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Seized gas cap lock. I think I've tried everything.

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I have a 2009 Daytona with the gas cap lock cylinder seized up. Key inserts fully but no rotation at all. I've been trying to get it open for a year now, trying all manner of graphite, compressed air, days of soaking it with pb blaster, incessantly tapping with a hammer for days, trying to force it with a flathead, etc..

I'm about to start drilling it out, but before I do, I wanted to get some advice. I plan to sell the bike, but I wanted to get it ridable first. It has about 28k miles including some track days and a few races. The only thing really wrong with it though is this damn gas cap. ...and surely the battery by now. Does anyone think I should just sell it as is? What's a realistic asking price? Anyone interested?

Appreciate any thoughts.
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Fix the gas cap, it's not that big a deal.

You'll take a big hit selling something that doesn't work and can't be test ridden.

Drilling out a cap is not that hard. Go slow and you'll just destroy the cylinder until a screwdriver will turn it.

If you go slow you shouldn't have any issue with shavings falling into the gas tank. If some minor amount does the filter will easily catch them, that's what it's there for.

Used prices vary greatly depending where you live. Price relates mostly to how fast you want to sell it.

In my area, Augusta, GA, this would sell in a weekend at $4k and longer the higher you go with tops being $6500.
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