Where is Mr. Cuddy? I haven't seen a post from him in some time.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?
Some people might actually do it.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.
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.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.
... is replace that crummy British gas cap with the original French Gas Capaeu that it was copied from.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.