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Hi guys and girls. I got myself in a bit of trouble this weekend - went to change the oil in my newly bought KTM EXC-F 250 ('06), took the sump plug out, drained the old oil, but cannot re-install the plug. I think the outer (the very last) ring of thread in the engine case (there's no sump casing) is damaged, so that ring of thread on the oil drain bolt is not catching. The thread on the bolt and the rest of the thread in the engine is fine. There's very little space between the oil drain hole and the frame on this bike - just about enough to get the bolt out, so there's no way any tool that would re-cut that first ring of thread would fit in there. Is there anything I can do to get that bolt in - I don't want to have the bike sitting there dry for any length of time - I don't have a garage?