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    a new gas cap?

    HI

    I am having a hard time removing and putting back the gas cap every time I fill it up, so I am wondering if you have change it for something else? I do not even need a key on it, so ....please advice

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    Try some grease on the gasket, the rubber ring. It made mine a lot easier.
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    Lubing it will help temporarily, but must be repeated frequently. The tabs on the cap can be bent to make them looser, but the real fix is to go to a salvage yard and find a nonlocking cap that fits. Many old Yamaha's used the same size caps. Note: Tanks from 2002 and earlier had large gas cap openings and 2003 on used a smaller cap. Here's one type of cap to look for on older bikes
    You can see the size difference in these caps which fit the respective year groups of TWs.
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    A new gasket fixed it for me. Since Yamaha does NOT sell an oem replacement, you need to go to Kobota for part #12521-41340 "Gasket, Tank cap". It fits some kind of generator. They can order it in if its not in stock. About $6.00.
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    Mine was hard to get off too but after taking out the key mechanism it works a lot better.

    This is what I took out. It's screwed to a piece of wood to keep the pieces all together.
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    Bike Bandit claims this fits. I don't know personally. Keiti CNC Billet Gas Cap - BikeBandit.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by fishguy View Post
    A new gasket fixed it for me. Since Yamaha does NOT sell an oem replacement, you need to go to Kobota for part #12521-41340 "Gasket, Tank cap". It fits some kind of generator. They can order it in if its not in stock. About $6.00.
    fishguy, perhap's I missed the point,but, how in the heck did you figure the Koboda gasket would fit!.......good figuren!!.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frog13 View Post
    fishguy, perhap's I missed the point,but, how in the heck did you figure the Koboda gasket would fit!.......good figuren!!.
    It seems like I saw it on this forum. The "poster" even knew which generator model it came from. That's what I love about this place. The knowledge just flows out. Problem is, sometimes, you can't turn it off.

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    That was Manotickmike. It was a Champion Generator 2800/4000 watt model.
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