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Old 10-20-2010, 12:43 PM   #1
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So I took my fuel tank cap off because I noticed this underneath it. And its ridiculous...!?! Why would Kawasaki paint this area?? Its the area between the removable cap and the tank and its painted!?! This area is under fuel vapor pressure 24/7 why would they not think it would corrode. I really dont wanna run paint chips through my fuel lines -.-

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Old 10-20-2010, 12:49 PM   #2
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you need to ride your happy over here and well take that off for you
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Old 10-20-2010, 12:50 PM   #3
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I'm working on it right now, but christ.. why

What did you do? just scrape it off while hole is covered? (thats what I'm doing).
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Old 10-20-2010, 12:53 PM   #4
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just sanded it bro but I check it reg for rust or what not. Youll also start to notice that the more you ride that your gas cap is going to oxidize. Keep it well lubed my friend. i was in glav the first time it happned. Went to the Gas station to fill up before heading home, was on the low fuel warning, and my freaking key not only wouldnt turn but got stuck. lol
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just sanded it bro but I check it reg for rust or what not. Youll also start to notice that the more you ride that your gas cap is going to oxidize. Keep it well lubed my friend. i was in glav the first time it happned. Went to the Gas station to fill up before heading home, was on the low fuel warning, and my freaking key not only wouldnt turn but got stuck. lol
Ya I heard about that. I'm getting a keyless cap so I wont have those issues
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Old 10-20-2010, 01:01 PM   #6
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i was thinking about going that route except the thought of someone being able to open it up and put something in my gas doesnt sit well with me.
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Old 10-20-2010, 02:13 PM   #7
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suggest maybe some clear nail polish after you sand it down so it doesn't rust... or something similar, and also blow some shop air through the vent holes once your done so u make sure no paint shavings are clogging it up, otherwise your tank could implode
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just sanded it bro but I check it reg for rust or what not. Youll also start to notice that the more you ride that your gas cap is going to oxidize. Keep it well lubed my friend. i was in glav the first time it happned. Went to the Gas station to fill up before heading home, was on the low fuel warning, and my freaking key not only wouldnt turn but got stuck. lol
Good Posting! This happened to me on the ZRX, I almost broke the key opening the cap. Bought a can of wd40 from the gas station i was stuck at and I was good to go
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I really dont wanna run paint chips through my fuel lines -.-
thats what the strainer and fuel filter is for.
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