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Old 06-28-2011, 03:47 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Hi

Can anyone point me in the direction of finding a lockable fuel cap for the America. The one I have found on the net doesnt sit very well (sticks out (up) of tank too much).

Cant believe Triumph thinks there are no a...holes out there who would stuff your fuel/motor.

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A..holes put crap in my tank years ago so I've had locking caps on every PTW I've owned since then.

As you probably already know, Triumph is charging $59.95 for their locking cap a feature that, AFAIK, is standard on every other cruiser sold in America.
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Old 07-01-2011, 06:51 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I had to drop 50 for the t100 cap after I came back to the bike after work to find my gas cap sitting on my seat! I did my best to see if there was anything put in the tank but had to risk running it or wait 8 hours for a bus as it was a late shift I was on. Needless to say it was ok and I got a new cap ordered as soon as I got home. And, yes, it is a bitch to unscrew, will try the pressing down trick.
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Sorry to hear about your circumstance. You can lock the cap on without having to turn it until it clicks. Just tighten until its snug. That might help if its really hard to undo. Putting a little lube on the seal will help as well. They do ease up a bit when used a bit. I am able to work with it using the first click relatively easily.

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Old 07-01-2011, 10:19 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I have the flush mount Kuryakyn on my SM It should keep the average trouble maker out of the tank. You do have to carry the can opener tool to open it up but it is pretty compact

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...t-Gas-Cap.aspx
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Old 07-02-2011, 08:47 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Does Triumph make a lockable gascap for the America?
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Old 07-02-2011, 10:06 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Does Triumph make a lockable gascap for the America?
No. The Bonneville cap is as close as you'll get from Triumph. There is an aftermarket cap available fro NewBonneville.Com.

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Old 07-02-2011, 12:58 PM   #17 (permalink)
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No. The Bonneville cap is as close as you'll get from Triumph. There is an aftermarket cap available fro NewBonneville.Com.

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Are you saying the gas cap I was sold was not intended for use on a Speedmaster or America? I could have sworn it looks like it belongs
on the SM. As others have noted it's a little difficult to tighten properly, but so is the standard cap.
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There is no specific locking fuel cap for the America/Triumph. It just happens that the Bonneville cap fits.

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There is no specific locking fuel cap for the America/Triumph. It just happens that the Bonneville cap fits.

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This didn't answer my question, but upon examination of the box for my Triumph gas cap, I was unable to find the word, Bonneville, anywhere on it. Perhaps the word was deleted when the box was reordered from its source so as to avoid any confusion about compatibility. But upon further reflection, were not the original America and Speedmaster models offered as Bonneville variants?
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There is no locking fuel cap listed in the America/Speedmaster Accessory catalogue.

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