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post #1 of 39 (permalink) Old 05-29-2017, 09:20 PM Thread Starter
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So in trying to do an oil change I have managed to snap the oil plug in half.. the one where the screen and spring are.. good news is that the oil is drained. Bad news. The bolt still will not come out of the bike.. I'll send pictures when I can

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Any help would be amazing

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Try using a transfer punch and a hammer to walk the part out if it's fractured at the threaded portion otherwise if the head is intact you may have to cut a slot for a flathead or something or weld a socket to it hard to tell without pics
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Yeah we need pictures. But if it is like I am thinking you are going to have to what ubertalldude said and chisel the remaining part out of the bike. Is this the normal drain plug that is under the bike? If so I don't remember a spring and screen. But what I do know there is a two part oil plug. The first part unscrews and then allows you to drop the plug down enough to allow the oil to drain without taking the plug all the way out.

Dumb question but were you turning the plug the right way. I mean that plug sits in oil and shouldn't freeze up like that.

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Left side of bike, right at the bottom edge. The plug is jammed bad, so I already cut a slot for flat head. I cut the slot deep enough that oil started running out of the cut I made to the plug. I waited for the oil to stop and tried to remove it again. The bottom half of the hex head sheared off. I'll get pics now

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I just don't get it. There is no way in hell that this cap should be this tight
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your right, shouldnt be that tight. thinking either an o-ring that has gotten itself stuck to both the plug and the block, or the threads seized in the block.

the large flange, while not very thick, can offer a good perch for a pipe wrench or similar to try to get it loose.

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I didn't respond because I thought this post was a glitch repeat of a very similar post a couple of weeks ago. It's very easy to get that cap too tight, just like the oil fill cap. As much as I try to just snug both caps, they are always tight as hell. The fill cap, I end up using a rag on a set of channel locks. So it just takes a real light touch to snug them.

Try using a chisel on the flat face of the cap. Try to bump the cap counterclockwise, angle the chisel so it only cuts inward enough to keep it from sliding too much, a little sliding is ok. You just don't want to cut through the cap, or break the face away to the point you have nothing left to grab onto. Once it moves just slightly, it should spin out.

Or, you might get a pipe wrench onto the outer edges, or what's left of the hex, and turn it.

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I tried the pipe wrench and all it does is eat through the damn thing.
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