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aftermarket gas caps 4 Years, 9 Months ago  
what are my choices for aftermarket gas caps that don't leak, the bike i bought has a pop up style cap while it looks cool, i can fill it more then 3/4 or it leaks. bought a new cap and its better but still leaks some when filled. i ordered a new tank and now need a cap. I don't want a stocker if i can avoid it.
 
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Re:aftermarket gas caps 4 Years, 9 Months ago  
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what are my choices for aftermarket gas caps that don't leak, the bike i bought has a pop up style cap while it looks cool, i can fill it more then 3/4 or it leaks. bought a new cap and its better but still leaks some when filled. i ordered a new tank and now need a cap. I don't want a stocker if i can avoid it.

Baron's has a cap that has an adapter you glue in place in the tank opening and their cap screws into it. Take a look at www.baronscustom.com. Their part number is BA7450U list is $89.95. I can get it for you for $69.30 + shipping from Tucker Rocky they have at their warehouses in TX and CA and will ship direct to you from whichever is closest tou where you live.

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Re:aftermarket gas caps 4 Years, 9 Months ago  
is it vented and doesn't leak with a full tank? doesn't say on site if its vented or not
 
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Re:aftermarket gas caps 4 Years, 9 Months ago  
I just installed that very one and I don't think it is vented. Somebody please correct me if I'm wrong. I think it does look better than the stock gas cap.
 
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Re:aftermarket gas caps 4 Years, 9 Months ago  
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is it vented and doesn't leak with a full tank? doesn't say on site if its vented or not

Barons cap is not vented. What is the problem with your stock cap? I have punched holes in the tank neck and can fill mine right up to the brim so that the cap is in the fuel and other than sloshing some out when I install it; there is no leak.

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Re:aftermarket gas caps 4 Years, 9 Months ago  
the tank i have has a glue in pop up that leaks like a mofo when the tank is filled. i dont have cap anymore - bought bike used with pop up cap
 
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Re:aftermarket gas caps 4 Years, 9 Months ago  
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the tank i have has a glue in pop up that leaks like a mofo when the tank is filled. i dont have cap anymore - bought bike used with pop up cap

Have you determined whether it's the cap or the adapter which leaks? If the glue joint of the adapter to the tank that leaks; see if you can't get it off clean it up and reglue it. If the cap to adapter joint is where it is leaking is there an o-ring or other seal that can be replaced?

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Re:aftermarket gas caps 4 Years, 9 Months ago  
it leaks from the lil vent hole and the pop up shaft. i bought a new one, does the same but alot less but still leaks quit a bit.
 
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Re:aftermarket gas caps 4 Years, 9 Months ago  
I have this .....kuryakyn

No leaks.

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Re:aftermarket gas caps 4 Years, 9 Months ago  
dump question, but do i need a vented cap? (using fuel pump still) cause i could prob have our machinist make me a tight pop up part and i could seal the vent hole.
 
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