87’ KDX drain plug missing??

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87’ KDX drain plug missing??

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Hello, I’ve been a regular poster here as I bought this kdx200 from upstate New York that’s been really abused and put and together poorly. Anyways I just want to make sure before I try and tap and drill this hole that this is the right spot for the drain plug and that it’s been stripped.
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Re: 87’ KDX drain plug missing??

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That's it. What happened? Did someone break the bolt off in it??
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Re: 87’ KDX drain plug missing??

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If that is the bolt broken off inside there you may be able to get it out without a tapping the threads. Mine had an aftermarket bolt in it from the previous owner that snapped off with hardly any effort. I used a drill bit and went in about 1/4” and then I pressed a small standard screwdriver in the hole and twisted it out. I got lucky that the screwdriver snagged in the hole but I’ve seen a Phillips head screwdriver used also with light taps from a hammer in the drilled hole work also. They also make those stripped bolt extractor kits where you drill a small hole and then left hand thread the bit in and when it tightens up it starts backing out the screw. Ace hardware has those.
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Re: 87’ KDX drain plug missing??

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If that is a broken bolt and you do not already have a set, right now would be a terrific time to purchase a LEFT handed drill bit set.

If it catches, it loosens what is left of the bolt.

If it is glued in place, then heat may soften up the adhesive.
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Re: 87’ KDX drain plug missing??

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Oh dude that is the perfect candidate for the weld nut technique. Works like a hot damn when the bolt is in aluminum like that.
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