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I lost the gas cap on my GTV. I had it sitting on the edge of my pet carrier and bumped it, it rolled, got hit by a truck coming into the gas station and bounced somewhere on Grand by Forrest Parkway... Could not see where it went after that and the traffic is crazy there. Is that an easy part to replace? Will my Vespa dealer likely have one? Can't believe I did what I did... But I did
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should be...if not try one of our sponsors...they'd sure to have one.....

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Molto Verboso
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Thanks... Calling St.L Vespa now. Hope I can get it today. It's perfect riding weather!
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What luck!?! I remember another member here had a similiar experience. Hope the new one comes soon.
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guess its time to trade it in now.
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Maybe the question is,is there a gas cap that the OP could buy locally for the time being until they get an OEM one?

Orders take time and getting it fast is costly.
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Molto Verboso
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I went to Vespa St. Louis and they had one... About $5. What a relief. When that truck hit my gas cap that rolled away... It shot across the lot like a hockey puck!!! Into the street, got hit again and it was gone. In a few seconds that thing flew everywhere... The magic gas cap. Probably laying in a grassy knoll somewhere.
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That's some crappy luck. Glad you found a new one quickly.
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Molto Verboso
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argonbeam wrote:
That's some crappy luck. Glad you found a new one quickly.
Me too! I plan on a nice ride Sunday with a fellow Vespa rider... Weather permitting, and I sure didn't want to cancel it for a dumb reason like that.

(as god is my witness... I didn't know gas caps could fly..... Like that)
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If you had propped up your pet-carrier with the gas cap (to keep it safe and to prevent fuel overflows into said pet-carrier) as often advised here on MV, this may not have arisen...
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Mutt The Hoople wrote:
I went to Vespa St. Louis and they had one... About $5. What a relief. When that truck hit my gas cap that rolled away... It shot across the lot like a hockey puck!!! Into the street, got hit again and it was gone. In a few seconds that thing flew everywhere... The magic gas cap. Probably laying in a grassy knoll somewhere.
Maybe you didn't lose your gas cap that would be a Freudian slip...maybe it ran away. Yes, it ran away, maybe it was sick and tired of the lefty Lucy righty tidy routine and the smell of 93 octane in the morning. So it took a break for it and ran across Grand Avenue. Yes it ran, the cars and trucks that look like they accidentally hit it...no they didn't, they didn't I say... It was all planned out to the last detail...this gas-cap acting like a hockey puck from the St. Louis Blues and went flying away from you. Yes it's probably sitting in the curb right now laughing at you by the Fox theater thinking it's got away!

Yes, someday you'll find it walking hand-in-hand with maybe a Japanese model gas cap in the St. Louis Art Museum...yes you'll catch it and you'll realize it ran from you it wasn't accidentally lost. If I were you, I would make sure it didn't leave an escape note for the new gas cap to read and then make its plans to do the same thing as it did. Beware it's probably written in Italian so you won't know what it says. Crying or Very sad emoticon
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i heard that the KSHE pig collects them via a teleportation device he monitors from the arch.
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Molto Verboso
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Or it ran away with the single sock hiding in the dryer. Or... It no longer wanted to be a gas cap and decided to change careers and to indeed become a hockey puck, and is right now trying out for the Blues.

Yeah... Usually I do prop up the pet carrier with it... I had a huge heavy tile from the Pevely Plant in there and it wasn't easy to lift do I didn't bother... Just thought I'd be careful... Ha ha ha. Careful, right.
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Mutt-you seem to have some incredible luck. But you keep on keeping on and well, that's pretty inspirational for someone like me so far away.

Thanks.
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