Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Northern New Jersey
I must admit, this is my first new bike in a LONG time, also my first fuel injected bike. Maybe this is normal, but it takes everything I have not to bend my key opening my gas cap. Any secrets to prying that sucker up? Does it lessen with time?
Fullcircle -- I would bet that your gas cap is broken.
I had the SAME ISSUE with my brand new 2011 versys. I was going crazy. Even the bike shop thought I was an idiot and just said "push down then turn". I am going to assume that you are not an idiot and you know how to turn a key.
That being said the issue was "The Cap wasnt venting properly". Without proper ventillation the fuel pump will remove the gas but then air will not filter back into the tank, thus becoming a vaccum inside.
Obviously, the longer you ride (100+ miles) without opening it, the stronger the vaccum.
I took it to the dealer after riding it around 100 miles and they were in shock by the fact that they couldnt open it, and only could after taking a screw driver to it in order to pry it open.
Needless to say, it's under warranty, they threw a new stock cap on it and no more issues after that.
Bring it back to the dealer and tell them the cap is not venting!
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