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Re: How do you like your Profiler gas cap?
« Reply #30 on: Dec 29, 2012, 09:47:20 AM »
If the stock cap is too big and ugly to some, mine will be completely overwhelming to those!  ;D



It is kind of big but I actually like it.
"kind of big"...thats some funny shit right there...I dont care who ya are  ;D

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Re: How do you like your Profiler gas cap?
« Reply #31 on: Jan 09, 2013, 12:18:29 PM »
Sorry all.  I know this thread has cooled off for a while, but I got something in my stocking from Santa which might help with the small hole problem.  Check this link:

http://www.amazon.com/Yamaha-OEM-YZF-R6S-Filler-ABA-0SS56-20-19/dp/B008210DVK/ref=sr_1_1?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1357755196&sr=1-1&keywords=mccuff

It's a small hard rubber cuff which seals the space between filler hole and fuel nozzle.  It allows you to simply fill the tank and know the tank is full when it automatically cuts off.  It does a great job and kept my pretty black tank gasoline-free.

Don't know if it'll help anyone, but it's a pretty slick solution for the price.


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Re: How do you like your Profiler gas cap?
« Reply #32 on: Jan 09, 2013, 12:24:26 PM »
Sorry all.  I know this thread has cooled off for a while, but I got something in my stocking from Santa which might help with the small hole problem.  Check this link:

http://www.amazon.com/Yamaha-OEM-YZF-R6S-Filler-ABA-0SS56-20-19/dp/B008210DVK/ref=sr_1_1?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1357755196&sr=1-1&keywords=mccuff

It's a small hard rubber cuff which seals the space between filler hole and fuel nozzle.  It allows you to simply fill the tank and know the tank is full when it automatically cuts off.  It does a great job and kept my pretty black tank gasoline-free.

Don't know if it'll help anyone, but it's a pretty slick solution for the price.

There's an old thread with that sort of a 'devise" talked about with both pros and cons.  I'll have to see if I can find it..... tick, tick, tick...

Found it!!

See.... that didn't take long.   ;D
http://www.roadstarraider.com/index.php?topic=17127.0
« Last Edit: Jan 09, 2013, 12:27:43 PM by Mr. T »
 
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Re: How do you like your Profiler gas cap?
« Reply #33 on: Jan 09, 2013, 12:51:42 PM »
I was looking for that, T.  I don't think that solves the problem of the vent hole in the cap. 

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Re: How do you like your Profiler gas cap?
« Reply #34 on: Jan 09, 2013, 01:44:26 PM »
I have one of those and don't reccomend it.  It does not cause the nozzel to shut off like it claims and gas sprays out when it is full.  I have tried to use it several different ways and have not had any luck.
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Re: How do you like your Profiler gas cap?
« Reply #35 on: Jan 09, 2013, 03:26:03 PM »
Where did you guys get the profiler


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Re: How do you like your Profiler gas cap?
« Reply #36 on: Jan 09, 2013, 03:51:02 PM »
I have one of those and don't reccomend it.  It does not cause the nozzel to shut off like it claims and gas sprays out when it is full.  I have tried to use it several different ways and have not had any luck.

Sorry to read that, Starky.  Granted, I've only been able to use mine once, but it did a great job with the fuel nozzles we have around Reno.


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Re: How do you like your Profiler gas cap?
« Reply #37 on: Jan 09, 2013, 03:52:58 PM »
Where did you guys get the profiler

Barons...
 
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Re: How do you like your Profiler gas cap?
« Reply #39 on: Jan 09, 2013, 10:45:06 PM »
Where did you guys get the profiler

Chance This is were I got mine.  Just scroll down the page a bit you will see it.

http://www.sscustomcycle.com/products/customizing/Yamaha/v-max.shtml

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Re: How do you like your Profiler gas cap?
« Reply #40 on: Jan 10, 2013, 05:12:01 AM »
Thanks guys, found it...


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Re: How do you like your Profiler gas cap?
« Reply #41 on: Jan 10, 2013, 08:56:46 AM »
Got mine from LA Choppers thanks to them donating gift certificates for WARR and then I got an extra one cheap for test fitting to the Stryker.  My wife didn't end up wanting it because she didn't like the idea of the smaller fill hole and it being harder to see inside, so I sold it to Matt for what I paid for it.

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Re: How do you like your Profiler gas cap?
« Reply #42 on: Jun 19, 2013, 11:50:17 AM »
I'm digging this thread back up because my epoxy on my low profile cap just let go.  Glad I did a search on this.....Ares, how did the JB weld hold up?  Did you have to remove all the old epoxy or just go over what was on there?  I think I have had mine on for 3 years now.  I think I tightened my cap down a little harder than usual last time I got gas and when I went to take the cap off to put gas in the whole thing turned.  Not sure if I got pieces of epoxy in my gas so I'll have to drain it just to be safe.  I didn't fill the tank all the way up and just incerted the whole thing back in the hole.  I'll have to be carefull riding home tonight so I don't splash gas all over myself.  What do you think the chances are?
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Re: How do you like your Profiler gas cap?
« Reply #43 on: Jun 19, 2013, 12:43:54 PM »
My epoxy let go in the first two weeks.  I'm pretty sure a piece fell into the tank, but I didn't find it when I drained it so I'm living on the edge, hoping the strainer on the fuel pump will find it. 

I re-glued it after cleaning the old stuff off, cleaning the sleeve and opening with alcohol, and used an epoxy that I have some experience and confidence with. 

It's holding tight, but I noticed I must have a small leak in the "seal" cause I get gasoline on the tank when make a hard right turn after filling up.  I'm thinking about saturating a string or something to wrap around and make sure I have a complete seal. 

I'm open for suggestions. 

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Re: How do you like your Profiler gas cap?
« Reply #44 on: Jun 19, 2013, 12:44:14 PM »
I'm digging this thread back up because my epoxy on my low profile cap just let go.  Glad I did a search on this.....Ares, how did the JB weld hold up?  Did you have to remove all the old epoxy or just go over what was on there?  I think I have had mine on for 3 years now.  I think I tightened my cap down a little harder than usual last time I got gas and when I went to take the cap off to put gas in the whole thing turned.  Not sure if I got pieces of epoxy in my gas so I'll have to drain it just to be safe.  I didn't fill the tank all the way up and just incerted the whole thing back in the hole.  I'll have to be carefull riding home tonight so I don't splash gas all over myself.  What do you think the chances are?

Mine started slipping like that when the epoxy let go as well. Unfortunately I found out just after filling the tank. I went to tighten it and it just kept spinning.  I had gas all over my tank on the two mile ride home. It was not cool. 

The JB Weld worked great and is not as permanant as you might think. I was able to break it loose from my old tank and reinstall on my new one.   I'm glad because I really like the cap.   I removed all of the old epoxy from the insert filler hole before reinstalling.  It broke loose pretty easily at that point.

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