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post #21 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-07-2020, 11:55 PM
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I know I am late, but if that was me I would lean my all the way cold bike towards the right side as much as possible. Crash bars would help but if not installed a couple friends would help immensely. And take out bolt w/ above finger method mentioned or a 17mm or larger plug of some sort. Install washer and button her up. Off the top of my head I'm thinking tattoo ink holders would be a good plug. They come in a variety of sizes and might even be totally unnecessary with the bike leaned towards the right.

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post #22 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-09-2020, 09:00 AM
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No brainer for me. Drain your oil into a very clean container, put the crush washer on and put the oil back in. The crush washer acts as a lock washer due to its ability to actually crush when you tighten it. Thatís why new crush washers are required.

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post #23 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-10-2020, 04:05 PM
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New crush washer? I keep a new one in the tool chest just in case the old one looks like it is deceased. If the old one looks good then it gets used again so maybe I am just lucky for no leaks. I have no idea how many of them washers I have fished out of drain pans in the last 50 years of tinkering with bikes/cars but I know it has been alot.

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