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Title: c11g vented petrol cap
Post by: millerthegorilla on June 13, 2019, 10:21:26 am
Hi, I want to take my c11g out and leave it where I live, rather than my distant garage.  It will be under cover but will be exposed to the elements, to some extent.  I'm more concerned about tampering and so I want to find a lockable petrol cap.
The only one 2.5 inch lockable petrol caps that I have found are not vented.
Will the still breathe through the lock?
Can I drill a lockable cap to vent it?
If I can't can I put a small hole in the tank?
Do you know of a way to lock the oil cap?  Currently I'm thinking of a metal band around the neck with a section of it over the top of the oil cap and then a padlock to secure it in place.

Many thanks for your replies...
Title: Re: c11g vented petrol cap
Post by: hampshirebiker on June 13, 2019, 10:39:34 am
By the time you've spent money and faffed around with it, you'd be better off losing a gallon of petrol IMO.
Title: Re: c11g vented petrol cap
Post by: millerthegorilla on June 13, 2019, 10:47:33 am
It's not the losing of the petrol that worries me.  It is the inserting of foreign objects/liquids into the tank by kids messing around.
Title: Re: c11g vented petrol cap
Post by: hampshirebiker on June 13, 2019, 10:58:10 am
Well buy the lockable cap. I'm sure you could drill a tiny hole in a suitable place to vent it.
Title: Re: c11g vented petrol cap
Post by: millerthegorilla on June 13, 2019, 11:04:01 am
Thanks, I'll do that.
Title: Re: c11g vented petrol cap
Post by: Owen on June 13, 2019, 11:04:25 am
Buy a decent bike cover that has a means of locking it.
Title: Re: c11g vented petrol cap
Post by: hampshirebiker on June 13, 2019, 11:46:21 am
Even better.
Title: Re: c11g vented petrol cap
Post by: donkey on June 13, 2019, 01:01:18 pm
If a little darling just wants the petrol why bother with a locking cap they would probably just snip the pipe at the tap or worse use a battery drill to hole the tank. I can understand wanting to put locking devices on to stop idiots contaminating the fuel/oil though, if it was my bike I would rather put it in the lockup no matter if it is a little way off. 
Title: Re: c11g vented petrol cap
Post by: camman3 on June 13, 2019, 01:12:12 pm
I'm afraid it is sad fact these days they are much more likely to steal the bike completely, wreck it and burn it out on the common :(....and be too stupid to realize they could break it and make some money selling the parts ::)
Get it out of site and as secure as you can would be my advice.
Graham
Title: Re: c11g vented petrol cap
Post by: Brillandy on June 13, 2019, 01:14:38 pm
And what about insurance? 
To get any cover against theft, in my experience, you have to declare it's kept it in a locked garage/shed.

Andy
Title: Re: c11g vented petrol cap
Post by: millerthegorilla on June 13, 2019, 03:06:13 pm
i live in Jersey, where there is little to none theft.  But there is a chance that the fuel/oil might be contaminated.

I am looking at the following cap, but I can't see how it might actually fit into my petrol tank.

https://www.feked.com/21-2-domed-locking-fuel-tank-cap-chrome-plated-with-2-keys.html

I guess I should just purchase it, and see, and try and return it if it won't fit.
Title: Re: c11g vented petrol cap
Post by: hampshirebiker on June 13, 2019, 03:18:37 pm
If it's for any vehicle it should be vented. Can't you contact the supplier and ask?
Title: Re: c11g vented petrol cap
Post by: camman3 on June 13, 2019, 03:24:21 pm
I can see no reason why that wont fit, as it is simply the same spring loaded bayonet fitting cap, with two locking retracting lugs shown in the locked position :-\.....and if it is being sold to fit BSA's etc, it will be vented.
Feked wouldn't be selling it if not, I'm sure.
Title: Re: c11g vented petrol cap
Post by: timsdad on June 13, 2019, 05:18:24 pm
Looks ok to me

Ray
Title: Re: c11g vented petrol cap
Post by: jacksboy on June 13, 2019, 08:11:40 pm
The first thing my insurance company want to know (Coral Nash) is are my car and bikes locked up at my home address at night before they renew my insurance every year.
Title: Re: c11g vented petrol cap
Post by: camman3 on June 13, 2019, 08:54:28 pm
Like most insurance companies...they don't really take risks...until they get you to reduce them at your cost.....but we are going off topic :-X
Title: Re: c11g vented petrol cap
Post by: chaterlea25 on June 14, 2019, 12:30:21 am
Hi All
A bit more expnsive than the locking cap but it might satisfy the insurance companies ?
and protect the bike too
Something like this , https://www.ebay.ie/itm/323418160666

John