gas cap - Kawasaki Vulcan 750 Forum : Kawasaki VN750 Forums
Carbs and Fuel System
From the gas tank to the carbs
All fuel system discussion

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-11-2011, 11:36 PM Thread Starter
Ford
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: ETTERS PA
Posts: 89
iTrader: (2)
 
Send a message via AIM to dbking321
gas cap

soI have been fighting an issue with my bike for a bit that i thought was just a dirt carb but it seems to me the gas cap. i cleaned the vent line and no luck. when im riding it will lose the back cylinder and then run on just the front for a little then die. then it will somtimes restart on the front and the rear will kick in if you rev it really high. well the last time i had it out it died and I opened the gas cap and restarted it thinking mabey it would help and it did it was fine. so i closed and got on the highway to go home and it died opened it agian and road home with it open just fine.... so my question is do they sell a gas cap rebuild kit? or do i need to get a new one and how do i make my lock work with it?
dbking321 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-12-2011, 12:08 AM
Crap, I WAS in 5th gear.
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: So. Cal
Posts: 500
iTrader: (1)
 
I haven't messed with my gas cap as I have a CA bike and just removed my canister line and used a long hose running under the bike (to atmosphere.) According to Jerry there is a rubber O-ring in the gas cap that can swell shut- you will want to replace the o-ring. Some people just remove the o-ring, but that can cause gas to seep out a little, especially when full.
Kelly2001 is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-12-2011, 12:48 AM
If only it had 6th gear..
 
DavesVulster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: North of Boston
Posts: 1,100
iTrader: (1)
 
take the cap off your tank then remove the screws on the underside of the cap (careful, there are several springs that will come off, and a little silicone check valve) and clean all the orifices. Lube the lock mechanism with Tri-flow and you should be all set. If you cleaned the vent line you just got a clog in one of the holes most likely. My cap was a mess and that tri-flow did wonders. Haven't had a problem since.

Dave

Mods:
Jetted, shaved & coastered
Home made under-tank single filter
Converted ACCT's to manual (thanks wib714)
Dual vac lines on petcock (my cure for ticking)
LED tail/plate lights
Relocated helmet lock to license plate

Added stuff:
Customized hard bags w/ lights
Chrome levers
Hellcat windscreen
LED running lights
Home made 'Vita-Volt' meter
Foot rests on engine guard
Tunes

Hmm....she was on the back when we left.... ??
DavesVulster is offline  
 
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-12-2011, 07:14 AM Thread Starter
Ford
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: ETTERS PA
Posts: 89
iTrader: (2)
 
Send a message via AIM to dbking321
ill try it thanks
dbking321 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki Vulcan 750 Forum : Kawasaki VN750 Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

Once registered, your User Name"cannot be changed". We can make exceptions within 7 days, but after that, it is set in stone.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome