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    Default Ryker gas filler cover

    Hey all,
    The Ryker gas filler cover (the piece which slides out on plastic struts) has always seemed kind of... I dunno, fragile?... to me.
    Now that they've been in use for a while, has anybody had issues with that piece?

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    No issues yet with my rally.
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    No issues... Works great!!

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    Not thrilled with the concept. But it works and it seems to be in for the long haul.
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    I've only filled up twice but no problems with the "door". DO NOT however let any gas get on the plastic. it will discolor it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Rodriguez View Post
    I've only filled up twice but no problems with the "door". DO NOT however let any gas get on the plastic. it will discolor it.

    I only have had to fill mine twice so far so no issues with my door as well. (around 700 miles on it so far)

    The first time I filled mine I splashed some gas up and around the tank due to the spring door popping up too fast when I pulled the gas nozzle out. No issues with it discoloring the paint though.

    The second time I filled up, I made sure to pull the gas nozzle out slowly to keep the spring trap door from snapping shut.

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    Yes, I had the same issue with the spring door and the nozzle dripped a few drops. I was/am pissed about it to say the least but not much I can do. I've owned lots of power sports products over the years and I've spilled a bit of gas on them here and they over the years and never had this happen before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Rodriguez View Post
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    Yes, I had the same issue with the spring door and the nozzle dripped a few drops. I was/am pissed about it to say the least but not much I can do. I've owned lots of power sports products over the years and I've spilled a bit of gas on them here and they over the years and never had this happen before.
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    I was going to create a post on the gas filler design so I'm glad this came up. If you take a look at the design of the tank inlet and lid you'll see that not only is there no seal, but if you were to spray water on the bike to wash it I can't see how quite a bit of water won't make it's way right into the fuel filler. When the slider lid is closed it remains about 3/4" above the metal filler. Then there's a gap around the bottom of the lid where any water sprayed from the side would go right in.

    I will figure out some sort of way to seal the metal filler neck when washing it, anyone else noticed this or had evidence of water in the fuel after a wash?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RandyL View Post
    I was going to create a post on the gas filler design so I'm glad this came up. If you take a look at the design of the tank inlet and lid you'll see that not only is there no seal, but if you were to spray water on the bike to wash it I can't see how quite a bit of water won't make it's way right into the fuel filler. When the slider lid is closed it remains about 3/4" above the metal filler. Then there's a gap around the bottom of the lid where any water sprayed from the side would go right in.

    I will figure out some sort of way to seal the metal filler neck when washing it, anyone else noticed this or had evidence of water in the fuel after a wash?
    I have one of these locking caps and have no issues.
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    It is just fine if utilized in a proper manner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RandyL View Post
    I was going to create a post on the gas filler design so I'm glad this came up. If you take a look at the design of the tank inlet and lid you'll see that not only is there no seal, but if you were to spray water on the bike to wash it I can't see how quite a bit of water won't make it's way right into the fuel filler. When the slider lid is closed it remains about 3/4" above the metal filler. Then there's a gap around the bottom of the lid where any water sprayed from the side would go right in.

    I will figure out some sort of way to seal the metal filler neck when washing it, anyone else noticed this or had evidence of water in the fuel after a wash?
    Yet another security issue as it may prevent siphoning but vandals could still add unwanted material

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aufgeblassen47 View Post
    It is just fine if utilized in a proper manner.
    Meaning don't spray it with a hose to wash it?
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    OK folks, relax and take a deep breath. Everything is gonna be alright. Mine has been in a torrential down pour for probably over 4hrs straight and not one drop of water got in the gas tank that I am aware of, runs like top and never missed a beat. Mine has also been washed with no issues. My Ford F-150 has a capless fuel filler with over 30,000 miles and never a fuel issue. What are some of you folks gonna do if you get caught in the rain? cueman

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    Quote Originally Posted by RandyL View Post
    I was going to create a post on the gas filler design so I'm glad this came up.
    The Gates 31819 locking gas cap works great on the Ryker, and is dirt cheap (like $13).


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    That could be an excellent solution, do you know if it has a rubber seal under the lip?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RandyL View Post
    That could be an excellent solution, do you know if it has a rubber seal under the lip?
    No seal... just plastic

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    Has anyone actually had an issue with anything getting in the gas filler area or is everyone just worrying ABOUT something happening. When someone first found out that the locking cap would fit I thought it was a good idea. Then I went out and checked my bike. I ride 80% of the time in muddy, dusty, sandy areas. I took a Kleenex and wiped it around down inside the filler area. It came out clean! Did it again only made sure I got all around and on the valve area. Still clean! I admit it looks like there's a bunch of space between the sliding cover but somehow it's doing it's job. So just my opinion, if you feel you need it for security it may be of value, but for keeping stuff out of your gas … you just don't need it. Just another key to keep up with and a hassle when refueling. I repeat -- just my opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RandyL View Post
    That could be an excellent solution, do you know if it has a rubber seal under the lip?
    No, but is pretty tight fit. You could probably find an o-ring or flat gasket that would work. But it is already a whole lot better than no cap at all.

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    Hi Randyl ref water on fuel cover , never mind washing it What about a downpour of rain , like we have in UK every day !
    ( throw a wash leather over the filler ?). Regards Nico 75

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