Same thing happened to me after I got my tank back from the painter and tried to put the gas cap back on the tank....Tried spraying oil into the key opening before I tried the second time and it still stuck again. After what seemed like hours I got the key out. I guess I'm going to have to carry two key now.
Tried spraying oil into the key opening before I tried the second time and it still stuck again. After what seemed like hours I got the key out. I guess I'm going to have to carry two key now.
WD-40 won't hurt the paint...:nope:Same thing happened to me second time I filled up after buying my X. I thought I broke it. Press down hard on both side and if the key does twist back around on it's own, alternate pressure slightly on either side of the cap and the key should pop over. WD-40 sounds like a good idea... mind the paint
+1...I always carry a spare with me anytime I'm on my bike. If I'm riding a great distance, my ignition key (knob) gets hot and I can't get it out of the ignition when I stop for gas.:banghead: That's where the spare comes in real handy.I've never had a problem with my Key sticking in the Gas Cap, Fork Lock, or Helment Lock. BUT, I ALWAYS carry two keys. One key I keep single, and that is the one I use in the ignition. My other key is on a key ring with my House Key. If I ever had to use it, I'd take it off the keyring though. 1/ I wouldn't want other keys dangling, and rubbing/scratching crome. 2/ Don't like the idea of the extra weight of Key(s) dangling from the ignition.