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Kawasaki "special tools" for routine maintenance?
OK, as I discovered yesterday while putting in new spark plugs, the VN750 originally came with a set of tools designed for the bike. I got this bike very used and it did not come with these tools.
As I mentioned in another thread, I've found a substitute for the 18mm thinwall spark plug socket at Sears. Now, I want to change the oil, and possibly the oil filter as well. In reading ahead as to what tools I might need (not wanting to discover after draining the oil that I'm stymied at some stage), I find that the VN750 manual itself doesn't mention any particular tool, it just says "remove the filter and replace with a new one" (not very helpful). The Clymer book though, at steps 10 and 11, refers to using "the special tool and socket wrench" to remove the filter. In a separate note, it also says The easiest way to remove the oil filter is to use a Kawasaki "cap type" oil filter wrench. For 1985-1993 models, use part No. 57001-1212, on 1994 and later models, use part No. 57001-1259.
Is there any Sears-available wrench that would stand in? Or, do I just order the "special tool" from someplace that sells Kawasaki OEM parts? That's fine, I can wait a week or so to change the oil (I have to order the filter anyway)... But what other "special tools" came with the bike that I should be getting at the same time?
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