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Please people do not advise him to buy a magnet tool it will be a waste of money because it will not work.


Donít listen to this guy. He probably checks his oil with a metal stick too. That magnet tool will save your life, whether it works in this application or not, which it most likely will.
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Donít listen to this guy. He probably checks his oil with a metal stick too. That magnet tool will save your life, whether it works in this application or not, which it most likely will.
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I guess it doesn't hurt to give it a shot! I'm sure you're right that I'll use it at some point.

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Save the magnetic tool, you'll use it somewhere else down the road.
I think if you can get your hands on one of those endoscopes like BB suggested it would be wise. Once/if you locate it then you might try one of these https://www.walmart.com/ip/X-Long-36...hoCLhYQAvD_BwE , if that fails then drain the oil and tip it over and shake vigorously!
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Don’t listen to this guy. He probably checks his oil with a metal stick too. That magnet tool will save your life, whether it works in this application or not, which it most likely will.
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Look I have that motion pro tool and I went out to the garage and tried a strong magnet on the stick it is not magnetised what don't you get?
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Look I have that motion pro tool and I went out to the garage and tried a strong magnet on the stick it is not magnetised what don't you get?
Thanks for looking into that for me! I tried to find information myself about the materials, but all I could find was an Amazon review that said the rod was made of "steel," which doesn't tell you much.

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Save the magnetic tool, you'll use it somewhere else down the road.
I think if you can get your hands on one of those endoscopes like BB suggested it would be wise. Once/if you locate it then you might try one of these https://www.walmart.com/ip/X-Long-36...hoCLhYQAvD_BwE , if that fails then drain the oil and tip it over and shake vigorously!
Honestly, at this point, would it just be better to hire a plumber?

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So I got these two items:

https://www.amazon.com/Depstech-Endo...gateway&sr=8-3

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https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...Q78GCXTS&psc=1

Is this good?

I'm almost just inclined to drain the oil and see if the rod will fall out, as hopeless as it sounds...

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Lol. That endoscope looks like a fun toy, but how are you going to grab a slick oil covered stainless rod with that claw?

This might be my favorite triumphrat thread yet. If the magnet doesnít work dropping the oil sump is probably the next move. You will need a new gasket though if you do that.


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I think your next step is to get an USB Endoscope (like the one linked on page 1) that will fit into the oil filler hole and take a look around who knows maybe the rod is right there for the getting.

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You try hitting the starter motor? Might shoot right back out the hole....or mangle your bottom end.

*This is a joke. Do not start bike without retrieving rod.


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