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Old 08-10-2016, 11:22 PM   #1
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Thoughts on Keyless gas tank

I was thinking the other day about why I haven't switched to one of the keyless gas tank entry's on my bike. Was it a big problem of people messing with motorcycle tanks or something? Just curious 4452dd7d4c439ec214b6f6c70be35dca
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Old 08-10-2016, 11:43 PM   #2
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I've got a monza style cap on my Triumph.
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Old 08-10-2016, 11:44 PM   #3
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Invented for race bikes.

Now you won't have to turn your bike off to fuel it up. Convience at this point.

Unless you are going racing. Then it would be quicker to refuel and theoretically lighter.
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Depends. Do you ever leave your bike somewhere it's out of your view?
I've had customers have them stolen. From just the cap to the whole assy.
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No ?!?
Steal the whole assembly?
SMH that's freakin crazy
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No ?!?
Steal the whole assembly?
SMH that's freakin crazy
It's only 4 bolts. probably 15 seconds or work.

I like the idea of it. I went to buy one on ebay and found that a regular one with a key is cheaper. so I got it. actually I bought a whole 3pcs lock set $35.
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I know but it takes a real low life to screw somebody like that for a gas cap. Most motorcycle people are pretty cool but dayum, that's low.

Imagine coming out and finding a big hole where your gas cap was. How the do you get home without getting soaked in gas?
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I know but it takes a real low life to screw somebody like that for a gas cap. Most motorcycle people are pretty cool but dayum, that's low.

Imagine coming out and finding a big hole where your gas cap was. How the do you get home without getting soaked in gas?
Slowly.
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Slowly.
I suppose it's a good opportunity to work on being smooth with braking and shifting
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Ha-ha lol. Yeah that would suck. Need to buy a replacement cap and leave it in my tail section jic? Usually don't have the bike in random places where ppl have access to it. But I been noticing it's getting a little harder to open the gas cap with the after 39k miles for some reason. Going to make a couple extra keys jic feel like my original one is close to snapping apart.
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For street purposes I would keep the lock. But these keyless caps weight much less and many race bikes are set up keyless so that is what they are meant for, racing. I bet eliminating the ignition switch and locking gas cap could be good for maybe a pound.
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Ha-ha lol. Yeah that would suck. Need to buy a replacement cap and leave it in my tail section jic? Usually don't have the bike in random places where ppl have access to it. But I been noticing it's getting a little harder to open the gas cap with the after 39k miles for some reason. Going to make a couple extra keys jic feel like my original one is close to snapping apart.
Have you tried lubricating the lock?
They need that once in a while
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Ha-ha lol. Yeah that would suck. Need to buy a replacement cap and leave it in my tail section jic? Usually don't have the bike in random places where ppl have access to it. But I been noticing it's getting a little harder to open the gas cap with the after 39k miles for some reason. Going to make a couple extra keys jic feel like my original one is close to snapping apart.
I had the key not open my gas cap on my ZX14 and had to have a locksmith drill it out...i had heard that Kawasaki had problems with this but it was just heresay...no more key locks for me...
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Ha-ha lol. Yeah that would suck. Need to buy a replacement cap and leave it in my tail section jic? Usually don't have the bike in random places where ppl have access to it. But I been noticing it's getting a little harder to open the gas cap with the after 39k miles for some reason. Going to make a couple extra keys jic feel like my original one is close to snapping apart.
Put some liquid graphite in the lock cylinder.
If that doesn't help, dissemble, clean and lubricate the cap and locking mechanism.

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I had the key not open my gas cap on my ZX14 and had to have a locksmith drill it out...i had heard that Kawasaki had problems with this but it was just heresay...no more key locks for me...
Kawi's are the worst.
I guarantee I've punched more Kawi gas caps than all of the other brands combined.
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