Sportster oil cap keeps popping up

Discussion in 'Oil' started by Linda Steele, Jul 21, 2016.

  1. Linda Steele

    Linda Steele New Member

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    i have a 2012 Sportster oil cap that pops up and leaks oil when I ride. Any fixes for this issue?
     
  2. Jeff Klarich

    Jeff Klarich Well-Known Member Contributor

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    How tight does it fit? it should fit fairly tight when installed. If it fits tight you may be building to much internal pressure.
     
  3. Linda Steele

    Linda Steele New Member

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    It pops up when the inside of my thigh makes contact with it. A friend thinks the spring mechanism has weakened and it needs a heavier gauge spring. Just wondered if anyone else has encountered this problem and solved it. Thanks for replying, Jeff!
     
  4. Jeff Klarich

    Jeff Klarich Well-Known Member Contributor

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    Ok, thought by your 1st post it was popping up on it's own.
    It's possible it's lost it's tension and my need to be replaced. There are aftermarket oil caps you may want to check into as well. Good luck.
     
  5. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    This has been a problem The MOCO has not addressed, they are blaming operator error for a part that is poorly made IMO 1/4 turn past tight, tho I do not trust that
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  6. Linda Steele

    Linda Steele New Member

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    Perhaps a new one will have the bugs ironed out. Guess I'll have to spring for one, lol!
     
  7. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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  8. Linda Steele

    Linda Steele New Member

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    Cool, will check it out, thanks!
     
  9. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Current oil cap part info
    DIPSTICK ASSEMBLY, w/11120
    Part No: 63000-04B
    Superseded part nos: 63000-04, 63000-04A

    Brian
     
  10. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    So it has been updated twice........