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[V]I was just changing my oil , I set the drain plug at 22 ft/lbs just like the manual says . I filled the bike up with oil , then went to put the fairing back on - I noticed oil was dripping from the plug . Uppon closer inspection I noticed a hairline crack in the case :( What the fuck :(
 

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I would take it straight to the dealer and tell them that you have no idea how it happened. Tell them you went for a ride came back and it was cracked. Just don't say anything about you changing the oil. You might be able to sneak one past em!
 

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oil pan is cracked! please help
 

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pans are about 100 bucks,give or take,the labor is what gets you. most shops charge 60 bucks an hour, ooooooo i can hear it now ,i just got raped[xx(]. theres no way you should have to remove your pipe.just tell um you torked the bolt to specs.if i was you i wouldnt lye because the mechanics now by looking at it.ive been a car mechanic for 20 yrs and i know RIGHT away when someone comes in under warrety and tell me a lye.after they lye to me i really dont want to work on there car again
 

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Re: Setting the drain plug to 22 ft/lbs - It may be prudent to examine the torque wrench. Torque wrenchs' often fall out of calibration, and most frequently the torque wrench has a range of something line 10 - 120 ft/lbs.

If using a ft/lb torque wrench for 22 ft/lbs - chances are it's being set at the low end of its spectrum where the rate of error is higher. For relatively low torque specs, converting ft/lbs to inch pounds and using a 1/4 inch 'inch/lb' wrench delivers more accurate results.
 

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if you don't get any help from kawi, JB weld it man. not the quick set stuff, the stuff that takes like 12 hours to set up. drain the oil COMPLETELY! you don't want seepage. clean the surface really well and sand it down a little. apply a nice coat of it and let it set up. i've had to repair case covers with the stuff (why wont someone make a freaking aftermarket clutch cover?) and it is excellent. it WILL hold. i've ran the same clutch cover for over a year and it endured 2 other crashes.
 
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