I can not release the gas cap. I tried all 4 keys that I have. two oem hondas, two copies. Yes, all will work in the ignition. It turns 1/4 turn , slightly pops up then I usually press it down and it releases. Any help would be appreicated.
whew!!!!! that worked. Now I guess I will have to carry allen wrenches in my pocket when I go for a ride. I have been a little tired lately, death in the family and the stock market.
I was looking at the twist off caps and bases anyway.
Thanks for all of the helpful hints. I got it where I can open it now. I will have to make the time to make the finer adjustments or go to a votex base and cap. Anyone completed this change over at this time?
i put one on a gixxer for my buddy, because the stock one wouldn't work when we dented his tank. it was, however, a terribly simple process. probably even easier than aligning the stock cap so it doesn't catch. The only downside we found was that it wasn't vented. which became a pain in the arse.
30,000 mile 919 survivor. No plans of stopping the abuse any time soon.
My final post on this one.
Lossening the allens allowed me to pop open the gas cap.
Then I removed the allens, funny 3 extended lentg allen that actually held in the cap at 12, 7,5 positions, the rest were dumbier allens, did not hold the cap to the tank.
I sprayed the locking part with jijaloo graphite. this did not help. The fix was to clean the lock with a cleaner, I used B12 Chem tool. After several sprays and shaking all of it out, then I relube with the graphite. Seems like the previous onwer used something that gummed up the works.
So now it evens pops up when the key is turned.
Thanks it looks like all suggestions were spot on....