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I'm about to do my first oil change, and thought it would be a good idea to put a magnetic drain plug in place of the stocker. For all I know, the stock one might be magnetic. Anyone know? Otherwise, I suppose there is no reason not to head to Autozone and grab a magnetic plug in the same size as the original. Just looking for ideas. Thanks.

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The stocker is NOT magnetic. My Suzuki is the only motorcycle I've ever had with a magnetic drain plug; nice feature.

By all means, get yourself one and take a pic of how much metal accumulates during a service interval.
 

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I installed one after 60 miles oil change. The dealer said the plug picked up a lot of metal (the size of an m&m worth of metal). The next change (semi synthetic) I found about the size of a small pea worth of shavings on it. i will NEVER have a bike without a magnetic drain plug ever again. A very cheap insurance policy for engine.
 

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Where does one get a magnetic plug for a Versys? My local dealer told me one wasn't available. I do agree with StonedGP....I will always have a mag. plug in my bike from now on!
 

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Yes, thanks for the idea. Do you happen to know the part number that will fit our Versys?
 

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Invader has part # 1044M just above the link.
 

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Thanx for the link Invader, it's where I got mine.
 

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Got the email that mine is in the mail. Next oil change it will be installed.
Thanks for the info guys. :thumb:
 

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Anybody try one of the magnets that wraps around the oil filter?
 

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Anybody try one of the magnets that wraps around the oil filter?
I may be way off base, but it would seem to me that anything big enough to be attracted to the magnet would be trapped by the filter any way. Anything small enough to pass through the filter won't have enough mass to stick to the side of the filter with hot oil flowing through it. So, IMHO, it would be a waste of time.
 

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Ditto on the above post. The particles are probably just being pulled onto the magnet before getting trapped in the filter. Anything of that size WOULD be trapped, otherwise those OEM filters are scary bad.
 

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Hi everyone, just got a my first bike a new 08 Versys. It was hard to find this late in the year but I got a good deal in it. I put 60 miles on it and I'm thinking about changing the oil soon. I've been reading all the posting and it appears the first oil change can be anywhere from 10-600 miles. I might as well get a magnetic drain plug while I'm at it. Is Part # 1044M from http://www.cgenterprises.com definitely the right size? I ask because the site does not list the Versys. Also did anyone order their gaskets? If so what kind should I get - they have 8 diff kinds.
 

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1044M with 12mm-1.5 thread is the right size. A few (spares) aluminum gaskets (#2414) would be good for use on the aluminum pan, like the OEM gasket.
 

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Hi Guys,

I don't use a magnetic plug.

Try getting a few hard disk drive strong magnets.
Stick it to the V spin off oil filter. Tie it up with some elastic band.
The idea is to let the magnet attact the metal **** in the engine oil while its filtering.
Dispose when the change of filter.

Tried this and found it works.

Best Regards.
 
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