a good tap handle as well, the kit doesn't include one.
The fix was a complete success and I feel more confident now at oil changes knowing I'm tightening the drain bolt onto steel threads now instead of aluminum.

Edited by Nozzledog 2015-04-13 8:03 PM
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varyder
Posted 2015-04-13 8:36 PM (#171833 - in reply to #171778)
Subject: Re: Stripped threads to drain plug


Visionary

Posts: 8147
New Bohemia, VA
I'm glad to hear you're going to fix it right.
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Arkainzeye
Posted 2015-04-15 6:24 PM (#171886 - in reply to #171778)
Subject: Re: Stripped threads to drain plug


Visionary

Posts: 3772
Pittsburgh, PA
i just saw my First vision stripped thread today... guy from NY got a flat.. i went to try and help him , but he said he already called progressive for a tow.. and then i noticed it.... drip drip drip.. from the drain plug.. i saw it was also double gasketed .. the owned said he did that because its stripped... i cant say i would go on a multi state drip knowing you have a stripped plug and your not sure if your double gasket idea would work or not... felt bad for him..
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willtill
Posted 2015-04-15 7:19 PM (#171889 - in reply to #171886)
Subject: Re: Stripped threads to drain plug


Visionary

Posts: 1365
Central Maryland

Arkainzeye - 2015-04-15 7:24 PM

i just saw my First vision stripped thread today... guy from NY got a flat.. i went to try and help him , but he said he already called progressive for a tow.. and then i noticed it.... drip drip drip.. from the drain plug.. i saw it was also double gasketed .. the owned said he did that because its stripped... i cant say i would go on a multi state drip knowing you have a stripped plug and your not sure if your double gasket idea would work or not... felt bad for him..

 

That's just CRAZY!  WTH ???

 

 

 

 

 

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Jimbo62
Posted 2015-04-15 8:28 PM (#171892 - in reply to #171778)
Subject: Re: Stripped threads to drain plug


Cruiser

Posts: 91
Moncks Corner, SC United States
Happened on my first oil change. The plug just spun after trying to get it out. Took it to dealer for warranty repair. Not covered. I had the shop (once they got the plug out) just tap a larger hole. Now I have a standard hex head drain plug with no leaks in 2 yrs. Now much easier to access and remove.
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varyder
Posted 2015-04-16 4:32 AM (#171898 - in reply to #171886)
Subject: Re: Stripped threads to drain plug


Visionary

Posts: 8147
New Bohemia, VA

Arkainzeye - 2015-04-15 7:24 PM i just saw my First vision stripped thread today... guy from NY got a flat.. i went to try and help him , but he said he already called progressive for a tow.. and then i noticed it.... drip drip drip.. from the drain plug.. i saw it was also double gasketed .. the owned said he did that because its stripped... i cant say i would go on a multi state drip knowing you have a stripped plug and your not sure if your double gasket idea would work or not... felt bad for him..

I'd do anything for love, but I won't do that.  I've rode with tires less than par; plugged rear tire (twice); no back brakes; exhaust leaks galore; a busted rear shock; steering bearing shot; and a blown headgasket (GoldWing).

I feel bad for him too.  If he can't afford to fix a drain plug, he can't afford a new engine either.

The things we do for the love of riding....



Edited by varyder 2015-04-16 4:33 AM
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Vladezip
Posted 2015-07-14 12:37 AM (#173430 - in reply to #171778)
Subject: Re: Stripped threads to drain plug


Glendale, AZ United States
I think the torque spec for the drain plug is only like 5 pounds and oil filter is like 3/4 turn by hand to tighten after it makes contact. Toward you to loosen the drain plug and away from you to loosen oil filter.

Just having some fun at your expense. I hope you get her fixed up and rolling down the road soon.
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Nozzledog
Posted 2015-07-14 4:12 PM (#173442 - in reply to #171778)
Subject: Re: Stripped threads to drain plug


Visionary

Posts: 1228
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
I swear, one of these days I'm going to take an engraver and engrave the torque number on each and every bolt on my bike.
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Harbiejoe
Posted 2015-07-19 8:46 PM (#173557 - in reply to #171778)
Subject: Re: Stripped threads to drain plug


Cruiser

Posts: 83
Springfield Mo.
Mine was drilled out, retapped and a Harley plug put in, so my Vic has some Harley DNA in it. Not sure if that is good or not. Didn't get me in any special clubs.
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Nozzledog
Posted 2015-07-19 10:42 PM (#173559 - in reply to #171778)
Subject: Re: Stripped threads to drain plug


Visionary

Posts: 1228
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Just gave you the Harley oil stain under the bike
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dan camarco
Posted 2016-06-03 8:07 AM (#184368 - in reply to #171892)
Subject: Re: Stripped threads to drain plug


Cruiser

Posts: 206
Lumber Bridge, NC United States
can someone who has done the repair ,please give the repair kit size they used. I need to repair this and I am getting 2 different answers on the size. thanks
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