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post #1 of 20 Old 09-25-2009, 02:54 PM Thread Starter
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Angry 919 Changing oil and Breaking finn? WTF!

I just finished changing the oil in my 919. While loosening the drain plug, I nicked and broke the 1" x 1-1/2" finn just in front of the plug. WTF?!

I'm assuming that this is just to protect the plug, but I'm just a little un-nerved that it broke off. Maybe the pan was too warm (not really).

Anyone think that I should replace the entire pan?

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post #2 of 20 Old 09-25-2009, 02:55 PM
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naw screw it...

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post #3 of 20 Old 09-25-2009, 03:45 PM
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You and a host of others have broken that fin. Chalk it up to experience, screw it!

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post #4 of 20 Old 09-25-2009, 03:57 PM
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a little jb weld & it'll be good as new

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post #5 of 20 Old 09-25-2009, 04:41 PM
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Just did that exact thing this weekend. I voted for "screw it."

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post #6 of 20 Old 09-25-2009, 05:00 PM
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That little flange thing is just to keep the motor level if you pull it out of the bike. No big deal

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post #7 of 20 Old 09-25-2009, 05:34 PM
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I did just that the day before leaving on my ride to Virginia. I voted screw it, and Basspiece, Maryland Mike, and others seconded that opinion, so I'm sticking to it. Nothing to be concerned about. Happy motoring!

Well, fire the engines! Spur this iron space-pony on!

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post #8 of 20 Old 09-25-2009, 05:56 PM
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Good gosh, what are you guys using to drop the drain plug - a pipe wrench?

Sorry, j/k... But I assume it was done with an open-end or box wrench. Always used a rachet/socket and don't think you could catch the fin with that.

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post #9 of 20 Old 09-25-2009, 06:02 PM Thread Starter
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Good point. I used a ratchet the last time. This time I used a wrench.

Duhhhhh... Ok, screw it. You know it fractured quite easily, just makes me wonder why it was there in the first place? And what purpose does it serve?


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Good gosh, what are you guys using to drop the drain plug - a pipe wrench?

Sorry, j/k... But I assume it was done with an open-end or box wrench. Always used a rachet/socket and don't think you could catch the fin with that.

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sooooo... you guys basically just had you "919 appendectomy", huh?

just removed a little thingy that didn't really serve a purpose, but was just there inexplicably?

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Get a die grinder & grind it down smooth.


What fin....? Fast bikes don't require rudders.

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Omg!!!! Replace the engine..... It's totalled....











Actually screw it but I was trying for effect



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Fin schmin...

Mine runs hot in cold country anyways.

Spit on it in disgust and ride it hard..

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Spit on it in disgust and ride it hard..
sounds like the title of a pron movie...



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i was trying to confuse you...

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I just hope it wasn't the anti-stink fin.

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post #18 of 20 Old 09-26-2009, 01:41 PM
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I just hope it wasn't the anti-stink fin.
I think those came broken from the factory on the 919

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post #19 of 20 Old 09-26-2009, 01:52 PM
 
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As for your bike running hot in the cold, I live in Florida, I sit in traffic in 100+++ degrees and my fan will come on and the temp will never go over the halfway mark, bike runs cool and hard! And this is with regular Honda oil, haven't switched to syn. yet.


Oh yah, I use a ratchet with a deep well to take out the plug so I don't break the fin. I use a torque wrench with a deep well socket to put it back in, no mistakes this way!

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I recommend every owner breaking them off for better aero dynamics

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