A friend and I are heading out in the morning to ride to Boca Raton to visit V-Mike.
So this morning I put the saddle bags back on the bike and drained the oil to do an oil change.
Took out the old filter and installed a new one.
Finger tightened the drain plugs, then got my torque wrench and tightened the front one to 10 ft #.....then 13 ft # then 16.5 ft # (I always step up like that when I am torquing something just for that extra piece of mind and to insure nothing gets stripped out)
Everything was looking good just one more drain plug to torque, add the new oil and all done right.......NOT
Set the torque wrench back to 10 FT # and the rear drain plug just spins and never gets tight.
I thought something was fishy when the 2 drain plugs were different size heads.
This is the first time I have changed oil since I bought the bike. The guy I bought the bike from said he had just recently changed the oil and it looked honey clear when I bought it. I have put 1500 miles on the bike since I bought it and figured it was time to change the oil before going this long(er) rider.
Dammit......its aways something........guys please use a torque wrench when putting your oil drain plugs back in......what a PITA to have to change the drain pan and all because the plugs were overtightened and stripped out the aluminum drain pan.
Well I know what I am doing today in order to be ready to ride in the morning.