|September 16th, 2012, 07:19 AM||#1|
Joined: Jun 2012
I Ride: 2012 1199 ABS, 2009 YZ450F
Loose rear resevoir cap?
He everyone, just wondering how many have actually experienced losing their rear resevoir cap. I haven't, but seem to recall seeing a few posts implying this is common.
FWIW, I secured mine for next to nothing using a cable holder, a zip tie and some rtv. I just used some trimmers to cut the corners off the cable holder so it is more hex-shaped.
TBO, this was probaby more of just a reason to mess with the bike (and drink beer), but that cap isn't coming off now. Zip tie is secured so it holds pressure down and also won't allow a CCW spin. At first I just used the double sided tape on the cable holder, but the heat just allowed the thing to slide on the cap after engine came to running temp. So I removed the double sided tape & used a little silicone RTV and it's good now. I had all this stuff laying around so didn't cost anything.
Last edited by southeastduc; September 16th, 2012 at 07:21 AM.
|September 16th, 2012, 08:05 AM||#2|
Joined: Jun 2012
I Ride: 1199 Panigale
Yeah I lost mine on the second day of ownership . It was replaced under warranty. Now I just check it as part of my pre-ride inspection.
|September 16th, 2012, 11:50 AM||#3|
Joined: Apr 2012
From: Live in NW Arkansas, USA & work in USA and Canada
I Ride: 2008 Speed Triple, 2012 1199 S ABS
I noticed my fluid had gone very dark and so I proceeded to bleed the fluid. That's when I noticed the cap was loose.
Thanks for the idea for. Fix. I was going to safety wire it.
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