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Old 11-22-2009, 02:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a 2007 ninja 250 that was sitting for about 5 months. The other day I finally had some time to ride and had just gotten the bike reinsured so I went and tried to put some fuel in the tank. Well the key goes in and out just fine, and will turn about 1/8th of a turn. Then it just stops. If I keep trying to turn the key bends. I tried PB blaster, wd-40, white lithium, nothing seems to work! It feels like its almost to the point where it would normally pop open. Any ideas? Thanks.
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its not the key or lock but the latch and you might have to unbolt the entire gascap assembly if the key is bending
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I tried taking off the screws around the cap, but it appears it still won't come off unless it's already unlocked. Is this something that can be fixed, or will I need to buy a new gas cap after I finally get this one unlocked?
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There is one more screw under the lock.

WD-40 isn't much of a lube. Try some penetrating oil or another actual oil (not grease). Put oil in the keyhole and on the key. Wiggle the key in all directions and eventually it'll go.
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Try tapping on it at some point as well to break things loose. Maybe some heat too if you have a heat gun?
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I had a locksmith come out and open it, really I just needed something stronger than the key. He picked the lock and used a screwdriver to open it the rest of the way. Turns out there was just some grit in the latch, it's working fine now though.
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