View Full Version : Locking gas cap removal w/out key

05-19-2015, 12:14 PM
Help! A buddy just picked up an '81 Honda CM400 and there are no keys for the gas cap nor the ignition. Any suggestions on how to get the gas cap off?



05-19-2015, 12:25 PM
Should be the same key for both. If you take the ignition switch off and take it to a good locksmith, they can make a key pretty cheap from the numbers on the ignition switch. Had to do that a while back on an old XS 650, and I think it was $20 for the new key, and it worked on everything.

05-19-2015, 1:18 PM
Good call- I hadn't thought of that.

05-19-2015, 10:59 PM
If it's flip up style lid with the cap underneath you can use any key like object to turn the lock. My '78 CB750 is like that.