Can anyone tell me what the correct tool is to unscrew the huge cover screw? I've bent two quarters trying to loosen it after spraying it with wd-40???
The left side cover screw on my 2005 VN750 was so tight that a 12' screwdriver with an adjustable wrench couldn't move it. The dealer had to drill it out, run a tap in the threads to freshen them up. it was tapped undersize at the assembly plant and the screw forced in.
[I]The key! Dang It[/I], the key is the trick! I would have never guessed. Mine aren't stuck and I have had them off a few times, but finding the right screwdriver so as not to mess up the screw head is a PIA!
I will tell everyone I know about the key trick. BTY have we mentioned this on the yahoo group? I may have missed that post.
I never thought about the key either. I always used some change, or a very large screw driver. But the key makes perfect sense. Reminds me of the M1 carbine. You can tear it down with a bullet casing. How clever.
Finally got it off by grinding down a large washer the same thickness as the key. I ground it until it was several inches wide and then with the help of wd-40 and vice grips was able to loosen it. Then applyed some grease on threads so it won't happen again.