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  1. Crack around oil drain

    Suzuki TL1000R & TL1000S Forum
    I have two small radial cracks on the sealing surface of the oil drain hole. The surface is not very even as well. Looks like its worn away alittle on one side. Of course I have a leak from here. Any ideas on how to fix?
  2. taping the oil drain plug

    Suzuki TL1000R & TL1000S Forum
    i have a striped thread on my oil drain bolt insert, i searched the forum and it looks like the choice's are heli coil, time sert, or bore and tap, i would like to bore it out and re tap it, but that means i need a new drain bolt at a bigger size, where would i go about getting one of these?
  3. Stripped engine oil drain threads

    Suzuki TL1000R & TL1000S Forum
    Can anyone tell me what the best solution for the stipped threads in my engine block where the drain plug goes in.Healy coil or ?
  4. Oversize/piggyback oil drain bolt

    Help Forum
    Hey all - I managed to strip the oil drain threads on my TLR last week - had to happen eventually ... I've read that one good replacement solution is to use an oversize piggyback bolt, so that once it's in place, you just remove the inner bolt each time to change the oil rather than the whole...
  5. Oil Pan drain bolt

    Suzuki TL1000R & TL1000S Forum
    Hey everyone, Lookin for some input for a problem i've had for a while..... After i bought my bike, I went to do the obligatory first oil change, and noticed that whoever had it before me probably over-torqued the bolt, and stripped the threads where the bolt goes into the crankcase. When I put...
  6. Stupid question about oil drain plug

    Suzuki TL1000R & TL1000S Forum
    the threads on my oil drain plug are toast. I bought an OEM oil drain plug and it was way too small. Hence I've concluded the previous owner had someone drill a larger hole and re-do the threads. What is the best method to find out the size oil drain plug I now need?
  7. Air Box Drain on '01 TL1000S

    Suzuki TL1000R & TL1000S Forum
    Yep, too high oil level & fast speed resulted in slight oil leak above engine. I've read all 5 pages on breather/air box hoses etc. There are 3 drain/breather holes/hoses in the bottom of my grandsons...
  8. TLS leaking fuel from tank water drain

    Suzuki TL1000R & TL1000S Forum
    Why :O Even on a coldish day, she is leaking fuel from the tank water drain hose :banghead Manual doesnt show any other breathers for the fuel tank (thought it could be a blocked breather) and the breather under the fuel cap is actually a water/condensation drain - which is leaking fuel :rant...
  9. How to get the bike up to Helicoil the drain plug?

    Help Forum
    After doing probally 100 oil changes in my life, I finally did it. Oil drain plug is stripped. Going to Helicoil it this week. Whats the best way to get at the plug so I drill and tap it straight. I thought about laying the bike on it's side or putting the front wheel up on a bucket and...
  10. coolant from drain hole, Coincidence?

    Help Forum
    hey all. ran some flush through my rad today and after a few mins running, coolant started coming from the drain hole. relise what has to be done and what may need reaplcing from other threads.:hailthe zone! but was thinking, its a nasty coincidence, i run a bit of flush through and seal...
  11. Why does battery drain when cold

    Open Forum
    Okay, i live in California and the weather 90% of the time is great, but during winter some nights in particular the temp drops down to the 50's and i notice in the moring the battery gets sapped of juice, what is the deal? Is it because the battery is so small or what? Curious to see what's...
  12. Stripped oil drain

    Suzuki TL1000R & TL1000S Forum
    Any of you guys ever deal with a stripped oil drain? Was hard coming out and had some "goop" (sealer stuff) along with what appeared to be aluminum "rings" on the plug (probly what was once threads)... Goes back in just over hand tight but afraid if I try and actually snug it up that it will...
  13. Stripped Oil Drain Plug

    Help Forum
    A friend stripped his drain plug the last time he changed his oi:coocool. So when he changed it the other day he tightened it what he thought was good enough. So he calls me today and says it leaks after a ride. We drained it and put a steel washer followed by a rubber washer on the bolt. We...
  14. Stripped oil drain threads

    Suzuki TL1000R & TL1000S Forum
    I have a TL1000r with stripped out oil drain threads. How hard is it to replace that part of the case? I think it's more than just an oil pan. Or what tap/bolt size to go back with? Jay Johnson