Hey guys, New to the forum and wasn't sure where to place this but I have a mechanically sad story to share and looking for some advice.
I picked up my New (left over 2015) ninja 300 about a year ago. Great little machine... when she worked. I had a total fail moment and wasn't sure if anyone else has had the misfortune of running into the same problem.
So the back story, I'm in my mid twenties. Fairly mechanically inclined. Do most of the work on my own vehicles and have changed the oil on the family cars since before I could drive. So I felt absolutely comfortable and confident in my ability to change the oil on my little green bike.
Evidently I was very wrong. I did everything by the book. New washer, proper torque specs and yet somehow after 2,500 otherwise perfectly smooth running miles since the last change THE DRAIN PLUG DECIDED TO JUMP SHIP ON THE HIGHWAY!!!!
So it's night time and I've been on the highway for about an hour when I start to think the engine is sounding a little noisy. Didn't think too much of it at the time but then all of a sudden i lurch a bit forward with a massive drop in power, THEN the oil light comes on but I knew already the damage was done the second I saw that. Pulled the clutch in and instantly the engine seized. Luckily I had the sense to hold the clutch in and coast to the side of the road. It wasn't till I got to the side of the road that I realized what happened. (and thanked my lucky stars my oil slicked tire didn't decide to send me to the ground on an unlit highway)
So I guess the point of this thread is to ask if anyone else has heard of an drain plug just backing out on them? Especially after such a long time without any leaking or dripping. And if anyone knows where to shop for another engine to drop in. I was pretty bummed to say the least as the bike doesn't have a single cosmetic defect, and only had 5,500 miles on it when this happened.
Sorry I'm really bad at brief right ups