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You are overthinking it, an oil pan on a 6r looks like a part of the lower engine but isnt
This isn't a 6R. It's a 250. The thing on the left in the picture below is the bottom of the engine.


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My model year did you get? If you got a 2008+, just replace the oil cover. It's cheap cast metal and may not even work with helicoils or time-serts
It's a 04

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cody, if the shits not cracked and you wanna just time-sert it, you can drill slowly enough to keep the chips out, and when you thread it, coat the tap in grease. i've rethreaded spark plug holes before and thats what i did.. obviously, heads still on the vehicle..

any chips can be scooped out with a little piece of wire dipped in grease or sprayed out with the bike tipped over a bit and some carb cleaner. make sure not to get that shit in your eyes!
What about a self-tapping oversized drain plug? Would that work?
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Your drain bolt looks like the wrong one to begin with. If the threads are stripped in the hole, a time-sert shorter than the drain bolt is the better option in this case and it needs to be done well. Once it is done, leave alone and get the new gen oil screen, cover and drain plug. Make oil changes much easier and one less problem to deal with again.

These are the parts you need if you should do the mod.
  • new plate (14091-1575)
  • metal gasket (11061-0341)
  • the two longer bolts (132BB0645 x2)
  • drain bolt crush washer (92065-097)
  • oil drain plug (92066-1174).
It will look like the pic.
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That's just an ebay picture. I do appreciate your advice, but I bought this bike to flip it - so I'm trying to spend as little money as possible. I'm just trying to make sure the next owner isn't going to have more issues...screw making it easier on them

But seriously, I do appreciate the advice and that looks MUCH better than the stock set up - but for this bike, just trying to get it done on the cheap without hacking shit up.
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Ended up drilling it out and tapping it with a m14x1.50 instead of the factory m12. Works great. Threw a magnetic drain plug in just in case i didnt get all the shavings out.
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Re: Anyone had to helicoil the oil drain plug?

At a shop I worked at we coiled multiple bikes including my own quad. It works fine if you take your time and do it right. But I now work at a quick lube place for now and they used to swear by the over sized drain plugs for awhile but we now use a over sized plug like you used but with a piggy back to reduce the possibility of another accident on cars. Just food for thought

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I tried to use an oversize, but it would never bite. That's why I drilled it out to the next size up.
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Re: Anyone had to helicoil the oil drain plug?

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Ended up drilling it out and tapping it with a m14x1.50 instead of the factory m12. Works great. Threw a magnetic drain plug in just in case i didnt get all the shavings out.
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A magnetic drain plug to pick up shavings from an aluminum case?

Of course I'm generalizing from a single example here, but everyone does that. At least I do.


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A magnetic drain plug to pick up shavings from an aluminum case?
I was wondering that myself.


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A magnetic drain plug to pick up shavings from an aluminum case?
Whatever I drilled was magnetic. I used a flexible magnetic tool and it picked up shavings...but I hadn't really thought about that until now...how did that work?
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