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09-25-2019 05:07 AM
MRAC I'm one of the few that always pays in cash. Dismount, prepay, remount, ground hand to pump, pump all the way into the neck just below the vent (non CA model), dismount, collect change, remount and away.
09-23-2019 07:47 PM
Mercu136 On my other bikes, I remain on the bike. With the KLR, I will dismount due to the height of thebike and the fact that I can't flatfoot it while sitting.
09-12-2019 02:45 AM
GoMotor I never would have thought the question "Do you dismount or do you just remain sitting while refueling?" would produce 20 or more posts. It never occurred to me to fuel up while sitting on the bike. I get off, gas up, get on and go. It is not difficult for me to get off or get on and everything else is the same ether way.

Since I have to take the key from the ignition and unclip and raise the tank bag to open the gas cap, I am not worried about starting a fire. I am sure if I sat on the bike every time I gas up while holding that tank bag up, I would get a crotch full of gas at some point.
09-11-2019 10:36 AM
lineman1234 I keep gas in gas cans, so I fill up before each trip. Its easier, no helmet on, no gloves to take off, as I put on about 120 miles when I head out for a ride, I just top off every time.
If I have to go to the pump, its flip helmet up, take gloves off, get off bike, dig out credit card, swipe it, and put it away, open gas cap, and fill.
Put gloves on, drive away, and flip helmet down.
I love the flip up front helmet. Works great on a hot day driving through town.
09-11-2019 02:31 AM
BGOBGAI Dismount! I like to stretch my legs...
04-29-2019 07:44 AM
patroy75 The KLR seat is so horrendous that any chance I get to get off it...
04-28-2019 10:14 PM
Voyager 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 04:38 PM
Klr65 Hello guys I'm Germano a klr650 owner since 2010 I'm from Brampton Ontario thanks for accepting me
04-11-2019 03:12 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 10:50 AM
pdwestman
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Originally Posted by chrider View Post
After seeing one of these I prefer to dismount. Plus during winter my wallet seems to be about 3 layers down somewhere.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Twgvmj2YCwc
That right there is probably the best reason of all to totally dis-mount Every Time!

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.
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