on my brother's 98 GSXR600 the gas cap lock is jammed. you can't put gas in it. it just won't open or turn or anything. Lube and penetrant don't seem to work, so now we're stuck. How do you even take that whole thing out and put a new one in? Does he just need to buy a new tank? Well, he's selling it, so he doesn't want to put a lot of money into it. what would he be better off doing, just using it as a stunt bike or maybe selling it real cheap? any suggestions? heres a pic of it
Will the key turn? If it will there is something screwed up with the latching mechanism. If not the problem is with the plug or pins/wafers in the lock. Either way you could probably drill the plug but that is a job better off left to a locksmith. Try taking a thin piece of metal (Large Bobby Pin etc) and just rake it over the pins on the top and bottom of the ward (Hole where key goes) Sometimes a pin will get pushed down and stick too far down for the plug to rotate once the key is totally inserted. If that doesn't work call a locksmith probably cost 50 bucks or better for them to pick it.
and yup, we've tried pushin it; the one key became a pretzel when we tried to turn it. the lock doesn't even move. cant turn the key or anything.so i guess we'll have to call the locksmith today. hope this doenst cost too much[xx(]
can you at least get the gas cap off the bike? Im not sure how the gixxers cap is on there, but on my 02 6R there are 3 or 4 bolts I need to take off to remove the cap. They you could just bring the cap into them, it will be cheaper then a house call..
as luck would have it, the locksmith called today and said he'd be there in 15 minutes. we went to take the bike out of the shed, and my brother decided to try the key one last time before the guy got there. and what the hell, the bastard opened?!!?! just like that! as if there never had been any problems! thank god we didn't have to pay the locksmith, or even worse, buy a new tank. weird isn't it?
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