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OK... How do you pump gas.

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Hold your laughs, I'm new to the motorbike world and I just had my first visit to the gas pump.

I know some states can be different but where I am in NY, the rubber surrounding the gas pump needs to go up to a certain height before the safety is off and the gas will flow.

I can't get the pump far deep enough into the gas tank hole for that to happen so I had to use my hand to pull it up. As a result while pumping little drops of gas ricochets out, making a mess of my hands and tank.

So how do you properly fill a tank without making a mess?

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Move to New Jersey. They pump it for you there ! ! !





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In NJ the gas station attendants often pitch a fit if you try to pump gas for your car. But the great majority assume you will pump your own gas for your MC. And they let you do so with no issues. Guess they would pump for a MC if you asked though.
All true, and like most NJ riders, I would never let a gas station attendant pump my gas. There is a gas-filling zen for every bike. They will not have found it. Guaranteed to cause spills.
Just curious guys, what is the rationale for NJ's gas pumping law/policy?





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@gilroychief Not to hijack this thread, what is the protocol with NJ gas station attendants? Do you tip them or not? I always try to fill up when I 'cross a bridge' from PA, since gas prices are so much cheaper in NJ. However, I realize whatever money I save I'm usually back to PA prices once I tip the attendant.

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I'm from Philly myself and it always struck me that gas was cheaper in Jersey and they had to pay someone to pump it. I wondered what was the point of having all of refineries on our side of the Delaware if we couldn't get a break on the price . . . .





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