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post #1 of 10 Old 11-28-2012, 09:59 AM Thread Starter
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Diameter of oil drain plug?

Anyone know offhand the diameter of the oil drain plug...not the head hex size? I need to buy some gaskets at the local parts store; there's no dealership near me. (Google search seems to be taking the morning off.)

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post #2 of 10 Old 11-28-2012, 10:31 AM
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Some important bolt sizes?

For the 650 for example, Oil drain plug: 14mm (head) bolt (M12 x 1.25)

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Yep, 12mm.

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The Vee's is 14mm.

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crush washer

Gaskets and flat washer will leak so it's best to use a new some crush washers each time you do an oil change. Washers are cheap and light aluminum so a dealer should be able to mail you few in regular mail.

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Gaskets and flat washer will leak so it's best to use a new some crush washers each time you do an oil change. Washers are cheap and light aluminum so a dealer should be able to mail you few in regular mail.
Also any local auto parts store should stock a 12mm crush washer. Mine do here anyway.

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I've had good results with flat aluminum, fiber, and nylon drain plug gaskets...no leaks. Copper is harder and not my choice to use in aluminum threads. I've never use the Suzuki formed crush washers.

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I use and reuse and reuse Honda aluminum flat washers.

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A dozen+ oil changes on the original washer.
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I'm riding with Robert & Álida Cooper of Motocaribe in the Dominican Republic next week. He asked me to bring some drain plug gaskets as they're hard to find with a long order time there. The ride is the South West tour which should be a lot of fun. Weather here is cold and damp. There isn't yet enough snow in the mountains for good skiing, and a guy's gott'a do something fun.

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