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Old 12-10-2012, 09:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Oil changing tools

I'm looking for the proper screwdriver to open and close the oil fill on a Bonneville. It looks like it takes a larger than normal size flat head screwdriver.
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Old 12-10-2012, 12:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Post number 3 on the following thread shows a professional tool for undoing slotted caps:

http://www.triumphrat.net/twins-tech...iller-cap.html

A few other ideas:

http://www.triumphrat.net/twins-tech...plug-tool.html

http://www.triumphrat.net/twins-talk...iller-cap.html

http://www.triumphrat.net/twins-tech...ug-advice.html

A lot of people opt for replacement with an after-market oil cap that is either hexagonal or knurled and much easier to remove and replace:









Or even one that incorporates an oil temperature gauge:


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Old 12-10-2012, 09:17 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thank you Forchetto
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Old 12-11-2012, 05:42 PM   #4 (permalink)
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A cheap spark-plug gapping tool (disc shaped, about the dia. of a 50cent piece) is the proper thickness to fit the slot tightly; just use the backside (thickest part) of it, and turn it with a pair of pliers or an adjustable wrench. They're available for about a buck at any auto supply, easy to carry in a tool roll, and don't bugger up the slot. ............James.
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I go the big flat head screw driver with a rag. No damage so far.
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Old 12-17-2012, 12:36 PM   #6 (permalink)
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yeah, just use a rag, and you're good
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Old 12-21-2012, 07:27 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I actually did use a gap tool but I'll add a little rag the next time to protect the part. Thanks to all.
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