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Old 08-19-2012, 06:45 AM   #26
Wallachian Spikes
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Originally Posted by devo2002 View Post
Pff, just admit it sucks to have to stand up, unhook the seat, fill , close, sit.

Most times when I refuel I don't get off, and while most wil commute, many will load this sucker down and go cross country, unhooking a bag is doable yes, but a pain in the ass.

Not a deal breaker, but very
Not that there is a "right" way or a "wrong" way to refuel but, I always get off the bike to refeul. I'm very anal about spilling gas on the tank (even a single drop) & I just feel more in control when standing as I pump. On long distance rides I look for any excuse to get off & stretch my legs.

Lifting the seat to refill is only a minor draw back for me & I'm not sure if I'd even go so far as to consider it a "strike". I've never had a bike with an under seat tank & the advantage of a lower center of gravity could even be considered a plus. Many are saying the 700 X handles like a 690 Duke.
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