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OldSchoolCoolF2 02-13-2018 12:45 AM

Fuel key turn which direction?
 
Trying to revive an F2 that's been sitting for past 6 years. Absolutely can't get the gas tank open at this point. Have sprayed WD-40 several times over past day. Can someone at least tell me which direction the key is supposed to turn to open the tank... clockwise or counterclockwise? What are my options if I can't get the tank unlocked?? Thanks

CaBaRet 02-13-2018 01:35 AM

Should be counter clockwise, try undoing the hex bolts around the lock see if it will lift out, but don't force it, a little bit of pressure on the cap each time you try to turn the key should help

OldSchoolCoolF2 02-13-2018 08:05 PM


Originally Posted by CaBaRet (Post 1311822)
Should be counter clockwise, try undoing the hex bolts around the lock see if it will lift out, but don't force it, a little bit of pressure on the cap each time you try to turn the key should help

So far it seems to be clockwise. I'm now able to turn key from noon position (standing on left side of bike) to 5:00. Can someone tell me how far is the key supposed to turn before it pops open? The lip where it says "Push Lock" is trying to come open but nada. Removing bolts around lock didn't help matters. Thanks

74demon 02-13-2018 09:58 PM

Should be 90 degrees. Try turning it only 90 and giving it some encouragement. There should be some resistance when turning. If it spins easy, the lock isn't turning anything inside.

EchoWars 02-14-2018 06:19 PM

Might be in the market for one of these:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/FRONT-Gas-F...19.m1438.l2649

Looking at one myself...the key thing gets to be a hassle.

OldSchoolCoolF2 02-21-2018 04:42 PM

Thanks for the replies of help. Finally got it open then removed. Gunked up:

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/cbrforu...7d81e3b382.jpg


Soaking in vinegar FTW:

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/cbrforu...6b1c0515d9.jpg

CaBaRet 02-22-2018 01:56 AM

Good stuff vinegar , use it all the time for soak cleaning, cheap too, glad you got it sorted

Hawkwind2016 02-22-2018 09:24 AM

Good job, that vinegar has worked well.


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