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  • Nice day for a ride...only 106 degrees

    Planned on being at the dealer to pick up my bike at 8:30, when it's only around 80 degrees. Of course that didn't happen I ended up getting there around 2pm, which is exactly what I didn't want to do. Been about a month since I got to ride, and after I got rolling, I forgot all about it being so hot. As long as I was moving, it wasn't so bad. Plus, I have my new to me ED seat that I got to try out for 57 miles, it was sure nice. The stock seat started killing me around 20 miles. Did almost run out of gas, seems my fued-up key that I had extracted from my fued-up ignition will no longer open the gas cap. Hit reserve about 15 miles from home, I was reasonably sure I would make it at that point even with the lousy mileage my bike gets. Don't you know I was nursing that throttle that last 15 miles nonetheless.

    So,what's the trick (if there is one) to removing the gas cap without the key? Preferably without all the guts of the lock mechanism falling into the tank. Also, kudos to Ride Now Powersports in Chandler, AZ for a job well done replacing my ignition in a timely manner. They even shined up my bike for free. I had to get on their case about that...I had a good 6 years of dirt and dust built up, and now I have to start all over. And thanks to our sponsors, Rock River for the good deal on the ignition switch. Grand total was just under $500.00, steep, yes, but considering it's the only major layout the bike has demanded in 6 years, I can't bitch. I spent more than that on the wife's Fatboy the first week we had it, much more since then, and it still wants more. Now to get this damn gas cap problem solved so I can ride more. I priced them on Ebay, $20 gets you a brand new one, so that's no big deal. The big deal, I fear, is gonna be removing the one that's on now. Any help would be most...well, helpful.





  • #2
    Last resort option.
     

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    • #3
      Hmm, I saw "106" and my brain immediately went 'Arizona'...I'm from Albuquerque, so hot doesn't necessarily get under my skin, but 106 is like riding with a giant hair dryer blowing in your face.

      I've got the same problem, an ignition with ratty tumblers. I'll pop the new one in this winter (during Albuquerque's two whole weeks of snow). I'll see if if I can get a buddy at church who's a locksmith to redo the gas cap to match the new ignition.

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      • Filthy casual
        Filthy casual commented
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        Its been 93 with 80-90 percent humidity. A hot wet blanket!

    • #4
      i would hire a locksmith if it was me. even if i had to ride it to him.
      my Wallet is Getting dangerously close to spontaneous combustion

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      • #5
        I can't ride, I'm 15 miles into reserve with no way to add fuel.



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        • Smokescreens
          Smokescreens commented
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          your petcock isnt a one way valve. you can transfer gas into it as long as your gas gan or whatever you use is highier than the fuel level in the tank. stick a funnel in the fuel line and pour gas into it.

      • #6
        Originally posted by roadiemort View Post
        Last resort option.
        Thanks for the suggestion but that's not a cap that you have to turn the cap and twist to remove I'm thinking that may not work..Could be a last resort, right before the 8 pounder gets another try.

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