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1Back to top Go down   Fuel cap spring Empty Fuel cap spring on Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:33 pm

futech

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Anyone know what size compression spring is used for the fuel cap latch? I was putting on a new gasket set when I accidentally launched the spring somewhere in my shop, and it seems to have launched into another dimension.
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2Back to top Go down   Fuel cap spring Empty Re: Fuel cap spring on Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:01 am

MartinW

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I bought an assorted compression and expansion spring kit from one of our local Saturday Sunday markets cost about $10.00 Au ea. It comes in handy for the replacement of self launching springs. Automotive supply shops and bearing supply shops also carry them although dearer. Over the years I have added to my assortment kits of washers, bolts, Nyloc nuts, fuses, rivets, "O" rings and various other kits. You only have to use a few things for it to become worthwhile. Aldi puts out kits at various times and you can get them from Ebay.
Regards Martin.
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3Back to top Go down   Fuel cap spring Empty Re: Fuel cap spring on Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:29 am

JimK

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Ordered a new spring. kit $30...arrgh.
Friend came over with serious magnet after and found it, of course:)

One of the takes from this fine crowd, is to put small springy parts in a closed bag when disassembling.
Got it.  Thanks! 

Hope you find it.

Regards,
Jimk



Last edited by JimK on Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:47 pm; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : brevity)


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4Back to top Go down   Fuel cap spring Empty Re: Fuel cap spring on Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:39 am

JimK

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Martin's right on.


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5Back to top Go down   Fuel cap spring Empty Re: Fuel cap spring on Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:22 pm

Point-Seven-five

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My local Ace Hardware has those racks with boxes of screws, nuts, bolts and other odd parts.  Among them is a box with a number of various springs, one of which can usually be made to work.


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1994 K75RT
1991 K100RS
1988 K100RS SE

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1994 BMW K75S
1992 BMW K100RS
1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

6Back to top Go down   Fuel cap spring Empty Re: Fuel cap spring on Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:46 pm

MartinW

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It's a good idea whenever a pen, lighter or anything with a spring in it ceases to function strip it of it's springs. You can buy the multi compartment storage boxes from the cheap stores to store them in. It's also worthwhile stripping old electronic items and appliances of those tiny screws that make a run for it. I counted my kits some of which are double ups and with the ones not shown, two large kits of imperial and metric "O" rings and a kit of electrical connectors I'm up to thirty. I've found if you go to the local hardware shop for any of the parts in the kits the price of a couple their little packs of three to six bits exceeds the price of the whole kit. The cheapest kits come in at $6.00 Au and the dearest I've bought was $12.00 Au.
Regards Martin.


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7Back to top Go down   Fuel cap spring Empty Re: Fuel cap spring on Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:10 pm

charlie99

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a magnet off a speaker tied to a piece of coat hanger wire can be your friend in finding small magnetic parts that the eye cant see .
hope you find it


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'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%OFuel cap spring Au-log10

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8Back to top Go down   Fuel cap spring Empty Re: Fuel cap spring on Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:32 pm

Dai

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Try that in my garage and you'll suck up the whole floor.


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'78 Moto Guzzi 850-T3, '79 Moto Guzzi 850-T3 California,'93 Moto Guzzi 1100ie California,
'03 Suzuki Blandit GSF600SK3 (NFS any more because wifey has claimed it)
    

9Back to top Go down   Fuel cap spring Empty Re: Fuel cap spring on Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:14 pm

Point-Seven-five

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@Dai wrote:Try that in my garage and you'll suck up the whole floor.
Same here!  I suspect i could possibly build a working motor vehicle with the parts hidden in my garage's nooks and crannies.


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Present:
1994 K75RT
1991 K100RS
1988 K100RS SE

Past:
1994 BMW K75S
1992 BMW K100RS
1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

10Back to top Go down   Fuel cap spring Empty Re: Fuel cap spring on Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:19 pm

charlie99

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cheezy grin whilst riding, kinda bloke ....oh the joy !!!! ...... ( brick aviator )

'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%OFuel cap spring Au-log10

"redframe" rs "bitsa"  with many contributions from the k100 community ,,with many thanks
    

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