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post #21 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-22-2016, 09:31 PM Thread Starter
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If you ask a dealer if there is a recall on your bike they will say "no". It doesn't mean there wasn't one and that it was fixed. It just means there isn't one presently.
If it were my bike, I would pick up the new o ring and install it myself. This way I have control over the quality of the work.
I thought about picking up a new o-ring but I didn't know if it would be an involved install (i.e.; what's behind the plug?). Not to mention, I am more than a little frustrated and don't think I should have to fix it.

I am just really short on time lately and the entire reason I sold my dual sport and bought the CB500F was that I was tired of wrenching. It's all rather annoying. Plus, I don't even seem to have time to take an occasional short joy ride.

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I would go to Harbor Freight and grab a new torque wrench and a box of o-rings. I'm not a patient person and I love buying tools. No way I would wait a month for someone else to do something I could do right now. Of course I wouldn't ever lend anyone my tools either. I'd rather lend you the money to buy your own wrench than lend you mine.

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I would go to Harbor Freight and grab a new torque wrench and a box of o-rings. I'm not a patient person and I love buying tools. No way I would wait a month for someone else to do something I could do right now. Of course I wouldn't ever lend anyone my tools either. I'd rather lend you the money to buy your own wrench than lend you mine.
^This. I would know it's done right. The dealer will replace the o ring but the mechanic is just going to crank the $#it out of the plug.
Do both of them.
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