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2 things.

Unless your hearing is impaired, you would have heard the clicks end of story. I can blare the music and have no problem hearing, feeling the clicks

2, if there was thread tape on it then something was definitely up to begin with.

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Agreed, XL. I'm over it.

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Agreed, XL. I'm over it.
Good. Now you can move on to fixing the problem

Not sure about this, but I think you could drill it out and tap it bigger, and use a threaded slug to get it back down to size.

I don't know if you can because it is holding liquids back, though

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I think I'm gonna have the pan replaced. I wanna put 100k plus on this bike. Lets keep It fresh.

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I think I'm gonna have the pan replaced. I wanna put 100k plus on this bike. Lets keep It fresh.
Yupp..
That's probably what I would do too in your situation.

If it was an ATV or something then who cares but it is a 20k bike!!

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Yup Chief...you definitely got hosed . No way there shoulda been thread tape on the drain plug unless the last mech screwed it up and saved the dealership some $$$ by covering up his mistake.
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Just replace it, like u said. Can't trust if there are tiny shavings left behind in the pan that could damage your motor. Just some friendly advise in using torque wrenches, I always tighten the bolt down until it seats and then switch to my torque wrench for proper torque. That way you know the setting isn't but just a short turn away. I think you're correct when you suspect the shop damaged your bike; there shouldn't be anything on your plug bolt other than oil (otherwise you risk a contaminate in your engine). .


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It's all good guys. A couple scotches and I'm good as new. Stupid ass mistake. Better for it. Even if I need to have the pan replaced by a pro, I'll be completing the rest of the work myself. Between now and then I'll be getting some experience with those new tools so I have a clue on my second try.

I do not regret doing the service at all, just my jackassery.
Lesson learned Chief. Although we men usually refuse to do it, there is some value to the IT folks' advice of "RTFM".

Thanks for sharing it, I'm sure it'll help keep some others from making a similar mistake.


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I'd put a heli coil in it.

You'd have to pull the pan to replace it, wouldn't be any different than pulling the pan to make sure there are no shavings from installing a heli coil.

And there would be no worries about cross threading the drainplug and damaging the threads.

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