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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-10-2010, 06:54 PM Thread Starter
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now is a good time for all you v star owners to get a Phillips screwdriver and some fingernail polish- remove your gas cap- tighten the two screws on the bottom of the cap and dab some fingernail polish on them. If you don't they will wind up in the bottom of your tank for sure
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now is a good time for all you v star owners to get a Phillips screwdriver and some fingernail polish- remove your gas cap- tighten the two screws on the bottom of the cap and dab some fingernail polish on them. If you don't they will wind up in the bottom of your tank for sure
Good point, I was a year or two into my Silverado, a friend told me about that, I checked and sure enough they were loose, hadn't fell out yet, but would have at some point.

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Wow, I did not know this was an issue! I'm gonna go check mine right now!
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sounds like a scare tactic. there's a difference in saying it's a known issue and saying this will definitely happen with any vstar that everyone owns. where did you hear about this?

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Don't know how often this gas cap thing comes up but I have seen several posts about it. It is a problem that is easy to fix. If it comes apart you will be fishing for parts in the tank. I would check it.

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sounds like a scare tactic. there's a difference in saying it's a known issue and saying this will definitely happen with any vstar that everyone owns. where did you hear about this?
A scare tactic- FOR WHAT?
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what does the nail polish remover do?
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what does the nail polish remover do?
I think he said polish, not remover. Chances are it would do the same thing that a little loctite will do--provide just enough "glue" to keep them from vibrating loose.
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Dang! Thanks for reminding me, was going to do that today after I did my wash/polish.....three drops of med lock-tite (blue).....DONE, and by the way THEY WERE BOTH LOOSE.
Thanks again for reminding us, saved me from fishing the bottom of the cap & screws out of the tank.

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I read this post and went and checked the cap on my 09 1100. It has under 100 miles on it. Much to my surprise, both screws were about 2 turns loose. I took them out, put some lock-tite on them and they should be good to do now. A little prevention now, might save a ton of headaches later.

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