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Re: Fuel flap not closing (Inner flap)

Hi there and welcome.

The metal flap really is there to act as a seal to prevent fuel from travelling up the neck of the fuel tank and spilling out (under hard cornering, for example).

Spilled fuel makes a road surface very slippery, especially for those on 2 wheels.

There is also the risk of fuel spillage in the event of a collision or roll-over.

Has it been something getting gradually worse over a period of time, or has it suddenly stopped working?

I'm trying to help you determine if its a case of the spring seizing (and some penetrating oil may help), or if the mechanism has jammed and requires removal.



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