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    Default Where is my sump plug?

    Hello again,
    While carrying out an oil change I have come across a problem, where is my sump plug?
    I have looked at YouTube and the videos show what I call a standard hexagon fitting sump plug.
    But my 2005 BMW F650 GS does not have one!
    Can I assume that it is the large torx bolt that can bee seen in the photo?
    If so, what size torx is this bad boy?
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    Certainly looks like it to me. Can't be sure because mines fitted with a fumoto quick release valve no spanners needed. Sure someone will be along to confirm .

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    I took the plunge, it take a T55 torx socket - which promptly stripped the thread something that has been mentioned on this forum!
    So last night I laid the bike on its side, applied some heat to the bolt and with a large sized hex bolt wedged in gave it some wellie.
    Off it came, just got to wait for my new sump plug to arrive

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    Quote Originally Posted by PerryF650GS View Post
    I took the plunge, it take a T55 torx socket - which promptly stripped the thread something that has been mentioned on this forum!
    So last night I laid the bike on its side, applied some heat to the bolt and with a large sized hex bolt wedged in gave it some wellie.
    Off it came, just got to wait for my new sump plug to arrive
    I'm pretty sure you will find that's a 10mm allen instead of a T55 torx.

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    Hi Kr4mo,
    You are correct, I was unable to see the sump plug properly and assumed (incorrectly) that it was a torx.
    This has now been confirmed when I managed to get the old sump plug out and the arrival off my new one today.


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