she'trying to tell me something..
steven at bixbys.net
Tue Apr 12 16:15:02 PDT 2011
Hey, I resemble that!
I... <ahem> ... managed to "stub" my ST1300's oil pan on a curb
thingy in a parking lot. The curb block was only about 18" wide and
since the ST's fairing is pretty good-sized (and my brain increasingly
small), I didn't realize it was there, bumped the front wheel over, and
the oil pan *onto* the curb block. !@#)$(*@_#()*@#$!!!
So I got a fracture in one corner, and a new oil pan would have been
something like $236 - big-ouch. Wallet *and* ego. I saw that some
people had used JBWeld for this purpose on their own ST's for similar
damage, so I figured "what the heck" and gave it a try. It came out
*great* and does not leak!
With yours being damaged around the banjo-bolt hole, I think what I'd do
is apply a reasonable amount of release compound to a suitably sized
bolt or all-thread portion, thread it in, *then* do the JBWeld trick.
Theoretically you can then back out the bolt , file down the flat for
the banjo washer and hook it back up.
Might be worth a try, worst case, you get another pan.
On 4/12/2011 4:07 PM, Paul Heim wrote:
> If you don't find an oil pan... JB Weld! Or maybe hi temp silicone sealer.
> Paul in Ohio
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