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Old 06-18-2008, 07:37 PM   #1
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Weird issue with fuel cap

Well I went to put gas in my bike today, and when I went to unlock it I couldn't turn the lock. I noticed it had started to get kind of a gritty feeling but didn't think anything of it. So I went home sprayed a little wd-40 in it anid let it soak for a few minutes eventually I got it to turn but it was still gritty. I sprayed the latch with some wd-40 and now it's smooth as new. Anyway I noticed hard white deposits all over the lock, what could this be and how can I stop it from happening again?
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Old 06-18-2008, 07:43 PM   #2
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its corrosion and its probably due to water and alcohol in the fuel, and I'm not too sure what you can do about it sice almost all fuel you buy anymore has alcohol in it
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Old 06-18-2008, 07:56 PM   #3
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So just cleaning it and keeping it lubed is the only solution.
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so far as I know, the fuel will take most lubricants off of the metal over time and, sooooo gotta keep up with it, also most of the guts to a fuel cap were at one time hot galvenized and the alchohol and galvanic action eats that tin right the offa there
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Buy a Vortex gas cap replacement.
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make sure to press down on it a little when opening it, takes pressure off the lock mechanism.
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make sure to press down on it a little when opening it, takes pressure off the lock mechanism.
I do, but I couldn't even turn the key at all.

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I would but I am worried about people putting stuff in my tank.
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I keep my key locks on the bike nice and clean with graphite.
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Use the powdered graphite lubricant in the locking mechanism too. I use it on the ignition key as well.
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Use the powdered graphite lubricant in the locking mechanism too. I use it on the ignition key as well.
You can find a tube at walmart for $2 that will last forever.
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