Is there an easier way ?

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by robermv32, Oct 23, 2009.

  1. robermv32

    robermv32 Active Member

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    With winter approaching, I've just finished doing the complete oil change using Mobil V-Twin 20/50 on my 2008 FXSTC. Then I changed out the primary oil using HD Formula +. Ok, one to go...drained out the old and got ready to load her up with some Spectro 6 speed...but wait..what's this..10 minutes trying to get the drain plug back in...Finally had to get a mirror. Still had a heck of a time starting the threads. Anyone else run into this problem and are there any tricks out there to make it easier ?
     
  2. PetieJ

    PetieJ Member

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    No trick I know of other then maybe you are not holding your tongue right or not saying lefty loosey, righty tighty. These two seem to help at times. It can be a pill to get to if you do not have small or nimble fingers. I find sometime that if I can not get a bolt or screw started, let someone else try and it will fall in or take a break and the next time you pick up the screw or bolt it will go right in. Frustration seems to keep the bolt/screw from starting. Murphy's Law goes into effect.
    Murphy's Law.
     
  3. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Much easier if you put the drain plug in the socket with a 6" extension on the socket (NO ratchet) and just start it in the drain hole.

    No muss, no fuss, no cuss and no bother.:D
     
  4. awall

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    I uer the allen wrench to get it started. For me it is a lot easier to handle than the socket on an extension.
     
  5. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Either way is easier than trying to fit your hand in between the shocks to start it.