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Igor did my 36K

Got back from CCR with 48K miles on the bike so I took the weekend to do my 48K maint. Earlier I had posted I had trouble with my oil filter removal from when Igor tightened that too hard. I went to take out the transmission oil plug using a 14mm hex with craftsman 1/2 drive ratchet, pretty substantial tool but I could not break loose the plug. I even put a monkey wrench on the end of it to get more leverage, still no go. Tried hammer, foot still no joy. I ended up taking a 3 1/2 foot pipe to extend the ratchet driver for a huge mechanical advantage and it finally let go with a big crack sound. Oh ya that oil filter was a breeze this time since I did the last one myself.

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Wow! Just remember..."Righty Tighty, Lefty Loosey!" I am amazed that they threads didn't strip out when it was over tightented.

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Re: Igor did my 36K

I keep an old fashioned hammer impact for just such an occasion...

Of course it'd be hard to use on the drain plug... You'd have to levitate the LT.

Folks have a hard time knowing when it's tight enough..

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Got back from CCR with 48K miles on the bike so I took the weekend to do my 48K maint. Earlier I had posted I had trouble with my oil filter removal from when Igor tightened that too hard. I went to take out the transmission oil plug using a 14mm hex with craftsman 1/2 drive ratchet, pretty substantial tool but I could not break loose the plug. I even put a monkey wrench on the end of it to get more leverage, still no go. Tried hammer, foot still no joy. I ended up taking a 3 1/2 foot pipe to extend the ratchet driver for a huge mechanical advantage and it finally let go with a big crack sound. Oh ya that oil filter was a breeze this time since I did the last one myself.
That is really so wrong! If you hear airguns in the shop RUN!! You should give the dealer or owner a 'friendly' call and tell him that you appreciate them, BUT... this is what I've experienced...

If they're any sort of reasonable people they will thank you. Bad wrenching will end up costing them customers and money. If they are not receptive, well, I'd look for another dealer or start doing more of my own routine maintenance!

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