Transmission Drain Plug Condition
Fellow riders, good day!
I now have my 99 K1200LT for six months. Bought it with 26.6K miles. I could not find any service history, and it appears that I am the second owner (bought it from a Honda dealer in Palestine, TX). They claim the oil was changed (but handed me the filter, which turned out to be not for this bike), but I did replace the oil anyway. That thing was pitch dark. I also changed the oil filter (had a bit of a challenge with a broken bolt inside the oil cover, but received great help from this forum). I also replaced the final drive oil (pitch dark), and today I changed the transmission fluid. I have the feeling it was never done. The bike now has 28.7K miles.
The question here is: looking at the pictures, does the transmission drain plug residue look normal to you, considering the plug may have never been removed? I had a very hard time removing it, but finally did it. Your opinion is greatly appreciated.
I have not noticed anything weird while changing gears, though.