I'm asking the collective wisdom for a shred of hope, and suggestions. I'm readying my 1986 R80 for a trip this Friday. The bike had been in storage for a long period. New battery, new fork seals, rebuilt the carbs (I'm proud of that - it actually runs GREAT, and I did it myself!)
The LAST thing that I did before taking a test ride, was to pour about a gallon of gas in the tank. Apparently, the filler cap locking tabs were corroded (stuck). The filler cap spins freely in either the cw or ccw direction! At first, I couldn't turn the key to the unlock position. I dribbled "Liquid Wrench" and a little fine gun oil into the key slot and now I can turn the key both ways, but the cap still only rotates.
Is there ANY way to "unstick" the fuel cap tangs? I don't care if I have to trash the filler cap, but I'd like to save the expense of buying a new ($$$) fuel tank and cap, even if I could get these items before my Friday trip. Any suggestions are most humbly appreciated. Feel free to e-mail me offline, if you prefer.
Thanks in advance,