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post #1 of 5 Old 05-14-2019, 12:04 PM Thread Starter
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I need to change the oil on a 2005 rebel 250 but I just can’t seem to get the nut loose what tools can I use and what tools do you guys use to unscrew bolt?
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post #2 of 5 Old 05-14-2019, 12:19 PM
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I use a swingarm stand to hold the bike, a 17mm (if memory is good today) boxed end wrench to crack the nut, and a piece of carpet to lay on while performing the task.

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post #3 of 5 Old 05-14-2019, 01:58 PM
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A sharp hammer blow to the wrench should break it loose. Be sure you are hitting it so the plug turns counter clockwise. If it is hard to remove, the last person that changed the oil installed the plug too tight. A good rule of thumb is the "two finger" tightening method. Just use the force of two fingers on the end of the wrench to tighten the plug. That's all it takes, and over tightening the steel plug in the aluminum case can pull the aluminum threads.

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Ok thanks!
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post #5 of 5 Old 05-16-2019, 09:11 AM
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6 point metric socket on a long handle socket wrench will reduce the chance of rounding off the plug's hex head.

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