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Re: Quick Release Fuel Cap
« Reply #25 on: August 13, 2015, 01:20:40 pm »
never understood the paranoia with having to have a locking gas cap.   :-[      Are people getting gas siphoned out everywhere?   In all my years of riding (25+)....I have never heard or seen someone get gas stolen out of there bike. 

I'd like to put a simple gas cap on the C14.   Much easier to deal with.   Heck, my Triumph Bonneville does not have one. 

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Re: Quick Release Fuel Cap
« Reply #26 on: August 13, 2015, 01:26:31 pm »
I agree, I went ahead and ordered one from Ebay. Mine is covered with a tank bag 95% of the time anyway.
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Re: Quick Release Fuel Cap
« Reply #27 on: August 13, 2015, 01:51:44 pm »
I like the locking cap only because the cap stays in place.  I've toyed with cutting the key off and leaving it in the cap, but so far it hasn't worked out.  I did cut off the closing lock tangs so I don't need to leave the key in the cap to close it.  Open - remove key - close when ready.

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Re: Quick Release Fuel Cap
« Reply #28 on: August 13, 2015, 04:59:08 pm »
Any update from those of you that got one of these? Still like it and working good?
Like I've reported earlier, no issues.  :great:
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Re: Quick Release Fuel Cap
« Reply #29 on: August 19, 2015, 11:18:07 pm »
Got mine today and it took all of about 5 minutes to install. I really like the fit and finish on this thing.



« Last Edit: August 19, 2015, 11:22:41 pm by Landon »
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Re: Quick Release Fuel Cap
« Reply #30 on: August 24, 2015, 10:05:12 pm »
Please keep us posted after a few months/rains. If it's a great fit I will be certainly jump on board. 

Now let's get something like this for the side bags - with locks.
There is, Have 2 keys made at a locksmith & then buy 2 black stereo knobs from radio shack. Cut the large end of the keys off & glue/epoxy the key into the knobs. You can leave the keys in the bags & they look stock. Take them out when you leave the bike somewhere. I have one in each bag & leave one in the seat lock. When I fuel up I just reach down & grab the one out of the seat lock to unlock the fuel cap, Nice & quick/easy & I never have to touch the stove knob  :beerchug:


Do you have pics of this?

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Re: Quick Release Fuel Cap
« Reply #31 on: August 24, 2015, 10:13:18 pm »
Not sure if I over looked this question...is the quick cap a one piece system where it's hinged, chained, or is it a two piece and the cap separates completely from the tank?

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Re: Quick Release Fuel Cap
« Reply #32 on: August 24, 2015, 10:15:38 pm »
Not sure if I over looked this question...is the quick cap a one piece system where it's hinged, chained, or is it a two piece and the cap separates completely from the tank?

The one I posted pictures of is a two piece design. I set the tank bag on the seat and then set the gas cap on it while I fuel.
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Re: Quick Release Fuel Cap
« Reply #33 on: August 25, 2015, 08:39:23 am »
Not sure if I over looked this question...is the quick cap a one piece system where it's hinged, chained, or is it a two piece and the cap separates completely from the tank?
See post #18 in this thread for photos: http://forum.cog-online.org/index.php/topic,37700.msg212568.html#msg212568
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Re: Quick Release Fuel Cap
« Reply #34 on: August 30, 2015, 05:12:31 pm »
Still happy with my purchase - works fine.  I did once or twice think I smelled gas, but was never able to figure out where, so I'm guessing it was from another vehicle.  No water or crap in the tank and it's been a while now.  This was actually a GOOD upgrade.  Some of the other green anodized stuff I've picked up - fluid covers for example, have really gotten washed out by the Florida sun, but the gas cap looks brand spankin' new still.  No explanation...
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Re: Quick Release Fuel Cap
« Reply #35 on: August 30, 2015, 10:05:36 pm »
never understood the paranoia with having to have a locking gas cap.   :-[      Are people getting gas siphoned out everywhere?   In all my years of riding (25+)....I have never heard or seen someone get gas stolen out of there bike. 

I'd like to put a simple gas cap on the C14.   Much easier to deal with.   Heck, my Triumph Bonneville does not have one.

Me neither. But I have heard of haters putting dirt & rocks in gas tanks of bikes and cars.

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Re: Quick Release Fuel Cap
« Reply #36 on: August 30, 2015, 11:19:10 pm »
never understood the paranoia with having to have a locking gas cap.   :-[      Are people getting gas siphoned out everywhere?   In all my years of riding (25+)....I have never heard or seen someone get gas stolen out of there bike. 

I'd like to put a simple gas cap on the C14.   Much easier to deal with.   Heck, my Triumph Bonneville does not have one.

Me neither. But I have heard of haters putting dirt & rocks in gas tanks of bikes and cars.

+1...  :goodpost: :iagree:

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Re: Quick Release Fuel Cap
« Reply #37 on: August 31, 2015, 12:16:47 pm »
never understood the paranoia with having to have a locking gas cap.   :-[      Are people getting gas siphoned out everywhere?   In all my years of riding (25+)....I have never heard or seen someone get gas stolen out of there bike. 

I'd like to put a simple gas cap on the C14.   Much easier to deal with.   Heck, my Triumph Bonneville does not have one.

Me neither. But I have heard of haters putting dirt & rocks in gas tanks of bikes and cars.

+1...  :goodpost: :iagree:

Believe that in most of the world free gas is a real thing. It comes from others' tanks.

In Peru the Moto taxis would line up to buy the gas out of my bikes every day - knowing the tourists would pay to fill them up in the morning. It was a nice thing I could do to help out, gas is $6/gal there. 
In Thailand people were syphoning gas at the bars late at night bc gas stations were closed... And there would be acres of scoots in the bar districts.
So, in the U.S. it might be unneeded bc the poor here don't ride. In some places only the poor ride.

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Re: Quick Release Fuel Cap
« Reply #38 on: August 31, 2015, 03:06:17 pm »
never understood the paranoia with having to have a locking gas cap.   :-[      Are people getting gas siphoned out everywhere?   In all my years of riding (25+)....I have never heard or seen someone get gas stolen out of there bike. 

I'd like to put a simple gas cap on the C14.   Much easier to deal with.   Heck, my Triumph Bonneville does not have one.

Me neither. But I have heard of haters putting dirt & rocks in gas tanks of bikes and cars.

+1...  :goodpost: :iagree:

Believe that in most of the world free gas is a real thing. It comes from others' tanks.

In Peru the Moto taxis would line up to buy the gas out of my bikes every day - knowing the tourists would pay to fill them up in the morning. It was a nice thing I could do to help out, gas is $6/gal there. 
In Thailand people were syphoning gas at the bars late at night bc gas stations were closed... And there would be acres of scoots in the bar districts.
So, in the U.S. it might be unneeded bc the poor here don't ride. In some places only the poor ride.

That is a sobering perspective. 

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Re: Quick Release Fuel Cap
« Reply #39 on: September 01, 2015, 09:27:18 am »
Well I jumped on the band wagon too. Just ordered one.
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Re: Quick Release Fuel Cap
« Reply #40 on: September 01, 2015, 07:11:18 pm »
Interesting to note that my wife's Ford Focus does not even have a gas cap. Open the gas hole door (no lock), and there's the hole: no cap to remove at all! There's a little spring-loaded flap down inside the gas hole that keeps fuel from spilling out.
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Re: Quick Release Fuel Cap
« Reply #41 on: September 01, 2015, 07:51:06 pm »
Interesting to note that my wife's Ford Focus does not even have a gas cap. Open the gas hole door (no lock), and there's the hole: no cap to remove at all! There's a little spring-loaded flap down inside the gas hole that keeps fuel from spilling out.

Same here.  My wife wanted the ST model, which I was OK with, since she has green-lighted two Vettes for me (not at the same time).  The lack of a locking fuel door, and the capless filler, concerned me but it's been a couple months now and no issues.  That thing goes like a scalded cat, too...     

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Re: Quick Release Fuel Cap
« Reply #42 on: September 01, 2015, 09:41:21 pm »
Ford Focus... NASCAR fuel filler approved.
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Re: Quick Release Fuel Cap
« Reply #43 on: September 02, 2015, 01:23:43 am »
Interesting to note that my wife's Ford Focus does not even have a gas cap. Open the gas hole door (no lock), and there's the hole: no cap to remove at all! There's a little spring-loaded flap down inside the gas hole that keeps fuel from spilling out.

Same here.  My wife wanted the ST model, which I was OK with, since she has green-lighted two Vettes for me (not at the same time).  The lack of a locking fuel door, and the capless filler, concerned me but it's been a couple months now and no issues.  That thing goes like a scalded cat, too...   

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Re: Quick Release Fuel Cap
« Reply #44 on: September 02, 2015, 03:16:47 am »
My 2012 Ford Fusion has the same thing. 70K miles and it has never leaked.

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Re: Quick Release Fuel Cap
« Reply #45 on: September 04, 2015, 11:49:47 pm »
Well I jumped on the band wagon too. Just ordered one.
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Me too, Ron!
Just got mine and am really impressed with the finish on this thing. I guess I didn't expect the quality level of the build.
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Re: Quick Release Fuel Cap
« Reply #46 on: September 07, 2015, 04:04:43 pm »
Mine has been installed for several months now and I love not having to fiddle with a key to fill up.  :beerchug:
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Re: Quick Release Fuel Cap
« Reply #47 on: September 08, 2015, 12:39:17 pm »
Well I jumped on the band wagon too. Just ordered one.
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Me too, Ron!
Just got mine and am really impressed with the finish on this thing. I guess I didn't expect the quality level of the build.
And,as a bonus,got it under 2 weeks(9 days)!

That good to know, mine just left Charlotte NC, I should have it tomorrow. ;)

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Re: Quick Release Fuel Cap
« Reply #48 on: September 08, 2015, 06:39:02 pm »
I've done 2,000+ miles with mine now and have had zero issues with venting or water entering the tank. I rode in a heavy rain for 2+ hours on one trip and still no indication of water entering the tank.
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Re: Quick Release Fuel Cap
« Reply #49 on: September 08, 2015, 07:58:12 pm »
Mine was waiting for me when I got home. 3minutes to install. Looks great.

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