Skid plate woes

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Bought a skid plate described as ,world crosser, type .fitting instructions say mount using the two original bolts at front and a third which they supply to connect to the further most Bolt on the sump.when I removed this oil poured out. image.jpg
 

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Well, if oil is pouring out when removing bolt, already through oilpan.
Maybe only from a bolt to long.
There is no way oil will come out if you have the right fitting. Mine came with the ES as standard i believe. 2 fittings at the front and ome on the rear. The rear is independent from the oil bolts. Will take a photo of mine tomorrow. Should be same as yours.
 

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There is no way oil will come out if you have the right fitting. Mine came with the ES as standard i believe. 2 fittings at the front and ome on the rear. The rear is independent from the oil bolts. Will take a photo of mine tomorrow. Should be same as yours.
Hi yes a photo would be good,only have the bike a couple of weeks.Oil pouring from a bolt hole was quite a shock
 

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I just did an oil change this evening. That's a blank hole, no bolt, no leaks. Something out of the ordinary there.
 

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Somebody put too long a bolt in the hole. They bottomed out the bolt and then kept on going until it punched a hole in the oil pan.

Personally I would use a stud + locktite or thread sealer and screw it into the hole. Now mount the plate with just a nut holding it on instead of a bolt. Should be oil tight and cause no issues. No need to remove the stud for plate removal.

If it bothers you a new oil pan would be the proper fix, but a stud and nut would be the cheap easy fix.
 
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I believe you have removed the wrong bolt. At least on my Tenere The bolt in your picture has nothing to do with the skid plate .
 
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Just wait till that bolt gets pounded into the oil pan....... No good... Need a frame mounted skid plate.
I have already had to pound out my Alt Rider Plate once. It seems to have some "fused brackets" mounted to the motor. As soon as this plate wears out I will be getting one of yours.
 

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Somebody put too long a bolt in the hole. They bottomed out the bolt and then kept on going until it punched a hole in the oil pan.

Personally I would use a stud + locktite or thread sealer and screw it into the hole. Now mount the plate with just a nut holding it on instead of a bolt. Should be oil tight and cause no issues. No need to remove the stud for plate removal.

If it bothers you a new oil pan would be the proper fix, but a stud and nut would be the cheap easy fix.
 

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Hi thanks for the reply,this seems the most likely probability.I will try the stud or a grub screw if I can get the size
 
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