2020 Tour Manual, 2018 Royal Enfield Himalayan
Don't forget PB Blaster or the like.
I have a set of this type of extractor; mine are Irwin brand. If you can get them to bite on the stud, then they are the absolute dog's bollocks.
First make sure you get a well known name as Ridefar said but get the impact one in the six point it has less chance of opening up and trying to round it of anymore, or just go to your local mechanic shop and if any techs have what you need just see if they will rent the socket to you.Go see a Snap-On or MAC tool man and purchase that size 6-point socket....does not matter what it costs, you will use it forever.
Use a hot air heat gun( not a torch!) on the surrounding case for a couple minutes, not on the drain plug itself.
That should get you enough expansion, it should not take much...don't push it.
Might not be a bad idea to do this with the bike on its side for better access, as you had suggested.
Make sure that you have help doing this or you may break something...yourself or bike.
Have a new plug on hand and torque to spec. May be able to borrow a torque wrench from a parts store.
Most people that do not wrench often, tend to put about double the force of spec on smaller stuff when tightening, which leads to these issues.
Easiest thing would to be to pay someone you trust with all the tools to get that thing off.
Good luck !
This could of been avoided in the first place by using a quality 6 point socket and a short extension.Hi gang. I went to change my engine oil today, ride a good bit to warm it up, parked, got oil pan and as I grabbed my 12mm socket and box-end wrenches, I found they did not fit easily/well. None the less I continued to try to get them on and thought I had a good fit but upon applying pressure to loosen the bolt the head stripped. This happened several times and I now have a fully stripped bolt head. Any ideas shy of a tap & die? I think I may need to head into the shop to have them deal with this. It really sucks and it super frustrating. Here is a pic of the bolt - its the first of the three located nearest to the front. Thanks! Rob
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Man am I glad I read this before it ever happened to me because that’s exactly what I would have done- weld something to the bolt head to allow better bite or leverage with no realization that I might fry the rest of the bike 😬I would be afraid to weld on one without removing all the computers.…..