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Dropped a small rubber O ring into my gas tank

Tried installing a new gas cap and one of the rubber O rings for the long bolts fell off into the tank. I can see it sitting at the bottom w/ a flashlight. The bolt did not go into the tank although I cant find it anywhere but I looked all around inside the tank and its not there. As far as the O ring what should I do? Does it need to come out or can it be left there?

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if it was me, i wouldn't leave anything in there... and must be a tool out there that works like the magnetic tool, but with a grip instead

something like this but smaller that could possibly grab the rubber o-ring...




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doubt a spring hook will work, not enough room to maneuver it around and its to flexible, need something that would have to grab it, like a really long pair of needle nose pliers.

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doubt a spring hook will work, not enough room to maneuver it around and its to flexible, need something that would have to grab it, like a really long pair of needle nose pliers.


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if it was me, i wouldn't leave anything in there... and must be a tool out there that works like the magnetic tool, but with a grip instead

something like this but smaller that could possibly grab the rubber o-ring...




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Or tape on a stick long enough to reach it?

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here you go, problem solved


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That would prob work

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here you go, problem solved


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doubt a spring hook will work, not enough room to maneuver it around and its to flexible, need something that would have to grab it, like a really long pair of needle nose pliers.
You're thinking of the wrong kind of spring hook.

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Old fashion coat hanger could be cut, ground, and shaped to work.

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this thread reminds me of monkeys learning to fish for bugs using sticks.

YOU CAN SEE IT! how can you not figure out how to get it? just take a coathanger, hay wire, anything!

sorry, but honestly dude... use your brain
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ah coat hanger would prolly work well

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this thread reminds me of monkeys learning to fish for bugs using sticks.

YOU CAN SEE IT! how can you not figure out how to get it? just take a coathanger, hay wire, anything!

sorry, but honestly dude... use your brain
hey moron did you read the thread? I never said I have no idea on how to get it out I said does it have to come or could it be left there everyone started to give suggestions on how to get it out...... But honestly dude learn to read

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You're thinking of the wrong kind of spring hook.
That would be better then what I previously thought of.

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I wouldn't leave the o-ring in the tank, and more importantly you should locate the bolt. A stray bolt can cause a lot of damage. I'd start by removing the tank, pull the fuel pump, and flush the tank to ensure its not in there. And do some searching around to see if the bolt shows up. Just my $0.02.


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I wouldn't leave the o-ring in the tank, and more importantly you should locate the bolt. A stray bolt can cause a lot of damage. I'd start by removing the tank, pull the fuel pump, and flush the tank to ensure its not in there. And do some searching around to see if the bolt shows up. Just my $0.02.


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Well thats the part that worries me, looked all through the tank and cant see it anywhere yet I cant find it on the garage floor anywhere either

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Well thats the part that worries me, looked all through the tank and cant see it anywhere yet I cant find it on the garage floor anywhere either
well, then you can use what i suggested to get the rubber o-ring out, and then get a magnetic tool and just run it in the tank, hopefully that will work to find the bolt if there



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Well thats the part that worries me, looked all through the tank and cant see it anywhere yet I cant find it on the garage floor anywhere either
Now keep in mind I don't have a CBR, so I don't know the exact layout. Could it have rolled down the tank into the frame area? Or seat area? Down in a crevice? It's possible it just dropped on the floor and took a bounce to where you won't find it, so it may not even be in the bike. I know a lot of people that would go with that and not do anything. And I'm not saying that's completely terrible. I'm just too paranoid of a person to not search. If I remember correctly, taking the tank of my buddies RR wasn't horrible, aside from the vent tubes. Maybe even just stand up the tank to look under, and poke around with a magnet. You might just get lucky.



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I got the O ring out w/ the 4 prong tool, picked one up at the hardware store, took about 2 stabs before I was able to grab it and pull it out, worked great. Maybe I could have gotten it out on the first try if I just used my brain and pulled it out with mind tricks.

I have one of those collapsible magnetic extensions so I'll fish around the tank and see if its tucked way in there. I shook the bike around and back and forth and I still could not see it in the tank. The bike is strippped down w/ no fairings on it so I guess it maybe could have fallen down into the frame.



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hey moron did you read the thread? I never said I have no idea on how to get it out I said does it have to come or could it be left there everyone started to give suggestions on how to get it out...... But honestly dude learn to read
If you were capable of retrieving it you wouldn't have made this thread.
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If you were capable of retrieving it you wouldn't have made this thread.
The thread was not about retrieving it you douche, it was about if It even needed to come out or not to begin with. Took a total of 30 seconds to pull it out I did not need a step by step manual on how to do it. Never once in my first post did I ask how do I get it out, your pulling your retarded comments out of your ass and out of thin air, go troll somewhere else.

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I fished around the tank for awhile w/ a magnetic extension tool and I'm really confident there is no bolt in there, if there was it would have stuck to that, where it actually went to I have no idea. I'll try the tool again a few more times just to be really sure but I'm not to worried about it at this point.

Oh and here is a few of the other things in the past I've done on my own just to show wimbly that getting an O ring out of the tank is not something that I really needed guidance on.

























So yeah getting a rubber O ring out of the tank really is not beyond my machanical expertise

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I fished around the tank for awhile w/ a magnetic extension tool and I'm really confident there is no bolt in there, if there was it would have stuck to that.
If it's an austenitic stainless steel bolt, the magnet won't pick it up.
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If you're such a mechanic, why would the thought of leaving a part you dropped into the gas tank THAT YOU COULD SEE AND RETRIEVE IN A MATTER OF MINUTES even cross your mind? Who would seriously do that?
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