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Old 02-05-2014, 08:32 PM   #1
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i have spent some time trying to get this Da*n cap off my gsxr 600. Its frustration something so simple is kicking my lol but if y'all have any suggestions please let me know. Thanks
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I know mine has a small phillips head screw to lock it in place. That prevents someone from randomly unscrewing it. did you look on all sides of it to msake sure there isn't a screw in place to keep you from turning it by hand?
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no there is no screw on it. So does that mean I'm screwed?
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Push down and turn to the left/counter clockwise.
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thats the first thing i did. thats why I'm frustrated
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Push down and use channel lock wrench with a towel protecting the cap.
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Maybe someone who owns a gsxr 600 can chime in. like I said mine has a screw to keep the cap from turning...maybe theres some trick to yours.

There is always the hammer and duct tape option...
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The neck is aluminum, so be careful not to deform it.
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I've owned that year gsxr he probably can't turn it cause its hitting the fairing. If anything take the said fairing off and get in there
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lol this sh*t is ridiculous nothing mechanical is foreign to me and i have tried all of falls suggestions but I'm ready to brake this cap off. the owner before me probably messed it up
Thanks for the suggestions anyways
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lol this sh*t is ridiculous nothing mechanical is foreign to me and i have tried all of falls suggestions but I'm ready to brake this cap off. the owner before me probably messed it up
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Don't get frustrated brotha. What side of town are you in? I can come help.
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I would cut or pry the lips off the cap. Ruin the cap and not the neck of the radiator
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thanks y'all i popped the top off and the top rim that touches the cap is a oval lol smdh thank Mr. Anonymous
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thanks y'all i popped the top off and the top rim that touches the cap is a oval lol smdh thank Mr. Anonymous
. Use a torch and small hammer to make it round again, or get a new radiator...
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It's aluminum, I wouldn't use a torch.
I have had some success reshaping the neck by using a socket that's o.d. is just slightly smaller than what the hole should be. Tap it in gently to form a circle again. You may have to work up to it starting small and going progressively larger.
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It's aluminum, I wouldn't use a torch.
I have had some success reshaping the neck by using a socket that's o.d. is just slightly smaller than what the hole should be. Tap it in gently to form a circle again. You may have to work up to it starting small and going progressively larger.
Good idea Patrick! Heat will help if used lightly.
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Yes, careful with heat and aluminum. One second its a radiator, next second it's a pile of crumbly aluminum.
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It's aluminum, I wouldn't use a torch.
I have had some success reshaping the neck by using a socket that's o.d. is just slightly smaller than what the hole should be. Tap it in gently to form a circle again. You may have to work up to it starting small and going progressively larger.
really…. how so tell me more of this witchcraft you speak of
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really…. how so tell me more of this witchcraft you speak of
Take it to his shop. They have very good customer service, and your bike will be fixed same day or 2.
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