Is this a dangerous situation??

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

  1. Bill 310

    Bill 310 Poser Emeritus

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    I still love that picture, I was disappointed that when the drive on my 08 K1200GT fauied it was in the parking lot of San Jose BMW , it just wet itself with joy at being at a competent shop
  2. JimVonBaden

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    You, of course, know that wasn't the FD failing, right?

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  3. Bill 310

    Bill 310 Poser Emeritus

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    Hi Jim, of course I do, but on a purely mechanically proctological level they both are in close spiritual proximately to the same rear orifice. :lol3
  4. JimVonBaden

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    :lol3:freaky

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    And with over 40K posts you just have to know everything.
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    Tripped1 Likely Lost.

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  8. AdventurePoser

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    Hi guys...

    Just to add fire to the discussion....I was riding with a friend here in So Cal. He was putting fuel in his RT whilst straddling the bike. Gas overflowed and lit off, I guess on a hot exhaust pipe. No huge damage or injury, other than bubbled plastic fairing.

    Sorry, no video. :D

    I've always dismounted to fuel my bikes, before AND after I witnessed this.

    Have a great riding season!
  9. Isorg

    Isorg Been here awhile

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    i get off the bike to fill up.

    to many all or nothing pumps that love to splash gas everywhere when you get near the top of the tank. Over filled the tank just once with me on the bike, gas soaked crotch.....

    pull up, get off bike, leave helmet/gloves on, swipe, pump, stretch legs all at the same time, and go.
  10. the_sandman_454

    the_sandman_454 Been here awhile

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    I don't generally worry about the electronic gadgets. Yes, under absolute perfect conditions, electronics "could" ignite the fuel vapors, but the odds are still pretty low. Fuel spillage on the crotch and/or on a hot engine/exhaust are much bigger concerns for me, as well as static electricity.

    That having been said, if I'm staying local, or only on a relatively short ride, I'll stay on the bike to refuel. If I'm road trippin', I get off the bike to fuel up, because chances are by the time I'm ready to fill up, I'm ready to stand up and stretch for a few minutes anyway.
  11. COride

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    Total n00b story.

    Just bought a Triumph Scrambler Feb 8. On an early fill up instead of stoppin the flow and checking level I try slowing raising the spigot - n00b !! Idiot!

    Gas pours over the tank and my first thought is "Dumbass - your about to see your new Scrambler burst into flames right next to a GAS PUMP"!

    Spigot back in pump I look down to see if any gas is contacting the engine/pipes. Luckily bike was on the stand. also lucky that Scram pipes are high/right side. Gas dripped down mostly on the ground. Grabbed a window washer to do a temp clean job until I got home.

    I don't peek no more!
  12. Andyvh1959

    Andyvh1959 Cheesehead Klompen

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    Anyone question why the OP had a mount for his IPhone on the bike? Other than "maybe" to listen to tunes via an earbud during riding, I can see no reason to have an Iphone in such a tempting position on a bike.

    Guess I'm old school,....the last friggin thing I want when on my bike is ANY form of phone. If the OP had it there to monitor calls while riding,...well, I gotta say. Ride or call, one or the other, never together.
  13. yeoman

    yeoman Been here awhile

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    Geez, you guys are great. I havnt been on ADV for a couple weeks and WOW, 12 pages of mindnumbing convo over my post. The info on the first couple pages were very interesting and for that Im grateful. Andy, I use my iPhone for tunes and for gps. Carry on fellas!!
  14. Andyvh1959

    Andyvh1959 Cheesehead Klompen

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    Da frozen tundra eh? 1.5 mile west of Lambeau
    Ahhh, yes,.....GPS. Some of us prefer to ride the roads that come to you.

    Onawander,....one of my favorite ways to ride.

    Never lost if you don't care where you're going.

    Not a u-turn if you use a whole county to do it.