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Hi all!! Haven't been here in a while but have been back the past few weeks. I have a question for the powers who know?? Here is a picture of the gas cap pieces. I took it off and broke it down to get the outside powder coated black. Unfortunately, when I broke it down, the tiny little piece you see in the picture fell out and I'm not sure where it belongs. I assume this piece is to hold the door piece up and secure it when it is down. Can't see where it goes back into place. HELP!!!

The cover pieces are at the powder coater. Any help would be appreciated!!

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That works as the spring and pivot pin for the trap door for your key. It will all come back to you when you get the rest of your cap back. I took mine apart polished it and put it back together. No problem at all.
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Thanks for the info Dam Guy. I tried to put it back together before taking it to the powder coater. Couldn't for the life of me see how that little rectangular piece fits in the system of the trap door??? There is no slot for it!! Does it just float in there?? Do I need mini fingers to slide it in somewhere?? It seems a little f**ed up to have a little tiny piece like that fall out and be critical to the trap door?? Don't you think??
 

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Thanks for the info Dam Guy. I tried to put it back together before taking it to the powder coater. Couldn't for the life of me see how that little rectangular piece fits in the system of the trap door??? There is no slot for it!! Does it just float in there?? Do I need mini fingers to slide it in somewhere?? It seems a little f**ed up to have a little tiny piece like that fall out and be critical to the trap door?? Don't you think??
I think you're talking about the vapor vent/trap door. If you still have it, please install it or you'll end up with overflow problems on hot days with a full tank. That little piece goes under the gasket and fits perfectly in a little cutout noted in the pix below...


 

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I know, I know. Old thread. Four years old LOL

I'm re-opening it because I am having fuel cap vent issues. After about 8 miles my bike starts running like crap, won't take any throttle at all. Take the cap off and put it back on again, bike runs fine for another 8 miles or so, then starts crapping out again. Guess I'm going to have to dis-assemble the darn thing and figure out what's wrong, probably a piece of dirt in a small hole.

Is taking the cap apart difficult? Or a piece-of-pie? Hopefully the latter.


And btw: The last post above mine, I've always had overflow problems on hot days with a full tank. Have had fuel running down the side of the tank numerous times. But this only happens when I fill it to the max and let it sit. Does not happen if I fill it and then ride it for a short spell.
 
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