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Aftermarket gas cap
« on: January 17, 2014, 04:53:26 pm »
Just bought a gas cap like this one off ebay...http://www.ebay.com/itm/Driven-Racing-D-Axis-Gas-Cap-for-KAWASAKI-ZX14-ZX-6R-ZX10R-ER6N-CONCOURS-Z1000-/370625056932?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item564af990a4&vxp=mtr...anyone know what I'm supposed to do with the tube on the back?  Do I just leave it as is?

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Re: Aftermarket gas cap
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2014, 05:21:42 pm »

I don't know the answer to your question but hope you didn't pay $144.00 for a gas cap. That's what it appears to be priced at on the ebay link you supplied. If you did, I have some used tires to sell.

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Re: Aftermarket gas cap
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2014, 05:46:24 pm »
Just bought a gas cap like this one off ebay...http://www.ebay.com/itm/Driven-Racing-D-Axis-Gas-Cap-for-KAWASAKI-ZX14-ZX-6R-ZX10R-ER6N-CONCOURS-Z1000-/370625056932?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item564af990a4&vxp=mtr...anyone know what I'm supposed to do with the tube on the back?  Do I just leave it as is?


When you remove the stock unit you will see the breather tube. Disconnect it and plug it into the new units line. This allows air into the tank as fuel is consumed so make sure it is not plugged up or bent when you install it.

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Re: Aftermarket gas cap
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2014, 07:32:24 pm »

I don't know the answer to your question but hope you didn't pay $144.00 for a gas cap. That's what it appears to be priced at on the ebay link you supplied. If you did, I have some used tires to sell.

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Are you an expert on the pricing of aftermarket motorcycle products?  All of them? 

And no, I did not buy that unit.

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Re: Aftermarket gas cap
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2014, 07:33:41 pm »
Just bought a gas cap like this one off ebay...http://www.ebay.com/itm/Driven-Racing-D-Axis-Gas-Cap-for-KAWASAKI-ZX14-ZX-6R-ZX10R-ER6N-CONCOURS-Z1000-/370625056932?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item564af990a4&vxp=mtr...anyone know what I'm supposed to do with the tube on the back?  Do I just leave it as is?


When you remove the stock unit you will see the breather tube. Disconnect it and plug it into the new units line. This allows air into the tank as fuel is consumed so make sure it is not plugged up or bent when you install it.


So when I took out the stock unit here was no tube there.  Have you taken the gas cap unit off of a Concours14?

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Re: Aftermarket gas cap
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2014, 07:50:32 pm »
Yes, here is a picture of the breather (port). The first picture shows the port and the second picture shows the vent from the stock gas cap. You need to try and get the yellow tube inserted into the port in the tank. Its not a deal breaker if you can't but in case of a tip over the spilled gas will go into this port and dump out the bottom rather than out the top of the tank and possibly onto the engine below.




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Re: Aftermarket gas cap
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2014, 07:55:21 pm »
I removed mine to powder-coat it but I don't remember any tube connected to the gas cap.. There is a tube for draining overflow from the recess around the hole.
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Re: Aftermarket gas cap
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2014, 07:59:03 pm »
Ah, see you had said there was a "tube", and that is what I didn't have.  I do see the ports and such, but I wasn't just going to stick the plastic tube from the gas cap any ol place without knowing for sure!

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Re: Aftermarket gas cap
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2014, 08:00:26 pm »
I probably could have worded it better. The stock cap has a probe or a nipple that seats into the preather port in the tank. The aftermarket tube should be inserted into the breather port.  :beerchug: