oil tappet screen plug slot stripped

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by wvcoalminer, Oct 9, 2010.

  1. wvcoalminer

    wvcoalminer Member

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    I recently bought a 96 flstc great bike got a great deal,when I went to do a service on it I noticed the oil tappet plug was chewed up on the top I couldn't get it to break loose as the top was sort of stripped I hopeing someone will have some suggestions to help me out as I do not want to hurt the case everything else on the bike is cherry it only has 9000 miles on it runs great I want to keep that way great site hope someone can help
     
  2. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Give it a tap or two with a dull punch, you should be able to walk it out, HD makes a nice Acorn replacement for it, I used to use a Drag Link Socket on these but that was then, Good Luck
     
  3. wvcoalminer

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    Thanks i will try that and hit my local HD shop tomorrow for the acorn nut
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  4. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Let us know how it turns out:D