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    Oil filler cap

    Anyone got any tips for removal/ refitting the cap? What a mission to check the oil/ top up then get cap back on.

    Ta in advance

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    Press down on cap and release, cap will pop up, pull up on cap while turning counter clockwise one quarter turn.

    To refit cap, turn cap one-quarter turn clockwise as if screwing cap in, when the cap stops turning it is seated, press down on cap until it snaps into place, flush with top of oil tank cover.
    Last edited by Johnnythefox; 05-28-2018 at 08:30 PM.

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    Yeah, I found it a bit faffy - they can stick - my tip is after you’re happy with the level, leave plenty of oil on the neck’s thread, for easier removal next time. (Ps: don’t fill to max, 3/4 is plenty, if you fill to max, you can find it blows a bit back through your air filter via the breather bolts).

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    With the bike hot and having just switched off it appears to me that a vacuum forms as the filler is very hard to turn the last little bit.

    When the engine is cold the filler turns very easily.

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    It is also easy to try fitting it 180 degrees out - although it won't go in properly.

    Mine gets tight if I don't turn it on a daily basis.

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    you know this might sound like a stupid question but I'm assuming that the oil level check is done with the cap removed, cleaned then replaced as originally fitted (ie not with the cap left a quarter turn in but not pushed down)?

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    checked with the filler cap refitted - pushed down.

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    Once the cap has been screwed in as far as it will go then unscrew it. You know it is screwed in fully if the top lines up if you push it down but you do not need to press it down to its parked position to get a correct reading.

    With filler in hand if you push the top down you will see it doesn't move the dipstick.

    I don't understand what you mean by, "not with the cap left a quarter turn in".
    Last edited by Andy from Sandy; 05-29-2018 at 06:56 PM.

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    Yes...thanks...just realised it's only the top that springs up and down, the cap doesn't push the dipstick in....I'm being the dipstick here!

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    cheers for the advice guys. I think the problem was the o ring being dry and sticking. Lubed it with a smear of oil then on/off a few times and now its hunky dory

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