Missing oil filler cap. Quick fix?

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by Sorby, May 2, 2004.

  1. Sorby

    Sorby Guest

    My BiL has just phoned me wanting me to drive out to him with the oil filler
    cap he left on his driveway after topping up the oil before his ride this

    Oil is escaping onto his back wheel and he's had a few massive slides. There
    appears to be plenty of oil left.

    I've suggested he packs a clean rag in the hole and proceeds with caution.

    Any other suggestions from the ukrm massive?
    Sorby, May 2, 2004
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  2. Sorby

    Pip Guest

    I did *exactly* what he's done - only ended up lobbing the Bandit,
    pulling out of a junction as the oily tyre didn't grip ...

    I scrounged around the roadside and found a plastic wrapper. Wiped it
    off, wadded it up and stuffed it tightly in the hole. That got me
    home. Something non-absorbent that will fit reasonably tightly in the
    hole and not dangle inside or outside will do, I'm sure.
    Pip, May 2, 2004
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  3. Sorby

    Lozzo Guest

    Pip says...
    Sounds like a job for an oil filler cap.
    Lozzo, May 2, 2004
  4. Sorby

    mb Guest

    Buy bottle of wine, drink wine and use cork in orifice.
    Resume journey ;-)
    mb, May 2, 2004
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    deadmail Guest

    I'd cut the clean rag in two and put one part of it in my underwear

    or... maybe I'd just claim to be a member of the IAM.
    deadmail, May 2, 2004
  6. Sorby

    Sorby Guest

    Cheers Pip (et al). He got home safely.

    Whilst out on his ride he noticed his number plate had fallen off.
    So he asked at a nearby house for paper & a pen so he could fashion a
    temporary replacement.
    I laughed when he told me this as I don't think I'd have bothered.

    But then he got pulled on the way home and, because of his DIY efforts, the
    VFR-owning policewoman let him off.
    Sorby, May 2, 2004
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    Ben Guest

    I rang Green Flag when I did that. Really didn't want to take the
    Ben, May 2, 2004
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