Guys, flour or five years ago there was a V-Strom rider in England who got fed up with the plug covering the pad mounting pin seizing up due to corrosion. He started making and selling a stainless steel plug that solved the problem. I ordered one from him and it works as advertised.
I've spent the last 30 minutes looking for his ordering info but haven't found it yet. I'll look some more later today. If I can't locate the info maybe someone else who ordered one will see this and pass along how to get in touch with the guy.