this^^Time to invest in a breaker bar (aka a piece of pipe)!
I'm in the same position. I don't like the silver nut, but for $30 I'll pass for now.$30 for an anodized closed nut is a little expensive for my taste, especially when the finish doesn't match.
Painting the stock gas cap is a very easy and cheap fix for that. I just painted the ribbed surround, still 100% better than before.bought this for my bike and i think its pretty awesome, kinda reminds me of a ninja star! the silver stock one was really driving me crazy too just like the gas cap
The longest part of doing that for me was taping up the parts I didn't want painted like the actual centre parts, I only wanted the surround black. Just do light coats though, otherwise the paint very quickly fills in between the ribbed areas on the surround, and then it looks pretty shit. I put it on too thick the first time, and then did it again with very light coats. Now it looks mint.yeah everything just blends better with black, now i just gotta try and paint that gas tank cap
nope, probly should have but didnt have anyDid you guys use loctite when installing the new stem?