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kwiggins29059, Motorcycle Mechanic
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Experience:  Experience in Harley Davidson and Triumph
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I have an 03 Ultra Classic that I just inherited and can't

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i have an 03 Ultra Classic that I just inherited and can't get the gas cap off
JA: Has the vehicle turned into a gas hog? And how does it start -- same as usual?
Customer: Same as always and Thank God there's a 1/2 tank
JA: Are you fixing your Classic yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I'll do whatever I need to. So far, just the key back and forth
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no thanks
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Motorcycle
Expert:  kwiggins29059 replied 5 months ago.

Hello, there's a few things you can try.

1. Spray some silicone or graphite lube into the key slot and allow it to sit before inserting the key in and out a few times.

2. Try turning the key while pushing down on the cap

3. Last resort is going to be riding to a locksmith and having them open it and go through the tumblers or drilling them and replacing cap

Expert:  kwiggins29059 replied 4 months ago.

Hello, I was just wanting to follow up and see how things went.