Looking at everyone in sweat shirts. We call them winter coats up here.
Hi, nice ride, nice disclaimer....I'm almost embarrassed to post this, with all the weather some of our brothers are getting. Hopefully it will be cathartic for someone. We've got a high pressure system today which should last out the week. Hopefully it will continue over into your areas and bring some milder temps.
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Hello,This morning I had to ride out of town to Baltimore for some work. From my office, it is about 140 miles round trip. I gassed up and away I went. For those of you not familiar with Maryland roads, it boils down to this; they hate motorist to the point that they ruin the roads in hopes people will stop using them. But I digress.
Anyway, As I cross into Maryland from Virginia, I am jarred over and over again by the upheavals on the highway. I hit one in particular and feel something hit my thigh. I look down in time to see something dark fall down around my right foot. I quickly inventory what is missing from the bike and see the gas cap is gone now. WHAT?
I cannot stop at this point as traffic is moving around 75 mph and a lot of it. I figure when I get to where I am going, I will check local parts stores to see if they have anything that work. I stop at one and they have nothing. I look at the right side of the bike a low-and-behold, there it is resting between the floorboards and the frame.
So, if you are riding in Maryland, double check everything on your bike to ensure it is secure!
You are correct Lupe that I did fill the tank and the gas cap was not properly tightened. This is on my Triumph and it does not have a locking cap, just tighten till you feel or hear the clicks. I seem to remember feeling the click but the cap was not tight enough in the end. Then again, I wonder if all the rough spots for several minutes were able to loosen it after all.Hello,
Sorry for your loss, when you said "I gassed up..." means that you filled the gas tank? If yes, it is possible to not close completely (correctly) the gas tank ..?
At your bike the gas cap is not locked with key?