Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Close to San Antonio, TX
The gas cap on the 96 I just recently bought would not open either. No way, no how, bent the key trying. I knew to push down hard on it while trying to open it but that wasn't working either.
My neighbor came over and I told him the problem. He slammed his fist down on top of the cap, put the key in and opened it right up.
Needless to say probably but once open, I lubed everything up and worked the mechanism until everything was moving freely before closing it again.
My son straightened the key back out and we have been good to go ever since.
1996 VN 750
2007 Vulcan Mean Streak SE
When I was younger I was afraid I'd die riding. Now that I'm old and falling apart, I'm afraid I won't.