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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-09-2011, 01:14 AM Thread Starter
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Ok, does anyone on here have a gas cap with the key they want to part with? Can't locate my old helmet locks to get the numbers off of, figure they got pitched after the wreck, they were pretty tore up. I can order a new tumbler and 2 keys from the dealer for $50.00 but would like to save a few bucks if I can.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-13-2011, 04:40 PM Thread Starter
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Well, I got this taken care of. Went to the local Buchheits today and they have a key cutting machine and Kawasaki blanks. $2.00 and about ten minutes and I have a new gas cap key that works. Next time I go over I'm going to have another made.
BTW, Buchheits is a local version of Rural King or Tractor Supply.

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I need a new key insert (complete) for mine, and now use a wide/flat screwdriver...thanks for the info !



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Is it normal for fuel to leak from a very full tank when parked on the kick stand, outside in the sun?
Sounds like your tank is slightly over full. When you fill it right to the top you should always do it with the bike on the kickstand. If you fill it with the bike straight up, and don't go very far before you park it, that's what will happen. It's like holding a glass full to the top at an angle.
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Is it normal for fuel to leak from a very full tank when parked on the kick stand, outside in the sun?
Yes it is normal.
The tank is already full.
Then you park it in the sun, which heats the gas causing it to expand.
Where else is it going to go, but to leak out?

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