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Checked my final drive oil level, good. Went to tighten the filler cap and the top of the cap stripped right off at the threads. Luckily, i retrieved the threads from the bike, and put some JB Kwikweld to bond it back to the cap. It's in the vise, with a heater on it. Should cure soon.
 

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Good luck Mike, what a strange way for a cap to break.
 

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Thanks, guys. Picture it like the 'stem' breaking off the mushroom 'cap.' This was an aftermarket, brand new, larger size aluminum filler cap -- 17mm. I really didn't reef on it that hard, i always only go hand tight with things. Must just be cheap casting. Anyway, i got it on there finger tight, which should be good enough. I'll pick up another one for backup. Wierd.
 

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I've done miracles with "JB Weld" on lots of different things, car gas tanks, garbage disposels, car mirrors, spark plug sleeves that kept blowing out,bike stuff etc !

But i'd also go to a hard ware store and try to find a short bolt that fits and carry it as a spare plug !
 

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JB Weld does good stuff, but I'd be looking for another cap in the meantime. You could carry a cork that would fit for an emergency plug. It ain't pretty when oil starts coming out of there.
 

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Oh, most definitely will be replacing the cap tomorrow. It's Canada Day today, everybody was closed, otherwise i wouldn't have bothered to fix, rather replace for $4.
 

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I like to see a man who knows how to tighten a bolt or screw, I've always recommended snug it down until it gets soft and back off one flat.
 

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I'd go back to an OEM bolt if the aftermarket one is that bad. All you need io sthe head breaking off and the threaded part proving too hard to get out, too much bother.
 

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exavid wrote:
I like to see a man who knows how to tighten a bolt or screw, I've always recommended snug it down until it gets soft and back off one flat.
exavid, that'sdifferent thanwhat my uncle taught me.. He always taught the farm repair method-- Tight plus 1/2 a turn..

Twisty
 

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I learned the hard way with the Jap metal "snug and a 1/4 turn and leave it alone !

On the farms they had real steel, "John Deer", "International Harvester" etc!:baffled:
 

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Anyone know if the Gl1100-1500 final drive oil cap is any different/better than the GL1000? THe stock GL1000 has only a 12mm hex on it, which is why i changed it in the first place.
 
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