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Are those any good?
I had heard they don't last very long but I can't remember where
and they could easily be FOS.
Point being arthritis is bad and I need a cap I can get a good grip on.
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any ive seen are a pita to use
"normal" caps fer me
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I’ve got this style on all three Sporties https://maggroup.blob.core.windows.n..._RGB_72DPI.jpg
Have been running them for 20 years. The plastic “key” works well with arthritis.
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I've got one of these on my '17 1200C:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I really like it.
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Thanks!
My tank is vented.
Any problem if I get a vented cap?
That's all I seem to be seeing.
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Default Pop up gas caps

Bought a set of pop-up gas caps off evil-bay. Save some money, I thought.

Chinese re-pops.

Absolute garbage. Threads were completely wrong.

You get what you pay for...
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My tank is vented.
Any problem if I get a vented cap?
Nope. No problem.
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Anything to confuse us old bastards.
So, cool, I just need to find something I can close my mitt around.
Motone has one with a wide knurl on it I see.
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Hi,
I have one of those: https://www.tolle-engineering.se/sto...-for-hd-437026
Not the cheapest version, and I am not sure if they are sold in the US at all? But they are very good.
I had to replace my standard gas cap because the speedo / tachometer came down when I installed the longer front forks (a custom, so the are below the handle bar) and it got really very, very tight between the instruments and the gas cap. I am very happy with it - but at least with the small version the knurled part is smaller when the standard cap, so I am not sure if this would be easier for you.
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I have the drag specialties unit. It works well. However the supplied O ring is garbage. I took the o ring off the original cap and put it on the pop up and all is well.

I don’t think I would recommend it for arthritic hands tho, it can sometimes be a bear to get off.
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