Anyone knows of an aftermarket fuel cap?

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Re: Anyone knows of an aftermarket fuel cap?

Post by crapchicken » Sun May 06, 2012 10:45 pm

Replacement cap due to arrive by Tuesday so will post on here if it's a success. Fingers crossed.

For anyone with this issue in the states, James at Renazco Racing has been extremely helpful and stocks a part for the 690. The part I've ordered in the UK is pretty much identical to theirs, but even if it doesn't fit the 990, James has expressed an interest in developing something that will.

Seriously worth contacting him for all stuff stateside.

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Re: Anyone knows of an aftermarket fuel cap?

Post by Mighty » Mon May 07, 2012 1:51 am

Awesome. Let us know if it works. Also a long term report. Definatly an upgrade we all can benefit from
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Re: Anyone knows of an aftermarket fuel cap?

Post by crapchicken » Tue May 08, 2012 8:32 pm

Promised an update on the replacement fuel cap I ordered. Pleased to say it fits perfectly with the minimum of fuss (undo the exisiting allen bolts, nick the o-ring off the OEM part and bolt back on)

This part is an Acerbis and is listed for the KTM 690 but the fitment is the same and works a treat on the SMT.

As it's a screw cap the existing breather hose twists a bit when undoing but I've also ordered one of those breather valve kits which should solve this minor niggle.

It doesn't lock, but I don't give a toss about that, all I care about is not having to panic every time I fill up and take my chances with the key not breaking in that stupid lock!

Links below to uk supplier 'Rally Raid'

http://www.rally-raidproducts.co.uk/sto ... or-and-Cap

http://www.rally-raidproducts.co.uk/store/tank-breather

I also spoke to James at Renazco Racing who stocks something similar for the 690, although he's updated it to fit that particular bike better, the older product would seem to suit the SMT so I would definately contact him if you are in the States and have experienced problems, he's been really helpful and seemed up for sorting this out for all ya'll yanks

http://www.renazcoracing.com/index.cfm? ... torder=ASC

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Re: Anyone knows of an aftermarket fuel cap?

Post by Bootworks » Thu May 10, 2012 3:25 pm

From the U.S.: I contacted James Renazco, who is an hours ride from me. We're meeting Monday, he needs a donor bike to confirm the fitting. I'll report results Monday.

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Re: Anyone knows of an aftermarket fuel cap?

Post by milq » Thu May 10, 2012 3:30 pm

Bootworks wrote:From the U.S.: I contacted James Renazco, who is an hours ride from me. We're meeting Monday, he needs a donor bike to confirm the fitting. I'll report results Monday.
Pics would be a real bonus! Just sayin...

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Re: Anyone knows of an aftermarket fuel cap?

Post by crapchicken » Thu May 10, 2012 9:05 pm

Here you go
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Re: Anyone knows of an aftermarket fuel cap?

Post by Bootworks » Fri May 11, 2012 4:36 am

Looks great! Safe-cracker finesse no longer needed at fill-ups! Brits' solution done, Yanks' coming! You figure we can export these to Austria?

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Re: Anyone knows of an aftermarket fuel cap?

Post by jgiachino » Fri May 11, 2012 6:08 am

Looks like there's a billet (black or silver) compatible cap as well....

http://justgastanks.com/product_info.ph ... 7ed609fa12
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Re: Anyone knows of an aftermarket fuel cap?

Post by Bootworks » Sat May 12, 2012 4:46 pm

jgiachino, thanks for that. Acerbis has been implicated in many of the plastic (nylon, actually) OEM tank failures due to ethanol (E-10) Many manufacturers use them.

It seems counter-intuitive to buy a gas cap made by Acerbis. If the venting allows I may spring for the billet, although I'm told the plastic replacements are cheap and readily available.

At least a twist-off cap failure would be gradual and not catastrophic, as the tank failures are ($2,500 for the same crappy tank on my MK1 Multistrada!) :shock:

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Re: Anyone knows of an aftermarket fuel cap?

Post by crapchicken » Sat May 12, 2012 9:09 pm

Bootworks wrote:jgiachino, thanks for that. Acerbis has been implicated in many of the plastic (nylon, actually) OEM tank failures due to ethanol (E-10) Many manufacturers use them.

It seems counter-intuitive to buy a gas cap made by Acerbis. If the venting allows I may spring for the billet, although I'm told the plastic replacements are cheap and readily available.

At least a twist-off cap failure would be gradual and not catastrophic, as the tank failures are ($2,500 for the same crappy tank on my MK1 Multistrada!) :shock:
I'm not sure about the E10 issues you chaps seem to encounter in the states. My experience with this looked like it was down to the actual design of the cap itself, in that the metal locking pins fouled the inner plastic ring which made it almost impossible to operate. I tried shaving this down but to no avail.

It's early days yet but so far no problems with the replacement, it's working a treat. I really was dreading it every time I filled up before :shock:

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Re: Anyone knows of an aftermarket fuel cap?

Post by Bootworks » Sun May 13, 2012 2:04 am

Perhaps you're right and ethanol distortion is not the culprit. The mechanical engineering effort that went into the locking cap was unremarkable: Not to single out KTM, as most European manufacturers seem to put brilliant thought into engines and chassis but delegate many "minor" details to third parties along with an unobtainable cost objective, it appears.

Unfortunately our friends in the U.K. and other Countries in Europe will soon be introduced to the evils of ethanol, or so we hear here in the U.S.; Our dyno-fuel consumption is at a 7-year low and our domestic oil production is at an all time high as we pursue so-called "energy independence". That includes alternative sources, as well as "fracking". Some of it makes sense, but in the case of E-10 we're all getting "fracked" but good!

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Re: Anyone knows of an aftermarket fuel cap?

Post by ogden » Sun May 13, 2012 6:09 pm

Bootworks wrote:Unfortunately our friends in the U.K. and other Countries in Europe will soon be introduced to the evils of ethanol
E10 is already quite common in France - at motorway services I've often had the choice of E10 or Super, with the price to match. I've even seen it in the UK occasionally.
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Re: Anyone knows of an aftermarket fuel cap?

Post by Bootworks » Sat May 19, 2012 5:50 pm

ogden wrote:E10 is already quite common in France - at motorway services I've often had the choice of E10 or Super, with the price to match. I've even seen it in the UK occasionally.

Nice to have a choice! Here in California we can choose anything we wish...Provided it's Ethanol. Just back from Oregon, corn-fuel there too!

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Re: Anyone knows of an aftermarket fuel cap?

Post by swen990 » Mon May 28, 2012 5:51 pm

Here's an American made alternative!

http://cjdesignsllc.com/KTM690Filler.html

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Re: Anyone knows of an aftermarket fuel cap?

Post by dougpaw57 » Thu May 31, 2012 1:47 am

swen990 wrote:Here's an American made alternative!

http://cjdesignsllc.com/KTM690Filler.html
There was a link to the same thing back in the 5th post of this thread. I don't really want to mess with a breather hose attached to the fuel cap. I want to see what Renazco can come up with.

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Re: Anyone knows of an aftermarket fuel cap?

Post by Bootworks » Mon Jun 11, 2012 3:27 am

Sorry i dropped the ball. Northern California is a particularly entertaining and distracting place to be when you're a rider! (Woohoo!)
Will try and connect with Renazco on Tuesday, let's see what he's up to.

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Re: Anyone knows of an aftermarket fuel cap?

Post by dougpaw57 » Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:30 am

OK folks, this is a shout-out for anyone with an SMT in northern California. I spoke with James at Renazco and he said that he has had a lot of inquiries but he needs a bike to check out the fit. If any of you can get up to Santa Rosa, I'm sure that people from all over the world would be grateful. It's 450 miles from here which is a little long for me to get up there.

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Re: Anyone knows of an aftermarket fuel cap?

Post by Tooltech » Thu Jul 19, 2012 5:25 pm

My 690R has this cap system which works perfectly however, it is a non locking design:

http://www.cjdesignsllc.com/KTM690Filler.html
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Re: Anyone knows of an aftermarket fuel cap?

Post by limeyduffa » Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:33 am

Thanks crapchicken (if you're still around ?). As per your advice, I got the Rally Products fuel cap assembly.
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The postage turned into a bit of a cluster f***, but that's another story. In the end, I got the product and it's fitted, so happy. No more smelling like a WWI aviator :lol:

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