2008 SuperDukeR oil drain plug install

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2008 SuperDukeR oil drain plug install

Postby DougFir » Sat Apr 25, 2020 4:52 pm

Hey Guys,

Anybody have a trick or tool to install the engine case bottom oil drain bolt on a 2008 SDR?

Were talking the R model with the fat Akapro exhaust.

Having a hard time thinking I have to drop the exhaust just to change oil. :evil:

I got the drain bolt out, but getting it back in is another story.

I have made a tool to install the oil sending unit on the LC8 of my 950 ADV.

Has a pull string like on a top.

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Re: 2008 SuperDukeR oil drain plug install

Postby No. 47 » Sat Apr 25, 2020 7:36 pm

viewtopic.php?f=18&t=25639&p=316653&hilit=replacing+drain+plug#p316653 - either drop the pipes or tape the plug to the underside of a large flat spanner and locate and refit from rhs - pita.
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Re: 2008 SuperDukeR oil drain plug install

Postby DougFir » Sat Apr 25, 2020 9:09 pm

Got it in.
Damn if I was going to drop the exhaust to change oil.
I put too many miles on my bikes for silly shit like that.
Started to make a tool to put the plug back in, took 2x designs.
Not much room down there!
Made a thin open end wrench just to get the threads started.
Cut 0.060 sheet of aluminium 1 1/2 wide x 9 inch long with an open end to fit the plug flats.
Pushed the plug up to meet the threads with a allen wrench.
Less then a minute with my new tool.
My misses old hand mirror and a bright light was useful.

Good to see you are still about #47.
Hope all is well and KTM's are still serving you well.
Little on the over loaded side with 6x KATooms in the shed.
Need to move 2x.
2x SuperDukes...a R model fell in my lap so had to have it. Both 2008's
2 x Adventures, one 950 I put 50,000 miles on ..so another low mile 990 30th edition fell from the sky for me to give a good home to.
A 690 Enduro 2018.
And last but not least...my 300 2 smoke woods bike.

Ride fast / take chances.
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Ohhhh,,,,,whats your take on draining the oil from the bottom side screen?
I always clean / inspect that screen on oil changes any way.
Just give it a good lean over?
Last edited by DougFir on Thu May 14, 2020 10:19 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: 2008 SuperDukeR oil drain plug install

Postby No. 47 » Sun Apr 26, 2020 12:21 pm

Guess the only downside is some old oil retained in sump and not being able to inspect magnet on plug - 'cycle on side oil change not uncommon in the KTM stable......................
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Re: 2008 SuperDukeR oil drain plug install

Postby steeeve66 » Sun Apr 26, 2020 3:53 pm

..could you siphon it out the side?
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