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Numbnuts previous owner stripped the drain plug on my Bandit. I'm looking for a new pan. Let me know what you've got.
 

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Any chance you can drill and install a timesert or helicoil?

Later, Doug
 

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Thread repairs on the oil pan of a Bandit would be tricky to say the least (the aluminum is only about 1/4" thick at the drain plug), might be best off either getting a new fitting welded in with more threading, or, hit up ebay for a new oil pan.


I was looking for a spare pan for ages now and still thinking I may as well just get some shit welded up and fix the stuff that needs it before I go spending $70+ on a used part that may or may not need the same amount of time and effort put into it.
 

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Numbnuts previous owner stripped the drain plug on my Bandit. I'm looking for a new pan. Let me know what you've got.
Any chance you can drill and install a timesert or helicoil?

Later, Doug
Timesert would probably work, but it'll cost as much as a new pan at least.

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Tried that. Went M14-1.5 single oversize and it wouldn't go in straight. Several attempts.

Thread repairs on the oil pan of a Bandit would be tricky to say the least (the aluminum is only about 1/4" thick at the drain plug), might be best off either getting a new fitting welded in with more threading, or, hit up ebay for a new oil pan.


I was looking for a spare pan for ages now and still thinking I may as well just get some shit welded up and fix the stuff that needs it before I go spending $70+ on a used part that may or may not need the same amount of time and effort put into it.
Getting a threaded bung welded in is probably the best repair for these pans. However, this is my only bike and I want to get back on the road sooner rather than later.
 

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Second option is to pull the pan, clean it, and JB weld the piggyback plug I have in. Thoughts on that? It's not under pressure, but how good is the seal?
 
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