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post #11 of 20 Old 07-06-2019, 10:10 PM
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With the cap snapped off, there should not be too much resistance, and certainly no rust. Just ole farm boy mechanics...😉
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With the cap snapped off, there should not be too much resistance, and certainly no rust. Just ole farm boy mechanics...😉
That's right, the force is off the thread without the head. I guess that's why it just unscrewed by hand.

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Derek,
Do you belong to the www.st-owners.com forum? If not join up and list your bike in their classified section. This would be your target buyers for your ST1300.


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Do you belong to the www.st-owners.com forum? If not join up and list your bike in their classified section. This would be your target buyers for your ST1300.
Jim, I am actually STOC #103. I joined when I had my ST1100. But I haven't been on the forum for years. I'll probably have to rejoin. Thanks for the tip.

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Jim, I am actually STOC #103. I joined when I had my ST1100. But I haven't been on the forum for years. I'll probably have to rejoin. Thanks for the tip.



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And I thought I was special with a #665. Running across a lot of prior ST owners here. If only Honda had come up with something slightly close to the K1600, and no the GL1800 is not that bike.

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And I thought I was special with a #665. Running across a lot of prior ST owners here. If only Honda had come up with something slightly close to the K1600, and no the GL1800 is not that bike.

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Yeah, an updated CBXish bike. As you can see from my signature, I've had almost all Hondas.

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The VFR1200 filler plug is the same very light weight aluminum. It should not be tightened much past hand snug, but too many folks cranked it down like a normal bolt. Aluminum doesn't take kindly to over torquing. Even if it does snap off right there, it has been taken past yield strength and can easily break like in your case.

When you put the replacement one back on, use an in-lbs torque wrench ans set it to 1/2 the Honda spec'ed value. Most torque wrenches are not that precise and can easily over torque even if you set it to the correct setting, particularly if the threads are lube, which is hard to avoid in this case. If 1/2 feels snug and won't unscrew easily with 2 fingers, I'd leave it there. If not set to 2/3, and try again.

I've done it so many times I usually just go by feel. 8yrs and 2 VFR1200F and I've yet to break a single filler cap.
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I don't see any corrosion on the threads, I would image the torque holding that inside the threads is minimal. I would remove it with a center punch and a hammer. Tapping it lightly in counter clockwise action should spin it out.
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And I thought I was special with a #665. Running across a lot of prior ST owners here. If only Honda had come up with something slightly close to the K1600, and no the GL1800 is not that bike.

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Another prior ST1100 owner here. Great bike, but boring. So boring I kept it for 10 years . . .
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Another prior ST1100 owner here. Great bike, but boring. So boring I kept it for 10 years . . .

Yeah, I kept my 1100 for 10 years and then bought a 1300 that I've had for 12 years and still have.

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