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Thread: anyone know the PROPER torque specs for the Oil drain plug - 06 XB12ss

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    anyone know the PROPER torque specs for the Oil drain plug - 06 XB12ss

    I have heard varying opinions that the 06 service manual is way out of spec in regards to the torque specs on the oil plug on the swingarm.
    I would prefer not to do what many others have done that followed the Manual, and strip the plug hole


    any advice would be appreciated.



    thnaks

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    I tighten mine as tight as I can with my bare hands and then give it a quarter turn with a wrench.
    Over nine years and counting and I haven't had any issues.

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    That's great advise. Common sense prevails!

    I shudder to imagine someone torquing a drain plug to 50 ft/lbs just because it was in the manual

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chicknstripn View Post
    I tighten mine as tight as I can with my bare hands and then give it a quarter turn with a wrench.
    Over nine years and counting and I haven't had any issues.
    this is the perfect answer
    thank you sir.

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    DO NOT TIGHTEN OIL DRAIN PLUG TO TORQUE SPEC LISTED IN THE MANUAL. YOU WILL STRIP YOUR OIL DRAIN PLUG.

    I stripped my drain plug doing that, I had to TimeSert. Good part is though that the timesert is stronger than the steel bolt in aluminum casing original pairing.

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    I am with chickn on this one as i do the same thing but at the end just give it 1 or 2 gentle/medium "thumps" with the heel of my hand on the end of the wrench just for that last "nip" as it were! If you are built like a brick sh1t house dont "thump" it too hard! lol

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    The definition of "torqued" is to tighten something so tight, it gets loose again...then half a turn.

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    I never need to worry again i have the Stahlbus drain plug set up from Germany 100% peace of mind now!! Oelablassventil.jpg Oelablassventil-stahl.jpg Oelablassventil-Edelstahl.jpg Oelablassventil-Eco-Brass.jpg Funktionsbild-Oelablassventil.jpg https://youtu.be/eaaT5a13xY8
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    There are two plugs, engine oil drain and primary oil drain, you need to tighten them both by hand with no tools. I would recommend to drill holes in the plugs and secure them with lock wire






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    Quote Originally Posted by TPEHAK View Post
    There are two plugs, engine oil drain and primary oil drain, you need to tighten them both by hand with no tools. I would recommend to drill holes in the plugs and secure them with lock wire





    this is another absultely awesome idea. you guys are great!



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