GL1500 Stripped oil pan??


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GL1500 Stripped oil pan??

Postby Sempai » Tue Sep 10, 2013 1:19 pm



Does anyone know of a fix for this? My oil drain plug has been getting worse and worse since I first got it...and today she finally just quit getting tight. The bolt is just fine, the threads in the 'pan' are at fault. Is there a kit available to re-thread this hole? All other remedies will be entertained here...


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Re: GL1500 Stripped oil pan??

Postby mikelens » Tue Sep 10, 2013 7:04 pm

The following site will give you the available options.
http://www.mtsac.edu/~cliff/storage/gs/Stripped-Oil-Drain-Plug-Repair.pdf

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Re: GL1500 Stripped oil pan??

Postby artgrantz » Tue Sep 10, 2013 7:27 pm

I don't have a solution to fix it but it sounds like you have been over tightening it. It isn't holding back any pressure so it just needs to be tight enough so that it doesn't come loose.

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Re: GL1500 Stripped oil pan??

Postby Sempai » Tue Sep 10, 2013 7:41 pm

artgrantz wrote:I don't have a solution to fix it but it sounds like you have been over tightening it. It isn't holding back any pressure so it just needs to be tight enough so that it doesn't come loose.

The plug didn't want to come out the very first time I changed the oil on this bike...it's gotten worse and worse over the years.
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Re: GL1500 Stripped oil pan??

Postby Sempai » Tue Sep 10, 2013 7:48 pm

mikelens wrote:The following site will give you the available options.
http://www.mtsac.edu/~cliff/storage/gs/Stripped-Oil-Drain-Plug-Repair.pdf

Yeah, I'm familiar with those options...I was hoping to find something a bit more, um...."professional?"
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Re: GL1500 Stripped oil pan??

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Sep 10, 2013 8:32 pm

You've got three options:

- Tap the hole out to a larger thread, and use a new, larger bolt for your drain plug

- Put a helicoil in the existing hole

- Weld a nut over the existing hole, and thread the drain plug into it

Of the three, I'd probably go with the first option.

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Re: GL1500 Stripped oil pan??

Postby Sempai » Tue Sep 10, 2013 9:12 pm

WingAdmin wrote:- Weld a nut over the existing hole, and thread the drain plug into it.

I'm liking this option...one of my nearby neighbors has the capacity to weld aluminum...
hmmm, think I'll need to invite him over for a visit.
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Re: GL1500 Stripped oil pan??

Postby baumedagn » Wed Sep 11, 2013 7:12 am

Just a suggestion, after you make the repair, be sure to replace the crush washer. I think you need that in order for the plug to tighten up and seal correctly. Good luck.

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Re: GL1500 Stripped oil pan??

Postby Sempai » Wed Sep 11, 2013 11:00 pm

A goldwinger from Steve Saunder's site suggested this, and after looking it over, I think I'm gonna give it a go:

http://www.timesert.com/index.html
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Re: GL1500 Stripped oil pan??

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Sep 13, 2013 3:32 pm

Timeserts work well (I used one to repair a blown out spark plug in my old Explorer) but they are NOT cheap.




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