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Removing Gas Cap on a 929

How do you do it?

I've removed all the allen screws and nothing. My situation is this:
I lost my keys. Yes, all of them, including a key to my Heritage Softtail Harley.

I've since then bought a new ignition lock (i'd been needing one, mine began to not wanna lock) and a new key. Had the storage compartment lock recoded to my key as well. The only thing I lacked and forgot about, was my gas tank.

I can't have one made by Woods Fun Center (the local dealer). What other options are there? I'd like to remove it to see if a locksmith can help make one for me, but jesus...the damn thing won't come off. Can anyone help me out?
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Re: Removing Gas Cap on a 929

Sorry for the bad news. After removing the allen bolts, you must turn the key to remove the cap.
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Re: Removing Gas Cap on a 929

Even after removing the bolts, you still have to unlock it to remove it...

Dunno what to tell you.
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Re: Removing Gas Cap on a 929

A locksmith can halp you get it off, then make a new key for the new one.
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Re: Removing Gas Cap on a 929

If you have to buy a new one, just get a Vortex, no key to worry about then
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Re: Removing Gas Cap on a 929

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If you have to buy a new one, just get a Vortex, no key to worry about then
Racer friend of mine mentioned something like that to me....
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Re: Removing Gas Cap on a 929

The Vortex is an excellent replacement (what I use). If you have no intentions of getting the lock rekeyed - use a 3/8" bit and drill into the center of the key slot. Place an awl in the hole and strike it hard a few times. You should be able to pull the lockset out of the cap and remove it easily. Upsizing to a larger bit may be required, just DO NOT DRILL THRU THE GAS CAP, as this will deposit metal shavings in your tank - or worse...puncture your tank.

It sounds like you are trying to rekey it, which locksmiths in my area will not do (too much responsibility if the bike is stolen). Why dont you drive the bike to the locksmith and have them rekey it onsite? It seems that would be the easiest alternative for your situation.
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Re: Removing Gas Cap on a 929

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Why dont you drive the bike to the locksmith and have them rekey it onsite? It seems that would be the easiest alternative for your situation.
Because I am already out of gas.

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Because I am already out of gas.
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Re: Removing Gas Cap on a 929

If you have to drill clear through the cap then just flip the tank upside down to do it (thus no shavings in the tank).

The other option for getting it to a locksmith is to take the tank off. It is 3 bolts to get the tank off plus a bolt or 2 to disconnect the fuel lines and then one electric connector for the fuel pump. Somehow you are going to have to drill or pick the lock though. I would suggest removing the fuel pump and going from the inside but when the cap is locked the fingers won't budge and release the cap. You are going to have to get the cylinder to turn and unlock the cap to be able to replace it.
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Re: Removing Gas Cap on a 929

If you're not concerned with the cylinder for the gas cap being good anymore, you can remove the cap by using a flat head screwdriver and a hammer. It does take patience and time. Be careful NOT to dent the tank though!

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Re: Removing Gas Cap on a 929

Be careful to dent the tank though!


You may want to think before following this advice . . .

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Re: Removing Gas Cap on a 929

good eyes.
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Re: Removing Gas Cap on a 929

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Be careful to dent the tank though!


You may want to think before following this advice . . .
Oops! So I forgot one little word...

Time to go edit...
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Re: Removing Gas Cap on a 929

Speaking of locks on gas caps...Why don't they make them like they make them for cars where you just twist it off?
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