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martimus 09-14-2007 04:54 PM

gas cap removal
 
Help! My buddy just showed up with a <06 Thruxton.He can,t get the gas cap off.Any advice??

BrowningBAR 09-14-2007 05:24 PM

Either MSCuddy or Sarnali (Both Forum Mods) had a Thruxton, they should be able to help you out. I don't think either are online, currently.

Have you tried cursing at it and maybe throwing something in anger?

Kenneth_Moore 09-14-2007 05:27 PM

Frequently "factory fresh" bikes have gas caps that become slightly siezed due to the new plastic and recently pressed metal. Get a propane torch. Gently warm the gas cap with the torch, using a circular motion. At some point the gas cap is sure to come off the tank.

Or. call the dealer in the morning.

Kenneth_Moore 09-14-2007 05:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BrowningBAR (Post 169217)
Either MSCuddy or Sarnali (Both Forum Mods) had a Thruxton, they should be able to help you out. I don't think either are online, currently.

Have you tried cursing at it and maybe throwing something in anger?

Where is Mr. Cuddy? I haven't seen a post from him in some time.

BrowningBAR 09-14-2007 05:48 PM

I sent you a private message.

seruzawa 09-14-2007 07:55 PM

You gotta be more careful.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kenneth_Moore (Post 169218)
Frequently "factory fresh" bikes have gas caps that become slightly siezed due to the new plastic and recently pressed metal. Get a propane torch. Gently warm the gas cap with the torch, using a circular motion. At some point the gas cap is sure to come off the tank.

Or. call the dealer in the morning.

Some people might actually do it.

Martimus! Ken is joking. DO NOT take a gas torch anywhere near your gas tank. Trust me on this.

Buzglyd 09-14-2007 08:11 PM

Grip gas cap tightly. Hold bike over Grand Canyon. Let gravity do the rest!

Kenneth_Moore 09-15-2007 04:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by seruzawa (Post 169225)
Some people might actually do it.

Martimus! Ken is joking. DO NOT take a gas torch anywhere near your gas tank. Trust me on this.

Ya know...I sat there for a minute or two thinking maybe I should add a disclaimer...then I said nah, nobody can be that dumb! Then again, they do have to put the "WARNING, GASOLINE IS FLAMMABLE" stickers on bikes.

Martimus! Ken is joking. DO NOT take a gas torch anywhere near your gas tank. Trust Seruzawa on this.

Instead, fill the bottom six inches of an ordinary household pan with lightweight oil. Put the pan on the stove and apply heat. Add sliced potatos and cook until golden brown. Eat the fried potatos and consume beer until the dealership opens.

mscuddy 09-15-2007 12:40 PM

Take the bike to your local Kaiser Permanente hospital, and let the sadists in the post-op ward work on it. If it can't be done with a tube of surgi-lube, and a No.16 Foley catheder, they'll send it to Tagalog hell, where the nurses will ignore it, and eventually misplace the bike somewhere between the enema room, and x-ray.

The_AirHawk 09-15-2007 11:15 PM

That's gonna leave a Mark.........


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