* About quality and texture, The drain bolt is machined from aluminium and finished with a deep red anodizing with the magnet securely attached to the tip. Aluminium crush washer, set screw and allen key are also included in the package.
* About the feeling of use, This is the second drain bolt from SP Takegawa I have purchased due to the addition of another motorcycle to the family so obviously I am more then happy with this product. The magnet works and is good to see the tip of the drain bolt covered with a metal paste like material when replacing the oil.
* Products to buy together, The Grom does not have a traditional cartridge style oil filter so I will also be purchasing a new clutch cover with this feature but an still undecided between the versions available from SP Takegawa and Kitaco for this particular motorcycle.
* Difficulty of installation, Installation is best to be achieved when carrying out an oil change. My ehaust header pipe is directly below the oil drain port so some aluminium foil is used to minimise contact. Once the oil is fully drained simply install the SP Takegawa drain bolt and torque it down to 24nm. The process was completed in 15 minutes with no difficultly.
* Cost performance and comparison with other products, The SP Takegawa drain bolt is higher priced then the Kijima drain bolt which is also magnetic but I find the SP Takegawa version much more appealing with it's anodized finish and also has the additional feature of being able to secure the temperature sensor through the drain bolt.
* About shipping and packaging, I am happy to wait 8 weeks on average for my parts to arrive in Sydney Australia via Webike's sea freight which comes with tracking and insurance so I know I'm covered in case something was to go wrong but with there outstanding bubble wrapping and boxing there have been no problems.
* Any concerns, cautions, or advice when purchasing, SP Takegawa offer this product in different sizes so be sure to select the part number specific to your motorcycle. Use the product reviews to assist in making a decision on your purchase.
I bought it for a replacement cycle after replacing it last time and riding it for about 5000km.
I'm not an expert, but after replacing it with the DX last time, the throttle response improved and I felt that the ride was better than using the genuine one, so I bought an additional replacement after 5000km.
Unless there is a big problem, I think I will probably continue to purchase and use the MOTO DX.
The replacement of the Halogen bulb was very easy and took about 5 minutes to install. However, when actually illuminated, the light was not evenly distributed, making it sparse and very difficult to see. In the end, we purchased another company's LED Light (DeltaDirect) and are happy with that one, which is cleaner and very easy to see.
Adapter?-like thing got unusually hot, so I'm a little cautious when placing it behind Headlight. There was some concern about Harness and whether it would melt.
Purchased to keep the cold out of my Motorcycle (GN125H) for city commuting. Since it is a universal product, it was inevitable, but the position was not good when it was popped in, so the Bracket was bent to adjust the position. Mirror is co-tightened, so hang is required to fix the Visor and Mirror while keeping their positions at the same time. This should not be a problem if two people work on it. After about a week of installation, we found a crack in the bracket fixing part of the Visor. Although it had not yet cracked, I repaired it by plastic repair and put a rubber sheet in between the bracket and the mounting part to prevent vibration. After that, there was no progression of the crack. The key is that the thermal protection is satisfactory. Minor problems but cosmetic enough.
Might be necessary for vehicles without Oil Filter.
Installed on a BirdCity155. The BirdCity155 has a drain bolt that is not visible from the outside, so it is almost pointless to look at it.
The Instruction Manual says to replace it every 5000 km, but I guess that means it's out if you loosen it twice or so… But I don't think it's going to happen immediately if you replace the OilGasket properly.:In addition to being aluminum, the bolt itself is not as strong as it should be due to the hole for the oil temperature sensor, so it is best to be careful about the torque of the bolt.