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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-19-2019, 10:40 AM Thread Starter
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What size is this plug?

Does anyone here know that exact size / dimensions of the upper plug on the shaft drive? It's stripped and I want to know what to ask for when I go get it replaced.
also, if anyone has a best practice on how to get it remove that would be helpful as well.
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I got the part number and I checked on Amazon. I'm struggling to understand why I simple plug is almost $50?
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That plug is specific to the OEM. You can't replace it with anything but. It is super easy to over torque this and break the threads off. It does not need to be much more than finger tight. Check with the local Honda stealer first. Buying out of the US won't be worth it for such a small item, unless you intend to buy a lot more stuff. I'm not sure how someone messed up the head on yours as this plug gets relatively low torques. I think the spec on that is 7ft/lbs, but you should double check that.
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Just saw Spike's link to Bareass, where the torque is spec'd at 9ft/lbs (108in/lbs).


Ask for the final drive filler plug. To get yours out, vice grips are a good bet, it should not be that tight unless someone put some thread locker on it or something silly like that.


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17mm

It should come off relatively easy because it isn't supposed to be torqued to heavy as they will break easily. See this for more;
https://tech.bareasschoppers.com/dri...nal-drive-oil/

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Surprisingly I contacted the Honda dealership and it's only about $14. I think this is the first time in recent memory the dealership was cheaper than Amazon plus I have more peace of mind that it is an oem part
not sure how I'm going to take this one off though. Maybe I'll have to use a Dremel and an impact driver.

thanks for posting that link, although I have done this job before it's always refreshing to look at it. The only question I had though is, when I refill the oil I always had someone sit on the bike and hold it up straight while I fill l in the oil as opposed to having it on its side stand.
does that mean all this time I have been over feeling at? Is that really detrimental?
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A 17mm 6 point socket would probably take it off.
Low torque because an o-ring does the sealing.

The Amazon was a ripoff..
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Surprisingly I contacted the Honda dealership and it's only about $14. I think this is the first time in recent memory the dealership was cheaper than Amazon plus I have more peace of mind that it is an oem part
not sure how I'm going to take this one off though. Maybe I'll have to use a Dremel and an impact driver.

thanks for posting that link, although I have done this job before it's always refreshing to look at it. The only question I had though is, when I refill the oil I always had someone sit on the bike and hold it up straight while I fill l in the oil as opposed to having it on its side stand.
does that mean all this time I have been over feeling at? Is that really detrimental?
Careful about using anything impact. It is brittle so busting it up will almost certainly result in a bigger mess. Over filling it isn't a problem, only that it may blow some excess out the breather and make a bit of a mess. Seriously, try a vice grip, or 6 point socket if possible, and instead of impacting it, slow and steady pressure. There is an o-ring that is compressed and impact will flex the o-ring as opposed to unseating it. Using a hammer on these parts is not a good thing.



You have a couple of ideal ideas at this point, if you choose to go after this with a hammer, expect to hear "I told you so"
When I suggest a vice grip I am suggesting you clamp straight on, not from the side, and twist the grips. It shouldn't be that tight.


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thanks for posting that link, although I have done this job before it's always refreshing to look at it. The only question I had though is, when I refill the oil I always had someone sit on the bike and hold it up straight while I fill l in the oil as opposed to having it on its side stand.
does that mean all this time I have been over feeling at? Is that really detrimental?
I have been adding an extra ounce of oil since whenever. PLUS a dollop of moly paste.
I have two blocks that fit nicely under the foot peg to hold it vertical.
Never a problem.

Someone else was the originator many years ago.
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As long as there is no detrimental effects from adding a little extra oil I'm more comfortable doing so.
Even with my engine oil I know the manual calls for 3.67 litersbut I always put exactly 3.7 liters.
I know if engine oil if you overfill it too much you're more than likely going to have a problem. So I make sure I'm very specific with that
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If it were overfilled to cause trouble, it would just come out the vent cap and make a mess.
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