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Re: Quick Release Fuel Cap
« Reply #50 on: September 16, 2015, 12:03:18 pm »


I bought and installed the same cap that RideBellChain purchased but haven't had the opportunity to take a long ride since installation. It appears to be well made and a quality item and I like the look and being able to fuel without dealing with a key, but am curious if anyone has had a problem with the lack of venting to allow air into the tank as gas is withdrawn. It is possible that the seal on the cap will allow air into the tank but with other makes and models I have read of lack of air to fill the void caused by withdrawing gas other's have had problems with the lack of venting causing the bike to die because of fuel starvation. Any thoughts on this question?

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Re: Quick Release Fuel Cap
« Reply #51 on: September 16, 2015, 02:06:30 pm »


I bought and installed the same cap that RideBellChain purchased but haven't had the opportunity to take a long ride since installation. It appears to be well made and a quality item and I like the look and being able to fuel without dealing with a key, but am curious if anyone has had a problem with the lack of venting to allow air into the tank as gas is withdrawn. It is possible that the seal on the cap will allow air into the tank but with other makes and models I have read of lack of air to fill the void caused by withdrawing gas other's have had problems with the lack of venting causing the bike to die because of fuel starvation. Any thoughts on this question?

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At the six oclock position in this photo there seems to be a tiny vent hole.. I think. Either way I gone thru a lot of tanks of gas since I put this on last week. No problem with fuel starvation.



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Re: Quick Release Fuel Cap
« Reply #52 on: September 16, 2015, 03:38:27 pm »


I bought and installed the same cap that RideBellChain purchased but haven't had the opportunity to take a long ride since installation. It appears to be well made and a quality item and I like the look and being able to fuel without dealing with a key, but am curious if anyone has had a problem with the lack of venting to allow air into the tank as gas is withdrawn. It is possible that the seal on the cap will allow air into the tank but with other makes and models I have read of lack of air to fill the void caused by withdrawing gas other's have had problems with the lack of venting causing the bike to die because of fuel starvation. Any thoughts on this question?

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I've had mine installed for months and have filled up many times since. I have the Guhl Flash and have not experienced any problems what so ever.
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Re: Quick Release Fuel Cap
« Reply #53 on: September 17, 2015, 04:50:37 pm »


Good catch, SAS Mahem, I think your dead on. That pin hole is obviously a vent to prevent fuel starvation due to lack of air in the tank as gas is used. I think that answers any question I had. Really like the appearance of the cap and the ability to fuel up without getting the key out to open the tank. I have extra keys epoxie'd into bottle caps and leave them in each luggage lock all the time unless I leave the bike out in public. Even then pulling one of those keys and unlocking the tank seemed to take an inordinate amount of time.  Thanks again for your input.

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Re: Quick Release Fuel Cap
« Reply #54 on: August 27, 2017, 01:49:20 pm »
New C14 owner bringing up on old post...

I like to looks of this gas cap, though I do have one question, can the Givi and/or SW-MOTECH ring style bag mounts be used with this?

Also, after two years, how are these aftermarket caps holding up?

I guess that's two questions!

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Re: Quick Release Fuel Cap
« Reply #55 on: August 27, 2017, 02:44:58 pm »
So far  no issues with the cap after 2 yrs-- it's quick to remove, fill up, then put back on and go! I've had it parked in both heat and occasional rain.

Every now and then you'll find a rider still encountering issues with their locking cap and either lubing it with graphite, oil, etc, or taking it apart for maintenance, but why bother when IMHO it's just convenient and faster to use a quick release fuel cap. Just get one!  :motonoises:

As for tank bags, GiVi, etc, I can't answer that.


New C14 owner bringing up on old post...

I like to looks of this gas cap, though I do have one question, can the Givi and/or SW-MOTECH ring style bag mounts be used with this?

Also, after two years, how are these aftermarket caps holding up?

I guess that's two questions!
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Re: Quick Release Fuel Cap
« Reply #56 on: August 27, 2017, 04:57:24 pm »
A little preventative maintenance and lock lube = no problems and a very smooth easy OEM gas cap. My 09 gas cap works so easy that it will fall from the vertical and needs only a slight push to lock. Cost, about 20 cents.
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Re: Quick Release Fuel Cap
« Reply #57 on: September 19, 2017, 10:42:20 am »
New C14 owner bringing up on old post...

I like to looks of this gas cap, though I do have one question, can the Givi and/or SW-MOTECH ring style bag mounts be used with this?

Also, after two years, how are these aftermarket caps holding up?

I guess that's two questions!

I have a GIVI quick release tank bag as well, and would also like to retain this system with the non-locking gas cap option.
I just lubed my OEM flap the other day, and still works like a charm -- a little pressure on both sides of the lid with key in, and it will literally Lock Itself!

However -- I would enjoy not having to turn off and remove the Stove Knob each and everytime I fuel-up though.....

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Re: Quick Release Fuel Cap
« Reply #58 on: September 19, 2017, 01:37:26 pm »
I've had the non-locking gas caps on a couple of C-10s the past some years (not on the Blu-Gnu though) and getting the C-14 now has reminded me of how much I dislike the stock gas cap (even the Gnu's cap has been modified to close without the key in place) and so I too have now received my new "plain Jane" non-locking gas cap for the new bike.  Haven't got it on.  It just got here this weekend.  But I look forward to not having to dig out a key or pull the stove knob to open it.  Yay!
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Re: Quick Release Fuel Cap
« Reply #59 on: October 07, 2017, 10:21:29 am »
Replaced mine on the new to me 09 I just picked up.  I hate stock caps.  I have a Quick Release on my FZ10 as well.

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