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which lockable oil filler cap?

Has anyone out there had any experience with the ones that are out there?
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Oil filler cap? Do you mean gas tank cap maybe? Someone would have to be pretty desperate to want to suck out all 2 quarts of your used engine oil!

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Vandals. They have been known to find bikes unattended and squirting half a bottle of dawn in the oil filler cap.

Was looking at this.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Black-CNC-Oi...80659097958%26
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I have one like that. You will need the o-ring off the stock oil cap to use with it. But after having it on for a few months i noticed some oil coming out around the cap. So i put the stock one back on. Maybe i don't know my own strength but when i go to take off the stock filler cap when i get ready to change the oil i need to use a wrench or plyers on the cap to get it off.

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I guess that would work. That sucks though, have there been a lot of reports of that going on near you? I wish people would go find better things to do with their lives.

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You could just drill a hole in the stock cap.

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You can't protect your bike from a punk. If they want to fill your crankcase and it is locked, they could just slash your seat and kick over your bike. Done on 5 seconds.
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You can't protect your bike from a punk. If they want to fill your crankcase and it is locked, they could just slash your seat and kick over your bike. Done on 5 seconds.
True unless I see them! That's when I take the law into my own hands!

Unless I'm out gunned or too many of them!

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Vandals. They have been known to find bikes unattended and squirting half a bottle of dawn in the oil filler cap.

Was looking at this.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Black-CNC-Oi...80659097958%26
You could built some sort of jack in the box that would pop some pain or ink in their face when they unscrew the cap ...

Then I would move to a new neibourhood ... You know ...


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I use some tape to protect the original cap and screw it tight with pliers. So random vandals can't plonk something in if at a movie or somewhere unprotected for a bit.

Off topic but I saw on ADV where some ne'er-do-wells break off exposed sparkplugs on bikes sometimes! We'll NEVER have that problem with the V.

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Off topic but I saw on ADV where some ne'er-do-wells break off exposed sparkplugs on bikes sometimes! We'll NEVER have that problem with the V.
Amen there!
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This is one of those situations where you'ld buy a locking oil cap and then the lock would get gunked up and the key would break off at the worst possible time. Keep it simple!

I like MTS's idea best - shoot the 'tard.

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Yes, to all. Ya, I may just tighten it down, and go with that.
I don't want my bike vandalized at all, but would rather have a scratch or 2 and have to replace a seat vs's changing and engine out.
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Does Dawn added to engine oil cause catastrophic loss? I would think of some other material than detergent, but then again if it works...

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Does Dawn added to engine oil cause catastrophic loss? I would think of some other material than detergent, but then again if it works..
A half bottle of dish detergent would definitely break down the oil significantly enough to cause it to lose it's lubricating properties. We only have ~2 quarts, which isn't that hard to dilute. Not only that, but it would turn into a frothy mess, which also does not lubricate well at all.

Bad stuff to be in there.

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Even adding a whole quart of the best available synthetic motorcycle oil would be very bad for the engine... Like weljo2001, I get it on so tight that a large adjustable wrench is needed to loosen it. A good lockable cap would be nice though for peace of mind.

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I'd safety wire it like I do with the race bike.
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Even adding a whole quart of the best available synthetic motorcycle oil would be very bad for the engine...
That is a good point. I always check my oil level before starting the engine.

I do still wonder what would happen if it was filled up with detergent. At this time I am not willing to perform the test, but maybe someday I will have more money than sense.

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