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XX finally let me down, suggestions?

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On 7/12/2019 at 12:40 PM, redxxrdr said:

 

 

This I know.  And was doing at the time.

I had also performed, and posted about performing planned maintenance on the fuel and ignition, just a few months ago.

 

It was amazing how much crap came out of that tumbler

The key that broke was a locksmith made extra.

But the one that I used most often.

The OEM turns the ignition easier than the one that broke.  Wear or poor duplicate?  Who knows?

I'm just lucky that it broke close to home.

It is a simple procedure to open the lock and remove the disk tumblers. This leaves you with a stock looking gas cap lock which can be opened easily with the key or any other blade.

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I had two duplicates made of my previous XX keys, and both were harder to use then OEM.  One was from some shitty random place, the other from a locksmith shop.  Same shit.  They were made from my unused OEM spare key, before I started using it since the other was wearing out.

 

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I'd never given thought to the fact that bikes come with keyed gas caps and cars don't.  The only logic I can think of is that cars have anti-syphon devices and bikes don't.

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Cars now have security latches on the fuel doors.

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1 hour ago, Zero Knievel said:

Cars now have security latches on the fuel doors.

 

Mostly true, but a couple of our fleet cars now have a door that you just push to open, and when it does, the gas cap is attached to it and the fueling pipe is ready to roll.

 

Weird, and I was surprised.

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On 7/12/2019 at 2:47 PM, SwampNut said:

And sugar is not soluble in gasoline, I think that hole thing is a myth.

 

It is, however, soluble in ethanol.

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Honestly, who DOESN’T shoot some WD-40 into both locks every now and then to prevent this from happening?

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People who aren't idiots and don't want to attract dirt and garbage into their locks, I guess.  And since WD isn't a lubricant, I suppose also people who don't want to make a small problem worse. 

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WD 40 is good for drying things out.

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Nobody wants a wet lock I suppose?  Nice and dry, just like metals like to be when rubbing on other metals.

 

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Steel on steel is a great brake.

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