Anyone Replace The Gas Cap On A Speed Triple Rs?

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  1. Fitz Brundage

    Fitz Brundage Member

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    I find it frustrating that I have to fish out the key fob every time I refuel my new ST RS. I'd like to replace the gas cap with a racing-style cap but I can't find any that confirm fitment on the new ST RS. Any one know if the RS cap is the same as previous Speed Triple caps? If so then there are caps that may fit the RS.
     
  2. Barryscott

    Barryscott Member

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    had a 2012 Speed R before the RS and the old bike needed a key too
     
  3. MrTriple

    MrTriple Senior Member
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    Everything else I've transferred from my 2016 to 2018 has fitted (except for the exhaust heat shield where the mounting points are repositioned).

    I can't say for certain that the fuel cap hasn't changed, but agree with the Oberon recommendation - they're a solid bit of kit and there's plenty of colour combos.

    Here's the Oberon fitted to my son's Daytona:

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    Fishing out the key to open the cap seems daft with keyless start...I've taken to switching off the engine but turning the ignition back on again before I fill up, to avoid the alarm automatically setting itself. A keyless cap would mean the key stays in my pocket - perhaps I should get one too :)

    (You do have to make sure that you don't drop and damage the cap though...at least the original can't fall off o_O)
     
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  4. Wayne Kitson

    Wayne Kitson New Member

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    Just changed mine

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  5. Richard Neale

    Richard Neale Active Member

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    That looks good - how much, where from ?
    Is there a c/sk screw missing ?

    Cheers
     
  6. Wayne Kitson

    Wayne Kitson New Member

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    Yes one bloody screw short in the kit been on to them as also should have been red anodised outer but will live with the black £114 quid lightec cheaper copy ones on eBay tho
     
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  7. Rspete

    Rspete Senior Member

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    Looks great that, im looking and All I can find on eBay are caps for 2005 to 2010 models?
     
  8. Richard Neale

    Richard Neale Active Member

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    Anyone experience the "O" ring seal falling out on the Oberon cap ? Mine fell out first time I filled up and was a pain to put back in and
    wont stay ??
     
  9. Sideburn

    Sideburn Well-Known Member

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    Not sure what o ring you are talking about. I didn’t use a single part from the original cap, including that rubber ring around the perimeter. Solid fit
     
  10. MrTriple

    MrTriple Senior Member
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    #11 MrTriple, Mar 1, 2019
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    There are a couple of large diameter o-ring seals around the thread and underside of the Oberon cap itself - they come pre-fitted. No trouble here though - but if I had a problem, I'd be straight on the phone to Oberon.

    The instructions do say not to over-tighten. I wiped some silicone grease around mine so that the cap does up more easily (avoiding the dry rubber 'grabbing' the surface of the filler neck).

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  11. Richard Neale

    Richard Neale Active Member

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    Ok cheers. It was the one on the base as in when fitted it's at the bottom.. they are sending me another o ring. Seem a very nice company to deal with
     
  12. MrTriple

    MrTriple Senior Member
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    #13 MrTriple, Mar 1, 2019
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    They are very good to deal with - I've had to send back items that they said would definitely fit my bike (but wouldn't) twice in recent years. Very helpful on the phone, and quick to refund, but somewhat lacking in accuracy.

    Lovely products though ;)
     
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  13. Arno triple

    Arno triple Senior Member

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    Been thinking about replacement cap, same reason as most of us: keep the key in my pocket. But.... as far as i can see, all of them come completely out? Where the original one stays “connected” to the tank. Where do you leave the loose cap when refilling?
     
  14. MrTriple

    MrTriple Senior Member
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    You stick it in your glove - someone suggested it on here...and it’s simple, but genius.
     
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  15. Richard Neale

    Richard Neale Active Member

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    On the petrol pump flat top surface ..
     
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  16. Arno triple

    Arno triple Senior Member

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    Ok, could have figured that out myself... but since I’m using a quick release tank bag, I need to remove this anyway, and get my wallet out... cheap Dutchmen thinking: keep the key in the tank bag, you need to open it anyway... silly me?

    Aren’t you afraid of anyone fiddling about when you’ve parked your bike?
    Hmmmm... not convinced so far...
     
  17. Sideburn

    Sideburn Well-Known Member

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    Gloves off, palms open, sitting on the tank up by the bars wit the cap sitting inside. Easy...

    BTW, my key fell out when the tank was opened and fell on the round, which is why I ended up going keyless. That's all I need is to buy a damn new one of those. At least it's one less thing I need to get out :)
     
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  18. MrTriple

    MrTriple Senior Member
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    I very rarely leave the bike unattended (or out of sight) for any length of time and figure that if anyone was to mess with it, the fuel would be low on the list of items to target.

    I use a fuel payment app when filling up, so don't get off the bike (which is handy because with the bike completely upright, it's easier to brim the tank).

    It's possible that you're more at risk of theft by leaving your key in your tank bag. If the key is on your person, you can at least step away from the bike in a hurry, to break the signal and stop it being re-started.

    Worth also remembering that if the bike is already running, it doesn't cut out when the key is moved away (it just cannot be restarted). So in a hijack situation (at a junction or at the petrol station for example), you'd need the presence of mind to decide whether to a) fight or b) switch it off and run like crazy.

    Yes, I habitually overthink everything ;)
     
  19. Arno triple

    Arno triple Senior Member

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    Conclusion: need to look at what cap looks the best for me.

    Thnx mr triple!
     
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