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The C10, aka Kawasaki Concours - The Original => The Bike - C10 => Topic started by: ZG RIDER on June 27, 2012, 03:00:04 am

Title: is the stock oil drain plug magnetic?
Post by: ZG RIDER on June 27, 2012, 03:00:04 am
97 C-10 with 71500K. Drain plug came out clean no metal. Is it magnetic to catch metal bits?
Title: Re: is the stock oil drain plug magnetic?
Post by: Cholla on June 27, 2012, 05:57:47 am
97 C-10 with 71500K. Drain plugs came out clean no metal. Are they magnetic to catch metal bits?
Fixed it for you. Don't know for sure, don't think so.
Title: Re: is the stock oil drain plug magnetic?
Post by: VodkaAndPickles on June 27, 2012, 06:18:20 am
No
Title: Re: is the stock oil drain plug magnetic?
Post by: T Cro ® on June 27, 2012, 07:02:56 am
NO.... Stock drain plug is not magnetic. I drilled mine and pressed in some small rare earth magnets and holy crap are they strong; would pick up without a problem a 16" adjustable wrench.

Plus I come home from rides with road junk stuck under the motor!  lol
Title: Re: is the stock oil drain plug magnetic?
Post by: Summit670 on June 27, 2012, 09:18:47 am
Good idea T Cro!  Funny about road junk sticking to them too, lol.

Where do you get these Rare Earth magnets?  I've never looked for them, maybe they're easy to find.
Title: Re: is the stock oil drain plug magnetic?
Post by: Ron Moss on June 27, 2012, 09:20:33 am
NO.... Stock drain plug is not magnetic. I drilled mine and pressed in some small rare earth magnets and holy crap are they strong; would pick up without a problem a 16" adjustable wrench.

Plus I come home from rides with road junk stuck under the motor!  lol
Harley parts I guess.
Title: Re: is the stock oil drain plug magnetic?
Post by: T Cro ® on June 27, 2012, 09:32:25 am
Good idea T Cro!  Funny about road junk sticking to them too, lol.

Where do you get these Rare Earth magnets?  I've never looked for them, maybe they're easy to find.

Found mine at a surplus/junk store; but they like magnets for some reason and have all sorts of them as well as tons and tons of surplus hardware. Look for .25" OD x .50" length.
Title: Re: is the stock oil drain plug magnetic?
Post by: Cholla on June 27, 2012, 09:42:46 am
Where do you get Rare Earth magnets? At the second hand music store....
Title: Re: is the stock oil drain plug magnetic?
Post by: Cholla on June 27, 2012, 09:45:52 am
BTW. Did anyone notice how I changed the OP from singular to plural on the drain plug? If the OP doesn't know, there are two drain plugs.
Title: Re: is the stock oil drain plug magnetic?
Post by: snarf on June 27, 2012, 10:19:57 am
BTW. Did anyone notice how I changed the OP from singular to plural on the drain plug? If the OP doesn't know, there are two drain plugs.
I read it three times and never caught the change.  Good eye
Title: Re: is the stock oil drain plug magnetic?
Post by: GeeBeav on June 27, 2012, 03:41:35 pm
You can buy the mag plugs, 6 bucks maybe, google will find 'em.
magneticdrainplug.com or something like that.
Title: Re: is the stock oil drain plug magnetic?
Post by: turbojoe78 on June 27, 2012, 05:42:40 pm
I think I found mine on ebay, can't remember the company that made them.   Got one for the rear drive drain plug too.  ;D
Title: Re: is the stock oil drain plug magnetic?
Post by: gnuse on June 27, 2012, 08:22:36 pm
I just put the rare earth magnet on the head of the drain plug. It seems to be very effective. They are way stronger than a standard magnet. I put a few around the oil filter also, just because I had them. Airplane people cut filters open and look for trouble, so I thought it would be a good indicator.
Title: Re: is the stock oil drain plug magnetic?
Post by: Gitbox on June 30, 2012, 11:38:50 am
What, nobody noticed he has 71.5 million miles on his bike? ;D
Title: Re: is the stock oil drain plug magnetic?
Post by: GeeBeav on June 30, 2012, 11:44:31 am
What, nobody noticed he has 71.5 million miles on his bike? ;D

Yes, but then I thought maybe kilometers(?)
Title: Re: is the stock oil drain plug magnetic?
Post by: Gitbox on June 30, 2012, 12:12:42 pm
I was just goofin'.


I put magnetic drain plugs on my bike at the last oil change. I'm curious to see what they caught. Hopefully, not much.  :)
Title: Re: is the stock oil drain plug magnetic?
Post by: Cholla on July 01, 2012, 08:40:33 am
71500k? Just getting broken in.
Title: Re: is the stock oil drain plug magnetic?
Post by: ZG RIDER on July 13, 2012, 11:48:58 pm
 ;D