Honda Silver Wing Scooter Forum

Welcome to the home for Honda SilverWing and everyone interested. This is a place to ask questions, share, and learn about the SilverWing and its dedicated riders. Please post an introduction when you join as a sign of Courtesy.
 
HomeCalendarGalleryFAQSearchRegisterLog in
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 
Rechercher Advanced Search
Latest topics
» She's Gone!
by Jolly Bodger Today at 12:20

» Just returned from 36-37 day trip
by cornishtrailsloth Today at 11:06

» air filter after a dusty ride
by cornishtrailsloth Today at 10:57

» Noise on Acceleration
by Cosmic_Jumper Today at 08:42

» Butt rest adjustment
by oldwingguy Today at 08:02

» The Silver Wing is TOO good
by dekare Today at 07:45

» Hello from the western suburbs of Chicago
by DodgetheRog Today at 04:30

» Rattling/clattering from PAIR valve...
by cliffyk Yesterday at 19:01

» Givi Monolock Top Case Mounting
by steve_h80 Yesterday at 14:42

» Cardo G4 Scalla Rider
by johnd Yesterday at 09:47

Navigation
 Portal
 Index
 Memberlist
 Profile
 FAQ
 Search
free forum
 
Share | 
 

 How do you fill up without spraying petrol (gas) everywhere?

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
gilesmdavis
Scooter Rider
Scooter Rider


Number of posts : 40
Location : South Wales (UK not Australia)
Points : 1112
Registration date : 2014-09-12

PostSubject: How do you fill up without spraying petrol (gas) everywhere?   Fri 21 Nov 2014, 06:47

Hi there,

since purchasing my Silverwing of dubious heritage I've filled up about three times. Each time I have had trouble getting fuel in at any significant rate. I've tried different angles, different depths, tilting it. No matter what, I end up filling it at a crawl to prevent fuel splashing back.

I take longer to fill up than any cars at the moment. Get there in the end but it's hardly the point.

Anyone else have this problem?

Anyone else solved this problem?

Thanks

Giles
Back to top Go down
jdeereanton
Silver Wing Guru
Silver Wing Guru
avatar

Number of posts : 1997
Age : 70
Location : Huntsville, AL
Points : 5213
Registration date : 2008-12-24

PostSubject: Re: How do you fill up without spraying petrol (gas) everywhere?   Fri 21 Nov 2014, 07:44

Do the pumps in South Wales not have automatic shut-off? I did not ever have this problem on the SilverWings and have not had the problem on my GoldWing.

I will add I never tried to "top off" the tanks on the SilverWings. I stuck the nozzle in to the bottom of the basket and let 'er rip. When the pump shut off, I let the nozzle drain and removed it.
Back to top Go down
http://kimdaleanton.wordpress.com
gilesmdavis
Scooter Rider
Scooter Rider


Number of posts : 40
Location : South Wales (UK not Australia)
Points : 1112
Registration date : 2014-09-12

PostSubject: Re: How do you fill up without spraying petrol (gas) everywhere?   Fri 21 Nov 2014, 07:54

I would have thought that would be the case but the neck of the fuel tank seems to back up almost instantly, triggering the auto shutoff.

I haven't looked up close but there seems to be a basket in the fuel neck - I'll give it a poke and see if it comes out.

Encouraging to know that it should work normally though, thanks.
Back to top Go down
Cosmic_Jumper
Site Admin
avatar

Number of posts : 2248
Age : 74
Location : damn near Philadelphia, PA
Points : 5570
Registration date : 2009-06-12

PostSubject: Re: How do you fill up without spraying petrol (gas) everywhere?   Fri 21 Nov 2014, 09:35

There is a bar across the bottom of the fill neck tube -at least on US spec scoots. That bar prevents the fill nozzle from going going deep into the tank. It also kind of contributes to splash back if the fill stream hits the bar square on. Try angling the nozzle down or up to avoid that bar. And yes, if you want a full tank it's going to take a bit longer. While I've never timed my fill ups I do fill my tank all the way to the gas cap, wait a moment until the tank vents and the fuel level drops, then add more fuel. Often I end up doing that 'top off' procedure several times before I'm satisfied that the tank is full.

That 'top off' procedure is caused by the tiny vent line leading from the high point of the tank down to the evap cannister. It takes 'forever' for the air pocket caused by that long tank fill tube to vent out so that more fuel can be added. If the tank vent were, say 1/4" I.D. and vented up and to the atmosphere filling the tank would be much faster. HTH


Tim
Back to top Go down
The Bern
Maxi-Scooter Rider
Maxi-Scooter Rider


Number of posts : 178
Location : Telford,Shropshire,UK
Points : 1171
Registration date : 2014-11-20

PostSubject: Re: How do you fill up without spraying petrol (gas) everywhere?   Fri 21 Nov 2014, 09:44

Look inside the filler hole bud, about 1 1/2" down there is a plate with a hole in, that hole is the correct size for the delivery nozzle on an EU unleaded pump, if you get the nozzle located inside that it should stop your splashback problem Wink
Back to top Go down
gilesmdavis
Scooter Rider
Scooter Rider


Number of posts : 40
Location : South Wales (UK not Australia)
Points : 1112
Registration date : 2014-09-12

PostSubject: Re: How do you fill up without spraying petrol (gas) everywhere?   Thu 22 Jan 2015, 17:57

It's been months but just wanted to say thanks to everyone - and slap my forehead.

Once I was aware of the plate/collar for the nozzle I gave it a good wiggle and am now refuelling like a F1 team. Kind of.

Funny the things you can't work out

Back to top Go down
exavid
Silver Wing Guru
Silver Wing Guru
avatar

Number of posts : 2034
Age : 74
Location : Medford, Oregon
Points : 5070
Registration date : 2009-07-17

PostSubject: Re: How do you fill up without spraying petrol (gas) everywhere?   Thu 22 Jan 2015, 23:17

It does take a bit longer but I always squeeze the last drop I can fit into the tank. I usually put the scooter on the centerstand when filling it which makes it a bit easier to get the most fuel in the tank. I will admit of the SW, Burgman 650 and my current 650GT the Burgman had the best fuel filler. Putting the tank filler on the left rear of the bike's rump like a car was a good idea. The BMW has the worst filler in that the lid over the cap can break if it's not latched when you open the seat. It's also awkward being on the opposite side of the step through compared to the SW.
Back to top Go down
Guest
Guest



PostSubject: Re: How do you fill up without spraying petrol (gas) everywhere?   Fri 23 Jan 2015, 11:16

I like the fuel filler in between my legs, I can stop and fuel up without ever getting off the scoot.

Lazy, yes!
Back to top Go down
Tourezrick
Scooter Rider
Scooter Rider


Number of posts : 80
Age : 69
Location : Orland Park, Illinois
Points : 1151
Registration date : 2014-09-12

PostSubject: Re: How do you fill up without spraying petrol (gas) everywhere?   Fri 23 Jan 2015, 14:45

Center stand helps you eliminate some splashing and gets you more fuel in the tanks. It seems like pump pressures are higher than I remember, so getting a slower fill rate is tough.
Back to top Go down
 
How do you fill up without spraying petrol (gas) everywhere?
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» How do you fill up without spraying petrol (gas) everywhere?
» Value for money - how to fill petrol
» Petrol/gas cap fixes
» RCGF 45cc Petrol Engine
» Which clubs to fill between driver and 4 iron

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Honda Silver Wing Scooter Forum :: Honda Silver Wing :: Maintenance, Tips and Hints-
Jump to: