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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-13-2018, 08:54 PM Thread Starter
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Oil drain cap

Hey guys! First post, but I have used the site a lot for my 2002 vn750. I was wondering if you guys know where to get a replacement oil drain cap, the one on the bottom left with the screen behind it. My bolt head was stripped. I have found some online that are OEM but the cheapest is $31. That is an expensive bolt! Anyone know where to get a cheaper one or aftermarket one? I can't seem to find anything.
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There are some guys on here with parts bikes. Here's hoping somebody can help you out.

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I’ll PM you the info for a POS bike that I think this dealer might be parting out. I bought a couple of non-essential parts off it. No guarantees, of course. I named my price and got it.

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Thanks! I'll look at that bike.
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Most chain automotive stores (Auto Zone, Pep Boys, etc.) carry replacement drain plugs and you can choose from rubber, metal, or plastic.

and always remember, "Ride until you rot!"
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but having to face the fact that this is a lifetime routine
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I have not gotten any response 😕
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Most chain automotive stores (Auto Zone, Pep Boys, etc.) carry replacement drain plugs and you can choose from rubber, metal, or plastic.
Yes but the drain cap is different from the drain plug on the vulcan. I don't think they would have one that fits, right?
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He's talking about the big goofy one with the slots cut into it that attaches to the side of the sump, the one where you can partially remove it to drain the oil and inspect the metal filter. Searching "vn750 oil drain plug" only brings up results for the other more conventional one on the bottom of the sump.

Unless you can find a used one (no luck on my end so far) you might be best with an OEM one. It's expensive, but sometimes the price of not riding is worth an overpriced bolt! hahaha

When you do get a new one, maybe put a little anti-sieze on it and lightly tighten it. Heck, maybe you could modify the one you have to grind some flats in it so you could fit a spanner or an adjustable wrench on it? I like when things cost Free.99

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I'd say check ebay every day, right now there aren't many choices. Check the forum Sell/Swap too.

If you want to ride sooner .... still $31 and shipping...

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I still ride. I have the old one on right now. I have been using vise grips to get it off since the head is stripped. Just took a nearly 400 mile trip a couple days ago so it isn't super pressing to get one right now. I just hate messing around with vise grips for a while just to change the oil.
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