Its really amazing all the engineering and manufacturing that went into a crappy little thing like a gas cap, something most take for granted. It is really important to operate properly as a bad one can get your arse stuck or collapse your tank by not venting properly.
I took mine apart years ago and removed some diaphrams (orange) that were probably there to limit the amount of vapors into the stratosphere. Problem was the bike would make whistling sounds when I got home. Did some research and decided to take it apart and remove them. Never a problem and the whistling was gone, this was done at least 5 years ago or so.