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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-06-2019, 01:49 PM Thread Starter
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Question Removed the "Do not remove" Plug

I did my first 3 hole oil change on my (new to me) 2015RGS in the Fall after watching Ryan Urlacher's YouTube video with no issues. I just took the bike for a nice long ride and came back to drain the hot fluids and removed 4 bolts, not 3. The picture attached shows the 4th plug I wasn't supposed to remove (#3 labeled Hex Plug (do not remove) from the Service Manual...uggh... I realized something wasn't right when it had red thread lock on it after I took it out. Question - How bad did I screw up and will the fluid that came out of that hole be replaced when I fill the 3 holes? I'm hoping someone here knows what that plug drains...Thanks in advance for your help and advice!
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Clean it up and put it back with some red loctite.

On my 11, I use that hole for the oil temperature sender.


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Clean it up and put it back with some red loctite.

On my 11, I use that hole for the oil temperature sender.
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Yep. My buddy did it. Shove it back in. It's fine.
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Don't over tighten it or it could cause a problem. Do as others said and then leave it alone.
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Sounds like a lawsuit since it wasn't clearly marked to me...................
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Don't over tighten it or it could cause a problem. Do as others said and then leave it alone.
yep, it's a tapered pipe plug. overtighten it and you'll have worse problems.

i believe in the manual they refer to them as crankcase pipe plugs and have a torque spec of 120 INCH/lbs.
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Holy crap! That was a big mistake! Hurry up and put it back in and take it straight to the dealership and trade it in before the engine blows up!
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I think when you remove it there is a notification sent that your power train warranty is voided!
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If it was me, I'd overtighten it, crack the oil pan and have a excuse to buy the deep pan.

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