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I tried to change my oil today on my 04, and I couldn't get the drain bolt off for the life of me. That thing is on there good. I tried so hard that the whole bike started to move with me.:scared

Any body have any suggestions on how to get that thing off.
 

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The bike was hot, tried doing it as soon as I was done riding. I had it up on the stand, should I try again with it just leaning on the kickstand? That way the bike won't move as much.
 

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stop using your teeth ... for one thing!!!! lol.. jk man...!!!
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Take it back to the dealer and make the gorilla who put it on take it off. There is no reason for it to be that tight. I surprised they didn't crack the pan.
 

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No wonder I couldn't get it off, I'm supposed to use a what-do-you-call-it. . . w-r-e-n-c-h, all this time I was trying to twist the damn thing off with my fingers. j/k

Thanks valerossi, I'll try it with a longer one, and hopefully that damn thing loosens.
 

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Well, one thing is for sure, I'm never taking it to the place I got it, nothing but dumbasses over there. I wouldn't want those idoits touching my bike again.
 

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Slide a long piece of pvc pipe over the socket handle and use it
for extra leverage.
 

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Cipactli said:
No wonder I couldn't get it off, I'm supposed to use a what-do-you-call-it. . . w-r-e-n-c-h, all this time I was trying to twist the damn thing off with my fingers. j/k

Thanks valerossi, I'll try it with a longer one, and hopefully that damn thing loosens.
Seriously, if you try with one of those really really long ones, you will see how easy it is. ;) If you don't have one of those, Skeeter's way works well too.

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Huh.
I don't know why the dealer would be playing with the oil drain plug to fire up a new R1.
Last I knew, Yamaha motorcycles came with oil in the engine when delivered to the dealership.

You didn't use the wrenches that came in the motorcycle's tool kit, did you?
Get yourself (if you already don't/didn't use one) the proper sized socket set and a quality breaker bar.
When I loosen the oil drain plug on my new Yamahas, sometime they, too, are pretty tight, but the right tool lets it come off without that much of a struggle.

I'd also replace the drain plug gasket each time.
 

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yamaha bikes come with another liquid inside the motor. it is olso kind of oil but you canot start the bike with it. this kind of oil keeps the bike engine parts wet and out of rust and stuff like this. One of the dealer's preperations steps is to take this oil out and put a real oil that uses for the first 600m then you have to change it again.

That what my dealer did when I got my bike. I saw him doing this.
 

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Mine was quite tight as well, so I think it comes that way from the factory. A nice, long torque wrench took care of it, though. It helps to orient the wrench handle toward the back of the bike so you're pulling toward the side - it keeps the bike from moving.
 

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yamaha bikes come with another liquid inside the motor. it is olso kind of oil but you canot start the bike with it. this kind of oil keeps the bike engine parts wet and out of rust and stuff like this. One of the dealer's preperations steps is to take this oil out and put a real oil that uses for the first 600m then you have to change it again.

That what my dealer did when I got my bike. I saw him doing this.
I don't doubt that in the least, downtown, because I don't know what Yamaha sends to Israel.

With the bikes that come to the US, at my local dealer, the oil in the engine upon delivery to the dealership is what is usually in it when it is delivered to the customer.
In fact, nowhere in the Yamaha Assembly Manual (printed in the USA) for any of their bikes assembled by US dealers have I ever read about having to drain the oil before fire-up - and I've assembled both of my R1s, my R6, and my FZ-1.
In fact, I'm reviewing my YZF-R1K (1998 model) Assembly Manual that I have left in my tool box from that time, and the only thing mentioned about oil is making sure there is enough and adding if needed before you hit the START button.
 

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Take about 10-15 Ripped Fuel tablets or Hydroxycuts....wait about 15 minutes and you will twist it of with no problem.

Seriously.... it doesn't seem right for it to be that tight:no
 

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It looks like there is 2 plugs but really not. make sure you are getting the correct one. It should be the 15mm bolt on the bottom next to the filter and not by the left case. Oh, I know it is a common mistake but since the bolt is facing down toward the ground, make sure you turn the bolt clock-wise if you are looking down at it. I know I may be possibly insulting your intelligence, but it does happen to the best of us. No offense.
 
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