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post #1 of 14 Old 11-04-2016, 10:11 AM Thread Starter
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Well lol I lost my twist gas cap last night and had to order one. It wont be here until tomorrow. It's Friday and I'm going to go riding any cons about riding around for a day without a gas cap? besides dirt and maybe poor mpg
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post #2 of 14 Old 11-04-2016, 11:05 AM
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Any spilled gasoline is going to be slippery as anything you can imagine. there's a reason that they clean that sh*t up on a racetrack.

Not to mention how irritated your loins would be if you soak them in gas.

If you can't seal the hole, don't ride the bike.

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duct tape and dont lean over too far
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I put a piece of cardboard over the hole and tape it. I would be afraid of duct tape because it leave that sticky afterword's

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Any way you can plug the hole in a fairly secure way would be fine. You definitely don't want to ride with it open though. A guy I know did that at the track once...he forgot to put the cap back on and within the first couple of turns, got a big splash of gas all over his leathers, tank and everything. Doesn't work well
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The new one is on but I notice there is finger nail gap on one side but I guess you get what you pay for
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The new one is on but I notice there is finger nail gap on one side but I guess you get what you pay for
It's probably fine. I'm guessing it has an O-ring to seal like most of them do, right? My Vortex gas cap has one on the piece that has the male threads (the one that screws off).

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The new one is on but I notice there is finger nail gap on one side but I guess you get what you pay for

Don't buy that platitude crap (from others), even with a 'finger nail gap', that's enough to spill gas onto your tank, which can irreparably dull the finish on your tank and any other painted surfaces. As other have eluded to, if it runs down onto your crotch - and it always does, your nuts will feel like they are on fire... a splash of water ain't enough to quench the burn.

Quit trying to save a penny by buying something cheap, get a cap that fits properly. You get sand/dust into your fuel & past the filter, or clogs the filter, and you'll spend more on repairs than any imagined savings.

But hey, it's your bike, your money.
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Thanks for the lols. Doesn't care about riding without a gas cap, does care about sticky residue left from duct tape. Brilliant.

(Note: You can use fuel to dissolve sticky glue residue, but alcohol is better)
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It's probably fine. I'm guessing it has an O-ring to seal like most of them do, right? My Vortex gas cap has one on the piece that has the male threads (the one that screws off).

I change o ring and it fits flush now. it was 138 shipped so not cheap.
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Thanks for the lols. Doesn't care about riding without a gas cap, does care about sticky residue left from duct tape. Brilliant.

(Note: You can use fuel to dissolve sticky glue residue, but alcohol is better)
hahaha so funny little shit I drove around all day no gas spilled so your either a monkey or just a spammer
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hahaha so funny little shit I drove around all day no gas spilled so your either a monkey or just a spammer
Lol, well he did make a good point actually

So brand of gas cap is it? Just curious.
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LOL.

No spammer, but could be a monkey. Just enjoying my time here. I love you guys, keep going hard brah.

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