Classic British SparesKlempf British PartsBaxter CycleBritBike Sponsor SteadfastCyclesSRM EngineeringLucas Classic MotorcycleHepolite PistonsIndustrial tec supply

Upgrade your membership to: Premium Membership | Gold Membership | Life Membership | Vendor Membership | Site Sponsor Membership
Welcome to BritBike Forum!
Britbike forum logo
Member Spotlight
Beach
Beach
West Virginia, United States
Posts: 1,052
Joined: August 2012
ShoutChat
Comment Guidelines: Do post respectful and insightful comments. Don't flame, hate, spam.
Search eBay for motorcycle parts in following countries
Australia, Canada, France, Holland, Italy, United Kingdom, USA
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
#801980 03/19/20 10:51 pm
Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 1,678
Likes: 16
H
htown Offline OP
Britbike forum member
OP Offline
Britbike forum member
H
Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 1,678
Likes: 16
Aargh! The other day may gas cap wouldn't close and latch. While dinking with the latch snapped off. I now have a replacement. Ceandess that is identical. Only problem is the new one won't latch either. It's like the rubber seal ring is keeping the latch from going down far enough to grab the lip on tank. It isn't much. Maybe only a 1/16 of an inch. If I remove the ring it latches with no problem. I cleaned all of the paint from the lip of the tank that the ring seats on.
Anyone else ever ran into this problem.


1978 Bonneville T140E
1974 Trident
1970 BSA Thunderbolt
1971 Norton Commando
1972 Norton Commando
1973 Norton Commando
1974 Norton Commando
2018 Kawasaki Z900RS


Everything will be alright in the end. If its not alright, its not the end.
Support Your #1 BritBike Forum!

Check out British motorcycles for sale: British Motorcycles on e-Bay UK, British motorcycles on e-Bay North America
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 1,105
L
Britbike forum member
Offline
Britbike forum member
L
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 1,105
Yes, had the same issue with a Norton Commando gas cap, changed the rubber seal for a cork seal .... problem solved.

Joined: May 2013
Posts: 8,014
Likes: 148
A
Britbike forum member
Offline
Britbike forum member
A
Joined: May 2013
Posts: 8,014
Likes: 148
My mates just had this problem with the lockable version, took the screw out of the centre and removed the plastic bush behind it. Locks a treat now.

Last edited by Allan Gill; 03/21/20 4:36 am. Reason: His cap was not lovable as originally spelt 😂

Now let’s all have a beer beerchug

68’ A65 Lightning “clubman”
71’ A65 823 Thunderbolt (undergoing restoration)
67’ D10 sportsman (undergoing restoration)
68’ D14 trials (undergoing transformation)

Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 574
Likes: 5
Britbike forum member
Offline
Britbike forum member
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 574
Likes: 5
It was myself that had the problem with the 'lockable' version ( keep an eye on your spellcheck Allan) laughing There is a plastic collar on the newer Ceandess caps that limits the travel of the rubber seal against the spring.. I knocked out the roll pin in the lock shaft, and dismantled the seal etc.. Removed said plastic collar and re-assembled..Now its latching fine.. beerchug


Just a few Beezers..

Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 1,678
Likes: 16
H
htown Offline OP
Britbike forum member
OP Offline
Britbike forum member
H
Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 1,678
Likes: 16
Thanks guys for pointing me in the right direction. Here is the problem. The one on the left is from the new cap and on the right from the old one. Just that much longer kept it from shutting. Simply swapped them and works fine. I'm glad people are making new parts for these things so I won't go on a rant about pattern parts.
[Linked Image from images40.fotki.com]Hosted on Fotki


1978 Bonneville T140E
1974 Trident
1970 BSA Thunderbolt
1971 Norton Commando
1972 Norton Commando
1973 Norton Commando
1974 Norton Commando
2018 Kawasaki Z900RS


Everything will be alright in the end. If its not alright, its not the end.
Joined: May 2013
Posts: 8,014
Likes: 148
A
Britbike forum member
Offline
Britbike forum member
A
Joined: May 2013
Posts: 8,014
Likes: 148
Your welcome. Well compared. The new ones like twice the length of the old ones.

Last edited by Allan Gill; 03/21/20 4:38 am.

Now let’s all have a beer beerchug

68’ A65 Lightning “clubman”
71’ A65 823 Thunderbolt (undergoing restoration)
67’ D10 sportsman (undergoing restoration)
68’ D14 trials (undergoing transformation)


Moderated by  Allan G, Jon W. Whitley 

Link Copied to Clipboard
Job CycleBritish Cycle SupplyMorries PlaceKlempf British PartsPodtronicVintage MagazineBSA Unit SinglesBritBike SponsorBritish Tools & FastenersBritBike SponsorBritBike Sponsor






© 1996-2021 britbike.com
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.5