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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 10:31 pm 
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Hello,

Based in London and happy owner of a Buell XB12SX since 2010. :mrgreen:

My mistake: I believe the plug was tighten too hard during the last oil change. I am pretty sure the thread is damaged, and I fear it may come with the plug next time I unscrew it. :headbang:

The oil needs to be changed now and I am looking for a garage which could fit an insert (TIME-SERT 1/2 - 20 SAE Drain Plug).

I already have the insert kit and I prefer an insert to drilling and threading at a larger diameter or to any sort of Helicoil solution.

Could you recommend a garage in particular in London for such repairs?

I live nearby Jap and German Motorcycle in Bermondsey but don’t know whether they could assist.

Many thanks
Ben


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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 11:15 am 
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:shock:
any competent mechanic should be able to do that.
dont know the area sorry
good luck Ben :yup:
welcome to the forum

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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 11:17 am 
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Popeye wrote:
My mistake: I believe the plug was tighten too hard during the last oil change


IIRC the manual has the wrong torque setting in it.

edit - just looked in my old manual, it says 26-29 ft/lb, but I've scribbled 15 ft/lb MAX next to it :P


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