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Old 10-21-2012, 07:40 AM   #14732
Old Guy
Joined: Apr 2003
Location: Deep Woods
Oddometer: 62
more on oil filter covers

Originally Posted by KildareMan View Post
You can get a triumph one cheaper. Not meant for 800 but works perfectly.

Sent from my Tiger 800
Due to the coverage here, relating to oil filter covers to protect against stone damage/perforation of said filter, combined with some friends noticing my Tiger's vulnerability... I have taken action.

It began with a hunt for available materials in my extensive collection of plunder. Once I found the appropriate donor part it became apparent that function and whimsy were cousins here.

The item began life as a track-light and has now been hacked to meet another need. It is steel; a bit heavier gauge than an oil filter. Inside I epoxied a 'doughnut' magnet from a junked microwave oven's magnetron tube. They are extremely strong magnets! The acorn nut is on a hex bolt embedded in epoxy in the center of the magnet.

I may spray it black someday but look at it now and think a white cover on a white sickle is fine. Click on the image and you will see three photos.

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Tiger oil filter cover
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