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Old 01-12-2010, 12:14 PM
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I hate having to use the key for the gas cap. I want to go with a keyless cap like vortex or the likes. Does anyone have something other than stock on their bike that they like or dislike?
 
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Old 01-12-2010, 12:17 PM
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I like the key for one reason. I have, and hopefully will not, left the key in the back of my bike when locking my helmet up. I just use the key with no key ring or anything, but I'd come back even 2 HOURS later, and I'd have a panic attack. So when I'm at the gas station, I know I won't lose or forget my key.
 
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Old 01-12-2010, 12:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Zero1080 View Post
I like the key for one reason. I have, and hopefully will not, left the key in the back of my bike when locking my helmet up. I just use the key with no key ring or anything, but I'd come back even 2 HOURS later, and I'd have a panic attack. So when I'm at the gas station, I know I won't lose or forget my key.
What?

I have the stock gas cap but I have seen acouple people use these
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Honda...Q5fAccessories

I've thought about getting one myself.
 
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Old 01-12-2010, 01:07 PM
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Pulling the key out of the ignition sometimes bugs me when im at a gas station and i don't even get off the bike to fill-up. But i think the piece of mind knowing that no one is going to open my fuel cap but me is more important. No matter what their intentions are...nothing goes into or comes out of that tank unless i know about it.
 
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Old 01-12-2010, 01:10 PM
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Zero... um could you revise that and get back to us lol... Im not getting the sense out of that one..

I would be afraid that some one could just open up the tank and steal a couple gallons of gas.. Im sure its not worth some ones effort but with gas prices today you never know..
 
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Old 01-12-2010, 01:38 PM
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I just bought and installed the one from the link below. I like the way it looks but i cant say whether I like the function of it yet. but i def like the way it looks thats mainly why i bought it.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/HONDA...item35a4e556eb

here are some pictures of it installed on my bike:


 
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Old 01-12-2010, 03:52 PM
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Originally Posted by jam0837 View Post
I just bought and installed the one from the link below. I like the way it looks but i cant say whether I like the function of it yet. but i def like the way it looks thats mainly why i bought it.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/HONDA...item35a4e556eb
So how does that unit work? Does it just unscrew a couple of times? does it make one click? When the cap comes off and you go to refuel do you have to set the cap down? Trying to think if its going to be just as much working putting a key in and turning it then letting it be.
 
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Old 01-12-2010, 05:44 PM
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basically the cap unscrews. basically the cap and base are two separate pieces. so i imagine when you go to gas up you will have to find a place to put the cap while you gas up. IMO having a key is less work because the cap stays on the tank but then again i used to feel as if i were going to break the key every time i would close the gas cap. I havent taken a trip to the gas station yet so i cant really say if its easier or not.
 
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Old 01-12-2010, 07:39 PM
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Thanks yall. I am not worried about anyone getting in there and stealing gas or doing anything else. I just hate the feel of the key in there. It does feel like it is going to break. I will look into the links and see what I think. Thank you for the pics!
 
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Old 01-12-2010, 08:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Wazmo View Post
Thanks yall. I am not worried about anyone getting in there and stealing gas or doing anything else. I just hate the feel of the key in there. It does feel like it is going to break. I will look into the links and see what I think. Thank you for the pics!
You hate the feel of the key? you don't ride with it in the keyhole do you?
 

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