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Tec Bike Parts Monza Fuel Cap.

Discussion in 'Bonneville' started by macamxthe1st, Jul 11, 2018.

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  1. macamxthe1st

    macamxthe1st Well-Known Member

    Just fitted a Tec Bike Parts Monza Cap. Once the cap and adaptor screwed in I had to back off the cap by nearly 3/4 of a turn in order to align the cap. This feels like an awful lot a I would have thought compromise the adaptor/tank interface seal. Has anyone else fitted one and if so did they encounter anything similar.

    Geoff.
     
  2. crispey

    crispey crispey creme de la creme

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    #2 crispey, Jul 11, 2018
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    Is there a seperate threaded collar that goes inside the tank neck the cap screws on to that??
    if so you have to line position of the inner threaded collar and the cap right
    take a look at the 3rd post from the top here
    if so beware the fine thread...its a finger stripper
     
  3. StrippleMont

    StrippleMont Senior Member

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    Sounds like the usual crap standards for TeC stuff;)
    I'd send it back for a refund, don't want leaking fuel on any bike!
     
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  4. BykerBry

    BykerBry Well-Known Member

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    My experience of Tec parts is not good either so I tend to agree. Phone them first though and see if they have an answer to your problem.
     
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  5. Dozers Dad

    Dozers Dad Bushmills Chief Quality Controller
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    Hi Geoff,

    Is the adaptor supplied with it designed to screw onto the existing thread in the fuel tank?
    If so, I guess your saying it either screws in too far or not quite far enough for the new cap to line up with the front of the bike?

    If the alloy is thick enough? Could you drill/tap the adaptor & fit a couple of grub screws? That way you could lock the adaptor in the position you need for the cap to be straight but fully tight.

    A lot of extra messing about when it should just fit straight out of the box? However, it doesn't surprise me. A lot of TEC's products seem to req a bit of additional work to get them to fit correctly?
     
  6. macamxthe1st

    macamxthe1st Well-Known Member

    Just had a good second look at it and as I suspected the adaptor/tank seal is badly compromised. I have removed it and will speak with them tomorrow, I do suspect however that I will be making a trip to the post office.

    Geoff.
     
  7. crispey

    crispey crispey creme de la creme

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    looking at the tec website it looks like a 2 part one like mine, the cap screws off the bit that screws into the tank, so you should be able to get it to line up
     
  8. macamxthe1st

    macamxthe1st Well-Known Member

    Unfortunately, it appears not to be so. the amount that I have had to back it of to achieve the correct orientation has resulted in about 1/8th of an inch separation of the sealing faces. I will reserve judgement in case I have done something stupid (not for the first time) but if this is indeed the case then itis not at all acceptable.

    Geoff.
     
  9. crispey

    crispey crispey creme de la creme

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    Did you get the £60 or £30 one? The £30 doesn’t come woth an adapter but the £60 one does
     
  10. StrippleMont

    StrippleMont Senior Member

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    So the £60 fits..... and the £30 does'nt (bin job):D:D:D
     
  11. macamxthe1st

    macamxthe1st Well-Known Member

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  13. StrippleMont

    StrippleMont Senior Member

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    So you bought bought the £60 that should fit .... but doesn't??
    Aren't TeC great:D:D
     
  14. crispey

    crispey crispey creme de la creme

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    Ok so you’ve got 2 parts the cap and the threaded adapter that goes into the tank? Did you get a couple of large cork Washers? These are spacers of different thickness. That go between the cap and the tank I used only one of them to line it up right. Mine were taped to the outside of the box. If you didn’t get any you could make your own and experiment. Or try screwing it in a 1/4 of a turn further back
     
  15. macamxthe1st

    macamxthe1st Well-Known Member

    Got a very prompt reply from George Milburn of Tec Bike Parts. I am as I feared being a tad stupid. The cap is designed to be orientated as per the Thruxton fitment with the hinge to the rear of the tank. I checked this on the Triumph Web site and this is indeed the case. In this orientation, the fit is quite acceptable. Thanks for all the input.

    Geoff.
     
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  16. John T

    John T Senior Member

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    Pleased to hear you got sorted my experience with TEC has been good but there are a few who dont share the majorities opinion...still its a free country (ish)
     
  17. StrippleMont

    StrippleMont Senior Member

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    Certainly sounds a lot better than my experience!
    "Like it or lump it" comes to mind!
    As you say, everyone has an opinion!:p
     
  18. mpllineman

    mpllineman Active Member

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    Don't let it bother you too much, we've all been there and done that. I will even venture to say that I will be there again soon. It's just being human! Glad you have that sorted.
     
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