: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.
So I was doing huge research on the Vulcan S,
And after all the research I really have felt like the guy who created the Vulcan s created it for me,
I don't know why but everything feels like it fits me and I have sat on it, and I really wanna buy one for a lifetime,
Buy one till it dies on...
Hello I'm just join in this forums, I have a question, I just order a handlebar (hand made) for my vulcan s 650 and he ask me how long of this position of handlebar
I have no idea for answer and I'm not near the bike to measure the lenght.
Did a search... cause … well found something from 5 years ago. But styles change and materials advance with time.
Pretty sure I'm going with a 'jeans' riding pants; but I'm open to suggestions.
Has anyone tried using a bigger diameter bar (1& 1/8in) on the vulcan S?
I know the stock bar is 1in in the center and goes to 7/8 on the ends, Im also wondering what adapters are available that will fit the vulcan S that will take 1&1/8.
I see a lot over universal adapters but want to see if...
I have set up my Vulcan S with some Givi hard cases. They work great. I will post photos as soon as I get a chance.
I have side cases and a top case. The top case will fit two helmets or one helmet and my armored riding jacket. Great setup for commuting to the train station!
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