Last week I rode a K11 that has the gas tank flapper removed. I put gas in it at the end of the ride, and it was kind of nice to be able to see what was going on. However, as the owner had just removed it a couple of days before, he could not offer any opinion on the real benefits of the chore (other than seeing into the tank, and putting in a bit more fuel).
Looking at my own gas cap, I don't like to think of raw fuel sloshing up into that rubber seal. But then, I know less than nothing about how that thing actually operates.
So what it the scuttlebutt on removing that flap on a '95 K11LT?
I'm wondering if it is really worth it, and if it can precipitate other problems. I sure don't want to "fix" something that is working fine, and then find myself faced with a time consuming or costly un-fix.
All insight will be appreciated.