About three years ago I had to use one of those plastic emergency petrol caps on my Moto Guzzi California II. I'd left the proper one at a filling station. Doh!
Anyway, a few days later when the replacement arrived, I tried to remove the emergency cap. It was right wedged in and when I gave it a good old yank, the bottom dropped into the tank. Double doh! The bottom bit looked like spirally plastic. Couldn't figure out a way of getting it out, so I left it there.
Just lately the bike has been a fecken pig to start, especially from cold, and ticks over real lumpy. Yup, it's an old Italian bike and it's winter. What's new? I'll get the carbs off and clean them at the weekend. If they turn out to be all ****ty, could it be that the sodden plastic is rotting away in the tank contaminating the petrol? And if so, how am I gonna get the ******* thing out?
Thanks - Jez