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Quick Release Fuel Cap
« on: January 08, 2015, 08:33:14 pm »
So I ordered this on eBay and it was a quick and painless job to install.  How do you like?

(I really don't think anyone's gonna mess with my bike while it's parked when I'm on the road, and I keep it in the garage at home, so not worried about someone opening it, tampering/siphoning, etc.  Having to pull out a key at the pump is a PITA anyway, and the cap itself was getting sticky and not locking right away so to me it's an upgrade.

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Re: Quick Release Fuel Cap
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2015, 09:15:28 pm »
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Re: Quick Release Fuel Cap
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2015, 01:02:47 am »
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Re: Quick Release Fuel Cap
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2015, 02:10:38 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.

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Re: Quick Release Fuel Cap
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2015, 07:54:56 pm »
This would make our "keyless" bike easier to fuel.  Do they have colors other than green?  Ah yes...  I see red! 
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Re: Quick Release Fuel Cap
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2015, 03:47:55 am »
Like the OP said, my gas cap is getting hard to open and I actually spun the key inside the stove knob.  I'll be ordering one soon.  Thanks for the heads up.
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Re: Quick Release Fuel Cap
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2015, 08:54:54 am »
Sorry for thread jack, but if you press down firmly with your left thumb on the front edge of the cap to relieve latch/spring pressure, the key turns very easily.
Just hoping this might help prevent some more broken keys. :(
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Re: Quick Release Fuel Cap
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2015, 09:08:45 am »
Sorry for thread jack, but if you press down firmly with your left thumb on the front edge of the cap to relieve latch/spring pressure, the key turns very easily.
Just hoping this might help prevent some more broken keys. :(
I like my tank locked.

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I always do this. Key turns very smoothly and with only light pressure doing this.
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Re: Quick Release Fuel Cap
« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2015, 09:19:04 am »
^^^ And I forgot to add, then lift STRAIGHT UP with the key only about 1/4 inch and STOP. Then you can grab the front edge of cap to open it.  DON'T use the key as an opening lever.  :great:
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Re: Quick Release Fuel Cap
« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2015, 12:10:35 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:   
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Re: Quick Release Fuel Cap
« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2015, 04:00:42 pm »


Or less expensive yet, get the keys made and then take the screw off cap from two Pennzoil quart oil bottles and clean the inside with alcohol and fill with epoxy and put the cut off key in the epoxy. I used my drill press and a clothes pin to get the key centered and vertical. If you have the epoxy at the correct level and the key cut off correctly the lip on the oil cap hangs over the key slot on the bag to perfectly cover the key slot and the raised area surrounding it.  Looks great and as earlier posted just use one of the bag keys for the gas cap and pull the keys when you are away from the bike and want it locked up. I still think I'd like one of the keyless caps but when I tried to order from the site listed above couldn't get an option to choose color and I wanted a black on black replacement cap.

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Re: Quick Release Fuel Cap
« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2015, 04:22:52 pm »
Zarticus - Great idea. I've heard Goldwing radio Knobs are glove friendly for that but Ive never seen it actually done. I even have extra keys to do this with. Im thinking a third one would work just as well in the gas cap for me.



FlatSpot - +1 - every single time - I'd even bet it's still smart to push down on the frame with the twist-release doohickey.


Fork - an oil cap from a quart of oil? Hmmm, would the Mobile One red caps or the a Castrol silver caps look better on a Neptune Blue bike? lol
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Re: Quick Release Fuel Cap
« Reply #13 on: January 10, 2015, 04:38:54 pm »
I used a cap from a coke bottle, and then dipped it in black plasti dip.
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Re: Quick Release Fuel Cap
« Reply #14 on: January 10, 2015, 06:25:02 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:

I did this with both the side bags and the topcase, too.  VERY handy...but I managed to kick one getting on the bike, and it broke off almost flush...luckily I had a long, thin, needle nose pliers and was able to get the key out...so now I'm locking the left side that I carry tools and raingear in, and keep the right side empty for "cargo" with the quick-lock-thingy on it, and it's working out great.  The top case was good as well, and if I'm somewhere that I don't want to leave the keys in, I just pull the side bag one out, drop it in the topcase, and then put the topcase key-knob in my pocket.
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Re: Quick Release Fuel Cap
« Reply #15 on: January 18, 2015, 05:18:59 pm »
The only problem I have had is all of the black anodized parts turn gold colored in a couple of months of our southwest sun.

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Re: Quick Release Fuel Cap
« Reply #16 on: January 20, 2015, 08:26:29 pm »
Since it's bright green, you can tell people it's the ELECTRICAL plug-in!   
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Re: Quick Release Fuel Cap
« Reply #17 on: January 21, 2015, 02:44:04 am »
Since it's bright green, you can tell people it's the ELECTRICAL plug-in!

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Re: Quick Release Fuel Cap
« Reply #18 on: January 21, 2015, 04:59:33 am »
My gas cap has been getting difficult to open with the key, even if you push the cap down. I went ahead and ordered one of the quick-release caps, I hope it works well!

Thanks for the link to the product.

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Re: Quick Release Fuel Cap
« Reply #19 on: February 01, 2015, 08:49:12 pm »
So far I really like it. It's been nice to not have to mess with keys for this. Pretty upgrade and certainly worth the price.  +1
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Re: Quick Release Fuel Cap
« Reply #20 on: February 01, 2015, 10:36:35 pm »
Hey Mark, did the fuel cap seal perfectly against the gas tank from the get go (no fumes leak)? How about the little gas cap itself? Also well sealed? I bought one of those billet caps for my BMW, and it was absolute crap. And expensive too. That one seems better made, but just want to make sure it doesn't have 'vent' holes and crap we don't need, and that it seals like factory. Thx.   

Or less expensive yet, get the keys made and then take the screw off cap from two Pennzoil quart oil bottles and clean the inside with alcohol and fill with epoxy and put the cut off key in the epoxy.
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Re: Quick Release Fuel Cap
« Reply #21 on: February 03, 2015, 03:29:11 am »
Works perfectly. No fumes leaking for sure.
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Re: Quick Release Fuel Cap
« Reply #22 on: February 03, 2015, 04:06:29 am »
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Powerstands-PSR-Quick-Release-Gas-Cap-Black-04-01250-22-Kawasaki-/271750085287?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item3f45913aa7&vxp=mtr
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Re: Quick Release Fuel Cap
« Reply #23 on: February 03, 2015, 09:42:39 am »
I've have one like Wyorider's for rughly 2 1/2 years now. No problems at all.

See post #18 in attached thread for photos.

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Re: Quick Release Fuel Cap
« Reply #24 on: August 13, 2015, 11:21:39 am »
Any update from those of you that got one of these? Still like it and working good?
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