Non key locking gas cap for a 990

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by rburkat, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. rburkat

    rburkat Been here awhile

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    I'm looking for replacement gas caps for my 990. I will be racing in dust and sand and I want to mitigate the risk of breaking a key or not being able to open a gas cap during a long race. I have had an experience before where after a crash, sand made it's way into the key holes making it impossible to insert a key.

    Ideally this would be simple plastic caps and not fancy metal on metal billet screw type.

    Any suggestions?
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  2. Hipster

    Hipster Long timer

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    If you check ebay, there are several screw on type replacement gas caps for the KTM 950/990.
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  3. tahoeacr

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    Let me know if you find something. I can't find anything but aluminum.
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  4. rburkat

    rburkat Been here awhile

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    tahoeacr Long timer

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    At the bottom of this thread are a couple opinions.

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=829504&page=3
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  6. spafxer

    spafxer Long timer

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    I'm not in a racing situation, but I did remove the one allen screw that is under the cap so if the locks become un workable I can remove the 5 or 6 allen screws, lid and add fuel as needed to get me home.


    Man, that was a long sentence. Hope it makes sense. :lol3


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