Wildgoose Chase Moto Guzzi

General Category => General Discussion => Topic started by: dave1068 on July 31, 2021, 03:02:09 PM

Title: V85TT gas cap lever stuck
Post by: dave1068 on July 31, 2021, 03:02:09 PM
It wouldnt be a MG w/out little problems, got gas today and the lever on the gas cap would go down, I unlocked it and played around with it a bit and it loosened up but once in the locked position, it would not pivot down.

Has anyone else experienced this? Basically it binds and wont freely close.

Thanks-
Title: Re: V85TT gas cap lever stuck
Post by: Bisbonian on July 31, 2021, 03:43:00 PM
I saw someone else had this happen on the Facebook group a few weeks ago. They ended up buying a keyless cap from AliExpress or some place like that.
Title: Re: V85TT gas cap lever stuck
Post by: slopokes on July 31, 2021, 03:48:25 PM
I am still good—— but the Italians believe in Murphy’s law…..
Title: Re: V85TT gas cap lever stuck
Post by: Wayne Orwig on July 31, 2021, 08:46:07 PM
It wouldnt be a MG w/out little problems, got gas today and the lever on the gas cap would go down, I unlocked it and played around with it a bit and it loosened up but once in the locked position, it would not pivot down.

Has anyone else experienced this? Basically it binds and wont freely close.

Thanks-

Do you mean the little cover over the keyhole, or the entire cap?
Title: Re: V85TT gas cap lever stuck
Post by: dave1068 on July 31, 2021, 10:15:26 PM
Yes, just the little hinged cover
Title: Re: V85TT gas cap lever stuck
Post by: egschade on August 01, 2021, 06:42:58 AM
Did you make any attempts to clean or lube it? Thinking a little WD40 or dry lube might help...
Title: Re: V85TT gas cap lever stuck
Post by: DH8a on August 02, 2021, 12:31:41 AM
I bought my bike second hand at 1,700km and this was already broken and getting stuck in the up position. I think the cast aluminium part has a small tab that retains the spring backed ball bearing from popping out too far. This tab is broken and the ball jams the lever. You can wriggle it side to side and gently coax the lever down. I put some lube on it and it’s mostly good but the dealer has a new one coming on warranty (so should be here about July next year).