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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-07-2013, 10:42 PM Thread Starter
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Been browsing the forums for a few months now. Picked up a 2013 White Versys back in April. I just tried posting a problem today and found out the posting requirements.
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By the way, this is my 3rd bike but I've only ridden about 5k miles total. First 2 were White 2001 CBR 600 F4i and Black 2004 600 RR. First one was stolen after a few months. Got the next one and didn't really ride very often. As much as I love sport bikes the riding position just doesn't agree with my frame. I was thinking of getting a cruiser when I started looking at the adventure style bikes. Thankfully my local dealer talked me out of wanting to get a Honda NC700X (none in stock), and had a nice new Versys on the lot...
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Thanks MTS. Found a solution to my problem - time-sert. I actually stripped my oil pan plug hole threads early Saturday morning. It turns out my torque wrench has a weakness and its the operator. I guess I use a drill too often, because I thought it was going to slip, clutch-style, when it got to 22 ft/lbs. Oh the horror when I looked and saw that the crush washer was in fact annihilated.

I'll be sure to post when I get the time-sert installed.
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Welcome, I'm a heavy hand to as have caused cracks in my stock screen by over tightening.
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Welcome, I'm a heavy hand to as have caused cracks in my stock screen by over tightening.
Phil - I don't think "heavy hand" covers it when specified torque is ONLY 3 to 4.2 inch-pounds.

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Phil - I don't think "heavy hand" covers it when specified torque is ONLY 3 to 4.2 inch-pounds.

(Mine are cracked TOO.)
Done the same to the z1000 screen
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Hey everyone. I wanted to update my intro thread since I introduced my problem also. I utterly failed to put the time-sert in perpendicular to the drain hole. So I ordered a new pan, gasket, crush washers, and a new drain plug. Dealer got the parts in yesterday so I installed them yesterday evening. Finished my oil change and took it for a wide ranging test ride of a few miles. Been sitting for over 12 hours since with no leaks.
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