getting at the air filter

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by RideTheLightning, Oct 22, 2010.

  1. RideTheLightning

    RideTheLightning Active Member

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    Hey guys, I have maintenance that needs to be done soon. I just realized that I don't have the right tool to get the air filter cover off. I see it's a phillips head, but I don't have anything that big. What do you guys use? I looked at a couple auto parts stores and only found regular size screwdrivers.
     
  2. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Any of the larger phillips head screwdrivers should fit ie a 3 or 4 should work ok however if you cant get it to move use a hand impact screwdriver and give it a couple of taps with a hammer

    Brian
     
  3. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    A smaller flat blade will work in a large phillips slot IF, it's not real tight
     
  4. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    UMM, not a good solution at all, and invites a nasty scratch to chrome. I musta had a brain hiccup when I wrote that.
     
  5. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    You can buy # 2and #3 phillips in 3/8 drive@ Sears or Harbor Freight, this will make the job easier:s
     
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