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Primary Case Cover Drain Plug

Discussion in 'Technical' started by Ernie12, Jun 21, 2018.

  1. Ernie12

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    Is the drain plug in the primary case supposed to use a star or hex? I am thinking the previous owner stripped out the old plug and replaced it. This one does not want to tighten very tight so I stopped. It also had some kind of sealer around it when I took it out.
     

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    Mines a hex. I put a few wraps of teflon tape on it.
     
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    I thought it was strange that it had a star plug when everything else is hex. I put some Liquid Teflon on the threads so I hope it doesn't leak.
     
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    Mine is hex
     
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    No pressure in the primary, only gravity so it should be fine.
     
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    Thanks, I did not know that!
     
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    The manual says 4 ft lbs torque. If you don't have both inch pounds and ft pounds torque wrenches, you should buy or borrow some. And check with Broadband to download manuals so you can followstep by step directions. It is important to follow procedures with these bikes. That includes torque values.
    Until you have solid direction from manuals,it is good to keep asking Q's. But you really ned to get the manual downloaded so you can learn what general procedures to follow.
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    Also I thought that torque of 120inch pounds seemed pretty high so I was pretty cautious when turning it and stopped when it never showed signs of tightening. Clearly the previous owner over tightened it.

    BTW I do appreciate all of the help answering my questions. It would be a lot tougher without this place so Thank You all.
     
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