F800GS-fueling up

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by steelerfan1069, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. steelerfan1069

    steelerfan1069 bugkiller

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    Is it me or is this bike a pain in the :1drinkss to fill the gas tank. Ive only filled it a couple of times so far but damn!
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  2. M N B

    M N B would rather be riding

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    I had problems at first, too. And some pumps are still incredibly difficult because the boot is too large, at least here in California. I suppose in all the non-enviro friendly bootless pump nozzle states it's not an issue at all.

    At least I've got it to the point where it doesn't spray all over the bike most of the time. However, everytime I pull up everyone can smell the fuel, even if I didn't see any leaking while fueling up.
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  3. steelerfan1069

    steelerfan1069 bugkiller

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    What if fuel spills on the hot cat. converter? yikes!


    2009 F800GS
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  4. The Griz

    The Griz Long timer Supporter

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    I find that I have to kind of watch the gallon counter on the pump. Along with pumping a little bit, stopping and looking, then pumping a bit more. When it gets close to full, you can actually pull the nozzle out a bit as its flowing and see the fuel level in the tank to know when to stop. I kind of "feather" the flow intensity while I'm doing this.
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  5. Bike4Fun

    Bike4Fun Smooth IS Fast

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    If you have a pump that does not have a boot on it you can actually fit the entire nozzle in the hole. Fill 'er up back out a touch and add another few drops. I finally figure it out on my 3rd fill up. No more splash.
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  6. Cap'n Ron

    Cap'n Ron The Devil's Advocate

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    Spontaneous ignition of gasoline doesn't happen until somewhere between 495 and 536 degrees F. Your hot cat will not be a problem.

    Ron
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  7. kkug

    kkug Been here awhile

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    Yes it is a pain . I bought one of the Mcuff thingys and it is not any better.
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  8. tmex

    tmex Long timer

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    Blame CARB for this one. My f8 lives in a "bootless" region of Cali, and I have had no issues at all.
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  9. divingbiker

    divingbiker True Blue Adventurer

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    Bootless in Louisiana (at MOST pumps) and not an issue.
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  10. AngryRed

    AngryRed Lost in Cyber Space

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    Bootless in Vegas but when I travel down to Cali its a royal pain, gas goes everywhere.
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  11. thelouv

    thelouv ocd

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    Hmmm, me bootless too but still get splash back when I'm not paying attention. Just one of those things.
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