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Fuel Cap Issues

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  1. akbarge
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    While riding my 1100, something very strange occurred. My fuel cap decided to fall apart while riding down the highway. So my first question is, as this happened to anyone else? Also, I am looking for a fuel cap that has a fuel gage on it. Does this exists? And where could I find one?

  2. tunc
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    yep its happened before and is listed on a heap of posts so

    EVERYONE CHECK YA FUEL CAP AND LOCTITE THOSE PESKY SCREWS

    oh and na i dont know of a fuel cap like that but some one might

  3. Goadlocger69
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    There are fuel caps that have gauges on them however they are connected to sensors in the tank via a computer.

    Because of the way we ride, motorcycle fuel gauges are historically inaccurate and prone to fail which is why I think they are not put on many bikes. There are lots of stories about how people who rely solely on their gauge are left high and dry.

    The only way I see that you could add a fuel gauge would be to either install the sensors in your tank or buy a new tank with the sensors in it. Then you would have to install the computer and gauge. After all of that you would still have a gauge that performs marginally at best.

    My Vulcan had a gas gauge that stayed on full for a long time and dropped rapidly after half a tank. I always reset the trip meter when I filled up and started looking for a station at 100 miles.

  4. Jassjljnne
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    I always reset my trip meter and go to 120 miles before I think about filling up. In fact I never look at the total miles on the bike, it's always on the trip meter.
    After this subject came up before I checked the screws on my cap and they were all loose, it's a good reminder.

  5. quicgmicg
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    yep its happened before and is listed on a heap of posts so EVERYONE CHECK YA FUEL CAP AND LOCTITE THOSE PESKY SCREWS oh and na i dont know of a fuel cap like that but some one might

    absolutely GREAT advice...... one of the first things I did when I got the bike,,,,and yup...they were loose....

  6. orpie
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    I had one of the machine screws come out and has been in my tank for almost a year now. I picked up another ms at Lowes, applies lock tite to it and the other ms. The lock tite works fine. Some day I'll empty the tank and flip it over to get the screw out, it can't hurt anything in there. I tried a magnet, but that just sticks to the tank.........

  7. Yammj
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    Try a weak fridge magnet that is small and round, about the size of a dime or a quarter, tape 3/4 of it to something flexible so it won't come off and then go fishing. I taped it to a mechanical fingers.

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