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08-08-2006 12:57 AM
Chappy_GT Seems like all the bases are covered............so I guess I'll just add this: When all else fails........take a hammer to it!

Seriously though, (in opposition to Gas man) I have had this problem with anbother bike I have. I simply sprayed the key with WD40 & took my time working the key back & forth gently. I don't know if it will help you, jla, but it did me. If all else really does fail, it might be prudent to buy a new gas cap.
08-08-2006 12:39 AM
jla74 Well I finally got it open. Besides the petcock on the bottom there is another small device with two wires attached that I don't know what is but I was able to remove that as well and get my longest prybar down the hole and push in the locking tab. It was corroded like a son of a gun. Took it all apart, cleaned it up and reassembled and it works great. Thanks for all the help!!!!!!
08-07-2006 01:30 AM
Gas Man merged the 2 threads!



08-07-2006 01:28 AM
Gas Man I'm assuming you have the correct key...right?

You need to get some penetrating oil. Spray the crap out of it... around the edges and in the key hole. I've had a cap get all gunky before. You want some pentrating spray... not WD40. Hit up a auto parts store for some.

Spray the piss out of it and let it sit for about 10 mins. Then spray it again and work the key and push the cap down while doing so. Be patient...

And yes the cap won't come off unless you can open it...



08-07-2006 01:14 AM
jeeps84
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Originally Posted by 1BadCBR
But a match would work so much better.
I've seen it done before.
08-07-2006 01:14 AM
jeeps84
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Originally Posted by jla74
I have the tank removed. The fuel pump is external and not connected to the tank. The only thing is the petcock which doesn't leave much room to shine a light and use an extra long screwdriver to move the latch.

I tried pushing down on the lid and nothing happened.

Thanks for all the suggestions so far. I will keep trying
It may be time for a locksmith.
08-06-2006 10:53 PM
jla74
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Originally Posted by jeeps84
Most caps latch to the metal of the tank. You cant just unbolt the top bolts and remove it with out unlocking.

You will probably need to remove the tank, remove the fuel pump. Then go from the inside with a screw driver to release the bolt of the lock. It works just like a home door latch. Wedge on one side and flat on the other. If you push that lock bolt back. It will open. Use a flash light (not a match) to see inside the tank.
I have the tank removed. The fuel pump is external and not connected to the tank. The only thing is the petcock which doesn't leave much room to shine a light and use an extra long screwdriver to move the latch.

I tried pushing down on the lid and nothing happened.

Thanks for all the suggestions so far. I will keep trying
08-06-2006 10:47 PM
jla74
Quick Question on gas tank

I have tried to get answeres in the tech section but haven't had any luck. I just bought a 91 FZR 1000 to fix and ride. My problem is the gas lid won't open. I can only turn the key about 45 degrees. Is this enough. I have tried to push down and turn, no luck there. Prying up doesn't work either. I have removed all the bolts and it won't come out. Anyone help please??
08-06-2006 10:45 PM
Audiomechanic
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Originally Posted by jeeps84
Most caps latch to the metal of the tank. You cant just unbolt the top bolts and remove it with out unlocking.

You will probably need to remove the tank, remove the fuel pump. Then go from the inside with a screw driver to release the bolt of the lock. It works just like a home door latch. Wedge on one side and flat on the other. If you push that lock bolt back. It will open. Use a flash light (not a match) to see inside the tank.
BWAAAHAHAHAHAHAAA!!! Come on now, Jeeps. A lighter would work so much better. The match would burn your fingers! Good thing thinkers like me are around this place!
08-06-2006 10:44 PM
1BadCBR
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Originally Posted by jeeps84
Most caps latch to the metal of the tank. You cant just unbolt the top bolts and remove it with out unlocking.

You will probably need to remove the tank, remove the fuel pump. Then go from the inside with a screw driver to release the bolt of the lock. It works just like a home door latch. Wedge on one side and flat on the other. If you push that lock bolt back. It will open. Use a flash light (not a match) to see inside the tank.
But a match would work so much better.
08-06-2006 10:44 PM
King Bob
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Originally Posted by jla74
Oh and I did try prying up on the lid but I don't know if the key is turing far enough. I am only able to turn it 45 degrees.
you should try what I suggested earlier. and while you're at it, put some PB blaster on the lock mechanism to help clean it up some.
08-06-2006 10:43 PM
Audiomechanic Definately not far enough. Most bikes have a gas cap that has a key turn of 90 degrees.
08-06-2006 10:42 PM
jeeps84 Most caps latch to the metal of the tank. You cant just unbolt the top bolts and remove it with out unlocking.

You will probably need to remove the tank, remove the fuel pump. Then go from the inside with a screw driver to release the bolt of the lock. It works just like a home door latch. Wedge on one side and flat on the other. If you push that lock bolt back. It will open. Use a flash light (not a match) to see inside the tank.
08-06-2006 10:35 PM
jla74 Oh and I did try prying up on the lid but I don't know if the key is turing far enough. I am only able to turn it 45 degrees.
08-06-2006 10:33 PM
1BadCBR Good deal...for some reason my gas tank get's stuck and the strangest time. Namely, when I'm ready to put gas in the thing.....
08-06-2006 10:32 PM
jla74 Is the key supposed to turn at least 90 degrees to get the lid open. Sorry if this sound ignorant but I just got the bike yesterday.
08-06-2006 10:30 PM
justpucky Just checking before I add it to the packing list for my glove box... just a few extras not in the stock tool kit.... Might be handy to have for more than one reason.
08-06-2006 10:14 PM
1BadCBR
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Originally Posted by justpucky
Speaking from experience here?
Yea, how did you guess....
08-06-2006 10:13 PM
justpucky
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Originally Posted by 1BadCBR
Keep a butter knife under the seat so that you can prey it open.......
Speaking from experience here?
08-06-2006 09:34 PM
1BadCBR Keep a butter knife under the seat so that you can prey it open.......
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