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Exclamation I Need Some Help W/ My Gas Tank - April 24, 2008, 09:32 AM

The other week I had just finished washing up my bike and decided to ride to school and what not. On my way home, my fuel light came lit up on my kawi 636, so I pulled into the gas station just to find out that my gas tank lock wouldn't unlock nor budge. I at least had enough gas to get back home and call coleman's and they told me that it's most likely the locking mechanism that decided to bust up on me. Other than calling a locksmith and spending around another few $$$ for them and a new gas cap, anyone know what I can do to either pick the lock or fix this situation? Has this happened to anyone else?
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April 24, 2008, 09:34 AM

PM me the VIN #, I'll check some info on it real quick for you. How was the bike started? Screwdriver or keys?

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April 24, 2008, 09:36 AM

Yaaaaaaaay Kawi!

Mine hasn't done that...let us know what happens, how it gets fixed and what not...


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April 24, 2008, 09:46 AM

I started it w/ keys? I'm mean, are you implying I stole my bike?

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April 24, 2008, 09:49 AM

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The other week I had just finished washing up my bike and decided to ride to school and what not. On my way home, my fuel light came lit up on my kawi 636, so I pulled into the gas station just to find out that my gas tank lock wouldn't unlock nor budge. I at least had enough gas to get back home and call coleman's and they told me that it's most likely the locking mechanism that decided to bust up on me. Other than calling a locksmith and spending around another few $$$ for them and a new gas cap, anyone know what I can do to either pick the lock or fix this situation? Has this happened to anyone else?
I'd probably take a screw driver to it and replace it with a Vortex gas cap.
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April 24, 2008, 09:53 AM

Don't those come off with allen wrenches? And +1 on the Vortex after you remove it.
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April 24, 2008, 10:02 AM

It does, only after you unlock the actual cap, sucks, so its like a catch 22. I'm checking over the vortex caps too, not bad, pretty cheap, but any of you know how i can jimi the lock w/ a screwdriver, i mean, if that doesn't work, i'll just screw myself over.
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April 24, 2008, 10:03 AM

I'd ask dodge131 about vortex gas caps and Kawis before getting one. Try shooting some WD-40 into the lock mechanism and then taking loose the allen bolt fasteners around the outer ring before getting medieval on it.

Also, push down on it firmly as you attempt to turn the key. This takes the load off the bolts so they can release form the collar more easily.


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April 24, 2008, 10:05 AM

Push down on the gas cap hard and push the key in. If not get a screw driver pop it open. But a vortex gas cap.
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