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Okay! I've ordered the endoscope and grabber. I'm going to drain the oil before I use them - just to make sure I get the best view possible.

If it was me I would do nothing until I received the scope and took a look. I wouldn't move it or dump the oil or do anything. Like I said the rod could be right there for the taking.

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I'm no Gynecologist but hey I'll take a look.
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Okay! I've ordered the endoscope and grabber. I'm going to drain the oil before I use them - just to make sure I get the best view possible.

If it was me I would do nothing until I received the scope and took a look. I wouldn't move it or dump the oil or do anything. Like I said the rod could be right there for the taking.
Okay! I'll do that, then! Thank you for your advice, seriously!

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Seriously, don't be worried about taking off the oil sump if you need to: the biggest hassle is getting the frame rails off! In fact, while the sump is off go ahead and remove (3 bolts) and clean the oil pick-up...

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Let's hope I don't have to, though!
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Good Luck, hope you can get it out.

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Good Luck, hope you can get it out.
Thank you!

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Wow, what a thread! Iím anxious about the outcome and not my bike!!


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Let us know if you see Jimmy Hoffa in there...he's still missing...


seriously, good wishes for a happy result!

and yes this should be filmed for posterity!
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Wow, what a thread! Iím anxious about the outcome and not my bike!!


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Let us know if you see Jimmy Hoffa in there...he's still missing...


seriously, good wishes for a happy result!

and yes this should be filmed for posterity!
Thank you! Yeah, I think it might be required at this point given the amount of attention this has gotten lol
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Not only do you have to film it, but you must mark the metal rod (once extracted) and sell it on eBay.

Good luck, we're all pulling for you!
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This thread is awesome! Netflix should make it into a mini-series.

Here's an idea:
If you can see the rod thru the scope and it's not too deep you might want to try to use a flexible wire or grabber with a TENS pad attached to it to pull it out. The TENS pads have a really sticky gel on the back of them and it might be strong enough to pick up the rod (imagine a frog's tongue). The pad itself is flexible and could be easy cut down, shaped, & attached.

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Also, I would tie a string to the pigtail wire so you could retrieve it if it happened to come off the grabber!
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