Torque wrench, for changing oil - TwoWheelForum: Motorcycle and Sportbike forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-06-2004, 11:22 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 9,263
Torque wrench, for changing oil

I know with my Kat..one turn too many, and you can strip the oil drain plug in a heartbeat. 1 turn to less, and u'll be trailing out a stream of oil from the pan. Does anybody else need to use a torque wrench to make sure they dont overtighten their drain plug? Im getting ready to change the oil in my kat next weekend or the following. First time I've had to do it since I got it this past summer. I never needed one on my other bikes, and it seemed to work out ok.
Need4Speed is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-06-2004, 02:39 PM
V-Twin Moddin
 
Gas Man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: SE Michigan
Posts: 38,916
I suggest getting a Lockhart Phillips pre-drilled oil plug and then safety wiring your plug. This way you can just put it in snug and then safety wire... to ensure it doesn't back out!!!

Forget all that torque wrench crap!!




-Chris
aka Gas Man



Was: 2002 Kaw ZX-9R
IS:


is me till the
Gas Man is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-06-2004, 02:44 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 9,263
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gas Man
I suggest getting a Lockhart Phillips pre-drilled oil plug and then safety wiring your plug. This way you can just put it in snug and then safety wire... to ensure it doesn't back out!!!

Forget all that torque wrench crap!!

Need4Speed is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-06-2004, 02:46 PM
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 7,333
Good idea. I was thinking the same thing. LOL OK Maybe not. But I agree. Does that count as well. How about a coter-pin as well? I used one on my 900rr before.
GSXR1000DJ is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-06-2004, 03:30 PM
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 6,147
I use a torque wrench and follow the mfr directions, even on the filter.
bumblebee is offline  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-06-2004, 03:33 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 9,263
the filter shouldnt be too much of a problem, as it appears atleast, there this sufficient space behind the header pipes to loosen and tighten the filter.
Need4Speed is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-06-2004, 04:13 PM
V-Twin Moddin
 
Gas Man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: SE Michigan
Posts: 38,916
You can buy a K&N Gold Performence filter and not only does it provide better filtering, it also has a handy nut welded to the end of it. It doubles as a easy way to take it off, you just put a wrachet on it and spin it off and it's drilled out for safety wiring!

Safety wiring...hard to explain...you buy some safety wire...small stainless steel wiring and you run the wire thru the drilled holes on a bolt/screw/nut and attach the other end of the wire to a nut/bolt nearby. Hence keeping the nut/bolt from spinning loose...

There use to be a good link for this but I don't remember it...Twisty HELP OUT HERE!!!




-Chris
aka Gas Man



Was: 2002 Kaw ZX-9R
IS:


is me till the
Gas Man is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the TwoWheelForum: Motorcycle and Sportbike forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome