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Old 05-02-2008, 11:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Anyone know how to open a fuel cap without the key?

I had to get a new ignition cylinder for my bike when I bought it because someone had drilled out the old one.

That meant a new key which meant one key for the ignition, one for the gas cap.

Well, I seem to have misplaced the old key, so I have no way to easily open the fuel cap.

Any one know of an easy way to get this sucker open other than picking the lock or drilling it out.

I figure if I have to drill it out, then I'm going to have to empty the tank and maybe fill it with water so I don't blow shit up.

Anyone know if this lock is easy to pick?
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Old 05-02-2008, 11:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Anyone know how to open a fuel cap without the key?

just unscrew it and get one of this

or oberon has some nice ones as well
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Old 05-03-2008, 01:09 AM   #3 (permalink)
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just unscrew it and get one of this

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I'm definitely planning on getting something like the one you posted.

The problem though is that there is a screw inside the cap that holds the entire gas cap assembly on. There is no way to remove it without getting to this screw. So there is no way to get the screw with opening the cap. :-\
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Old 05-03-2008, 01:26 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: Anyone know how to open a fuel cap without the key?

If your fuel cap and seat lock share the same key, you can dissassemble the seat latch and see how the gates in the lock are arranged, and grind a spare key to fit the lock. then use it in the fuel cap.

I had to do this on my bike when I got it.
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Old 05-03-2008, 02:11 AM   #5 (permalink)
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If your fuel cap and seat lock share the same key, you can dissassemble the seat latch and see how the gates in the lock are arranged, and grind a spare key to fit the lock. then use it in the fuel cap.

I had to do this on my bike when I got it.
if you have an older bike, the fuel lock is a different key isnt it? if so, then you can pick it. Its not hard, i bet you can get away with a bump pick and a tension pick, and just rake it until it unlocks. If you dont have the tools, i would just drill the thing out.
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Old 05-03-2008, 06:40 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Kui's advice is good. Better, if you want to keep a locking gas cap, might be to have a locksmith pick it and make you a new key. If you want to replace it just drill through the pins.
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Old 05-03-2008, 11:41 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Default Re: Anyone know how to open a fuel cap without the key?

So do yourself a favor and get a lock pick kit. I lost my only key for my old M800 and had to open the gas cap to drain the old gasoline without creating a mess. Trust me..its the easiest lock to open. The pick kit will cost you 20 bucks. Look online and look on youtube like i did on how to pick locks. Save the damage to the cap.
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So do yourself a favor and get a lock pick kit. I lost my only key for my old M800 and had to open the gas cap to drain the old gasoline without creating a mess. Trust me..its the easiest lock to open. The pick kit will cost you 20 bucks. Look online and look on youtube like i did on how to pick locks. Save the damage to the cap.
Thanks, I'll give it a shot.
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