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Title: Aftermarket Non-locking Gas Cap
Post by: Easy13 on August 29, 2013, 07:27:15 pm
The lock mechanism on my OEM gas cap was dodgy at best and no amount of lube/tweaking of it made me feel anything other than dread when it came time to fill'r up.  Found this on eBay:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1986-2006-Kawasaki-Black-Billet-Gas-Fuel-Cap-Lid-Ninja-GTR1000-ZG1000-CONCOURS-/370871420264?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item5659a8c568&vxp=mtr (http://www.ebay.com/itm/1986-2006-Kawasaki-Black-Billet-Gas-Fuel-Cap-Lid-Ninja-GTR1000-ZG1000-CONCOURS-/370871420264?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item5659a8c568&vxp=mtr)

It mounted right up, opens and closes easily with no leaks or issues.  2000 miles on it so far and the key stays in the ignition.

Y'all didn't really think you were done farkling yet, didja?
Title: Re: Aftermarket Non-locking Gas Cap
Post by: Mettler1 on August 29, 2013, 09:10:09 pm
  I just have one question. Does it whistle after a long hot day of riding??  ???
Title: Re: Aftermarket Non-locking Gas Cap
Post by: Steve in Sunny Fla on August 30, 2013, 01:44:53 am
Thanks for that easy, I just bought 2. Gave one of my kids an old resto job, and he promptly busted the key off in the gas cap. this is just what he needs, and I figure I'll try one too - Steve
Title: Re: Aftermarket Non-locking Gas Cap
Post by: GF-in-CA on August 30, 2013, 01:54:45 am
Looks nice, how does it open?  Is it threaded, quarter turn or ?
Title: Re: Aftermarket Non-locking Gas Cap
Post by: Easy13 on August 30, 2013, 02:02:29 pm
The cap's threaded on, takes about 1.5 full turns to tighten.  There's an O-ring that snugs it up well without making it too tight.  It took a little practice to get it on, but it's never come close to trying to crossthread.  Overall, I love the thing.  :great:

Aint heard it whistle yet, but after a long hot day of riding, I doubt I'd care if it started singing opera (or Ozzy, for that matter).   ;)
Title: Re: Aftermarket Non-locking Gas Cap
Post by: C. Moore on September 06, 2013, 09:54:21 am
Hey, now you have my attention. I think I like that. I almost broke my key off on a trip once. Does the cap vent properly?
Title: Re: Aftermarket Non-locking Gas Cap
Post by: Steve in Sunny Fla on September 06, 2013, 12:15:26 pm
Got mine. That's a nice piece of machining for the money! It does have a vent system under the cap, a couple spring loaded ball bearings. I don't quite get how it vents exactly, but it appears to vent out the area where the tank overflow hose originates. I'll know more when I try to mount one up. Thanks for the heads up Easy13  :great:  Steve
Title: Re: Aftermarket Non-locking Gas Cap
Post by: Mettler1 on September 06, 2013, 12:31:44 pm
  I'm in if it vents properly. Keep us updated. Thanks. :)
Title: Re: Aftermarket Non-locking Gas Cap
Post by: wild man on September 06, 2013, 02:01:46 pm
Wonder how it does in the rain as some aftermarket caps tend to leak, Snarf?
Title: Re: Aftermarket Non-locking Gas Cap
Post by: Easy13 on September 06, 2013, 07:45:14 pm
Wonder how it does in the rain as some aftermarket caps tend to leak, Snarf?

There's a big rubber piece under the flange and an O ring on the cap.  I got caught in a major downpour/hailstorm and had no fear of the flood contaminating the fuel.

Freakin hail HURTS!
Title: Re: Aftermarket Non-locking Gas Cap
Post by: virtualdev on September 09, 2013, 08:54:36 pm
This is interesting to me as my current cap leaks out of the keyhole like mad if the tank is too full and I go over some bumps.  All other tank venting is open and clear so I can assume seals within the lock have just disintegrated over time.

Might need to put this on my list...
Title: Re: Aftermarket Non-locking Gas Cap
Post by: Steve in Sunny Fla on September 11, 2013, 10:16:49 am
  I'm in if it vents properly. Keep us updated. Thanks. :)

Venting - there's 2 tiny holes with a ball bearing / spring / setscrews to act as vents. One side for pressure, one for vacuum. My stepson told me his tank was still "whooshing" when he opened the tank, so I pulled one of the valves. it could leak some if the bike falls over, so don't fall over and the problem is solved  :D  Steve
Title: Re: Aftermarket Non-locking Gas Cap
Post by: Daryl on November 06, 2016, 04:23:23 am
I know this thread is very old but I was looking at getting one of these caps but had some concerns. Since some of you have had this cap for several years maybe you could help me out. I've read where the cap discoloration is really bad after only a few months. I've also read where the threading doesn't line up really well. Any of you have either of these problems???
Title: Re: Aftermarket Non-locking Gas Cap
Post by: Pbfoot on May 05, 2017, 08:38:37 am
I know this thread is very old but I was looking at getting one of these caps but had some concerns. Since some of you have had this cap for several years maybe you could help me out. I've read where the cap discoloration is really bad after only a few months. I've also read where the threading doesn't line up really well. Any of you have either of these problems???
Update. This cap quit venting for me.Modifying the vent this weekend to try and resolve my problem.
Title: Re: Aftermarket Non-locking Gas Cap
Post by: GKreamer on October 15, 2017, 01:57:01 am
Update. This cap quit venting for me.Modifying the vent this weekend to try and resolve my problem.
Pb- did you resolve the issue?  Got the same cap, took the vents out just to see and mine had only 1 spring but did have a ball bearing under each set screw.
Title: Re: Aftermarket Non-locking Gas Cap
Post by: Pbfoot on October 15, 2017, 06:39:33 pm
Update. This cap quit venting for me.Modifying the vent this weekend to try and resolve my problem.
Pb- did you resolve the issue?  Got the same cap, took the vents out just to see and mine had only 1 spring but did have a ball bearing under each set screw.
Yeah. I douched it out with some carb cleaner and all is well.
Title: Re: Aftermarket Non-locking Gas Cap
Post by: GKreamer on October 15, 2017, 11:42:09 pm
By any chance did you remove both set screws?  If yes, did both contain a tiny ball bearing and spring?
Title: Re: Aftermarket Non-locking Gas Cap
Post by: GKreamer on October 16, 2017, 12:17:12 am
Venting - there's 2 tiny holes with a ball bearing / spring / setscrews to act as vents. One side for pressure, one for vacuum. My stepson told me his tank was still "whooshing" when he opened the tank, so I pulled one of the valves. it could leak some if the bike falls over, so don't fall over and the problem is solved  :D  Steve

Hey SiSF! I know this thread is OLD but I found only one side of the vent had a spring, but both have ball bearings.  I'm going to pull the side missing the spring, just wanted to get any thoughts you might have?
Title: Re: Aftermarket Non-locking Gas Cap
Post by: Pbfoot on October 16, 2017, 01:32:54 pm
Yes. Yes.
Title: Re: Aftermarket Non-locking Gas Cap
Post by: connie_rider on October 16, 2017, 02:18:34 pm
I sent the seller {Gas-cap-dude} a note and asked if he has a similar cap for a C-14.

Ride safe, Ted
Title: Re: Aftermarket Non-locking Gas Cap
Post by: Jerry_Layman_NE on October 26, 2017, 09:10:54 am
I never had a problem with two different C10s opening the gas cap. I always pressed down on the cap slightly while turning the key. Worked every time.   :great:

But this seems like a nice farkle...       :)
Title: Re: Aftermarket Non-locking Gas Cap
Post by: connie_rider on October 26, 2017, 04:00:33 pm
I agree. I had no problems with my C-10's.
But, I (and others) are having problems with the C-14 cap.
This seemed like a good/inexpensive option, & I liked this design, so I ordered one for my C-14.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=251245016943&rmvSB=true (https://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=251245016943&rmvSB=true)

Ride safe, Ted