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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-13-2012, 07:27 AM Thread Starter
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So I bought a tank off of eBay and now I can't get the gas cap off. I looked around here and saw that I needed to hammer the hingepin out and just pop it off. Easy. Not.

When I look at the back of the cap, I see no pin. I see a hole that runs through, but I don't see a pin. The cap still won't come off. I've pried and wedged and hammered but nothing is happening. I tried the key from my tank as suggested and that didn't work either.

Can someone suggest a solution that doesn't involve damage to the tank? I'm getting really frustrated here.

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You need the right size punch. There is a pin! Tap it from one side untill it is out, plenty of room.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-13-2012, 10:55 PM Thread Starter
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Eh, I couldn't get it so I just took a drill to the tumbler. I'm using a different cap anyway.

On a brighter note, I found a brand new looking stock tank with no rust that matches the rest of the bike for $80. Holy steal!

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I beat a screwdriver into mine and twisted really hard.

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-18-2012, 10:21 AM
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Sorry to revive an older thread but how do you remove the tumblers from the gas cap. I pulled the pin and got the cap off and took the 2 screws out that are shown in the photo above and then the two small screws that hold the vents & tumbler holder to the cap but is there a trick to getting the tumblers out? I assume (yes I know what that can mean! lol) that is supposed to come out from the back side but mine is not moving but it does turn with a key?? Help!

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-18-2012, 05:52 PM Thread Starter
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No idea, i drilled mine out with a big bit and threw it away lol.

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-18-2012, 05:59 PM
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LOL Well the lock is working if I jiggle the key but I would like to get it pulled out so I can get it fully cleaned up and pull/move the tumblers so it works better if I could find out how to remove it

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