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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 01-11-2009, 11:40 PM Thread Starter
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Fuel cap stuck!

Hi guys

I read about this a while ago and now i can't find the post...

Anyway what has been said about this issue ? Sometimes when i go to the filling stations my fuel cap won't open for love or money! The only thing that usually works is one or two really hard wacks on top of the cap itself.

Is there any reason why this would be happening and any fixes? The key itself is 100% and even tried with spare keys. It's as if there is some kind of suction on the inside keeping it stuck...

any advice is appreciated
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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old 01-12-2009, 01:12 AM
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there is a vaccum but just buy a vortex cap and not worry about it again.

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Your probably washing your bike like a car and letting water get inside there.
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post #4 of 25 (permalink) Old 01-12-2009, 01:23 AM Thread Starter
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Hi

What is a Vortex cap, im a noob when it comes to after-market stuff.

I do wash it like a car but make sure no water gets in!?!
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Mine used to get stuck all the time, and when taking it apart to paint it I noticed that all the grease on the two tabs that stick out had dried up, and was making everything stick.

I hit it with some white lithium spray and now a few months later its still as smooth as when it was brand new.

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post #6 of 25 (permalink) Old 01-12-2009, 10:59 AM
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When it's open, spray the shit out of it with WD-40 or any other silicone based lubricant.
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post #7 of 25 (permalink) Old 01-12-2009, 11:05 AM
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Ive heard DONT used WD40. it will displace water but any dirt will stick in it.

WHATEVER YOU DO, DONT HAMMER YOUR KEY IN IT. especially if you are drunk and pissed off at your gf. You will have to replace the cap. It will cost roughly 170 bucks.

Most times it is corrosion inside. Spray in your lithium grease, Let sit. If you get it open then clean it out from the bottom side.

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Yeah never use WD40...horrible lubricant. I used to work in a shop and we would use it as a cleaner because it was so harsh on metal. I use a little 4 oz grease from lieca on almost anything...

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wd 40 is a parts cleaner.

use graphite.

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www.vortexracing.com they have real nice fuel caps and bases that allow you to not have to use a key.

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