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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-25-2018, 07:10 PM Thread Starter
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Hey guys, pretty simple question. How the hell do I get get this thing off? Thanks! I'm trying to get a pic up but it's being difficult, bear with me guys. It's the round metal breather hose cap, I guess thats called its called.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-25-2018, 07:22 PM
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Re: Gas tank breather cap removal

Take a better pic that's in focus.
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-26-2018, 12:01 PM
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Re: Gas tank breather cap removal

yeah, i once tried to remove the breather cap, but couldn't, so i gave up. it appears that a tool similar to a spring preload adjuster is necessary, though.
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-27-2018, 04:59 PM
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Re: Gas tank breather cap removal

the breather (vent) screws out, its made of magnesium alloy and can shear off when being removed, the broken piece comes out easy with an easy out.
new ones are still available from Suzuki.
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-27-2018, 08:30 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Gas tank breather cap removal

Thanks for the advice. I'll give it another try, that thing is on there tight!
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-02-2018, 07:04 PM Thread Starter
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Ya I am having no luck. That thing is on there good. I literally cannot budge this cap. Any other ideas?
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-05-2018, 04:33 PM
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Re: Gas tank breather cap removal

Correct answer: Buy an adjustable pin spanner wrench.

What works answer: Or, just carefully wrap it with something and take it off with pliers, like I usually do.
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Lol I like how you worded that answer. I might have to try the pin spanner wrench. I just cant seem to muscle that thing off with pliers, and I'm pretty strong lol. Thanks.
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-07-2018, 10:17 PM
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I have removed the small 86 breather by squirting antiseize under it, leave a couple days to penetrate and place the uncoated ends of a couple welding rods in the notches and turn with a visegrip. Came off with no notch damage.
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