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post #1 of 17 Old 06-06-2011, 08:52 AM Thread Starter
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Refueling Questions

Anyone know whether the Wee takes more fuel when it's on the sidestand or on the centerstand? I had it on the centerstand, and while it might have just been the usual thing of the fifth bar on the fuel gauge disappearing almost immediately, it was an issue I've not had before.

Also, with the way that cap opens, how do you handle it if you have one those accordion sleeved vapor recovery nozzles? It was fine on the one I used yesterday that had the flange thing, but I'm puzzled about how you fill-up with the heavier springy collars on the nozzle.

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I believe you should refuel while on the side stand. Fill to the bottom of neck. Sometimes I'll put in a bit more when doing long highway runs. Never had a problem with any pump's filler nozzle or collar.

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I always fill while sitting on the bike. Hold the accordion vapor recovery thingy with your hand to activate the nozzle.
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to be honest, i never thought about it before, but i generally fill with it on the center stand. I think it goes back to having small vented tanks on a lot of my previous scoots and not wanting a crotch full of flamable liquids on really hot days

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I usually fill with the bike on the side stand and fill to the top. The protective rubber bits on the nozzle, like a foreskin, pull it back and jam it in. A friend gave me a piece of aluminum plate with a big cut out to help keep the rubber collars held back.
At least the DL has a healthy opening. The Stelvios are a PITA to fuel up. The opening is barely big enough for a standard nozzle, and a bugger with the EPA rubber collars.
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I've only had a problem at one gas station with rubber evaporation collar. Simply would not work on the wee. Pulled it back by hand, click and $.02, hold it down to seal it and click $.02, over and over. Payed my $.23 (on MC) and had to go to another station.
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At what point does fuel start spilling into the evap canister? I think I've been overfilling.
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post #8 of 17 Old 06-06-2011, 03:43 PM
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Since I only have a sidestand, that's how I fill up (though a centerstand is on the way).

As to dealing with the collar on the pump, I really like my McCuff (McCuff® "No Splash, No Spill, Motorcycle Fill" Everyone Wants One! No Clicking Nozzles! More Miles from Tank! Top-Off Gas Tank EZ, Unique Motorcycle Biker Gift Birthdays, Christmas! Gas up your motorcycle with ease! Avoid Gas Spillage.). Quick, easy, consistently fills to the bottom of the neck. Be sure to get the sport and touring bike model that has a flat edge on one side.

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it holds

straight up it holds another .28 cents worth = that bit of info isn't worth .02 cents
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post #10 of 17 Old 06-07-2011, 02:46 AM
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Sitting on the bike while fueling sounds like a great idea, until the auto shut off on the nozzle fails when you're not really paying attention and you get a crotch full of fuel. Trust me, you really don't want this to happen to you, specially when it's hot outside.

You only make that mistake once.

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