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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-29-2012, 11:25 AM Thread Starter
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When I changed my oil I was totally
shocked to see what Ma Vic uses for a plug.
Most bikes I haved work on use a simple
bolt and sealing washer.
But Ma Vic uses a real plug with a 6 mm hex hole.
Now My allen wrench fitted pretty sloppy @ 5.8mm
in a 6.2 mm hole. And no sae would even come close.
I can see this rounding out down the road.
And end up being a real problem.


I have always added a magnet to my plugs in the past
but not with this design.
So I decided to just swap it out for a normal bolt.
Bu no way did my regular bolt store have this size.
Being 12x 1.50 mm (fine pitch) and just 25mm long.
So i'll have to find it on line I guess.
Why do simple things have to be so hard.....
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-29-2012, 01:07 PM
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I thought the same thing when I did my first oil change on my Highball. My bike did come with the tool needed which was located by the battery on my bike but even with that tool I have some concerns over possibly stripping it down the road if I'm not careful. I've only owned a few bikes over the years from sport to cruiser and this was an unexpected surprise. Let me know how finding a new plug works out I would prefer a different one as well.
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That's strange it was such a sloppy fit. My 6mm hex fit perfect. I did notice the hex head fit pretty far into the plug, farther than normal (or at least to what I was used to). So i would verify that your 6mm tool goes all the way in. Not trying to insult your intelligence, just noting it.

Witchdoctr has some nice after market magnetic plugs for very reasonable prices.

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When I changed my oil I was totally
shocked to see what Ma Vic uses for a plug.
Most bikes I haved work on use a simple
bolt and sealing washer.
But Ma Vic uses a real plug with a 6 mm hex hole.
Now My allen wrench fitted pretty sloppy @ 5.8mm
in a 6.2 mm hole. And no sae would even come close.
I can see this rounding out down the road.
And end up being a real problem.


I have always added a magnet to my plugs in the past
but not with this design.
So I decided to just swap it out for a normal bolt.
Bu no way did my regular bolt store have this size.
Being 12x 1.50 mm (fine pitch) and just 25mm long.
So i'll have to find it on line I guess.
Why do simple things have to be so hard.....
Go to witchdoctor site he has magnet drain plugs for a good price

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