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Gas cap will not open. I looked at previous threads - saw WD40, hair dryer, all sorts of stuff. White residue was on the keyhole - friend said may have been calcium residue. The key may not be going in all the way.
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WHAT YEAR IS YOUR BIKE????????????????????????????

KEY IS NOT TURNING:

Try the hair dryer method again but this time use a penetrating oil. Squirt some into keyhole. Let it "penetrate" (that's what she said) for a few minutes and try. If not, then blast it with the hair dryer and then try again. Consider repeating.

Also check your key for deformities, consider getting a new one. Maybe its not lining up the tumblers properly.

KEY IS TURNING:

Push down on the cap before pulling up.

Check your vacuum hoses, make sure they aren't clogged or pinched. Had this problem before where gas cap was hard to open because of the gas tank becoming a vacuum because it wasn't venting properly.

Finally, take tank completely off and try to access it from the bottom to include taking fuel pump off. If its some sort of vacuum issue, this would alleviate it as well.
 

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Push down on the cap- while you turn the key........... but yes ethanol is an evil product and corrosion is bound to be all up in there from it

but do make sure it is the correct key and that it inserts fully


and don't break the key off!
 

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What year........... they are about $60 for the entire assembly brand new at the dealer, they will have to order it most likely
 

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CAP-TANK,FUEL


51049-0030


$98.65

okay so 2012 model is more.............
 
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