Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Muskego, Wisconsin
I don't know if I would call it a design flaw as long as people doing the oil change remember things like proper tools and torque settings. I just changed the oil on my bike and the last time it was done by my dealer at which time I had them install the RL Super Plug. I don't know what the torque was on the upper RL Plug, but it was really tight when I went to loosen it. So much so that I had to get a longer handled T-bar on it to get it loose. Had that been the OEM plug in there it most certainly would have stripped out. I am never surprised anymore how simple things like this can get so screwed up by a so-called "trained" dealer tech. Another great reason to do your own oil fluid changes whenever possible. Yes it's a little bit of a hassle and takes some time to accomplish, but when it's done you will know it's done right.