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MRH

Hi Everyone,

 

Brand new here and 1st post. I did a quick search and didn't see a related discussion on this. Question is: I've seen a lot of after market drain bolts with a valve for a no mess easy oil change (not to mention never having to unscrew a bolt/change a washer again). I haven't found any where the manufacturer specifically says it'll fit an FZ-07. Has anyone ever installed one of these on your bike? If so, where did you buy it? Thanks!

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stickshift

Never heard of it, but nor would I trust such a setup on a critical piece of machinery.

 

You don't need to change oil that often, and opening a secure bolt & replacing it is not overly difficult.

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MRH

Appreciate your personal thoughts on whether to use one, but I'm only looking for information to acquire the product. Thanks.

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norcal616

it would be identified by drain plug size and thread pitch... 

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MRH

Got you. So get the specs for my bike's bolt and match it to the product. Thanks.

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r1limited

I have seen advertized in rags and occaisional ad(Grrrr) pop up with easy drain. 

I be LIKE WTF

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firstyammerha

I had one on one of my cars and didn't have any trouble with it. I don't recall the brand but it had a hose that screwed on to a replacement oil pan drain plug. The drain pan plug had a valve that was depressed when the hose was tightened releasing the oil from the pan. It was great when you had to change your cars oil often. It kept a lot of oil off my garage floor. I picked it up at one of the auto parts stores like AutoZone. The FZ drain plug size is on this site in another post.

 

 

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JBrock

And if it fails, it's just an automatic rear tire oiler. No biggie. 

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Liquidmetal

We use Fumoto drain valves at work and they always seem to find a way onto my vehicles.  Very high quality drain valves that are reliable and trouble free.

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Beemer

I love a messy oil change!

 

 

oil changes are fun.jpg

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pegasus46

I had never heard of such a thing either so I did a google search for some pics. It would seem to me that it is longer than a stock plug and therefore decreases your ground clearance, much more apt to get hit on a rock, curb, etc.

In addition aren't you just adding one more item to be cleaned up after the oil change?

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firstyammerha

another good one from Beemer-keep'em coming. And like Pegasus46  pointed out and which I forgot, there is one more thing to clean and that's the drain hose. I wiped down the outside of it and let it drain onto the cloth that I wiped the drain pan out with. Wasn't very painful to do but it adds a few seconds to the whole process. The drain plug had a screw on metal cover to keep dirt out and protect the release mechanism. If I changed oil three or four times a year, I'd pop for the Fumoto  drain plug but for now stock is ok. 

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need4steve

I have one on my bike and haven't had any issues for the last 10k miles.

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MRH

Where did you buy?

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