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Stripped oil drain plug of doom. What do I do?

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    Junior Member hot karl's Avatar
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    Re: Stripped oil drain plug of doom. What do I do?

    If you can, weld a nut to it. My CB had a oil filter bolt that had NOTHING left for a head. It seems someone down the line swapped on a square head bolt? Either way, I welded a hex nut to it and the bolt came right out. In fact, I did such a good job I continued to use that same bolt instead of the brand new one I bought to replace it with.

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    Re: Stripped oil drain plug of doom. What do I do?

    Quote Originally Posted by SteveM View Post
    The folks at Seacoast are great and will take care of you. Make them smile by telling them you'd like to enter the knucklehead of the month competition. I've always found that beginning with, "Hi, I'm Steve and I've done something really stupid. Can you help me?" works pretty well.
    Yup, I purchased the bike at Seacoast and they were, of course, great. So I brought the bike there today, and Kyle had the bolt out in a heartbeat. And, he offered helpful tips on the tools and techniques required to avoid this in the future. Bottom line, a positive outcome: problem solved, and I learned some new stuff.

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