Why's everything on fire?
Join Date: Mar 2011
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Busted oil pan plug
Iíll address the cost issue. Because of how my stock exhaust headers impinge into the drain path, the oil gets all over them and I have to clean it off with brake parts cleaner and shop towels. Figure thatís about $4 worth per oil change because they get messy. I have also had to replace the drain plug once in the last 40K due to it getting a bit rounded off due to wear (local dealers say this is not uncommon, even for bikes that were dealer-serviced-only), but weíll leave that out of the per change cost for now.
So, $4.30 per change into the $40 I paid for the Stahlbus means it pays for itself in a bit under 10 changes, which means about ten months of riding for me. To say nothing of the value of my time spent cleaning the oil off the headers.
Yeah, financially worth it - at least in my case.
1986 Honda Nighthawk 700S
2002 Honda 919