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My oil plug is leaking. Looks to have been stripped by previous owner. Eventually I will be disassembling the bike for powder coat or paint and will probably heli coil. Until then i will try Teflon tape. If Teflon tape doesn’t work I was thinking maybe a small rubber washer and nut on the inside the primary with red locktite/rtv. I can’t recal if there is room under the clutch basket. Has anyone tried something like this before? As it sits now!



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When my timing plug hole was stripped I cleaned it up good, applied a couple drops of blue locktite, and tightened it to just almost firm. It held for months of riding until I had it fixed.

Also used this one time; works good also...
https://www.amazon.com/Permatex-8166...ews/B000AL4WAS

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A old redneck fix,take some sewing string wrap around threads like Teflon tape.It'll thread and hold and seal give it a try.
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I have tapped them for 1/4 pipe, glue the plug in and never remove it.
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