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Either MSCuddy or Sarnali (Both Forum Mods) had a Thruxton, they should be able to help you out. I don't think either are online, currently.

Have you tried cursing at it and maybe throwing something in anger?
 

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Frequently "factory fresh" bikes have gas caps that become slightly siezed due to the new plastic and recently pressed metal. Get a propane torch. Gently warm the gas cap with the torch, using a circular motion. At some point the gas cap is sure to come off the tank.

Or. call the dealer in the morning.
 

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You gotta be more careful.

Frequently "factory fresh" bikes have gas caps that become slightly siezed due to the new plastic and recently pressed metal. Get a propane torch. Gently warm the gas cap with the torch, using a circular motion. At some point the gas cap is sure to come off the tank.

Or. call the dealer in the morning.
Some people might actually do it.

Martimus! Ken is joking. DO NOT take a gas torch anywhere near your gas tank. Trust me on this.
 

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Some people might actually do it.

Martimus! Ken is joking. DO NOT take a gas torch anywhere near your gas tank. Trust me on this.
Ya know...I sat there for a minute or two thinking maybe I should add a disclaimer...then I said nah, nobody can be that dumb! Then again, they do have to put the "WARNING, GASOLINE IS FLAMMABLE" stickers on bikes.

Martimus! Ken is joking. DO NOT take a gas torch anywhere near your gas tank. Trust Seruzawa on this.

Instead, fill the bottom six inches of an ordinary household pan with lightweight oil. Put the pan on the stove and apply heat. Add sliced potatos and cook until golden brown. Eat the fried potatos and consume beer until the dealership opens.
 

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Take the bike to your local Kaiser Permanente hospital, and let the sadists in the post-op ward work on it. If it can't be done with a tube of surgi-lube, and a No.16 Foley catheder, they'll send it to Tagalog hell, where the nurses will ignore it, and eventually misplace the bike somewhere between the enema room, and x-ray.
 

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That's gonna leave a Mark.........
 

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Please ignore the inane natterings from the peanut gallery. Gas caps are an issue with Thruxtons and Bonnies, the proper way of putting them on is to thread them on and tighten until you feel it stop, don't go any further like a car until you hear it click, which is what your bud did.

About the only way you're going to get that one off is with a strap wrench or some hella strong hands, they can be a real b*tch. Remember, it's not a car, don't tighten it till it clicks, just screw it on untill it stops, it won't feel tight enough at first but it won't come loose or fall off and it'll screw off fine if you follow that procedure.

Another option is the polished Alloy Monza type cap from NewBonneville.com in Texas, you screw that one on tight then it's just a press and release and the cap flips open, totally Kool old skool look for the Thrux especially.
 

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I'm sure the glib comments are due to the fact that someone in this day and age is having trouble with a gas cap. I'm no engineer, but if you can't make one of those work right, the rest of the machine might be suspect. Of course, Triumph will fix in in 20 or 30 years.
 

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All he has to do...

I'm sure the glib comments are due to the fact that someone in this day and age is having trouble with a gas cap. I'm no engineer, but if you can't make one of those work right, the rest of the machine might be suspect. Of course, Triumph will fix in in 20 or 30 years.
... is replace that crummy British gas cap with the original French Gas Capaeu that it was copied from.
 

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Has anyone noticed there is (now) 16 replies to a gascap-thread, with only one being any kind of serious?
 
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