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  • Offline GaryWWhite   us

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    Gas Cap
    on: Aug 27, 2017, 04.54 pm
    Aug 27, 2017, 04.54 pm
    I am really not liking the gas cap with a lock on it.  I was wondering if any of you know of an aftermarket gas cap without a locking mechanism that can be put on the TTSE?  Something maybe that is CNC machined and attractive.  Maybe this has already been asked and answered.  If so, please direct me to the thread and forgive me for posting this.
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    Re: Gas Cap
    Reply #1 on: Aug 28, 2017, 12.35 pm
    Aug 28, 2017, 12.35 pm
    I cannot answer your question, but a locked fuel cap can have massive benefits (I know your fuel is cheap by our standards!). There have been a spate of bike thefts here recently - often scum out for a joy ride. My son's bike (not a Triumph - is this a sign of failed parentage?) was stolen a few weeks ago from a locked shed, and because they could not refuel, the bike was recovered about 30 miles from his home.... Sadly, they did damage the fuel tank in trying, and you may be in two minds about if you would want the bike back. I also wish you a full recovery, and many years of enjoyable, safe riding!
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    Re: Gas Cap
    Reply #2 on: Aug 28, 2017, 02.14 pm
    Aug 28, 2017, 02.14 pm
    Some on the forum have had the same desire, but I'm not sure if there has ever been a good solution.  You can always have a dumb key made that will only open the fuel cap.  I was told it's a Volvo pattern at the local home center, but they didn't have the correct blank, and I haven't been to a locksmith yet.
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    Re: Gas Cap
    Reply #3 on: Aug 28, 2017, 03.57 pm
    Aug 28, 2017, 03.57 pm
    *Originally Posted by cecilt [+]
    My son's bike (not a Triumph - is this a sign of failed parentage?)

    Hey Cecil,
    No, you sound like a great parent!! lol.  Your son will see the wisdom of his Father's choice of bikes soon enough.  Thank you for that insightful piece of information.  Never thought of it that way.  Anyways, I wanted to thank you for your kind words about my recovery. It was greatly appreciated!
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    Re: Gas Cap
    Reply #4 on: Aug 29, 2017, 11.34 pm
    Aug 29, 2017, 11.34 pm
    *Originally Posted by trophied [+]
    Some on the forum have had the same desire, but I'm not sure if there has ever been a good solution.  You can always have a dumb key made that will only open the fuel cap.  I was told it's a Volvo pattern at the local home center, but they didn't have the correct blank, and I haven't been to a locksmith yet.

    The blank for the key is the BMW motorcycle blank. I had mine made at an Ace Hardware.
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    Re: Gas Cap
    Reply #5 on: Aug 29, 2017, 11.56 pm
    Aug 29, 2017, 11.56 pm
     :435:You all are really going to think I'm stupid but I have never heard the term dumb key before?  Please explain this to me without laughing your arses off!  :745: lol  I really don't want to use any type of key to get into my gas tank.  But am intrigued as to the benefit of this special key?
    Thanks Much!
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    Re: Gas Cap
    Reply #6 on: Aug 30, 2017, 01.48 am
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    Most vehicles nowadays use a smart key - one with a transponder chip that talks to the ECU to start the engine.  No chip or a non-working chipped key is a dumb key.  It'll fit but won't start the engine.  The gas cap doesn't need a chipped key to open it.
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    Re: Gas Cap
    Reply #7 on: Aug 30, 2017, 03.42 am
    Aug 30, 2017, 03.42 am
     :125: Thanks Brenchley! I know about the smart keys from HD.  I think Triumph offers one but for $400? Right?
    Thanks for explaining this to me!
    Gary

     



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