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Old 05-16-2010, 01:00 PM   #1
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Drain plug hole is stripped on klr

Changed oil last night and the plug was in way too tight. The book said 21ft/lbs anyway when it finally came loose alot of the threads had metal in them. I cleaned it up and reinstalled at the correct ft/lbs, now it drips alot. What is the best fix that I can do. Thanks for the advice.
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Old 05-16-2010, 02:37 PM   #2
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If it were mine, I would go to a auto parts house [Advance, Auto Zone, NAPA, etc] and buy a M12 over sized oil drain plug. The item self threads itself to the oil drain port.
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Old 05-16-2010, 02:50 PM   #3
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Did you install a new crush washer under it?
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Old 05-16-2010, 03:44 PM   #4
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crush washer?

Book didnt mention that, guess I learned something new. Just looked at the old washer and it is pretty messed up. Unfortunately I tried upping the ft/lbs to 22 and now the threds are pretty much gone. Thanks for the tip.
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Old 05-16-2010, 04:24 PM   #5
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As mentioned an oversized drain plug is probably the simplest. Oh wait, this is a KLR so just wrap some strands of copper wire into the threads of the plug and wind 'er back into the hole!

Since already have a 1/2" tap, I'd just tap it to 1/2" and install a "piggyback" oil drain plug like one of these:

http://www.autozone.com/autozone/cat...lug&store=1964
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Old 05-16-2010, 04:42 PM   #6
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Book didnt mention that, guess I learned something new. Just looked at the old washer and it is pretty messed up. Unfortunately I tried upping the ft/lbs to 22 and now the threds are pretty much gone. Thanks for the tip.

If there's any bite left to the threads, you can try silicone on the crush washer, but if you can't get a decent torque on the bolt now, chances are it'll vibrate out.

Next option has been mentioned by others.
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Old 05-16-2010, 04:45 PM   #7
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klr

been waiting on the klr jokes...but seriously, copper wire? I ride a klr, I cant afford no stinking copper wire. Did come across some used aluminum foil. Will that work? Thanks for the part number, will try it first thing in the morning.
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Old 05-16-2010, 04:52 PM   #8
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I had a 97 Suzuki TL1000S that the seller failed to advise had a stripped drain plug at the purchase.
On that bike theres no oil pan so I needed a left side case. Big labor. I tried helicoils, etc..
We couldnt weld in a new insert plug without splitting the cases due to how close the gasket was.
I dealt with it for a year until I took a buddy's original advise and went down to the auto parts store and bought an expansion plug for car engines. Very much like a rubber boat plug.
It worked perfect for as long as I continued to own the bike.
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Old 05-16-2010, 07:28 PM   #9
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been waiting on the klr jokes...but seriously, copper wire? I ride a klr, I cant afford no stinking copper wire. Did come across some used aluminum foil. Will that work? Thanks for the part number, will try it first thing in the morning.
Don't tell anyone, but back in the day when the #3 spark plug would blow out on the old beetle engines a wrap of #22 copper wire in the threads of the sparkplug would often get them to stay in there.
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Old 05-17-2010, 07:33 PM   #10
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jb weld and a 1/2" piggy back plug

Hope it works, tried the copper wire, tried the 1/2" self tapper, didnt want to go to 5/8" plug, so went with the 1/2" piggy back and a good dose of jb. if it works I will let you know. Thanks to everyone for your ideas.
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