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How do I refuel ???

I've shut off the engine, kill the engine switch, side stand down, tried locked position and off position, but I can't get the pump in. I see in tank there's a steel plate slanted downwards towards the rear of the tank. The pump won't go far enough. Also, there's a black rubber tube at the end of the pump I think it was made for air to escape. It was broken off and stuck at the edge, so I reassembled it, still no luck.

Am I missing a step? Maybe sticking the pump in the wrong way although I tried all angles. I'm not sure how much gas is still in there since the light isn't on yet, but I just wanted to make sure I know how to pump before hitting low fuel level. Could this be the reason although I don't see any gas passing the steel plate or any gas at all except when I shake the bike from side to side. Help please....
 

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just stick it in an inch or two and squirt away. It's not like a car where you stick it in and walk away, it only holds about 4 gallons anyway.
 

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hold the "safety collar" back with your hand and fill.
 

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derby said:
hold the "safety collar" back with your hand and fill.
Yup. Pull back the safety collar, put the nozzle in a coupla inches (not like a car where you jam it all the way in), and pump. It's a bit awkward to pump while holding back the collar, but don't worry, it'll feel natural after a bit.

Tip: before you fill up, grab some towels. You're gonna spill a bit on your tank at first, and you wanna wipe that stuff off.
 

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The steel plate you see is the bottom of the gas tank. The "large" part of the tank is mostly airbox. The majority of gas is stored in the back of the tank, behind the airbox. Take your seat off, flip the little silver latch on the front of the tank and lift up, the gas tank should pivot by the seat and lift up. You'll see what I'm talking about, airbox wise.

You can yank the black rubber piece out, it was designed to keep gas from splashing out of the tank as your filling, but I think 99 percent of them have fallen off and started floating around the tank, serving no real purpose.
 

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wow. you guys on here are incredibly nice!

on any other club, they would have jumped all over the moppet for not knowing how to fill up a gas tank (regardless of newness or unfamiliarity of vehicle since he must have filled up SOME vehicle SOMETIME in his childhood, even if not his own) or his seeming lack of even kindergarden-levels of intelligence (round peg, round hole).

not that i've ever participated in that sort of hazing, mind you, i'm just making an observation.
 

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wow. you guys on here are incredibly nice!

on any other club, they would have jumped all over the moppet for not knowing how to fill up a gas tank (regardless of newness or unfamiliarity of vehicle since he must have filled up SOME vehicle SOMETIME in his childhood, even if not his own) or his seeming lack of even kindergarden-levels of intelligence (round peg, round hole).

not that i've ever participated in that sort of hazing, mind you, i'm just making an observation.
We don't like to scare off the new blood like you. >:D
 

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We don't like to scare off the new blood like you. >:D
lol. i'm not even sure i appreciate it. makes it seem like i've joined the special olympics motorcycling club. [laugh]
 
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Buy a 1 gallon gas , carry it in a back pack, fill it up first , then pour it into gas take, repeat till full.
 

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Those pump handles are a pain in the rumpy. Take note at some of your other local stations and you're likely to find stations that don't use those safety collars. Hopefully your area doesn't have some some sort of requirement for them.
 

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Those pump handles are a pain in the rumpy. Take note at some of your other local stations and you're likely to find stations that don't use those safety collars. Hopefully your area doesn't have some some sort of requirement for them.
California. All hope of that is gone.
 

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Your a dumbass, cant even put gas in your moto>:D Feel better now? Seriously, the only dumb question is one that isn't asked.
 

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just stick it in an inch or two and squirt away. It's not like a car where you stick it in and walk away, it only holds about 4 gallons anyway.
I wish my tank held 4 gallons!
 

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Yup. Pull back the safety collar, put the nozzle in a coupla inches (not like a car where you jam it all the way in), and pump. It's a bit awkward to pump while holding back the collar, but don't worry, it'll feel natural after a bit.

Tip: before you fill up, grab some towels. You're gonna spill a bit on your tank at first, and you wanna wipe that stuff off.
Doh... so obvious.. Thanks for the tip. Now everyone won't be standing by my bike admiring it and then thinking wtf is that idiot doing moving the pump round and round and round ;p
 

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Buy a 1 gallon gas , carry it in a back pack, fill it up first , then pour it into gas take, repeat till full.
Ummm... I was seriously considering that muhahaha. Just in case no one replied to my question that is ;p
 

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Thing two, now that you've asked the important question: get a box of really cheap plastic gloves like those used in food prep' areas and carry a few with you.

Stick your credit card just a bit into the pump's receiver (or pay the attendant), open the tank, then put your keys somewhere so they DON'T fall into the tank or scratch the top like they can if you leave them in the tank lock. If you put them back in the ignition, be very careful to leave the bike OFF. Now, put on the thin plastic gloves (you DID take off your riding gloves, didn't you? gasoline on them will stink for days), and finish the credit card thing (if necessary). Once that has been accepted, you are ready to follow the previous directions of pulling back on the collar and pumping the gas. Spills are not literally inevitable, but splashing drops during the fill up seem to be, so clean those immediately. Remove the gloves by just peeling them off from the wrist, so the previous outside, with gas, becomes the inside, and toss them (they're cheap, remember).

You hands should be clean, so PUT ON THE RIDING GLOVES, rather than leave them at the gas station, and double-check that you have your card, or change.

Mind you I'm not actually admitting to having done any of the things that would demonstrate preoccupation, hurry, or ..., but some people, at some time or other, have done these things, so try to learn from their experiences.
 

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Am I the only one that filled up while still on the bike?

I could usually get a bit more in the tank that way too.

Pull up. Kill ignition. Remove key. Put key in tank lock and open tank. Remove gloves, fish out wallet/CC. Pay for gas at pump. Pump gas. Return pump. Close cap. Put on gloves. Ride off. I only got drips a couple times. And, just used my pocket rag to wipe it up. On a fe occasions, I've passed the pump to the bike outside of me and he filled his tank.
 

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Am I the only one that filled up while still on the bike?

I could usually get a bit more in the tank that way too.

Pull up. Kill ignition. Remove key. Put key in tank lock and open tank. Remove gloves, fish out wallet/CC. Pay for gas at pump. Pump gas. Return pump. Close cap. Put on gloves. Ride off. I only got drips a couple times. And, just used my pocket rag to wipe it up. On a fe occasions, I've passed the pump to the bike outside of me and he filled his tank.
+1. It ain't rocket science
 

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Am I the only one that filled up while still on the bike?

I could usually get a bit more in the tank that way too.

Pull up. Kill ignition. Remove key. Put key in tank lock and open tank. Remove gloves, fish out wallet/CC. Pay for gas at pump. Pump gas. Return pump. Close cap. Put on gloves. Ride off. I only got drips a couple times. And, just used my pocket rag to wipe it up. On a fe occasions, I've passed the pump to the bike outside of me and he filled his tank.
+2 All the time....................I don't bother wiping up any splash though.
 
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