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I had a 2015 Chieftain and did all my own oil changes. I was always careful to start the drain plugs by hand being extra careful not to get them cross threaded. I never tightened them much past snugged down. I went 5 riding seasons on that bike without stripping out the drain holes. I'll do the same with my new Scout.
 

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I had to order a new oil drain plug after my dealer tech over torqued it and damaged the allen head socket in it. He did this at the 2500 miles oil change. After that I had an independent motorcycle service shop closer to home do the 5000 mile one, He had to pound the next size SAE Allen wrench into it to break it loose. Months later I got the new drain plug and I had the same guy do the 10,000 mile oil change. I gave him the 15 foot pounds spec to tighten it to. Now I have a good oil drain plug in my Challenger and might be finally able to do my own oil changes from here on.
 
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