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When I got back my gas tank from the paint shop recently the first thing I discovered was that they had lost the 2 tiny screws that hold the gas cap locking hinge in place. I blame myself for leaving such small parts in a busy paint shop. Does anyone know the numbers that identify these screws so that I may buy more? I do not want to buy from Honda since they are probably $20 apiece.
 

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If you go to the drop IO site you should be able to download the parts manual for your bike. Have no idea what bike you have is it is not in your signature line.......
 

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For the '82 Custom (I suspect they'll be the same), it says:



Screw-Washer (4x6) 93892-04006-08 002



So, you want two M4x6 screws with entrapped or separate lock washers.





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Dark Father,



I TOTALLY disagree with you that this was YOUR fault simply because they are a busy shop.....THEY lost them, it's THEIR fault !

You paid them to do the job right and they did NOT....I would bitch and make them order/pay for the screws....



Then again that's just me and it probably is going to be easier for you to just find some yourself.



Just sayin !
 

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Rickbert, I blame myself because I know better than to leave anything to chance! I sometimes have bad luck, and I knew better when I left it there but I STILL did anyway! Of course you are right that ultimately it was their losing it, but there are people in this world with worse problems!
 

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Rickbert, I blame myself because I know better than to leave anything to chance! I sometimes have bad luck, and I knew better when I left it there but I STILL did anyway! Of course you are right that ultimately it was their losing it, but there are people in this world with worse problems!






So what kind of bike do you have? You should add that to your signature line.
 

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That's what I said earlier, but you said it more directly!
 

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I always put the screws back in the holes after I remove the latch. If the disappear after that it isn't my fault. Better than having the holes full of paint. Make sure the new screws aren't to long. And don't force anything you don't want to strip them.
 

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No luck finding any at Lowe's Home Maze. Guess it is off to the Honda shop again. They know me on a first name basis there after so many years anyway.
 

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No luck finding any at Lowe's Home Maze. Guess it is off to the Honda shop again. They know me on a first name basis there after so many years anyway.


This is what those Ace/Westlake/True Value hardware stores are for, they'll have them.
 

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This is what those Ace/Westlake/True Value hardware stores are for, they'll have them.


Those are the best places to go because you can play with the screws first hand.
 

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Thanks for the tip gentlemen. Lowes Home Maze did not have them anyway, or if they did there was NO ONE around to help as usual. The Honda shop did not even have them pictured in their archival build sheets.
 

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Those are the best places to go because you can play with the screws first hand.


Agreed, and you can also decide on what screw head you want, or get stainless (sometimes even chrome) if they have them.



I removed those very screws today as I'm getting ready to prep my extra tank for painting, they don't have lock washers, just regular ones. I might swap over to stainless + internal star locks.
 

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Marshall, if I fail to find any AND you are swapping yours out I would be interested in buying yours. You could mail them in an envelope.
 

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OK. A trip to True Value, assistance form a very nice clerk, and my gas cap lock is back on the cycle! Thanks for the True tip! It was of great Value!
 

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OK. A trip to True Value, assistance form a very nice clerk, and my gas cap lock is back on the cycle! Thanks for the True tip! It was of great Value!


Yea, when I need the very basics I hit Home Depot or Lowes, when I want or need something unusual or different from the norm I hit up Ace/True Value. The massive assortment of different screws and specialized stuff they have in that area of the store can be a bit scary at first and sometimes the organization doesn't make any sense but chances are they've got what you're looking for.



They've gotten me out of a lot of jambs, and allowed me to do a lot of custom stuff the way I wanted to rather than just getting by with alternates.



Glad they got you fixed up.
 

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The only thing that would make it better is if metric didn't cost twice the price as standard. But 20 cents for a screw is ok if you only have to do it a few times.
 
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