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Hey Guys,
I've noticed the action on my fuel cap is getting really rigid and almosts bends my key when trying to unlock it. I used some WD40 on it and it helped, but I want it gone cause the last thing I need in my life is my key snapping trying to get some fuel.

What kind of fuel caps/covers are you guys using? Also if I go with say a Harris or a Vortex one, will I need to get a fitting for it or can I use the factory one?

Please Advise.

Thanks!
 

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same situation!

I developed the same problem and thought about WD-40 also.
I gave it a shot and let it soak in before I reinstalled the gas cap and assembly.
The problem with WD-40 is it's a silicone based product and the fumes from the gas disepates the silcone based WD-40.
I moved onto Dupont Teflon Multi-Use dry wax lube (blue can).
Much like the WD-40 I shot it down and let it soak in.Then I reinstalled the assembly.
I bought it at Lowes for like $5.00
It's been over a year since I lubed it and the key still unlocks as smooth as my transmission shifts.
 

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thanks man, i will pick this up.

its a cheaper solution than getting a new vortex setup.
 

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I soaked down the key hole and sprayed the fuel cap hinge also.
Works great!Just let it soak in for a few minutes and you should be good to go.
 

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If you do end up buying a new cap you might want to look at the no name caps they sell on ebay. I bought one for my bike and it looks and works great. Only $40 bucks too.
 
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