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Old 11-12-2012, 02:58 PM   #660
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Location: Folsom, CA
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Originally Posted by oldtrucks View Post
If I could i would but the IMS Gas Cap doesn't have anyway to use a hose clamp. The nipple is only as tall as the cap and no way a clamp will fit. I tried securing it with some safety wire, not even enough room for the tip of the pliers. After that event I epoxied the vent hose in place and started carrying about 12" of extra vent line
I've tried the safety wire route as well and it didn't work quite as well as I had hoped.

Then I went to the local auto parts store and got some hose clamps like the smallest one at the bottom of the following photo, used some needle nose pliers to put it in place, and everything is now held firmly in place.

Maybe this goes in the favorite shop tricks thread...
__Scott R. Nelson, 2008 KTM 990 Adventure, 2001 Honda XR650L, Folsom, CA
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