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Oil drain plug

Now when my charging problem seems to be almost solved a new problem appeared for me.
I checked the oil level on my bike....at least wanted to do. But I didnt see a thing, and as I said before I dont trust the dealer anymore so I'm not sure if they ever changed the oil before selling the bike to me (it was standing in their garage for 2 years).
So I decided to make it easier for me and drain all the oil and fill up with new one. Good idea I hoped but there stopped my luck.
The oil drain plug's screw was just spinning, nothing happened. Then later on even the O-ring was spinning around with the screw and I never managed to remove the drain plug at all.
Is there anything I did wrong or the screw is really....screwed up for me?
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Now when my charging problem seems to be almost solved a new problem appeared for me.
I checked the oil level on my bike....at least wanted to do. But I didnt see a thing, and as I said before I dont trust the dealer anymore so I'm not sure if they ever changed the oil before selling the bike to me (it was standing in their garage for 2 years).
So I decided to make it easier for me and drain all the oil and fill up with new one. Good idea I hoped but there stopped my luck.
The oil drain plug's screw was just spinning, nothing happened. Then later on even the O-ring was spinning around with the screw and I never managed to remove the drain plug at all.
Is there anything I did wrong or the screw is really....screwed up for me?
Sounds like someone overtightened it and stripped the threads.
Easy to do in an aluminum block engine....
You're going to have to apply some downward leverage on that thing, with a screwdriver or small nail remover etc while turning it. Hopefully it'll grab and you will be able to unscrew it.
Then it's Helicoil time..or at least tapping a slightly larger drain plug in there.
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May sound silly, but check to make sure you are trying to loosen the right bolt.
http://www.ronayers.com/fiche/400_04...0&parent=10700

Had a member in another group that reported a "spinning oil cap" only to find out they had loosened the wrong one and the reason it was spinning was because there was a nut on the back holding it in place. Make sure you tighten up the one you loosened if that is the case.
Also is it possible you have a magnetic oil plug?

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Sadly it's the right one I tried to remove. I've followed the Clymer manual and checked the post above.
I'm not a small guy but I had to use all my force to loosen up the screw.
So I'm afraid it's gonna be a busted screw.
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