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post #1 of 4 Old Jul 20th, 2007, 4:09 pm Thread Starter
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Question Gear box drain plug key size, oil on the floor!

I wonder if someone could tell me the size of the allen key that fits into the gearbox drain plug.

I found about two tablespoons of gearbox oil on my garage floor today about three hours after I had returned from a short (70 km) ride. The bike was parked in a hotel garage the previous night and I did not notice (actually I did not pay attention) if there was already oil left on the hotel garage floor.

I am putting my hope to the drain plug being loose (even though the gearbox oil was changed at the dealer's about 5000 km ago). I don't have the key to check the plug tightness so I have to go and buy one tomorrow morning.

The oil was dripping down on the right leg of the centerstand and I so far I have removed the muffler bracket so that I can see the drain plug. The plug surroundings were a bit oily but I can not say 100% that the oil is coming from there.

Has anyone experienced something like this?

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14mm is the size Ari.

I hope it is only a drain plug too.

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I wonder if someone could tell me the size of the allen key that fits into the gearbox drain plug.

I found about two tablespoons of gearbox oil on my garage floor today about three hours after I had returned from a short (70 km) ride. The bike was parked in a hotel garage the previous night and I did not notice (actually I did not pay attention) if there was already oil left on the hotel garage floor.

I am putting my hope to the drain plug being loose (even though the gearbox oil was changed at the dealer's about 5000 km ago). I don't have the key to check the plug tightness so I have to go and buy one tomorrow morning.

The oil was dripping down on the right leg of the centerstand and I so far I have removed the muffler bracket so that I can see the drain plug. The plug surroundings were a bit oily but I can not say 100% that the oil is coming from there.

Has anyone experienced something like this?

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Ari,
You need a 14MM hex socket or Key.. the key should be in your tool kit to get you started..

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Hey thanks John!
Now I know what tool to buy and I also hope it is the drain plug getting loose...especially that I have a 800 km business trip to the Baltics starting at 6:30 Monday morning on a ferry to Tallinn, Estonia.

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