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Old 12-27-2011, 02:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Oil Drain Bolt Wrench Mod!

There is alot of new members on the Forum lately and this Oil Drain Plug Wrench Mod will make removing the Drain Plug from underneath your engine Soooo Much easier. I also think this would be a good topic to add to the Popular Mods thread.

That 17mm engine drain bolt location and clearance sucks, but here is a easy fix I read on the forum after I almost rounded mine off too!

The unpainted wrench is for reference of the "Chamfer" you want to grind off. You'll see the difference.

1. Get a 17mm Box end wrench
2. Take a grinder and grind all the way around the Outside Diameter of the wrench to make it "Thinner" so it fits anywhere around the bolt.
3. Take the grinder and grind the bottom of the wrench "Flat". Grind off the "Chamfer" the wrench has. This allows for a sung fit all the way on the bolt and the clearance to turn.
4. Paint the wrench the same color as your bike. This is for quick reference when you see your neighbors with your new "Favorite Wrench"

If you use a 12 point craftsman, snap-on or any quality wrench you won't have to shorten it like some members do. A 12 point wrench allows you to rotate it into the correct position to loosen the bolt.

Its simple and easy to do. Hint: You can pick up a 17mm wrench from any Pawn Shop for a buck or 2.

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Good idea G !
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Old 12-27-2011, 03:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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It wasn't my Idea, I can't remember who recomended this Idea, But,,, man! doing my 1st oil change freeked me out when I rounded off the Engine Drain Bolt. The 4M came to the rescue and somebody suggested this.

I noticed it wasn't in the Pop Mod listing and figured it would be a good one to add.

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I meant it's a good idea to add it to the list! - ha ha .....sorry!
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I meant it's a good idea to add it to the list! - ha ha .....sorry!
i hear you ... i hear you - just send me full size 1 to 1 scale pic ok ....[hehehe]

oh yes new rule everyone has to make me one and i get to try to make sure it is ok to go into pop mods ...
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Thanks for the info as it will soon be oil change time
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Old 12-27-2011, 07:11 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Guys, don't you know you can just turn the bike upside down and let it drain out of the tank? Why make things hard?
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Guys, don't you know you can just turn the bike upside down and let it drain out of the tank? Why make things hard?
I stopped doing that last year...I siphon it out now

Great info G!!!
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Just corner really fast and lean out-ward with the cap and seat off like any respectable cartoon character!
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Oldman, Yamahweezle and AZ!!!! You guys are Killin ME!!!! LOL!!!

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