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Lasbuell
Posted on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 08:23 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

So I'm a second time owner of a Buell. I just recently picked up a 2000 X1 and the gas cap is leaking?? Is there a fix for this?
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Williamscottrobertson
Posted on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 08:33 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Mine s3 and Blast both weep around the hex bolts along the edge of the cap. I'm not sure how to fix this. The cap itself has a big O-ring on it.
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Natexlh1000
Posted on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 09:57 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Where is it leaking from?
Is it the vent thing or the cap itself?
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Lasbuell
Posted on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 10:00 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

From the cap it self. It doesn't feel like it is clamping down right?
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Bigsarge
Posted on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 10:21 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I bet the rubber seal is missing. There is a foam rubber seal that is supposed to be on the gas cap near the flange. It sometimes comes off my bike when I take my gas cap off. Check it out man. Don't know where to get one but it's worth checking out.
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Harleyelf
Posted on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 10:51 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Tried tightening the nut? Got Gmann's aluminum flange installed? Changed the o-ring for the one made of Vigon?
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Ebutch
Posted on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 12:03 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

O-ring on cap dry rotted ? As Ray said.Check your email.
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Upthemaiden
Posted on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 01:22 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

It's definitely likely that your gas cap just isn't tight enough. After you put the gas cap in and twist the tab it only gets everything into position. Flipping that tab down actually tightens the cap and puts downward pressure on the o-ring. If you don't feel your *snap* into place lightly, you probably need to tighten up the bolt on the bottom of your gas cap. It took me a little while to figure out what was going on with mine after I bought it, because it didn't have the O-ring when I bought it so I wasn't familiar with how it should feel.

Aside from that, half of that cap is plastic and not the most durable, so be gentle with it, and put the aluminum replacement part on your future parts list. There's a $40 replacement part you can get on ebay that's really nice, or there's also a cheaper(I believe $25ish) flange that you need to drill and bolt to the bottom of your plastic flange that keeps it from stripping, I believe that's the Gmann version that Harley Elf referred to.
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Mtjm2
Posted on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 04:58 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Can you still get the inner gasket that goes
Under the ring . I did the cheaper fix while
The bike was down for paint and other goodies . When I put it all back together I can Hardley get the cap on . I think the rubber
Shrunk
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S1owner
Posted on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 06:28 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

The tank and cap will shrink incredibly I had to put mine in the sun with gas till they both expanded to reinstall after paint
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Harleyelf
Posted on Sunday, July 30, 2017 - 11:39 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Buell-X1-Lightning-Gas-Cap -Fix-/292168414925?hash=item44069836cd:g:VgkAAOSwE zxYZFN1&vxp=mtr

Gmann's fix, works like nothing else!
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H0gwash
Posted on Sunday, July 30, 2017 - 01:32 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I recently bought Gmann's product and it's quite nice. It slips right in and you adjust that little nut on the bottom of the gas cap so that when you push the tab on the top of the cap everything snugs up nicely. I locktite'd mine after I set it.

My gas cap O ring was also cracking. I can't find the replacement someone on this list so kindly mailed out to me for free, so I had to carefully roll the o-ring over to the uncracked side and that seems to be working.
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Harleyelf
Posted on Sunday, July 30, 2017 - 01:49 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

The gas fumes will eat the loctite, if your nut slips you may have to stake the tip of the threads with a centerpunch.
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S1owner
Posted on Sunday, July 30, 2017 - 01:54 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

If someone can send me an oring I can match it up and log the Viton o ring number
And thus send a few out
I have every size at work
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Ykcimmi
Posted on Friday, September 29, 2017 - 11:35 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

the Gmann fix is sold and no new listing.
does anyone know where to get similar fix?
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Harleyelf
Posted on Friday, September 29, 2017 - 05:13 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

His username here is the same as his Ebay account. PM him to see if he has one lying about the shop.
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S1owner
Posted on Friday, September 29, 2017 - 05:37 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

There is another fix out there. I will need to do some digging but its on here somewhere
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S1owner
Posted on Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 12:46 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Here is another type of fix use this link and go back to the first post . This has been on my bike for years with no issues

http://www.badweatherbikers.com/buell/messages/476 23/716142.html
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Imadog
Posted on Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 10:16 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

The original post is fixed.

http://www.badweatherbikers.com/buell/messages/476 23/814677.html?1506537504
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Bluebueller
Posted on Sunday, October 01, 2017 - 12:47 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

mine leaks around the hex bolts too, not the cap, but where the aluminum outer rings seats into the tank itself. mostly I see it seep out under braking, as it seeps out toward the front. this sounds like Williamscott's problem. I can't just tighten the fasterners - is there a fix to this?
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Ykcimmi
Posted on Monday, October 02, 2017 - 09:17 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

no luck on ebay and no reply from gmann. anyone have any other gas cap fixes???
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S1owner
Posted on Monday, October 02, 2017 - 09:57 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Did you try the link above and contact matrim
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Sidv
Posted on Friday, October 06, 2017 - 11:53 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Need the gmann fix as well. Plastic is not spinning but is flaring out making cap difficult to remove. No response from pm as of yet.
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Upthemaiden
Posted on Friday, October 06, 2017 - 12:18 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Back on ebay:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Buell-X1-Lightning-Gas-Cap -Fix-/292279378332?hash=item440d35619c:g:aasAAOSwc hBZ084F&vxp=mtr
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S1owner
Posted on Friday, October 06, 2017 - 01:09 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Here is another temp fix use a file to reduce the plastic piece so it slides in and out of the slot. Worked for me.
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S1owner
Posted on Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 12:05 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Gmann has them back up on ebay

https://www.facebook.com/groups/579944672082562/pe rmalink/1505813022829051/
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