Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Elmira, New York, USA
Possibly stripped oil drain bolt?
I have an '83 GL1100, changed the oil, tightened the drain plug back in to the specified 28 fl.lbs, and it would never get that tight - the bolt just spins and spins. Is there some kind of mechanism, like a 2-part assembly, to prevent the bolt from over-torqueing, or did i actually just strip the bolt? I'm afraid to take it out to look at it, because I started the bike, took it for a short ride, and it's not leaking any oil.