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post #1 of 19 Old 01-30-2010, 06:53 PM Thread Starter
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Hi i was looking through the old group buys and seen these nice looking gas caps they had back around 06-07 as a group buy and wanted to see if anyone had these and how they were holding up and does anyone know if the are still selling these if so can you help me find a link or let me know your help is appreciated thanks....charles

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E-bay usually has them.

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Hi i was looking through the old group buys and seen these nice looking gas caps they had back around 06-07 as a group buy and wanted to see if anyone had these and how they were holding up and does anyone know if the are still selling these if so can you help me find a link or let me know your help is appreciated thanks....charles
I've used one for several years with no problems: looks and works like new.

one source is:

Slingshot Racing : Honda CNC Racing Gas Cap - $49.99

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I have a black one in excellent condition I'll sell you for $35.00 shipped to Lubbock.

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thanks for the link tom also hasbeenracer can i get pics of it ? how old is it and is the install fairly easy ? let me know thanks....charles

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It's about 3 years old and in very good condition. Only used it for about two months before I went back to stock. Because I run a tankbag all the time, the stock cap just worked out better for me. Super easy to install...only three bolts.
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Actually Woody, websch has first dibs after Troyaik88 but if he falls through I'll let you know.

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hi thanks for the pics hasbeen, but i think im going with the silver,but at least you already have a buyer.thanks again....troyaik88

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Open up your stock gas cap and take a good hard look at it. Better still, look at the shop manual. The stock cap has a fairly elaborate venting system. The Cali models even have an evap can. Your gas tank needs to be vented. Thru gas cap is how Honda and most others do it. I can remember one aftermarket gas cap company even suggesting that you drill a hole in their's. Do what yu want, but you'd be better off spending your dough on SS brake lines.

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Open up your stock gas cap and take a good hard look at it. Better still, look at the shop manual. The stock cap has a fairly elaborate venting system. The Cali models even have an evap can. Your gas tank needs to be vented. Thru gas cap is how Honda and most others do it. I can remember one aftermarket gas cap company even suggesting that you drill a hole in their's. Do what yu want, but you'd be better off spending your dough on SS brake lines.
The one in the listing right above your comment says it's vented?


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Vent is on the underside to the right of the fill hole as seen in pic.

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If the vent is to the RIGHT of the fill hole, how is the gas tank vented?

Lift up your stock cap. There are 2 small holes underneath. The one on the left is for overfill.

Look closely and you'll see that the hole on the right sits right under the "fitting" on the gas cap. The gas cap has a hole in it. Gas fumes are vented thru the gas cap, and down that tube, which goes thru the gas tank and out the bottom. Like I said before, it's afairly elaborate venting system.

If E-Bay says your race cap is vented, well then you just gotta know it's true. But I don't see it.

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I purchased my cap directly from Slinshot Racing. It's vented, never leaked and worked flawlessly for the two or maybe three months that I used it.
Not really sure if that can be said about the cap in the ebay link that jay313 posted up as I've heard some of the knock-off ones leak.

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I don't remember if I got the ebay one or the Slingshot Racing one - it's been a couple years and they both look the same to me.
No issues in 2+ years of daily use.
It's easy to install and easy to use.

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I purchased my cap directly from Slinshot Racing. It's vented, never leaked and worked flawlessly for the two or maybe three months that I used it.
Not really sure if that can be said about the cap in the ebay link that jay313 posted up as I've heard some of the knock-off ones leak.
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I don't remember if I got the ebay one or the Slingshot Racing one - it's been a couple years and they both look the same to me.
No issues in 2+ years of daily use.
It's easy to install and easy to use.
Same here: I have had the Slingshot Racing cap for several years and over 15,000 miles with no problems.

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I've been thinking about one only because I have an issue once in a while with the key not wanting to pop back into position when I shut the lid. I'd rather not have to deal with it if the key decides to refuse to come out one day. Worth a shot for $30. Guy's been selling them on there forever. If there were serious issues with his stuff, he probably wouldn't have a 99.8% positive. My 2c

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Do it. I have had mine on for about 3 years with no problem at all.

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