Gas spill on bike

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Gas spill on bike

Postby rich1kim » Sun Feb 12, 2012 4:58 pm

Hey guys, just had gasoline sprayed all over my bike by a gas attendant. I exchanged a few unpleasantries with the guy. I told him I would pump the gas, but he insisted that he had to do it. Is this true in New Jersey? By the way it's below freezing and I don't think I can wash the bike right now. Any possible damage to the plastics? There was so much gas the pavement was wet about 5' around the bike.

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Re: Gas spill on bike

Postby storman113 » Sun Feb 12, 2012 7:37 pm

Oregon has the same rules about not allowing customers to pump gas. However, here motorcycles are exempt. Would guess NJ is the same. Local club should be able to tell you.

I do like the law. Allows teenagers to work somewhere besides a McJob!

Think you need to wash the bike no matter what.
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Re: Gas spill on bike

Postby STDocLizard1 » Wed Feb 15, 2012 4:32 pm

I always pump my own gas regardless of the which state I am in.
Find another gas station................preferably one without those pesky vapor recovery bellows on the nozzle.


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Gas spill on bike

Postby RimNuh » Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:19 pm

Must be something wrong there Duckman, I know USA gallons are smaller than eu but not that much smaller. I get 44mpg local hooning and 47 cruising 75-80 stock bike.

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