Help!! Gas cap broke!!
I got gas after a 90 mile ride this afternoon, and when I went to remove the cap I turned the key and tried to lift it off as it should do. It wouldn't come off so I kind of tried twisting it around a little. Long story short, I got it off but when I went to put it back on, it won't latch securely. I see that the tiny springs are out of alignment, and one looks to have migrated somewhere else and is missing.
I had to ride back home from the gas station with the cap sitting loosely on the filler aperture. I assume this is not a good thing to do, as I would imagine that without a good seal on the filler aperture that air can get in and mess up the mixture? I wanted to ride tomorrow morning but am a little afraid I will go over a big bump and the cap will go flying off somewhere.
Anyone have this cap problem happen, and is it easy to fix? I suppose I could order a replacement cap but then I have to keep track of yet another key to unlock it, which would be a pain.
Any advice or information welcome!!
2007 Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom