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Old 02-13-2018, 12:45 AM
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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
 
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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
 

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Old 02-13-2018, 08:05 PM
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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
 
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Old 02-13-2018, 09:58 PM
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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.
 
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Old 02-14-2018, 06:19 PM
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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.
 
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Thanks for the replies of help. Finally got it open then removed. Gunked up:




Soaking in vinegar FTW:

 
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Good stuff vinegar , use it all the time for soak cleaning, cheap too, glad you got it sorted
 
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Old 02-22-2018, 09:24 AM
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Good job, that vinegar has worked well.
 
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