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So doing my first oil change. I see the bolt that's angles down and assume that's the oil drain plug. Um, no. bolt comes off and a giant spring with an amount of fluid that's not even measurable come out. I think I put spring back in properly. Do the real drain plug and complete successful oil change.
Fire it up. Think I hear something but that just might be me thinking I royally screwed it up. The spring felt proper going back in. I rode it and everything felt fine. Anyone know what that spring is for?
 

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This has come to be a pretty common mistake. I honestly don't see how it happens. When the bike leans left on the stand it's clearly NOT the drain, 14mm chrome vs 17mm nickle finish. Keeps happening though so I'm not sure what's going on.
 

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This has come to be a pretty common mistake. I honestly don't see how it happens. When the bike leans left on the stand it's clearly NOT the drain, 14mm chrome vs 17mm nickle finish. Keeps happening though so I'm not sure what's going on.
The other one looks like its going to dump right on the exhaust. That's how it's confusing.
 

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This is only an issue because of the location of the starter.
Pit bikes with a low mount starter, or just kick start, have the tensioner in top.

Sooner or later someone will destroy their engine with this common mistake.
 

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This has come to be a pretty common mistake. I honestly don't see how it happens. When the bike leans left on the stand it's clearly NOT the drain, 14mm chrome vs 17mm nickle finish. Keeps happening though so I'm not sure what's going on.
I don't see how leaning on the stand its obviously not it? I mean if the bike is leaning to the left had anything to do with the drain plug I would think the tensioner is the drain plug simply because u could get more drained leaning to the left.

For me all my other bikes was a 14mm for the drain. An the copper crush washer made me think that it was obviously it. Like honda made this one bolt stand out for a reason. Oil.

Of course reading the manual would of avoided all of this. But like most of us here probably have years an years of riding an changing oil. So we skip this very important step.


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