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Tappet oil filter cap screw

Discussion in 'Motorcycle Tech Talk' started by Hogdog, Sep 29, 2017.

  1. Hogdog

    Hogdog Active Member

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    1989 ultra in restore. The Tappet Oil Screen Cape Screw is stuck, it wont budge. Any suggestions on how I may remove it. The service manual calls it a plug so I assume it unscrews. Do I dare tap it with a drift pin and hammer to loosen it?
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    Drift pin and hammer worked, buggered up the plug a mite. The HD mechanic had the same difficulty in the past and scratched the tappet cover. My 14 inch drift pin and 10 lb hammer worked quite well. Hope this helps someone who has the same problem
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    Great feedback, quality info - thanks for sharing!

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