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I finally pick up my bike on Friday...what a long wait it has been. In anticipation of the break-in service I am trying to confirm which of the drain plugs (FD, Engine, Trans) are magnetic. The parts guy at the local shop indicated the transmission plug is magnetic but he was unable to tell if the engine or FD drain plugs were.

Request assistance with confirming this. If there are plugs that are not magnetic, where is a good place the acquire them?

Thank you in advance.

Aloha.
 

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Liv2Ride said:
I finally pick up my bike on Friday...what a long wait it has been. In anticipation of the break-in service I am trying to confirm which of the drain plugs (FD, Engine, Trans) are magnetic. The parts guy at the local shop indicated the transmission plug is magnetic but he was unable to tell if the engine or FD drain plugs were.

Request assistance with confirming this. If there are plugs that are not magnetic, where is a good place the acquire them?

Thank you in advance.

Aloha.
On my 2011 RT, the transmission plug is magnetic, but the engine oil drain plug is not. I don't know if the final drive is or not. I did purchase a magnetic drain plug for the engine oil from Wunderlich though.
 

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Steve/Greg,

Thank you for the input.

I will have the dealer pick up the engine drain plug for me and have them install it during the first service. I do intend to do the maintenance from that point on, we'll have to see just how that goes.

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Dimples (specific brand) have by far the strongest magnets. Factory FD magnet is weak and Wunderlich stuff also uses cheaper less powerful magnets. Beemer Boneyard is a good source

You can make your own by sourcing a good magnet locally, drilling a spare plug and epoxying the magnet in. When mag plugs were harder to come buy I used to roll my own.

Have also drilled plugs for temp sensors on some motors that lacked one....
 
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