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post #1 of 12 Old 05-08-2007, 07:53 PM Thread Starter
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New oil cap farkle

When I was looking at buying my DL1000 I came across a replacement oil cap which was machined aluminum with a recessed hex key for turning the thing. The sales pitch was to make it a little harder for someone to "put" something into the engine oil.

Can someone point me to this? Can't seem to find it now on the web.

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post #2 of 12 Old 05-08-2007, 08:01 PM
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It's a Touratech item. Check their web site and catalogue.
It uses a 7mm hex key which is a non standard size so if you loose the key supplied you could have difficulty getting a new key.
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It's a Touratech item. Check their web site and catalogue.
It uses a 7mm hex key which is a non standard size so if you loose the key supplied you could have difficulty getting a new key.
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i bought it and you can get 7mm hex keys set up to use in a rachet. most auto parts stores have 7mm in a 3/8 socket. buy a 1/4 to 3/8 converter and use a 1/4 rachet when installing the plug. a 3/8 rachet will make it too tight and possibly strip the threads
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post #5 of 12 Old 11-30-2007, 10:30 AM
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Really

I am just wondering, over the last 40+ years I have been riding throughout the US and Canada, has anyone had someone put something in their oil hole in their bike???

I have ridden with a wide variety of riders, and none have ever related a story that someone has put something in their oil or crankcase.

Outside of aesthetics you are actually causing some problems with getting into your oil hole. A story in fact: a friend of mine had replaced his oil filler cap with a fancy one with a special key to open it. Well, preparing for an up coming ride Jim dropped his little special key down the oil fill hole and into the engine. He didn't make the trip and he had to have his BMW RT taken to the dealer and have the engine split to get the little special tool out. They found it next the the cam chain.

Well enough said.

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^ I'm with ya on this one Bright Side. I think it might look kinda trick, but would probably be annoying in the long run.

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post #7 of 12 Old 11-30-2007, 11:42 AM
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The key to the cap...

is on my key ring, probably won't fall into the engine. The key is bigger than the opening.

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post #9 of 12 Old 11-30-2007, 02:34 PM
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I am just wondering, over the last 40+ years I have been riding throughout the US and Canada, has anyone had someone put something in their oil hole in their bike???
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Not unless we were formally engaged.
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Not unless we were formally engaged.

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