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post #1 of 81 (permalink) Old 07-15-2016, 07:41 AM Thread Starter
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Did a major "F" Up and need direction... (I know, I know, just don't beat me up to hard!!!!)

Changed the oil in my '15 XCT lastnight and used a torque wrench on the drain plug set to the 15 ft/lbs per the manual.. I did use caution and stopped when I thought I felt the click of the wrench.

Found drips this morning on the garage floor, grabbed a normal ratchet figuring I did not get it tight enough and proceed to twist off the head of drain plug..

So, advise on how to fix this. I figured easy outs is really my only choice but looking for someone that has experienced this and how it was fixed.

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With the head busted off, the threaded section might back out easy. See if you can find a section you can tap on with a screwdriver or something and try backing it out.

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Can you share a picture of the damaged plug so we can help you better ?

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Yea a picture would help us a bunch. If there is something left you may be able to score a slot in remains with a dremel and then back it out with a screwdriver. Left handed drill bits if it comes to having to drill it out. Or I have a set of these "speed out"

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Did a major "F" Up and need direction... (I know, I know, just don't beat me up to hard!!!!)

Changed the oil in my '15 XCT lastnight and used a torque wrench on the drain plug set to the 15 ft/lbs per the manual.. I did use caution and stopped when I thought I felt the click of the wrench.

Found drips this morning on the garage floor, grabbed a normal ratchet figuring I did not get it tight enough and proceed to twist off the head of drain plug..

So, advise on how to fix this. I figured easy outs is really my only choice but looking for someone that has experienced this and how it was fixed.
yup been there done that. what I did was lay the bike on its side ( anchored from the joists). drilled 3 small holes or dimples, if you will. Took a sharp punch, put the point in a dimple and sharply punch counter clockwise. it may take a little while. Be prepared for some oil to run out.
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or you can do what others suggested with left hand drill or extractor. The key is to keep the dill centered. start with small drill bits and work your way up to the recommended size for the extractror.

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When I was in the USAF we use to have these small angle cut chisels for screws the head got mangled on. We called them screw chisels, still got one somewhere I think. But yea that works too, sometimes one of those automatic center punches will walk one out doing the same thing. Had a point something like this.

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I don't want to beat up anybody , BUT , either Vic is making a bunch of defective drain plugs or some of you fellas need to have the dealer handle your oil changes .....

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The larger the extractor you can use the less chance you have of breaking that off, and you DONT want to do that.

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go out and buy new drill bits and chisel punches. Most are do beat up and dull they'll just give you fits.
Rent a bunch of moving blankets for laying bike on its side.
youtube has some good how to videos.

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To anyone reading this get a hex head drain plug to help prevent the stripping
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