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Old 04-08-2013, 06:21 AM   #31
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Old 04-08-2013, 06:21 AM   #32
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................This is also on my mind. I feel pretty vulnerable sitting on the bike and gas stations are not places to ignore your surroundings.
My bike got backed over at gas station. The pickup truck dragged my bike about 100 feet before the guy stopped. If I had been sitting on it things might have been ugly.

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.......As far as over fueling onto a hot exhaust not so sure?
You can be sure. The ignition point for gasoline is around 500 degrees. How hot is your header pipe? I put out enough car fires in my life to know better than to fool with gas and exhaust pipes. Hell I learned that as a kid watching a friend set his lawn mower engine mini bike on fire.
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Old 04-08-2013, 07:13 AM   #33
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I always thought guys who do not get off the bike to fuel it were lazy.

I get off as it allows better control of the hose, a better view into the tank, and if shit goes wrong, I do not want gas all over me or to be sitting on a bike in flames.
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Old 04-08-2013, 07:18 AM   #34
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Are you Tommy Boy??
Keep control of your nozzle fer crying out loud!
Never hit by a gust of wind unexpectedly? I have, and I am on my toes on the bike as it is. With my hands on the nozle and not on the bars, I am a lot less stable. I have never dropped the bike because of this, but I can umagine bobbling the nozle a bit, especially when squeezing in that last bit.

Do as you like, but I will add gas off the bike!

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Old 04-08-2013, 07:21 AM   #35
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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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The sky is falling!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! RUN AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!

At this point, in this thread, the only safe way to refill your gas tank is from a boom truck with several trained professionals assisting while you cringe in a special fireproof booth with a firesuit on.

You will learn about asking for advice on here.
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Old 04-08-2013, 07:26 AM   #36
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The sky is falling!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! RUN AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!

At this point, in this thread, the only safe way to refill your gas tank is from a boom truck with several trained professionals assisting while you cringe in a special fireproof booth with a firesuit on.

You will learn about asking for advice on here.
Talk about exagerating a bit!

If other's experience threatens your way of thinking, you might be better off with no internet at all!

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Old 04-08-2013, 07:29 AM   #37
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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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On my 1200 Triumph,I hop off,put it on the centerstand so as to get the tank ALL the way full.

And really,if you cant control a gas nozzle,you shouldnt be riding bikes.
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Old 04-08-2013, 07:30 AM   #38
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Talk about exagerating a bit!

If other's experience threatens your way of thinking, you might be better off with no internet at all!

Jim
Its a new thing,called "sarcasm" and again,if guys cant control a gas nozzle or understand gas burns when lit,they shouldnt be filling their own bike with gas.
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Old 04-08-2013, 07:33 AM   #39
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Its a new thing,called "sarcasm" and again,if guys cant control a gas nozzle or understand gas burns when lit,they shouldnt be filling their own bike with gas.
You seem to think that you are 100% in control 100% of the time. Well, if that is the way you work, I don't expect you will listen to others anyhow. Do as you wish, but don't be upset because others don't do or think like you!

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Old 04-08-2013, 01:15 PM   #40
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Over filled the tank once while being cool and filled up while still on the bike. Gas and your man bits is not a good combination.
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Old 04-08-2013, 01:51 PM   #41
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...I hop off,put it on the centerstand so as to get the tank ALL the way full.
Full Service, Make someone else do the work!!!!

Don't rub a balloon on your hair while fueling your cycle(off or on)! Just saying.
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Old 04-08-2013, 03:08 PM   #42
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Think about having a crotch full of gas several hours away from home. We had it happen to a guy once, and wound up in the quarter car wash hosing him down in his skivvies, then his pants, and him drying out riding home in wet gear. He ended up with a nasty rash for a while afterward. Not fun.

Anyone who is dumb enough to fuel up sitting on the bike when I'm around better not count on me getting burnt putting him out if he catches fire.
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Old 04-08-2013, 03:40 PM   #43
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Think about having a crotch full of gas several hours away from home. We had it happen to a guy once, and wound up in the quarter car wash hosing him down in his skivvies, then his pants, and him drying out riding home in wet gear. He ended up with a nasty rash for a while afterward. Not fun.

Anyone who is dumb enough to fuel up sitting on the bike when I'm around better not count on me getting burnt putting him out if he catches fire.
It's the Ironbutt thing to do - Saves a few seconds at refueling if you can do it without taking your gear off or getting out of the seat. IMO it isn't worth the extra ten or twenty seconds it takes to step off and put the bike on the main stand. I don't fuel up with my gloves on either - so if there is a splash of fuel my hands only reek of it for a few minutes, not every time I wear those gloves for the next month.
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Old 04-08-2013, 04:25 PM   #44
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I refuel while sitting on the bike all the time.

Gloves off, grab wallet, swipe card, gas up, grab receipt, glove up, and head out. Just like a pit stop, didn't even have to pull off my helmet. Pay at the pump is frickin' awesome.

If you can't handle the minimal skills and risks involved, perhaps motorcycling isn't for you. Yes, I understand that soaking one's scrotum in unleaded is decidedly suboptimal, but on the scale of the risks we run in everyday riding, it's not even on the chart.

In the same way, the risks you run with a phone on your handlebars are far more that it'll distract you at a crucial point and contribute to your grisly demise, not that it'll set anything on fire.

I do keep up a scan in the mirrors while I'm stopped. Every once in a while, some beggedy-ass beggin' beggar will try to sidle up and beg for money for crack. More than once, I've grabbed my receipt and motored away while the crackhead is in the middle of the old sick grandmother story.
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Old 04-08-2013, 05:05 PM   #45
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Think about having a crotch full of gas several hours away from home. We had it happen to a guy once, and wound up in the quarter car wash hosing him down in his skivvies, then his pants, and him drying out riding home in wet gear. He ended up with a nasty rash for a while afterward. Not fun.

Anyone who is dumb enough to fuel up sitting on the bike when I'm around better not count on me getting burnt putting him out if he catches fire.
You could just blow him out.
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