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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 10-06-2011, 02:38 PM Thread Starter
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Replacing the locking gas lid

Ok, I have searched and searched the forums, probably the answer is out there, I just can't find it. 2011 RGU, want to get rid of the locking gas lid and replace with a popup type mechanism..Anyone know of an aftermarket product..I know electrical tape, want something cleaner and professional looking...thanks in advance
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Smooth Push-Button Fuel Console Door Release
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I have the pop up one on my 09, want the locking one why are you changing? I would trade you mine but its got the harley hologram.
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@METIME - I don't have problems with gas theft in my area, so not concerned about not locking. Most concerned is when I lose the key on a run (which I will) and have to jimmy the lock to open. Rather just have the pop up
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I have the Harley dealer purchased one and it works great and is very easy to use.
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I replaced mine with this lockable push button release.

Works great!

http://www.harley-davidson.com/gma/g...bmLocale=en_US

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I replaced mine with this lockable push button release.

Works great!

http://www.harley-davidson.com/gma/g...bmLocale=en_US
I was told by the dealer that any key will open those. Kind of pointless. Basicily a fake keylock push button. Is that true on yours?

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I replaced mine with this lockable push button release.

Works great!

http://www.harley-davidson.com/gma/g...bmLocale=en_US
This is the one I use. i like it. Of course there are those that want to jump on the "any HD barrel key will open it." I never lock my bike at a dealer. I lock it at a hotel while on the road, and don't suspect a fellow Harley rider will pull his key to put sugar in my gas tank.


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those that want to jump on the "any HD barrel key will open it."
I was told this by the dealer is why I am asking. Not jumping on anything! Just want to know if they actually work or are just for looks as a push button?

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Open the door and remove the retaining nut that holds the lock in place. Rotate the lock in the hole 180 degrees so that the tang on the lock no longer engages the "catch", then replace the retaining nut. It doesn't get much simpler or elegant than that.

Gravity will hold it shut in all but the biggest bumps.
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