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You should not vent the cap.
The Harley design is for the oil tank to vent back to the cam chest.
The tank vent is actual a pressure bypass, normally closed, not an open vent.
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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.
Thanks for pointing that out!
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You should not vent the cap.
The Harley design is for the oil tank to vent back to the cam chest.
The tank vent is actual a pressure bypass, normally closed, not an open vent.
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Gas tank, Hippy. Gas tank.
Maybe he has a new pressure/flow theory where the cam chest gets vented to the gas tank and then to the oil tank...
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I have had the Harley Davidson pop-up on my tank for about seven years. It was a PITA to get to pop up at first. Learned a few tricks over the years and it is not an issue anymore even for my old crippled fingers.
Looks like it should have been an OE part on my 05.
https://www.harley-davidson.com/us/e...ap/p/63134-10B
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