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    Do you refuel while on or off the bike?

    what is the proper etiquette ?
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    I get off the bike.......I know I'm going to drop something and have to get off the bike anyway.. so- might as well be ready
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    To me the game to do it without dropping anything, including the bike
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    Let me see..........pouring a flammable liquid above a hot engine. Yep, I want to do that while balancing a 500+ lb motorcycle.....
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    Boy ,you started one of those winter threads that has many correct opinions.



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    Quote Originally Posted by 36654 View Post
    Let me see..........pouring a flammable liquid above a hot engine. Yep, I want to do that while balancing a 500+ lb motorcycle.....
    My filler is on the side- behind me
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    I'm a slow learner. It took two times of the pump not shutting off, pouring gas on a hot engine and me before I stopped filling the bike while sitting on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by henzilla View Post

    Depends...

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    Always off the bike. It may only be once in every 8,342,716 times something happens and there's a fire/explosion/etc. that kills you by staying on the bike but that's once too often to suit me.
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    On long rides requiring fuel every 250 miles I usually stay on the bike for three fuel stops. I still put it on the side stand though while fueling. I try to get off & back on the highway in under 5 minutes.
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    At the risk of getting my head yelled off, there is something very satisfying about refueling while you are on the bike. I mean this is another thing that you can do on a bike and not on (in ) a car. I do understand that with overly heavy bikes it is exercise in futility but on a lighter bike its an event.
    I have 04 Rockster and I always do it on the bike. I would appreciate withholding the mandatory "you will burn and it serves you well". I mean we all ride bikes knowing that is is inherently more dangerous mode of transportation. If we were "limiting risks" we would never get on it in the first place.
    I just hope that somebody else will fess up to it.
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    As mentioned earlier, on a long ride I will usually have my CC ready (always in the same zippered pocket), pull up to the pump & insert the card & return it to the pocket. I usually stand on my feet and balance the bike between my legs to get some blood flowing again.
    While waiting on the pump, I unlock the fuel cap and replace the key in the ignition, then refuel the bike.
    While waiting for the receipt, I zero the odometer, and write down miles traveled on the receipt which goes in the side pocket of my tank bag, fire the bike and I'm gone. Takes 3-4 minutes.

    In a more leisurely time, I'll dismount, and sometimes even take off my helmet.

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