Is this a dangerous situation??

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by yeoman, Apr 7, 2013.

  1. yeoman

    yeoman Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2010
    Oddometer:
    127
    Location:
    Kansas Flatlands
    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?
    #1
  2. abruzzi

    abruzzi Long timer

    Joined:
    May 17, 2007
    Oddometer:
    1,017
    Location:
    The New Mexico Desert
    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.

    Geof
    #2
  3. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2005
    Oddometer:
    55,267
    Location:
    Alexandria, VA
    Feuling while sitting on the bike is much more dangerous than your iPone getting gas on it.

    Jim :brow
    #3
  4. '05Train

    '05Train Mind is not for rent

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2011
    Oddometer:
    1,086
    Location:
    Maryland
    Not an issue at all. Nor is sitting on your bike while refueling.
    #4
  5. mtbenson

    mtbenson Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2004
    Oddometer:
    197
    Location:
    Northwest PA
    Why?
    #5
  6. 1911fan

    1911fan Master of the Obvious

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2007
    Oddometer:
    3,285
    Location:
    North Central Washington
    Gasoline..... scrotum.....:eek1



    1911fan
    #6
  7. Trl Rdr

    Trl Rdr Big Red Bird

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2007
    Oddometer:
    2,064
    Location:
    Lincoln, NE - The Tax me state
    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. :eek1

    Sent from my DROID RAZR HD using Tapatalk 2
    #7
  8. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2005
    Oddometer:
    55,267
    Location:
    Alexandria, VA
    :deal

    Overflow/fire!

    I'm not a Chicken Little, and you are more than welcome to do what you wish, but I will never fuel a bike sitting on it.

    Jim :brow
    #8
  9. Gallowbraid

    Gallowbraid Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2010
    Oddometer:
    832
    Location:
    Clarkesville, GA
    Easy answer...<iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/uw6-PhvcS3M" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" width="560"></iframe>
    #9
  10. Big Bamboo

    Big Bamboo Aircooled & Sunbaked

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2010
    Oddometer:
    4,320
    Location:
    Big Island of Hawaii
    So, I guess this begs the question; can your movement while sitting on a bike generate a static electric discharge?
    #10
  11. sieg

    sieg Long timer

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2008
    Oddometer:
    2,954
    Location:
    Southern Illinois USA
    This will kill you with the same certainty as using a "clip" type master link, or a 21&#8217; tube in a 18&#8217; tire! BEWARE :deal
    #11
  12. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2005
    Oddometer:
    55,267
    Location:
    Alexandria, VA
    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.

    Jim :brow
    #12
  13. scarysharkface

    scarysharkface 30-125

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2005
    Oddometer:
    13,416
    Location:
    Where Prince Charles spent his honeymoon
    This.
    #13
  14. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2005
    Oddometer:
    55,267
    Location:
    Alexandria, VA
    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Jvt3x-jnkz0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    From over fueling.

    Jim :brow
    #14
  15. UAS

    UAS Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2012
    Oddometer:
    106
    Location:
    Northern Utah, USA
    #15
  16. Treedguy

    Treedguy Long timer

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2008
    Oddometer:
    1,346
    Location:
    NY Hell
    Static is the enemy.
    Stay on the bike. No issue.
    Get off the bike, walk around, and you create the static charge.
    #16
  17. Hurricane Bob

    Hurricane Bob formerly: Bomber1965

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2007
    Oddometer:
    2,946
    Location:
    Rhode Island
    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/VLuPVoLpNUM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
    #17
  18. Contevita

    Contevita Cigar Adventurer

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2011
    Oddometer:
    3,073
    Location:
    Gulfport, MS
    yeah, that one is a classic now. It's the music that makes it funny.
    #18
  19. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2005
    Oddometer:
    55,267
    Location:
    Alexandria, VA
    Static is not the ONLY issue! Unless you feel that a crotch full of flamable liquid is not an issue.:lol3

    Jim :brow
    #19
  20. DOGSROOT

    DOGSROOT OUTSIDE

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2008
    Oddometer:
    841
    Location:
    DOGHOUSE
    That guy really needs to find some new riding buddies. :kboom
    .
    .
    .
    #20