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post #11 of 23 (permalink) Old 07-29-2013, 04:09 PM
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Newbie question. Does the drain plug listed on magneticdrainplugs.com work for a 2012 Bonneville? It's listed as working for a 2006 model, so I'm not sure if they are the same size, without researching further. Sorry for being lazy...
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The oil drain plug is M14 x 1.5 x 16, 16mm being the length.

Suitable magnetic plugs would be the ones discussed on this thread with links, etc:

http://www.triumphrat.net/twins-tech...oil-plugs.html

Or the one quoted on this thread will be fine as well. http://www.magneticdrainplugs.com/tr...otorcycles.htm
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Filtermag makes some nice magnets you slap right onto your oil filter, they use neodymium earth magnets to hold the particles against the filter.
http://www.shopfiltermag.com/products.php
more surface area than an oil drain plug. a little more expensive also. I've been meaning to get one but I keep forgetting to measure the diameter of our oil filters. Any help there?!
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I keep forgetting to measure the diameter of our oil filters. Any help there?!
The filter cartridges measure about 64 mm across the flats provided for removal tool. Overall diameter is 68mm and the length about 65 mm.


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I went the cheapo route. Just take apart an old computer hard drive. It'll have a really strong magnet in it. Slap it on the bottom of your oil filter and you're good to go.

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The filter cartridges measure about 64 mm across the flats provided for removal tool.
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I went the cheapo route. Just take apart an old computer hard drive. It'll have a really strong magnet in it. Slap it on the bottom of your oil filter and you're good to go.
I have a similar setup right now too, but its a smaller magnet from an old car stero, I'm working on getting the magnet out of a "Alpine Type-R 15'' Sub that my friend gave me he blew out. Thats been a tough bugger to get into. but I'll tell you what, if that magnet is small enough to fit on the filter It'll be great.
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I have a magnetic oil bolt, wasn't expensive at all. Another nice thing is that I no longer worry about dropping it into the oil catch basin when I change the oil, I get my fingers out of the way of the hot oil and the bolt sticks to the frame!

I also have two other small neodymium magnets, one attached to the filter and the other on the frame, to help trip road sensors.


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I mentioned the Green Light Trigger (available on ebay last time I looked) at a family event a few years ago and ended up with one on my b'day. It really works! It's not very big and you just ziptie it to the bottom of the bike. Had mine on the centrestand for a long time.

Just to return to the original subject, I've got a small rare earth magnet (strong sucker) I keep meaning to put on the drain plug, but I always remember it AFTER I change the oil.
Would those devices work in dear old blighty?
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If they use induction sensors at traffic lights, it should. Of course, down in Australia you have to instal them upside-down because the Earth's magnetic field is reversed there. ;-)


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