SE tank vent nozzle broken

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by Balsta, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. Balsta

    Balsta Been here awhile

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    Just accidentally broke off the tiny plastic nozzle on the tank cap for the vent hose. Any idea other than buying a new 100 dollar cap?
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  2. traveltoad

    traveltoad Aaron S

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    Too bad you are in Europe... I have a stock cap in the garage.
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  3. Hipster

    Hipster Long timer

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    I think the SE gas cap vent is similar to the 640e cap, where I used JB Weld to re-attach the vent fitting.
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  4. midfat

    midfat wholesome dirtiness

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    Given it's plastic, cant you just drill out the inner diameter of both the cap and the broken nipple, then drive a short section of aluminum tube down inside to "sleeve" the two pieces back together. A drop of krazy glue along the crack should hold it all back together. Alternatively, how about mounting one of these in its place?

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