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Old 11-10-2012, 08:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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New Bonneville Oil Filler Cap

Hi everyone,

Just purchased a Union Jack Oil Filler Cap from New Bonneville, made out of 6061 Aluminum. It is supposed to be a compatible upgrade for my T100's Oil Cap, but for some reason it doesn't want to thread in like the OEM cap. Called New Bonneville and they claim I might need to file it down some due to possible chrome excess build-up? I am nervous about filing down a brand new $40 filler cap, but if this sound reasonable I may try. Has anyone out there had a similar experience? I hate to force the cap into the threads for fear of damaging anything. This shouldn't be so complicated Thanks for any advice!

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Old 11-10-2012, 10:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I tried fitting a Triumph OEM locking gas-cap on my '01 Bonnie. I couldn't screw it on all the way either. I gave up on it and sold it with another Bonnie I had.
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Old 11-10-2012, 10:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Talk about coincidence - I just ordered this same oil filler cap from New Bonneville, just a couple days ago. Should arrive in the mail in a few days .. I'll post back my results. Also ordered the side cover screws, (in black) - they're on back order.
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If it doesn't fit without modifing it, you should tell newbonneville that you want your money back.
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Old 11-13-2012, 05:11 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Just got my New Bonneville Union Jack oil filler cap a few minutes ago ... fits perfectly with no problems, even the Union Jack is oriented correctly when tightened down. Maybe you got a dud one ....
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Oil Filler Cap

OK, thanks for letting me know. I just sent mine back. No matter what I tried, it wouldnt thread into the threads and I wasnt going to force it. I am jealous...I bet it looks nice

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Just got my New Bonneville Union Jack oil filler cap a few minutes ago ... fits perfectly with no problems, even the Union Jack is oriented correctly when tightened down. Maybe you got a dud one ....
Plus 1 with mine.

A nice product, but an occasional defective one is just part of the not so stealer quality control with a lot of companies today. Especially if they are sourced from CHINA.

That said my New Bonneville and British Customs products are typically of high quality.
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