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Offline jixxer400

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Douglas Dragonfly specific tooling
« on: 30 Sep 2022 at 09:52 »
Hello all, Iím a new member to the Douglas family after purchasing a 1957 Dragonfly last month, my name is Stuart, and I live in Leicestershire UK.
The reason for this post is to find out what tools other owner use for the rocker cover nuts.
Is there a specific tool available to buy?
Do you eventually have to mackle  up your own tool?
Or is there anther manufacturer ei bmw that make a tool that will do the job?

I look forward to your replies, thank you in advance.

Stuart.

Offline LENBOY

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Re: Douglas Dragonfly specific tooling
« Reply #1 on: 30 Sep 2022 at 10:36 »
Hi Stuart
Welcome to the Douglas forum. The special tool to fit the rocker box screw is available from the L.D.M.C.C club spares section.
Best Wishes
Len.

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Re: Douglas Dragonfly specific tooling
« Reply #2 on: 30 Sep 2022 at 10:44 »
Thank you Len,
I am new to the LDMCC and I believe there is a procedure to follow, so I will be in touch with them soon, I need to do those tappets  😁

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Re: Douglas Dragonfly specific tooling
« Reply #3 on: 30 Sep 2022 at 14:33 »
Hi Jixxer.  I too have a 57 Dragonfly and am in Leicestershire - not had a chance to take it out much at all this year with one thing and another but fingers crossed I'll get a lot more use out of it soon!
Best,
Bob

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Re: Douglas Dragonfly specific tooling
« Reply #4 on: 30 Sep 2022 at 15:40 »
Hi Bob,
Great to hear from another Dragonfly owner, mine is running too, but I would like to check the tappets over, they seem to be rattling a bit, or maybe this is normal?
I managed to take it to the final bike night at the Triumph factory last week, she got a lot of interest.
We could probably meet up in the new year, if that is ok with you.

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Re: Douglas Dragonfly specific tooling
« Reply #5 on: 30 Sep 2022 at 16:56 »
Sounds like a plan!

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