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|Aug 18th, 2006 1:35 am|
I believe the hex is a 10mm for the oilmesh. If you have a bike newer then -01 then itīs a 15mm bolt.
The small bolt UNDER the oilmesh.. well.. Iīve heard people using permanent loctite and getting a good seal with that, together with a new crush-washer.
Since youīve put it back.. Leave it and see. If it starts sweating or dripping, then go with a crush-washer and loctite. Just make sure to clean the threads with brakecleen or some other de-greaser first.
|Aug 17th, 2006 3:34 pm|
|stan23||Also, what size hex socket is that oil screen bolt?|
|Aug 17th, 2006 3:30 pm|
The first time I did an oil change on my Duc I took it out. I played with it for awhile trying to figure out why Ducati put it in there. I gave up on trying to figure out why it was there.
NOW I KNOW...
I put it back in and have not had any problems with leaks. I guess I was lucky.... wait, I am never lucky.... who knows....
|Aug 17th, 2006 3:20 pm|
Originally Posted by amullo
|Aug 17th, 2006 4:22 am|
Originally Posted by stan23
The small bolt just under the oilmesh is there to plug a hole drilled for cutting the oillines in the block. Several people have tried to loosen it and then it was a real PITA to get it to seal.
Check it after a long, hard and warm ride. If itīs still sealed, then you dodged one.
|Aug 17th, 2006 3:09 am|
Originally Posted by amullo
Instead of removing the oil drain bolt from the crankcase, I removed the bolt right underneath the oil mesh screen to drain the oil.
No wonder all the oil didn't come out.
Now I read that, this will be a problem? I rode the bike and checked the bolt again. Still on tight and no leaks. Should I worry?
|Jul 2nd, 2006 9:30 am|
|Leonard||erniespts14, I just did a search on the old site and found a great step by step instruction on how to change the oil on a SBK and generac. It is Bucklew and also has tourge values on all that you have asked. It also has photos. I did this search because my 748 is coming up on an oil change in the very near future. Hope this helps.|
|Mar 13th, 2006 7:04 pm|
get a haynes manual and this will help you out ebay it for like 14 bucks
|Mar 12th, 2006 10:37 pm|
|erniespts14||whhoaa thanks for the tip... I changed the oil successfully but i didnt get your warnings till after and luckily i opted to leave the bolt alone... I also flushed all brake and clutch fluid, and radiator luckily, Looks like in ride to ride for the first time|
|Mar 12th, 2006 8:11 am|
This is the oil drain plug---> http://motodyn.com/748Sall/index/ind.../Image137.html
and this is the oil screen assembly bolt-->http://motodyn.com/748Sall/index/ind.../Image144.html
dn not touch the bolt just below it.
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