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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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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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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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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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