:surprise: WOW, they must really like their Oil drain plugs. $34.95 is a bit steep and too rich for my money especially if there are Magnetic Oil drain plugs available at a fraction of that price :grin2:
Another option is to put one of those powerful neodymium magnets on your oil filter. That way the particles go with your old filter when you change it. I used a 20mm x 3mm button on top for a while. Never came off without me forcing it.
What surprised me the most was some of the small black stone chips in the road must have had a high iron content because they wanted to stick to it.
I’ve got a dimed sized rare earth magnet on the end of both my bikes filters. They sometimes pick up some pad/rotor dust, over time.
If you’re buying any of those EBay Chinese CNC plugs, check to make sure that magnet is tight fitting and not going to come out, before you use it, or you might be in a world of hurt!
I wouldn't bother with a magnetic drain plug or putting magnets on the oil filter, neither are really effective. See the two videos below from a mechanical engineer for more info (note: some salty language so may be NSFW. Also each are a bit over 20 mins long so grab a drink and enjoy... :smile2.
Some manufacturers of commercial equipment have used these OEM, from the factory. Most auto transmissions already have them in the pan and 4x4 transfer cases as well. Racing teams use them also. Most times it’s for inspection purposes to tell if wear is acceptable in an assembly. Realistically, your filter should be doing it’s job of catching that stuff. If you are finding a lot of debris on the magnet, the recommendation is to change your filter or try an alternate “better” filter. If you change your oil & filter regularly, I wouldn’t worry about it. Worst case scenario is, IMO, it’s a waste of money. I call bs on that it does any harm.
I would like to get a conversation started specifically about the Vulcan S.
I’m 6’ 230lbs. I’d like to occasionally ride double with my wife who is 5’4” and xxxxxlbs. Every guy knows that’s a suicide mission to post that number! She’s little!
Anyway it will be my first bike after being without a...
Here in central Indiana it looks as if the ridding season is all but over. So Im getting my scoot winterized, it a 2018 Vulcan S I bought new in Sept, and has 1,256 miles on it. I was thinking about a good easy way to measure the chain slack, so what i did was cut a slat to where it would fit in...
Here's the site it lives on, first: https://www.scottoiler.com/
So, chain maintenance does annoy me every 400 miles. It's not particularly difficult, and it doesn't really take that long, but it disrupts my day, and keeps me from riding that moment.
This device intrigues me, but I'm wondering...
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