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Old 19-03-2018
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Embarked on a 'quick' oil change.

Sump plug not budging, started rounding it off using a standard socket & ratchet. Went to shop & got a spare sump plug as I don't want to be putting this back in. Got a 6 sided socket but with 1/2"drive, cant fit it on due to that crossmember behind the case being in the road. Start throwing an assortment of tools at it, multigrips, bash repeatedly with a hammer, etc etc no dice. Had the idea to weld a nut on the plug. Do that, can't get a good grip on it due to dodgy weld so spend another 15 minutes filing it down, get a spanner on it and crack, weld breaks straight away. Next welded a bolt onto the plug instead, do that, first turn with a spanner was SUCCESS.

Half a day to do a half hour job... better get myself a beer.

Never had this issue before but reading up seems like with a steel plug + aluminium case it's not exactly unheard of?
Did it still have a copper washer/any washer? My bike and my brothers 450 EXC never had trouble loosening the sump plug.
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Old 19-03-2018
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Embarked on a 'quick' oil change.

Sump plug not budging, started rounding it off using a standard socket & ratchet. Went to shop & got a spare sump plug as I don't want to be putting this back in. Got a 6 sided socket but with 1/2"drive, cant fit it on due to that crossmember behind the case being in the road. Start throwing an assortment of tools at it, multigrips, bash repeatedly with a hammer, etc etc no dice. Had the idea to weld a nut on the plug. Do that, can't get a good grip on it due to dodgy weld so spend another 15 minutes filing it down, get a spanner on it and crack, weld breaks straight away. Next welded a bolt onto the plug instead, do that, first turn with a spanner was SUCCESS.

Half a day to do a half hour job... better get myself a beer.

Never had this issue before but reading up seems like with a steel plug + aluminium case it's not exactly unheard of?
Single hex 13mm spanner does the trick when they're tight.
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Old 20-03-2018
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Does the 13/50 gearing give it more punch off the bottom?

Also what pipe are you running?
Hi Trent,

I found the std 13/52 too short and had me up and down the gears constantly.

The taller 13/50 make it a little less zippy but much better behaved in the tight single.

I,m running the std header with the SX muffler.
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Embarked on a 'quick' oil change.

Sump plug not budging, started rounding it off using a standard socket & ratchet. Went to shop & got a spare sump plug as I don't want to be putting this back in. Got a 6 sided socket but with 1/2"drive, cant fit it on due to that crossmember behind the case being in the road. Start throwing an assortment of tools at it, multigrips, bash repeatedly with a hammer, etc etc no dice. Had the idea to weld a nut on the plug. Do that, can't get a good grip on it due to dodgy weld so spend another 15 minutes filing it down, get a spanner on it and crack, weld breaks straight away. Next welded a bolt onto the plug instead, do that, first turn with a spanner was SUCCESS.

Half a day to do a half hour job... better get myself a beer.

Never had this issue before but reading up seems like with a steel plug + aluminium case it's not exactly unheard of?
I recently had this issue , had to buy these

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/11pcs-9-...AAAOSwryBad9XL

to get it out, handy tools no doubt but not something you want to be using if you can help it , but good things and they work. the nut was rounded off good and proper from the previous owner
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put a grab rail on the 530 today old tie down strap I had laying around , not for when I get stuck but for when people hold me up on hills and I have to turn around

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Old 21-03-2018
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Hi Trent,

I found the std 13/52 too short and had me up and down the gears constantly.

The taller 13/50 make it a little less zippy but much better behaved in the tight single.

I,m running the std header with the SX muffler.
Ahh. I'm already finding it too short on 14/52.

Might try the pipe option first. The 16 was fine on 14/52 because it had more grunt off the bottom and I don't want to make the bike a 1 trick wonder.
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Old 22-03-2018
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I recently had this issue , had to buy these

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/11pcs-9-...AAAOSwryBad9XL

to get it out, handy tools no doubt but not something you want to be using if you can help it , but good things and they work. the nut was rounded off good and proper from the previous owner
Looks like a good investment for $20 no doubt I'll need them for something someday.
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Old 22-03-2018
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New over the last few weeks, some bits still to do.

Headlight
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Brake pads F&R
Wheel Bearings (full kit) F&R
Tyres F&R
Mousse F&R
4CS gutted and replaced with MX-Tech Inserts (:thumbsup)
Shock Serviced
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Grips, Kevlar, non waffle
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Chain and Sprokets (got 150+ hours out of the last supersprox rear!)
Rim Lock Rear, front removed.
All Fresh Fluids, (Brake lines, Clutch, Oil, Blinker Fluid, Filters, Oil Filter Cage, Fuel Filters)
Replaced air filter pile with 6 new ones (Shared with young blokes 85)

If we get a wet 4 day, do it all again soon
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Old 22-03-2018
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****ed a fork tube cap, bought an adjustable preload set off a 6 day to replace it and forked out for a new silencer.

I want to go for a ride now
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Old 29-03-2018
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Top end kit
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