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Hey guys,

Just looking for some guides in the right direction on the install of a new OEM gas tank cap for my 2007 zx6r.

Replacing the actual cap looks fairly easy, the thing I need help with is switching the key part from my old gas tank cap to my new gas tank cap.

Any help is appreciated, Thanks.

-Zack
 

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Maybe instead of a OEM keyed gas cap did you ever think of going with an aftermarket screw-on type? I love having one of those. And they're only about 70-80 bucks depending on where you look.
 

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Maybe instead of a OEM keyed gas cap did you ever think of going with an aftermarket screw-on type? I love having one of those. And they're only about 70-80 bucks depending on where you look.
Which is an easily removed, easily stolen piece. Around here if it is not bolted or locked down it gets stolen.
 

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Ya I'd agree. I wouldn;t say that's very smart at all unless its a track bike because everyone and their brother is either gonna steal that or your gas..Sry I can't help on the actual problem, but don't go with a screw on style.
 

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I have the shop manual. I checked it and there is no reference to replacing the lock cylinder. I don't know if you even can. That's probably why they sell the ignition lock, gas cap, and trunk release as a set.
If you do figure it out, I'd be really interested in the solution.
 

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Im interested in this too, the lock mechanism is gonig out on mine and im about to have to replace it.

Im gonna search the forum, ill let you know if i find anything
 

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There is a way to do this, I did it about 8-9 years back.
I cant remember exactly, But there are small ball bearings in there that are very easy to lose.
Two I think & there spring loaded, So be very careful when disassembling.
Id do it in a large pan or on a blanket.
 

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I have the gas cap dissembled. There are 5 springs that I have noticed so far. I have it down where I am messing with the lock cylinder. There is a cap on the bottom of the lock cylinder with two prongs that just comes right off. I am looking for a pin press or something similar to release the cylinder now. I will keep you all updated.
 

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I have the gas cap dissembled. There are 5 springs that I have noticed so far. I have it down where I am messing with the lock cylinder. There is a cap on the bottom of the lock cylinder with two prongs that just comes right off. I am looking for a pin press or something similar to release the cylinder now. I will keep you all updated.
The lock mechanism is what a was referring to in my first post.
 

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I have the shop manual. I checked it and there is no reference to replacing the lock cylinder. I don't know if you even can. That's probably why they sell the ignition lock, gas cap, and trunk release as a set.
If you do figure it out, I'd be really interested in the solution.
actually the set is for a gas cap rotor. you have to buy the gas cap separate and install the rotor mechanism (lock) into the cap yourself. the set is $250 and the gas cap $80. i didn't see which cyclinder u were talking about but if it's for the cap than there u go
 

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oh now i see u guys were talking about the actual lock cycliner/ rotor, yes remove the old one and replace with the new. there probably isnt a diy so you'll be the first or have the shop do it. isn't there 2 screws on the bottom and then u just give it a whack with a rubber mallet or something like that? i dunno, let me knwo i gotta do it too
 

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If it's anything like a car ignition cylinder, there may be a detent you have to depress when the key is turned to release the cylinder. Don't know if they are the same but the info may be useful
 

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Hey guys,

Just looking for some guides in the right direction on the install of a new OEM gas tank cap for my 2007 zx6r.

Replacing the actual cap looks fairly easy, the thing I need help with is switching the key part from my old gas tank cap to my new gas tank cap.

Any help is appreciated, Thanks.

-Zack
I'm looking to change my filler cap/surround - Mine has picked up some marks and the black paint is starting to flake slightly. I can get an OEM cap & surround from the a dealer for not too much cash here in the UK. But I also have the same questions regarding how to, or even if it is possible to take the key / lock mech out of my old cap and re-fit it to the new one.

So was just wondering how you got on? Was it an easy job?

cheers
Grem
 

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I bought a screw on gas cap from vortex for my 07 zx6r two years ago and have never had a problem with any one screwing around with it.
 

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I bought a screw on gas cap from vortex for my 07 zx6r two years ago and have never had a problem with any one screwing around with it.
I think there's a good chance that my cap and bike would probably be left alone if I stuck a non locking one on there.

Although I do get about on the bike and I'm thinking that if I left the bike somewhere and went for a walk and came back a few hours later only to find that the cap had gone I'd be pretty pissed and I'd be paranoid that some vindictive idiot might have also dropped something into the tank as well.

I really fancy a Harris performance cap but I have this stumbling block on the security. On a track bike there would be no question at all I'd have one already fitted by now.
 

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I took mine to a local Locksmith.
He had it fitted to my original OEM key
in about 10 min./ $20
 

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So can anyone confirm if it is possible for the original lock barrel to be removed from the stock petrol cap / door?

I want to know if it is possible then to re-fit it to a brand new replacement cap? I don't want two separate keys.

My original cap is starting to look a bit weathered! :)
 
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