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Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Frozen hell of the north
I Ride: 97k '07 ZZR600, 2014 Ninja 300, 37k 89 FZR400 racebike, 56k 06 ZX6R track only, 21k 97 ZX6R F model
When you pulled it back out- did any threads come with the bolt?
Did the threadas in the pan look fine upon visual inspection?
Did the bolt thread back in fine by hand til bottomed, then you tightened it up to proper tq spec?
finally, the crush washer, did you look at it?- overtightening them usually (always) causes them to get a groove and eventually that causes some minor oil leak whcih requires replacing said washer
me personally- I still have the oe original crush washer on my drain plug after dozens and dozens of oil changes (but I am slightly under torqued since it is safety wired anyways), but I see maybe 50-75 bikes every year with them completely crushed and grooved, some rounded right over the head of the bolt that all need replacing..........
It is not something you need to replace every oil change, but it is something to clean and look at every oil change and then replace as necessary
pic of an abused and used up drain plug crush washer.........
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