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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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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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The proper-est way to fill your tank is many miles before you see a sign that reads ‘GAS-COLD BEER NEXT EXIT 200-miles’
 

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I do what Gilroy says when riding thru states with these annoying sleeves, and I always carry a microfiber towel to wipe down the tank after filling up. Comes in handy for even those states w/ no sleeves but high-pressure pumps that spew droplets as you get to the top.
Yup. I forgot to mention have your own towel for clean up. The stations often have paper towels but wouldn’t count on it.
 

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What Gilroy said and pump it at half throttle and you won't get any spills or annoying shit like that...
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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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In PA they have both types, with and without that annoying rubber thing. I know pretty much which ones to go to without it. But when I do get stuck, just lift the rubber up with your left hand, then it will let you proceed.
 

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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.
That's not being rude I don't believe. I think that's called knowing better!
 

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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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Just curious guys, what is the rationale for NJ's gas pumping law/policy?




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Like most laws it’s just the government taking care of us. To quote the statute:
Because of the fire hazards directly associated with dispensing fuel, it is in the public interest that gasoline station operators have the control needed over that activity to ensure compliance with appropriate safety procedures, including turning off vehicle engines and refraining from smoking while fuel is dispensed.
Also remember it’s jersey - we don’t need no stinkin “rationales”....
 

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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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L O L. If you’re tipping the attendants you must be a right popular guy at the gas stations. Certainly no Jersey residents do so. (I Never tip in a car, and though I’ll tell them to keep the change when filling up I’m referring to the ¢ents not dollar$ because they’d have to go back to the booth to get the coins and it’s not worth the wait). But otherwise nobody tips.
 

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L O L. If you’re tipping the attendants you must be a right popular guy at the gas stations. Certainly no Jersey residents do so. (I Never tip in a car, and though I’ll tell them to keep the change when filling up I’m referring to the ¢ents not dollar$ because they’d have to go back to the booth to get the coins and it’s not worth the wait). But otherwise nobody tips.
I agree. As a New Jersey resident, but one who moved here in 1997, tipping has never once crossed my mind.

Could be since the first few years of my driving were when all pumps were attended.
 
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