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I don't have any ground down. I've never needed to do so in 50 something years of turning wrenches.
Me either TBH. But then I don't buy the $19.99 sets from Wal-Mart or HF either. Ive had most of them for 40 years. Not saying it wouldn't be a valid fix at times. The stock breather bolts did seem like the docket didn't go on very far but if I recall the 11/16 always got it off without issue. Just had to be sure to get it square.
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Yep I did notice the taper into the socket left very little meat.I'll grind down a socket.
OK, Folkie ,I'll bite. Where do you get those lovely steel breather bolts???
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They're stainless steel. Got a chap with a lathe to run them up for me.
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They're stainless steel. Got a chap with a lathe to run them up for me.
That's really nice work!!!
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So l got my breather bolts off today. YAY
l ground down a socket. someone has been in there before me.....
they were a bit torn up.
after all this dicking around, l ended up buying a complete S&S filter kit and breather bypass online here in Aus. the k&n filter was $110 alone, so l bought the kit. l went with that coz l have S&S slip ons on the bike already.
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