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    Want to plug lock cylinder hole in new gas cap (85 R80)

    This spring I couldn't unlock my gas cap, so I pulled the lock cylinder to discover a plastic bit in the cap had broken.

    I now have a new cap and I'm not going to use the lock cylinder.

    I heard there's a plug that goes in place of the lock cylinder and if this is true does anyone know the part number of said plug?

    Thanks, Jim
    1985 R80 Original owner, 1982 Yamaha XS400J 2nd owner

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    What about epoxying a small roundel over the hole??
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    Hi Kurt

    I work at a car dealership with an attached body shop. The "Wurth" sales guy that comes to our store told me he heard that BMW has a plug that fits in place of the lock cylinder. It's this p/n I'm trying to find (him as well for me). If it doesn't exist I do have an alternative trim push pin "christmas tree" that would do the job. Of course I'd prefer the real article.

    Cheeers
    1985 R80 Original owner, 1982 Yamaha XS400J 2nd owner

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    I checked the parts fiche and don't see any part like this. Seems strange for BMW to supply something like that when it's expected there is a lock cylinder in there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 20774 View Post
    I checked the parts fiche and don't see any part like this. Seems strange for BMW to supply something like that when it's expected there is a lock cylinder in there.
    I got the part number for the gas cap from Max's fiche. It called it a "non-locking" gas cap so I ordered it. When it arrived, it of course has the hole for the lock cylinder. I agree that the fiche doesn't list a plug but because the Wurth guy has heard of one is the reason I'm investigating. It may not exist but it doesn't hurt to poke around just in case.

    Take care and ride safe.
    1985 R80 Original owner, 1982 Yamaha XS400J 2nd owner

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    I attached a small roundel over the top of my gas cap on the R65LS - simple & looks great.
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