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|04-29-2019 06:44 AM|
|patroy75||The KLR seat is so horrendous that any chance I get to get off it...|
|04-28-2019 09:14 PM|
I almost always refuel while astride the bike. I am aware of the potential dangers, but the odds of the video scenario happening are pretty slim. It is pretty hard to ignite gas on almost any part of a motorcycle unless maybe you were running up a long hill and had the exhaust header cherry red right when you pull to the pump. If memory serves, it takes something like 500 F to ignite fuel so spilling on even a hot engine won’t ignite the fuel.
I suspect the motorcycle in the video may have been running at the time of the fire and had a spark that caused ignition.
I also keep a log of all fuel purchases. I have done that for nearly 40 years in all of my vehicles. I now put the data into Excel so I can track fuel use over time. It can be a useful took to diagnose something going wrong with the engine if you see a systematic change in fuel economy.
|04-11-2019 03:38 PM|
|Klr65||Hello guys I'm Germano a klr650 owner since 2010 I'm from Brampton Ontario thanks for accepting me|
|04-11-2019 02:12 PM|
|Toney||I get off, insert card in pump, type in zip code, select grade, fill wife's bike, then mine. My butt also likes me to walk around and get it some air when the opportunity presents itself.|
|04-11-2019 09:50 AM|
Originally Posted by chrider View Post
That person had not even put the stand down to stabilize the bike. So when he bailed off, the tank would have spilled regardless of which direction it fell.
My brother and I lit up our first Yamaha YL-1 100 Twin-Jet in about 1970, inside of dads garage, with fuel overflow onto hot cylinder heads, on a cool October evening.
Dad yanked the bike backwards out of the garage, tipping over onto dirt drive-way. Then the 3 of us managed to flog the fire out.
My brother & I spent the next 3-4 months separating melted wires and soldering replacement sections between the terminal ends, replacing cables, seat, tires, polishing aluminum & chrome & repainting.
|04-10-2019 10:26 PM|
Originally Posted by pdwestman View Post
When I turn my light switch on, the lights go on, no?
|04-10-2019 09:50 PM|
After seeing one of these I prefer to dismount. Plus during winter my wallet seems to be about 3 layers down somewhere.
|04-10-2019 08:35 PM|
I dunno. I figure my chances of being disfigured or killed under an overhead metal canopy while refueling sitting on my motorcycle are exponentially less than either happening to me out on the road while I'm riding it.
It's really never occurred to me to dismount just to refuel if I had no other reason to do so. I usually wind up going into the store for coffee so what's the point of having to get back on to move away from the pump? Most stations I stop at are busy enough I feel guilty just leaving the bike sitting at a pump.
I would note that one of the reasons I wear Key Imperial overalls when riding is that my wallet is always secured right there on my chest, easy to access at the pump and easy to check to make sure it's still there. Other pocket's good for a cell phone if you use one of those things. I use my other bib pocket for cigarettes and Slim Jims.
|04-10-2019 08:06 PM|
Originally Posted by Tom Schmitz View Post
|04-10-2019 06:45 PM|
Heck yeah! And what could go wrong, so long as you don't drop a match?
I don't usually dismount unless I'm going to be walking the bike over to park it and take a rest. If I get off to fuel it I wind up walking in circles around the thing trying to be on the right end of the hose. It all goes wrong and becomes horrible and depressing.
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