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Old 01-08-2019, 11:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Belloc42 View Post
I used a screwdriver to tap around the perimeter of the underside after reading this last night and it got rid of the worst of it (though this second one wasn't that bad yet - the first one was really loud). Before I got the first one replaced, I wrapped a thick piece of nylon cord under the lip of the cap when it was in place on the tank and that did the trick too, though it wasn't the most elegant solution. But yeah, once you hear it, you can't ignore it. I can't believe this silly, simple problem can't be fixed at the source.
Tap it a little tighter, and it will be gone 100% forever.
 
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Tap it a little tighter, and it will be gone 100% forever.
Yeah, I figured I'd give it another round at some point, though I am a little worried about snapping some plastic bit inside.
 
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Where did you get yours? I bought one off eBay but didn't use it because it will funnel water into the gas tank if it gets rained on or washed.
Actually, I was wondering about that, too.
 
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Old 01-09-2019, 08:07 AM
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Yeah, I figured I'd give it another round at some point, though I am a little worried about snapping some plastic bit inside.
You would have to beat the crap out of it in order to try and break something inside. Which would likely mar the outside surface as well. If you manage by some freak miracle to actually damage it, the good news is they can be replaced very easily and cheaply.
 
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You would have to beat the crap out of it in order to try and break something inside. Which would likely mar the outside surface as well. If you manage by some freak miracle to actually damage it, the good news is they can be replaced very easily and cheaply.
True enough, and it's no big deal, but this is the second one, and I'd rather avoid paying for the privilege of trying to fix the third one as well.
 
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Old 01-10-2019, 03:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Belloc42 View Post
True enough, and it's no big deal, but this is the second one, and I'd rather avoid paying for the privilege of trying to fix the third one as well.
Seams understandable to be cautious. I was cautious on the first couple gas caps I did this too as well, although eventually got them to stop, after a couple tries each. Now when I do this, I just whack it firmly in 3-4 spots around the edge and it is good to go every time.
 
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Old 01-10-2019, 03:41 AM
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I purchased this set and obviously only used the right side vented piece. Tight as a drum and the matte finish looks better on my tank.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Black-Gas-C...item25e3d828a1
 
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I purchased this set and obviously only used the right side vented piece. Tight as a drum and the matte finish looks better on my tank.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Black-Gas-C...item25e3d828a1
It says it won't fit an 18 and up Fat Bob??
 
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Because of the 2nd dummy cap in the set. The right side fits just fine.
 
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I put one of the wives hair ties under the cap, worked great!
 

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