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Old 04-07-2013, 06:09 PM   #16
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Static is the enemy.
Stay on the bike. No issue.
Get off the bike, walk around, and you create the static charge.
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Old 04-07-2013, 06:34 PM   #17
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Old 04-07-2013, 06:38 PM   #18
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Old 04-07-2013, 06:47 PM   #19
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Static is the enemy.
Stay on the bike. No issue.
Get off the bike, walk around, and you create the static charge.
Static is not the ONLY issue! Unless you feel that a crotch full of flamable liquid is not an issue.

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Old 04-07-2013, 06:56 PM   #20
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That guy really needs to find some new riding buddies.
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Old 04-07-2013, 07:19 PM   #21
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They ban phones at gas stations but it's bullshit, no phone has ever caused a fire at a gas station. It is illegal to sell a phone that causes sparks even when there's an electrical fault with it.

There have been batteries that, when faulty, catch fire. If your phone emitting huge clouds of toxic white smoke... then you might be in trouble. But it's extremely rare and if two or three phones do it they will have a factory recall for every device ever made in that factory. It's not very likely.

But other things cause fires all the time, those fire extinguishers are there to be used, and you don't wanna be sitting on the bike if it happens.

We're i live, the staff will probably hit the kill switch on your gas pump if you sit on the bike while fuelling up. It's not allowed.
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Old 04-07-2013, 08:44 PM   #22
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Just remember that on, or shall I say in, your particular bike, you have an electric fuel pump and level sending unit both residing inside the fuel tank. So do a lot of fuel injected cars and trucks. You would need sufficient vapors and an ignition source.
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Old 04-07-2013, 09:55 PM   #23
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The main reason I get off the bike is that through years of living in seedy neighborhoods I've developed a habit of continually scanning 360 degrees whenever I'm stopped. Easier to do when you are standing. And it keeps someone from suddenly showing up next to you and scaring the bejeezus out of you..
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Old 04-07-2013, 11:55 PM   #24
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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 04-08-2013, 01:33 AM   #25
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It's always been easier (better??) to get off the bike, stretch the legs, reach the gas nozzle and go in a pay for the gas. Never has occurred to me to do it all whilst mounted (tho that does have a certain kewl factor)...

Banning cell phones while fueling makes sense because cellphonies are obnoxious anyway...

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Old 04-08-2013, 05:07 AM   #26
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I wouldn't worry about the phone. I don't like sitting on a bike while fueling up thought -- there are too many spastic fuel dispensers that are too difficult to control and I would NOT want to splash fuel on myself in an accident.

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The main reason I get off the bike is that through years of living in seedy neighborhoods I've developed a habit of continually scanning 360 degrees whenever I'm stopped. Easier to do when you are standing. And it keeps someone from suddenly showing up next to you and scaring the bejeezus out of you..
This is also on my mind. I feel pretty vulnerable sitting on the bike and gas stations are not places to ignore your surroundings.
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Old 04-08-2013, 05:08 AM   #27
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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 04-08-2013, 05:09 AM   #28
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Old 04-08-2013, 05:31 AM   #29
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I'd be more worried about leaning over the tank and having gas shoot up into my face....
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Old 04-08-2013, 06:20 AM   #30
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Static is not the ONLY issue! Unless you feel that a crotch full of flamable liquid is not an issue.

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Keep control of your nozzle fer crying out loud!
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