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Being a new Multi owner , and still building up the magic 600 miles for checkup and service,
I've noticed the few times I have put gas in the tank, the cap wouldn't lock down/closed without the key ...
In order to lock it / get it to stay closed after fueling , I have to push down pretty firmly, and hold
while turning the key...normal ? or should I add that to my list of things to "squawk " about,
when I take it to the dealer...

I have a couple other bikes with similar gas caps
another Ducati, and a BMW ...all I have to do to close/latch the cap is push it down and it snaps/locks
without the damn key , and a two handed operation

thanks in advance
 

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AFAIK It's normal, my '13 works the same way. If the key is out with the cap open you cannot push the latch in, with the key in and I push down the cap you can see the key turn. My GS will will close without the key. MS not.
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I recall that being how the 15 keyed cap works also... leave the key in. I bought the Electric cap in late 15 and that's is quite a bit easier to deal with, no key required and just push it closed when done.

Was a bit nervous about reliability with the solenoid operated cap but 30,000 miles worth of refills with no issues... so far... but I still carry both the hex keys needed to pull the tank cover off though :)
 

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Normal on my -10 aswell.
If you Think its a big problem, you can replace the gascap with one that doesnt need a key at all.
I tried fitting my old "race" gascap from my 916 on my 1200s -10 and it was bolt on.

here is a pic from Another member on here. No key needed!
 

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Nice cap

Normal on my -10 aswell.
If you Think its a big problem, you can replace the gascap with one that doesnt need a key at all.
I tried fitting my old "race" gascap from my 916 on my 1200s -10 and it was bolt on.

here is a pic from Another member on here. No key needed!
Where can you get those?
 

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Never liked the idea of having your Fab as the only way to open up your fuel cap. What if I lose it on a trip, yeah I can get the bike started but won't be able to add any more fuel until I get a key. Lately, my key is sticking and I'm having trouble getting it out to a point that its becoming a bit forceful. Probably will be looking to swap out the cap as well.
 

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Try a little dry lubrication. A cheap and easy source is to scrape the lead on a pencil with a knife over the key opening so that the scrapings fall in. This works to unstick many locks.
 

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Normal on my -10 aswell.
If you Think its a big problem, you can replace the gascap with one that doesnt need a key at all.
I tried fitting my old "race" gascap from my 916 on my 1200s -10 and it was bolt on.

here is a pic from Another member on here. No key needed!




btw, the upper u-bolt on handlebar is assembled wrong way,
the 2 arrows on u-bolt must point forward
 

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why are there 2 arrows ?
look at the handlebarpicture (zoom it) in manual
and note the sequence 1-2-3-4-3
The tightening sequence can be done regardless of how the u-bolt is installed. It is symmetrical and can be installed with the arrows either up or down, makes no difference in function.

The arrows are decoration. :wink2:
 
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