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TCinNC Offline
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New Bern, NC
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You know it’s not a good day when...
Changed the oil on the CB earlier today. Pulled the drain plug, let the oil start draining, start doing other things on the bike. Put the plug back in... Later as I’m pouring the old oil out of the drain pan into another container, plop, there falls the drain plug washer
04-14-2018 01:37 PM
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TwoBrothersBusa Offline
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TN
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RE: You know it’s not a good day when...
UGH....that's a pain.

2014 CBR1100
2008 Hayabusa - Gone but not forgotten
2007 / 2012 GSXR 1000...done with track days
04-14-2018 02:33 PM
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cookiemech Offline
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West Newton, Pennsylvania
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RE: You know it’s not a good day when...
I thought the "not good" day was going to involve neglecting to add the new oil, then going for a ride . . . Smile

2017 CB1100 EX
2017 Harley-Davidson Road King
2017 Harley-Davidson Road Glide Ultra
2009 Kawasaki KLR 650
1995 BMW K75
1994 BMW K75RT
04-14-2018 04:13 PM
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LongRanger Offline
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Evergreen, CO
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RE: You know it’s not a good day when...
Just a matter of perspective, I suppose. I was riding around this afternoon and came upon an accident scene. Busy boulevard, lots of police and fire trucks, flashing lights everywhere, three bikes on the shoulder and one on its side in the median. The body was covered with a sheet. Please be careful out there!

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04-14-2018 05:29 PM
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Houtman Offline
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NC USA
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RE: You know it’s not a good day when...
I have about 20 spare washers , only 50 cent at my local dealer for each.
04-14-2018 06:33 PM
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TCinNC Offline
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New Bern, NC
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RE: You know it’s not a good day when...
(04-14-2018 06:33 PM)Houtman Wrote:  I have about 20 spare washers , only 50 cent at my local dealer for each.

I have the washer, I just have to remove the drain plug to put it on
04-14-2018 07:00 PM
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MMC Offline
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Fountain Valley California
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You know it’s not a good day when...
I once had my oil changed on my truck, the plug was leaking so I took it back to the shop. They replaced the washer by opening the fill hole and putting a vacuum to it, removed drain plug and put new washer in place. No oil loss. Don’t know if it would work on the bike though.


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04-14-2018 07:48 PM
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gmike Offline
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(04-14-2018 07:48 PM)MMC Wrote:  I once had my oil changed on my truck, the plug was leaking so I took it back to the shop. They replaced the washer by opening the fill hole and putting a vacuum to it, removed drain plug and put new washer in place. No oil loss. Don’t know if it would work on the bike though.


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I have seen that done in my younger days. We used a shop vac on the oil fill hole. I have since heard the shop vac could explode from fumes.
??? Possible for sure. Me, ( if again) I would drain oil in a clean container and reuse. It will probably never happen again to you. Smile

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2016 CB500X
04-14-2018 08:33 PM
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TCinNC Offline
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New Bern, NC
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RE: You know it’s not a good day when...
(04-14-2018 08:33 PM)gmike Wrote:  
(04-14-2018 07:48 PM)MMC Wrote:  I once had my oil changed on my truck, the plug was leaking so I took it back to the shop. They replaced the washer by opening the fill hole and putting a vacuum to it, removed drain plug and put new washer in place. No oil loss. Don’t know if it would work on the bike though.


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I have seen that done in my younger days. We used a shop vac on the oil fill hole. I have since heard the shop vac could explode from fumes.
??? Possible for sure. Me, ( if again) I would drain oil in a clean container and reuse. It will probably never happen again to you. Smile

You can rest assured on your last sentence
04-15-2018 04:35 AM
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PowerDubs Offline
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NWNJ
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RE: You know it’s not a good day when...
When I was just a few years into driving, I changed the oil on a car but did not notice the old rubber seal from the filter stayed stuck to the block. Needless to say 2 rubber seals do NOT work better than one.

Talk about a huge mess.....

-Josh
04-15-2018 06:48 AM
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