Torque on drain plug?
I have read pretty much every thread on this topic and there really doesn't seem to be a conclusive answer. I just changed my oil the other day and according to the manual, you are supposed to put 31ft/lbs on the plug. I have heard this is kind of a "no-no" on this bike so here's what i did instead:
Drained oil, replaced the crush washer with a genuine Yamaha factory OEM one (cost about 13$), i then tightened the plug down to 25 ft/lbs using a torque wrench until i heard the click. Everything felt fine. I guess i wanna know if this spec is okay to do. The last thing I want is to pull that plug back out next oil change and have the threads come with it... I REALLY don't like to do things by "feel" as i have had that land me in some deep trouble on past projects. Looking for some peace of mind that i did everything correctly. The plug doesn't leak at all, and from what I've read, you will know that you have stripped the threads if the bolt were to keep spinning, or if oil starts to leak out and around the plug, neither of which i have. But that information was pertaining to cars, but i assumed it would be the same for bikes? Again just looking for the peace of mind from some more knowledgeable sources.