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Old 04-07-2013, 03:34 PM   #1
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Is this a dangerous situation??

Yesterday, while I was filling the 1150 with gas I realized maybe I was putting myself in a bad situation. I usually dont even get off my bike. While filling, I'm leaning over the tank, peering down the hole so I can shut it down before I have gas all over my bike. Then I realized that my iPhone is right by my head, mounted on a RAM mount about a foot above the gas tank. Am I crazy for doing this???? Could an explosion happen?
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Old 04-07-2013, 03:41 PM   #2
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Extraordinarily unlikely. iPhones don't spark. For that one in a billion chance, they tell you not to use your cell while fueling, but it is really a one in a billion chance.

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Old 04-07-2013, 04:02 PM   #3
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Feuling while sitting on the bike is much more dangerous than your iPone getting gas on it.

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Old 04-07-2013, 04:05 PM   #4
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Not an issue at all. Nor is sitting on your bike while refueling.
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Old 04-07-2013, 04:09 PM   #5
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Feuling while sitting on the bike is much more dangerous than your iPone getting gas on it.

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Old 04-07-2013, 04:21 PM   #6
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Gasoline..... scrotum.....



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Old 04-07-2013, 04:27 PM   #7
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Someone had a loose cap on their trail bike. Their new nickname is "Fire Balls". No fire, but a good splash of 91 in the crotch.

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Old 04-07-2013, 04:32 PM   #8
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Old 04-07-2013, 04:32 PM   #9
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Easy answer...
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Old 04-07-2013, 05:07 PM   #10
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So, I guess this begs the question; can your movement while sitting on a bike generate a static electric discharge?
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Old 04-07-2013, 05:39 PM   #11
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Yesterday, while I was filling the 1150 with gas I realized maybe I was putting myself in a bad situation. I usually dont even get off my bike. While filling, I'm leaning over the tank, peering down the hole so I can shut it down before I have gas all over my bike. Then I realized that my iPhone is right by my head, mounted on a RAM mount about a foot above the gas tank. Am I crazy for doing this???? Could an explosion happen?
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Old 04-07-2013, 05:39 PM   #12
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So, I guess this begs the question; can your movement while sitting on a bike generate a static electric discharge?
While it is not common, an overflowing gas tank will often drop gas onto hot exhaust. Again not common, but that gas can ignite and follow the trail right back to the tank, and your wet crotch as well.

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Old 04-07-2013, 05:40 PM   #13
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While it is not common, an overflowing gas tank will often drop gas onto hot exhaust. Again not common, but that gas can ignite and follow the trail right back to the tank, and your wet crotch as well.

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Old 04-07-2013, 05:45 PM   #14
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From over fueling.

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Old 04-07-2013, 06:06 PM   #15
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Nope, urban legend. http://www.snopes.com/autos/hazards/gasvapor.asp As far as over fueling onto a hot exhaust not so sure?
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