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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-18-2006, 09:57 AM Thread Starter
 
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little oil leak...

last time i changed the oil i did so using the bottom drain plug because i couldn't get the side plug off (didn't have time to work at it). there was no washer there so i just put it back on as is. now i have a slight oil leak from down there. it doesn't seem bad but i don;t liek it. i believe there is suppose dto be a washer or something on that drain bolt, right? if so, does anyone know what size off hand?
like i said, i think thats where the slight leak is coming from but could it be something else down there? while the bike is on the sidestand a few drips along the bottom roll that way from the direction nof the bottom drain plug so thats what i am assuming. i haven't really had a chance to get underneath there and check things out.
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The gasket for the center drain plug is part number 92065-097 and sells for a whopping .28 at Ron Ayers. Your dealer should have this and if you are quick enough with removing and replacing the drainplug with the gasket, you won't lose too much oil.
BTW, the side plug contains a screen filter that should be cleaned at each oil change.

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That oil drip is the bike marking its territory.

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or trying to imitate a Harley.

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The gasket for the center drain plug is part number 92065-097 and sells for a whopping .28 at Ron Ayers. Your dealer should have this and if you are quick enough with removing and replacing the drainplug with the gasket, you won't lose too much oil.
BTW, the side plug contains a screen filter that should be cleaned at each oil change.
that is way too pricey!

yeah i need to get that screen cleaned. will do next time.
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hahah! that is what i am going to tell everyone from now on!
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See our v twins are like harleys after all. marks its spot wherever it goes lmao. next time you plan on changing your oil order that screen IN ADVANCE!!!! I spent 1/2 hour on the phone with my local dealer here for the not 1 but 2 of parts guys that where looking for it on their computer to finally find it and say it would take 7-10 days to get in at a cost of $8.95 , they are 40 minutes away from me and wanted me to come in first to pay before they would order it...I HUNG UP, found someone in town that could get it in the same time frame for $10.95..and I don't need to go pay first....my time is worth that extra $2!!!! so I ordered it.....so for $8-$10 our bikes are worth it...not much to change everytime in my opinion...then again mine has 65k so every little bit helps lol
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The way we looked at iit in the navy (i worked on helo's)

If it aint leaking it's probably empty!
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The screen only needs to be replaced if it is damaged severly. Holes or other similar problems would be about it. As long as it's intact, it just needs to be cleaned and put back into service.
Eric, what helos did you work on??? I started out on F14s.

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Jim,
Thank you for correcting me about the screen, I figured if it was there for filtering then just change it, its been holding up my oil change waiting on it to come in, I will change mine out this time for peace of mind, then clean and replace from there on out. Sorry for steering you in the wrong direction Nachos.
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