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Old 04-15-2014, 05:41 PM   #1
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New farkle: Fuel cap replacement

I get to ride to California and unfortunately, it's a State with those huge fuel pump rubber boots.

Well, cruising over at the K1600 forums, I saw a replacement for the BMW fuel cap which allows you to fuel up without fighting to get the nozzle in and the boot jammed against the cap.



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Four bolts and I was done. Haven't had a chance to test it out yet, but it's most certainly shiny. The cap does spin off and both it and the replacement part came with rubber washers to seal it up against the fuel tank.

Haven't had a chance to actually use it, but I'm not anticipating any more problems!
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Old 04-15-2014, 07:51 PM   #2
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Do you have a link to that cap??
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Old 04-15-2014, 09:01 PM   #3
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Do you have a link to that cap??
Yup, Slingshot Racing: http://www.slingshotracing.net/catal...cap-p-219.html
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Old 04-16-2014, 04:28 AM   #4
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I like it. Let us know what you think after a couple fill-ups. PK
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Old 04-16-2014, 05:16 AM   #5
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Ooooh...there is a stealty black one too. Dammit!
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Old 04-16-2014, 08:13 AM   #6
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The little detent on my fuel cap keeps breaking and the lid then flops shut instead of staying open. Makes it a real nuisance to fill. I've glued it up a couple of times trying various products, last attempt was with epoxy. If it fails again I may opt for this cap as a replacement.
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Old 04-16-2014, 08:20 PM   #7
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Picture of a recent fill up. It sits there, all calm and collected without worry and without splashing.

Filling up the F800GS

And best of all? No flip lid to worry about cracking wide open when you wedge in the fuel nozzle!
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Old 04-17-2014, 11:43 AM   #8
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My word... Complete waste of money.

Man up and hold the rubber boot while you pump. Takes all of about 1 minute or less to fill up. The amount of physical effort you put into riding your motorcycle is much greater than the effort required to put fuel in the tank.
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Old 04-17-2014, 01:26 PM   #9
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I'd like it because I wouldn't have to pull the key out of the damn ignition and go back and forth whilst all my shit turned off and on
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Old 04-17-2014, 01:39 PM   #10
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I put one on my R1200R (black) and found out it also fits the F700 too. I like it because it takes the risk out of breaking off the flip-up cap with those big hoses.
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Old 04-18-2014, 02:11 PM   #11
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My word... Complete waste of money.

Man up and hold the rubber boot while you pump. Takes all of about 1 minute or less to fill up. The amount of physical effort you put into riding your motorcycle is much greater than the effort required to put fuel in the tank.
Ya, countless fill ups here in SoCal and my only complaint is when I'm traveling (w/ luggage) and have to undo the saddlebag (GL) to get to the cap.
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I'd like it because I wouldn't have to pull the key out of the damn ignition and go back and forth whilst all my shit turned off and on
Now we're getting even more lazy! haha

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Ya, countless fill ups here in SoCal and my only complaint is when I'm traveling (w/ luggage) and have to undo the saddlebag (GL) to get to the cap.
If your saddlebag is in the way, then yea, this would be useful.

My Jesse bags were never a problem until the last crash on the right side of the bike. To get the cap open, I have to give the bag a good tug while opening the cap. This really tells me I should be fixing my Jesse bag mounts though, and not worrying about replacing the cap.
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Old 04-19-2014, 02:45 PM   #13
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I get to ride to California and unfortunately, it's a State with those huge fuel pump rubber boots.

Well, cruising over at the K1600 forums, I saw a replacement for the BMW fuel cap which allows you to fuel up without fighting to get the nozzle in and the boot jammed against the cap.



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Four bolts and I was done. Haven't had a chance to test it out yet, but it's most certainly shiny. The cap does spin off and both it and the replacement part came with rubber washers to seal it up against the fuel tank.

Haven't had a chance to actually use it, but I'm not anticipating any more problems!
I see the site lists F800GS to 2012 but yours looks like a '13? I assume it fits them too?
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Old 04-20-2014, 09:05 AM   #14
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I live here in Southern California and as far as the F8 goes, I've not had any problem with the rubber boot and filling the tank. It's another thing on my RT, the rubber boot does get in the way a bit, but somehow I still manage to get gas in it.

The replacement fuel cap looks functional, although you create a new issue of finding a place to put the cap when refueling and if it drops, there's the chance of damaging the threads, but that's probably pretty remote.

I like the ability to lock my has cap. I'd bet with some additional engineering they could figure out a way to make it lockable.

Looks great.
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Old 04-20-2014, 01:07 PM   #15
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I just bought the one the mfg. makes that is 1/4 turn instead of threaded. Twice the price but I liked it better when I went to the place they are made near me. I went for the black. I think it is great. Getting the gas nozzle into the opening without breaking the lid was a pain. At my age I don't need more stuff to frustrate me.

I showed it to the sales mgr. where I bought the bike. Think he will be ordering one for his 800. He says he has broken his lid about 3 times. No more worries. Who needs it locked when you keep it in the garage and I don't see too many people stealing gas from a bike when parked somewhere.

Mine is a '13.
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