retrieving washer from bottom of engine

zoran zv30 at
Thu Jun 12 09:00:15 PDT 2008

drain oil.lay bike down on left side.come back couple hours later and washer 
will be by drain plug.pull it out with magnet.

Zoran Vujasinovic
Twin Works Factory
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "John" <spam at>
To: <sv650 at>
Sent: Thursday, June 12, 2008 7:11 AM
Subject: retrieving washer from bottom of engine

> I'm trying to get the bike ready for my first race ever this weekend, and 
> it's in bad shape.
> I dropped a washer down the 1x2 inch hole at the bottom of the crankcase, 
> on the clutch side of the motorcycle. I bought a magnetic wand, but I 
> can't see or reach the washer.
> Now my strategies are:
> 1) Beg for help; and
> 2) Cry.
> Large photo here
> More details here
> Note that the photo comes from a gen 2 SV650, and I drew in the arrows, 
> but mine is a gen 1. Now I have taken off the clutch cover and the inner 
> clutch cover. That ripped the paper gasket, but I think I can fill it in 
> with RTV silicone.
> So how do I get that washer out of the bottom of my engine? Can I leave it 
> there? (Cringe.)
> (Cross-posted to the Micapeak SV race list and SV-DL Riders.)
> -John
> '98 VFR800
> '99 SV650
> '70 El Camino 

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