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1 hour ago, Cogswell said:

At your service!  

 

I got mine from Dimple in the U.S.  (below).  They have a different shoulder than OEM - I was skeptical at first,  but they work fine, no leaks or backing out.  The one compatible with the 8th gen,  presuming it's  the same as for G6 is pre-drilled for a safety wire,  which I decided to begin using after getting the appropriate pliers last year. You'll need a new crush washer at each service (they'll be roached and not reusable)  so order plenty, or go on Amazon or ebay if you don't have a local supplier.  I've used both aluminum and copper washers,  either work fine.  I got my copper ones on  Amazon in a bag of 50.  These things are crazy strong.  They really hold on to things.  Worth considering are the oil filter magnets,  shaped like hockey pucks.  The VFR gets 3 staggered from bottom to top - all my other vehicles 2. They're not terribly expensive.  I had a magnetic plug in the CRV, Camry and 4Runner, but there was never anything on them, so after I ran out of crush washers I went back to the OEM plug and just use the filter magnets on the cars.  It's the bikes that produce the swarf that these things catch.  All the ones I've seen them in do it. I suspect it's from the gear box - that's the major difference I can think of between the bike and car engines.  IDK why manufacturers don't put them in bikes - car gearboxes, either auto or manual and differentials seem to typically  have them. 

 

https://drainplugmagnets.com

 

Wow! Thank you Sir for your comprehensive reply Cogswell, you are the best! 

Shall seriously look into this, might actually look at the Oil Filter magnets for both car and VFR.

Cheers.:beer:

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I can't ride my VFR enough. Post up a pic of your mileage !

21,208 km may seem quite low to most. However, the odometer, on the 6th gen at leas., only has room for 5 digits.  It reached 99,999 km or miles, which ever you have it set at, then it rolls to zero a

Hit this a couple weeks ago on my '04.  Bought the bike from its first owner with 4,225 miles on it in August 2006.  My goal for 2020 was to see this number on my VFR.     

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1 hour ago, Grum said:

 

Wow! Thank you Sir for your comprehensive reply Cogswell, you are the best! 

Shall seriously look into this, might actually look at the Oil Filter magnets for both car and VFR.

Cheers.:beer:

 

A pleasure, sir!  If you decide you would like the Dimple magnets, they have kind of a quirky website.  It appears they only take Paypal, but by clicking that and then on "Pay without a Paypal account" you can then enter a CC # and choose international shipping. That's not mentioned on the website - only by going to checkout can it be found. 

Cheers.

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13 minutes ago, Cogswell said:

 

A pleasure, sir!  If you decide you would like the Dimple magnets, they have kind of a quirky website.  It appears they only take Paypal, but by clicking that and then on "Pay without a Paypal account" you can then enter a CC # and choose international shipping. That's not mentioned on the website - only by going to checkout can it be found. 

Cheers.

Thanks again Cogs.:fing02:

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Thanks Cogswell! 👋

I got one of these couple years ago for my Ninja 250 race-bikehttps://www.amazon.com/Outlaw-Racing-Magnetic-1-5-13MM/dp/B00AWER052

 

Recently switched to this one. The alloy body sucks away less magnetism and bigger magnet catches more fragments. https://www.amazon.com/Magnetic-Drain-Plug-Sump-Bolt(12x1-5,Red)/dp/B07BQPGV9G/ref=psdc_15726101_t3_B01N96K2OL

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29,000 miles in 2020 . . . I don't do that many a year in my car! 

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4 wheels move the body

2 wheels move th soul

 

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