Missing gas cap

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Bought a non-running 81 XS650 but with no gas cap. Most of what I found to buy online screws into the neck. This neck is all smooth. What do I need here?
 

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Yes, I like the look and want to keep it. This is what the bike looks like. Just bought it last week... non-running, flat tire, etc. I have no idea what I have or what I'm up against, just enjoying the journey 🙂
 

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The cap that RustiePyles linked to is easy and fits the look of your bike. Venting is simple. Just do like they do with dirt and trials bikes (above). Weld a nipple to the center of the cap, and run a hose loop to between the forks.
 

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looking at your detail pics I'd want to be checking for gas leaks before I went too far. I kinda think I see a weld bead, but there are also some cracks that might be just paint/bondo cracks or.....
What I found under a custom gas cap on Madness when she got here.
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Fiberglas, bondo, and epoxy holding it on.
 

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Yes mine looks like it has a bondo patch on top of tank just below the neck. Pretty crappy job so that'll get redone too. Lots of stuff to sort out. It didn't even come with both plug wires. The list of bare minimums is growing just to try to get it started, much less ride. To be honest, I bought it to work on more than to ride. Need something to tinker on in the garage. I can't sit around and watch TV all the time like my wife. Gotta have something to do!
 

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Yes, I like the look and want to keep it. This is what the bike looks like. Just bought it last week... non-running, flat tire, etc. I have no idea what I have or what I'm up against, just enjoying the journey 🙂
Welcome to the forum!
I will be looking forward to seeing how your bike progresses.
You are in the best place possible to accomplish whatever it is you have in mind with the bike.
I just started tearing my hardtail down for a complete rebuild.
Whether you just want to get it running or do it all this forum has vaults of knowledge in the tech section.
Beyond that the members here are almost always eager to help.
If that tank doesn't work out for you, I do have a similar style tank without the gooseneck filler tube.
Kind of different though.... and I do like different.
 
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