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I go to the station to fill it today. The pumps got the nozzle on side instead of in front. so im parked diagonally and real close to pump. i like to sit on the bike while i fill it. when tanks full. i put nozzle back and roll my bike back a couple feet to get my side stand down and go pay. Buddy in the Jaguar starts calling me inconsiderate insisting i should have moved up to let him use pump i was on. Up to where i ask, middle of staion as an obsticle or to other end for walk excercise? I know with my car i dont move till im done paying. The jackass had a choice of like 5 other pumps to use to.

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I agree that they guy was an ass.

One thing that did catch my eye was that you sit on your bike when filling it up which is a big no-no.

This might sound off the wall, but I had a friend who it happened to (I was there), and since then I have talked to two other people who have also had this happen.

Your bike is extremly hot when you first shut it off, and if you *happen* to spill some gas down the side of your tank onto your motor you can start one hell of a fire. And sitting on your bike will slow you down from getting away from it.

None of the people I talked to were burned (nor was my friend), but after jumping off of their bikes and getting the hell away from it, they (the bikes) were a total loss.

Just something to think about.


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You got a valid point there. I think i use good caution filling the bike though. I turn on pump and have nozzle upside down to avoid drip or run of gas left by last user. Then i pour slow to prevent splash. When im done i hold nozzle over filler hole and flick pump off. Then i keep pumping/squeezing the hanlde of hose to get that little trickle out. when that stops i keep my hand under the nozzle just in case. hopefully there are paper towels. I like to be on bike to keep it level. on side stand is not perfect fill up. Or am i wrong?

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Funny how things you read here stick in your head. I read this before I left for work this morning, and I had to stop and get gas on my way....Ordinarily I would just stay on the seat and fill er up, but without even thinking about it, I got off the bike and filled it up.....Makes no difference to me really...besides thats one more "sit-up" getting off the bike to fill it...

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Aril, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Squidwannabe:

Maybe just for fun PETE could explain the feeling or what happens when gas gets on your weewee ?? :D

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O.K., I said the story wasn't worth telling, but I really don't give a rat's ass about what GreenNinja thinks of my lack of intelligence. ;)

Let's just say that it can ruin your honeymoon. Yeah, that's right, laugh all you want, it happened to me just a couple hours after getting married, on the way to our hotel. I'd had about 10 too many adult beverages at the reception, so my new bride was driving. We pull over to tank up my '79 Corvette before heading to New Orleans for the night. As I'm fumbling to get the nozzle in the opening, I get trigger happy (I threw that in there to give the perfect setup for impending premature ejaculation jokes :D ). A hefty stream of gasoline is forcefully directed straight at the ol' crotcharooney. The pain was indescribable. What came next? Imagine seeing a guy with his shorts and underwear down around his ankles, jewels in plain view of passers-by, on his knees praying to the water fawcet on the outside wall of the gas station, as the stream of water gives temporary relief. After an excrutiating 60 minute drive to the hotel, I spent most of the night soaking in a tub of cold, soapy water. Believe it or not, I'm still married to the same woman. She's a saint. Let the laughing begin! :D

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OH MY GOD PETE! ROFLMAO!!! and YOU laughed at me for dropping my bike in the garage while intoximikated?!... ;)

Im know that story about your honeymoon is funny as hell now, but Im sure it wasnt so entertaining that night eh? Thanks Pete, that was a good after-lunch laugh :)

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Aril, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by riverrunner_2000:

Im know that story about your honeymoon is funny as hell now

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Trust me, Kyle, I still have to force myself to laugh about it. ;)


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Your are sooo inconsiderate not getting outta the way for the "I gotta compensate for having no penis by driving a Jag moron" :D :D :D

If I were you, I would have went inside, got something to drink, walked around looking, and just took my sweet ass time!! :D

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And now lets say the station was packed. Would any of you folks have moved the bike somewhere else away from pump? ever have a superstar prick try and move it on you? I had once my passenger was asked to move the bike at the station. This is when riding in packs rules.

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If the station is crowded, I move out of the way after filling up, which sometimes results in a panic-stricken clerk running out to catch me before I steal his gas. :D

Another reason to not fuel up while seated on the bike - ever have your crotch doused with gasoline? Trust me, you don't wanna know what that feels like.

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Posted By Pete <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Aril, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR>Another reason to not fuel up while seated on the bike - ever have your crotch doused with gasoline? Trust me, you don't wanna know what that feels like.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Rcjohn, What was your favorite flavored bearclaw ?? :D

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Aril, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Pete:


Another reason to not fuel up while seated on the bike - ever have your crotch doused with gasoline? Trust me, you don't wanna know what that feels like.

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Aril, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Pete:
ever have your crotch doused with gasoline? Trust me, you don't wanna know what that feels like.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Another reason Retards and Sportbikes dont mix. :D

Is it that difficult to properly and safely fuel up a bike?

I dont spill gas, never have in all the years i been riding. The most ill ever spill is maybe 1 drop and thats a big deal to me.

You gotta be real careless to douse your bike, crotch, engine, etc with Gasoline. :rolleyes:



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Let me add one more reason for changing your fill 'er up while sitting on the bike routine. Years ago when I lived in Florida and had a bike with a dark-colored fuel tank, I pulled in to a gas station in Okeechobee without noticing it was not self-serve. The goober naturally insisted on dispensing the gasoline himself but acted like it was a car, trying to put an additional 38 cents in the tank so it would come out to an even amount.

He filled it to the brim. Maybe only a little worse than that "perfect fill up" you get by balancing the bike upright while filling????

Anyway, down the road I go, the hot sun heating that tank, and sure enough the gas starts expanding so fast it overflows out of the top of the tank! At this point I'm riding down the highway with gasoline dripping on a very hot engine and getting onto my vital parts, as well.

If you think getting away from a burning bike parked at a gas station is difficult, imagine getting away from one that's beneath you and doing 50 mph. That's what I was thinking, anyway.

Fortunately nothing combusted but the two lessons I learned: always go self serve and never try for that "perfect fill up."



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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Aril, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR>You gotta be real careless to douse your bike, crotch, engine, etc with Gasoline<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


ROFLOL!!!! :D

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Would it have mattered if you had moved? I thought they didn't reset the pump until that person had paid?

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Aril, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Squidwannabe:
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Another reason to not fuel up while seated on the bike - ever have your crotch doused with gasoline? Trust me, you don't wanna know what that feels like.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Rcjohn, What was your favorite flavored bearclaw ?? :D

That is a pretty good question. I'll cover it in the FAQ forum when we get it started. :rolleyes: :p


Back on subject: ;) :D
If you notice in endurance racing, the riders will pull their body off to the side of the bike while fueling to prevent dousing. I witnessed a rider getting his crotch doused in practice one time. :eek: Race gas is not fun to have in nether region I guess. :rolleyes: For those wondering, it was not Grigg racing. We were more careful than that. He He

I also watched a guy overfill his streetbike one time, while his foot was under the overflow drain tube. Soaked his shoe. Ouch :eek:


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Posted By Rcjohn <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Aril, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR>That is a pretty good question. I'll cover it in the FAQ forum when we get it started.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
:mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:

Maybe just for fun PETE could explain the feeling or what happens when gas gets on your weewee ?? :D

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The dude in the jag was a jerk. If the pumps had been busy I still wouldn't have moved my bike. Then again....I'm a jerk too. When the guy in the jag started talking trash you should have just beat him up. You're on a motorcycle...we're all tough. I would have, but it would look funny having a 140 lbs guy throwing down. :)

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