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Old 05-13-2018, 04:38 PM
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I was thinking about picking up a magnetic drain plug to catch some of the metal bits floating around the engine and had a few questions.
1) All the ones I see online appear to be aluminum. Does this seem strong enough - especially if you are torquing the bolt down to crush the crush washer?
2) Is the stock plug steel?
3) Are there any downsides to this mod?
 
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Old 05-13-2018, 10:57 PM
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I've ran one in my car for about 80'000 kms and no issues. The torque spec is 20 ft/lbs. It's obviously a little larger than the KLX plug but not by much, so the 11 ft/lb spec of for the KLX shouldn't hurt it.
 
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Old 05-13-2018, 11:41 PM
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I use one. Tusk brand i believe. It's aluminum and has safety wire holes. I just snug it and then SS safety wire it to the frame.
 
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Old 05-15-2018, 12:50 AM
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I use one.. my skid plate hides it well.. use anti- siz and donít over tighten.. would rather drill out aluminum then steel ... works good.. 6yrs and 8 oil changes.. a must have.. but I really donít get any metal... Like I said I want a softer metal
 
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Old 05-15-2018, 09:03 PM
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You can buy a rare earth magnet for a couple bucks and stick it to the existing drain plug. Here's a thread on what I did.

https://www.kawasakiforums.com/forum...g-width-40138/
 
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Old 05-17-2018, 01:26 PM
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I need one too, OP. I need to safety wire my plug before track season this year and don't have any way to drill the stock one. I see Moose makes one for the KLX300 but I don't know if it will work.

I just don't trust aluminum for something as critical as the oil drain plug.
 
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