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Brokenspoke
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Brokenspoke

XS650 New Member, from Minnesota

anyone ever try an 0-ring instead of the copper washer for the drain plugs? May 11, 2017

    1. Brokenspoke
      Brokenspoke
      anyone ever try an 0-ring instead of the copper washer for the drain plugs?
      1. gggGary
        gggGary
        Well not on an XS drain plug, but it will just squish out and not seal. If you are in a hurry the local hydraulic shop should have a crush ring that will work . Often one of the auto stores, fork lift, or farm tractor dealers has hydraulic parts. I use a crush washer sold for aircraft exhaust, it has worked well for me. It's copper wrapped around a gasket core.
        May 14, 2017
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    2. Brokenspoke
      Brokenspoke
      Thanks TwoManyXS1B. I thought so but was not sure. Makes sense.
    3. TwoManyXS1Bs
      TwoManyXS1Bs
      That little notch acts as a threadchaser, cleans out junk so the DrainPlug won't seize...
      1. BigJimmyW13 likes this.
    4. Brokenspoke
      Brokenspoke
      Anyone know the reason for the little notch through the threads in the oil drain plugs?
      1. Travis
        Travis
        It's better to post your questions in The Garage forum and not on your profile page.
        May 16, 2017
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    Location:
    Minnesota
    Motorcycles:
    Modified 1979 XS650S now a 750 tracker
    VTX1800
    FZR1000
    YZ80 - 125 and 250
    Honda CR250
    Suzuki PW50
    Honda TL200 Reflex
    1980 Honda 750F
    1979 KX250
    1978 YZ400
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    1976 Honda CB400F
    Honda MT 125 and 250
    1973 Husqvarna WR250
    Life long motorcycle nut. Can't ride like I used to but still enjoy wrenching and modifying.
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