TW200 Forum banner

1 - 9 of 9 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
77 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Got a real nice used TW gas tank from a guy. Problem is there is a locked gas cap on it - no key. Anyone ever drill out the lock on a gas cap? Any suggestions would be helpful.



Drain fuel. Rinse. Fill with water before starting to drill (avoiding fire). Otherwise I've never done this before.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
95 Posts
If your not comfy drilling, I would suggest taking the assembly to a locksmith. Maybe they can do something with it?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,268 Posts
I also purchased a used tank with a locked cap on it. I took it to a lock smith. He picked the lock and made to keys for $50.



Joe
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,363 Posts
I also purchased a used tank with a locked cap on it. I took it to a lock smith. He picked the lock and made to keys for $50.



Joe
hey joe,

was that the xt tank? did you get it mounted?



joe
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
173 Posts
Generally, if you drill out a lock the device that the lock cylinder fits into is wrecked- so you only gain access. If you have a Yamaha shop in your area, I'd take a trip by and try some of their "spare/old" keys. They weren't real fussy with making a lot of different keys for this type of bike. Good Luck. OM
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,519 Posts
On my 2006 the gas cap has a couple of screws on the 'underside'. Upon removing those, remove the plate exposing the 'locking bars'. The bars simple lift/fall out. without these bars in place it did not matter what you did with the key, the cap could always be turned for removal. Perhaps you have the same option. Well, I understand better now. This of course will not help you, but might be an option for those that have a cap that they want to disable. Good luck Gerry

 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,268 Posts
Joe,

Yes, that was the XT tank. I installed it in the same manner as others have described, with my own touches of course. The extra fuel range is great. My TW is Fugly so the tank got a paint job to match.



Joe
 
1 - 9 of 9 Posts
Top