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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Jul 14th, 2012, 10:21 pm Thread Starter
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Gear Oil "Drain" plug location?

Hi,

I just finished doing engine oil, final drive oil, coolant, sparks, fuel filter (pain in the ass), air filter.

All I have left to do is Gear Oil and Brake Fluid (which I'll probably leave to the dealer after reading about how to do it).

My Question:

Where is the Gear oil drain plug? I found the filler plug, but am not sure where the drain plug is. I see a large allen bolt in the middle of the center stand but the allen is huge. Is this it? Seems like a large bolt to be for the transmission fluid and doesn't mesh with the other plugs. Reason I'm asking is because the manual doesn't show where the plug is. Also any other posts don't say where the actual drain plug is either. I'd like to get this done ASAP so I can ride.

Mine is a 2002

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Yes, you found it. 14mm Allen.

Right where it will spill oil all over unless you make some king of though to redirect it into a drain pan.

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Thanks. Guess I'll have to wait until I locate a 14mm Allen.

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Pull the plug while on the side stand (oil hot) and tilt bike up as it drains....no mess
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Thanks. Guess I'll have to wait until I locate a 14mm Allen.

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In the past, a few K1200 owners have found a set of 3 Allen bits (including the 14) for a very good price at AUTOZONE in the USA. Hope this helps...

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Silly internet....doesn't let me post, must be them solar flares affecting our "Internet at Sea".

If you can't find a 14mm, you may be able to get away with a 9/16". Depending on its tolerances you may have to file it down a little. That's what I did at first until I located a full set in the large sizes at Princess Auto for us Canadians. Often on sale at about $15.00.

Acklands may have the "set", not home so can't look up their catalogue, but expect to pay, their single 9/16" was more than the full set I bought later but they did have it in stock.

Make sure, if you buy a set that it includes the 12mm, you'll need that one for pivot bearings or swingarm bearings removal/preload.

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Thanks everyone. I ended up driving over to my parent's house and used my dad's shop. We changed both of our Gear Oil's and then rode up to Canyon Lake and went sailing and enjoyed the sun...... The K bike is super easy to work on minus removing the plastics and brake fluids.

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