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keyless gas cap

Decided to go with a keyless gas cap .
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Come on now!!! Need some more info. I've already broke a key off in my gas cap. Would love to go keyless.

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Come on now!!! Need some more info. I've already broke a key off in my gas cap. Would love to go keyless.
sorry ,got it off of ebay for $30.00 plus 12.50 for shipping from china .Ordered it on July 22nd was at my door on the 31st no duty no hassle.
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Thanks, just bend my keys and either I get the key-less cap or get a steel key cut out.

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$42.50 sounds a lot better than being stuck at a gas station with no key to put in the ignition. Thanks.

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The steel key works great though. That is one strong key and ACE cut it for me with no problem.

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If you guys are bending or breaking keys, press down on the fuel cap before turning the key. That's what I do, and it opens as easy as a knife though hot butter.
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IMHO we all press down, I mean the key when filling gas, but the key is too soft. I am very careful with my possession and even I had eh key bend at the petrol Station. I don't sit and turn the key, I will alight form the bike and place the key and press with one and turn the key in the other. But it bend. better to get Steel Key-Cheap.

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If you guys are bending or breaking keys, press down on the fuel cap before turning the key. That's what I do, and it opens as easy as a knife though hot butter.
Your time will come, you'll stop for fuel one day and your cap will be locked up tighter than a drum. It happened to me one day, it didn't matter how hard I pressed down. I know I came close to breaking the key, but I kept wiggling and jiggling and I guess the motorcycle gods had mercy and finally let me open the fuel tank. I think I'll spray it down with silicone spray before I try again.
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Comment from motorist to turn8a at gas station:

"Hey, nice bike, dude. I didn't know Mercedes-Benz made motorcycles."
Funny you say that was the first thing I said to my wife after opening the package and looking at the cap !!
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that looks interesting, but what actually seals the tank? looks like that cap has the o ring flush with the top of the mounting ring, not down at the actual top of the tank. Let me know how it seals, if you would be so kind.

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How much of the OEM system was replaced? Will the tank still pressurize and vent properly?
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is that cap easy to open? Looks like it would be difficult?
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that looks interesting, but what actually seals the tank? looks like that cap has the o ring flush with the top of the mounting ring, not down at the actual top of the tank. Let me know how it seals, if you would be so kind.

Hope this helps. Looks like the same basic design.
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How much of the OEM system was replaced? Will the tank still pressurize and vent properly?
I put about 100miles on the bike with the cap .Stopped and refueled it was about 95f out so far so go seemed to vent the way it should . Bike stayed running and started right up. It literally takes less than a minute to take the old cap off and put the new cap on .

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is that cap easy to open? Looks like it would be difficult?
easy to get off even with gloves on . You just have to be precise to get it back on so you wont cross thread it but you can tell not difficult.
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Ordered mine last night about midnight. Got a Thank You e-mail today already shipped. Have the steel keys but like the ideal of gassing up without having to take the key out of the ignition
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I came close once to getting my key stuck. Solved the problem for about 1/10000 of a penney. Go home and put about 5-10 drops of motor oil in the key hole. I haven't felt a bit of sticking for the past oh, 10k miles. Save all that dough for gas... unless you like the idea of just anyone being able to open your gas tank. I work with pranksters and other than that there's no telling who I'll manage to piss off at work (I work in an ER).
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I came close once to getting my key stuck. Solved the problem for about 1/10000 of a penney. Go home and put about 5-10 drops of motor oil in the key hole. I haven't felt a bit of sticking for the past oh, 10k miles. Save all that dough for gas... unless you like the idea of just anyone being able to open your gas tank. I work with pranksters and other than that there's no telling who I'll manage to piss off at work (I work in an ER).
I just wanted a key-less gas cap. I don't worry about someone messing with my gas cap .I don't have a locking gas cap on my truck or my other bike .A flat head screwdriver and hammer will open most locking gas caps.LOL
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