View Single Post
  #1  
Old 12-09-2019, 12:41 PM
Infidel!'s Avatar
Infidel! Infidel! is offline
The other white meat
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Roanoke, TX
Last Cigar Smoked: Victor Sinclair Classico
Age: 61
Posts: 16,097
Rep Power: 512997
Infidel! has forgotten more about Harleys than you'll ever knowInfidel! has forgotten more about Harleys than you'll ever knowInfidel! has forgotten more about Harleys than you'll ever knowInfidel! has forgotten more about Harleys than you'll ever knowInfidel! has forgotten more about Harleys than you'll ever knowInfidel! has forgotten more about Harleys than you'll ever knowInfidel! has forgotten more about Harleys than you'll ever knowInfidel! has forgotten more about Harleys than you'll ever knowInfidel! has forgotten more about Harleys than you'll ever knowInfidel! has forgotten more about Harleys than you'll ever knowInfidel! has forgotten more about Harleys than you'll ever know
Dimple Drain Plugs

For the last couple of years my Road King has suffered from an oil drip. Not like puddles on the garage floor, but a slow drip none the less, which has really annoyed me. Finally about 6 months ago I bought a UV flashlight and some dye. Ran the dye through a couple of days and viola, the leak is coming from my drain plug. Ok, no problem, replace the o ring and tighten.

Still dripping.

Googling this I find I'm not alone. Some suggest copper washers, others suggest Teflon tape on the threads, and various other imaginative solutions. I really don't want Teflon tape particles floating around inside the engine plugging things up. And besides, a drain plug with an o-ring shouldn't leak.

Then I stumbled across http://www.drainplugmagnets.com/Dimple Drain Plugs. They supposedly have the world's most powerful magnetic oil plugs. What interested me more was that they are self sealing. They have an o-ring, but it's secondary. The sealing feature is a 15 degree taper, which allows you to replace the plug without worrying about the o-ring.

When it arrived, I had to test out the magnet. It was STRONG! It stuck to everything, right through the plastic bag. I took it out of the bag, and was able to lift an iron bacon press with it. THAT was impressive! I had a ton of fun playing with the magnet before I put it in the bike. After installing in the bike, the oil drip disappeared. Apparently that "Super Seal" technology really works.

I a happy customer so far. It will be interesting to see what it pulls out of the oil next oil change.

Here are some videos about them





__________________
------------------------------------------------

I know you think you understood what I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant."




[

Last edited by Infidel!; 12-09-2019 at 12:48 PM.
Reply With Quote