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PostSubject: Gas would not pump!   Gas would not pump! I_icon_minitimeSun May 11, 2014 12:26 am

What an annoyance today. One of the local gas stations had changed to a fume recovery system that wouldn't pump gas into my bike. After several minutes fiddling around, I finally figured out that if I pull back on the nozzle's shroud, I could trick the system into thinking the nozzle was fully seated. This was an absolute pain and a real danger of gas spill and potential fire hazard. Has anyone else here had this problem?

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PostSubject: Re: Gas would not pump!   Gas would not pump! I_icon_minitimeSun May 11, 2014 5:55 pm

California uses these as well. A real PAIN! First time I encountered it took me a while to figure out how to fuel up my steed. I learned method as you did. It works but is a PITA for sure. Not sure how much this is helping the environment...  Twisted Evil 
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PostSubject: Re: Gas would not pump!   Gas would not pump! I_icon_minitimeSun May 11, 2014 6:45 pm

The LeDude's Burgman Center website has a cheapo mod called a Gas Fill-Up Helper which you might find useful.  Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Gas would not pump!   Gas would not pump! I_icon_minitimeSun May 11, 2014 7:27 pm

Meldrew wrote:
The LeDude's Burgman Center website has a cheapo mod called a Gas Fill-Up Helper which you might find useful.   Smile


This might help; not easy to find on that site:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1MTL0YxPr6gjnD0QnUchS3k9CpxqLBNsKUQ1PLNhGgxU/preview

Might be worth a try...
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PostSubject: Re: Gas would not pump!   Gas would not pump! I_icon_minitimeSun May 11, 2014 7:58 pm

I have always had to pull the shroud back on the gas pump since I have lived in California When I lived in Illinois I don't remember ever having to do this.
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PostSubject: Gas didn't pump   Gas would not pump! I_icon_minitimeMon May 12, 2014 5:08 pm

IIRC there is a gadget in the Aerostich catalogue ( EZ fill or somesuch) which would appear to be designed for this purpose, thank goodness we don't need them in the UK yet !!!
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PostSubject: Re: Gas would not pump!   Gas would not pump! I_icon_minitimeMon May 12, 2014 5:46 pm

Good idea, I remember them now from a previous Aerostich catalogue. If I needed to I'd buy one and then use it as a template to make a couple more from scrap metal or plastic.

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PostSubject: Re: Gas would not pump!   Gas would not pump! I_icon_minitimeMon May 12, 2014 6:12 pm

Something like this?

http://www.aerostich.com/e-z-fill-nozzle-key.html
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PostSubject: Re: Gas would not pump!   Gas would not pump! I_icon_minitimeTue May 13, 2014 1:35 am

I made my own holdback out of aluminum but they are reasonably priced at Wingtstuff a very good vendor of Goldwing stuff. After all a Silverwing is a 'Wing too.
http://wingstuff.com/products/22494-aluminum-fuel-nozzle-boot-holder
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PostSubject: Re: Gas would not pump!   Gas would not pump! I_icon_minitimeTue May 13, 2014 9:04 am

exavid wrote:
I made my own holdback out of aluminium <>

Could you please share the measurements

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PostSubject: Re: Gas would not pump!   Gas would not pump! I_icon_minitimeTue May 13, 2014 10:33 am

I just made one out of PVC (had an old piece of 1 1/2 inch laying around. Will have to wait until next trip to CA to try it out...
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PostSubject: Re: Gas would not pump!   Gas would not pump! I_icon_minitimeTue May 13, 2014 1:13 pm

Cosmic_Jumper wrote:
exavid wrote:
I made my own holdback out of aluminium <>

Could you please share the measurements

Tim

I wish I could but I was talked out of it by the guy who bought my Goldwing when he came up from CA to get it.
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PostSubject: Re: Gas would not pump!   Gas would not pump! I_icon_minitimeSat May 17, 2014 7:41 pm

I use this:

https://www.mccuff.com/

Mostly works pretty well. The thing to remember with the McCuff is that when the nozzle shuts off, you're done...it's as topped off as it's going to get, and attempting to add more fuel will always cause overfill.
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PostSubject: Re: Gas would not pump!   Gas would not pump! I_icon_minitimeSat May 17, 2014 7:59 pm

Jinglebob wrote:
I use this: https://www.mccuff.<>

Well gol-ee, if it's endorsed by Paul Sr then it's gotta be good!
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PostSubject: Re: Gas would not pump!   Gas would not pump! I_icon_minitimeSun May 18, 2014 12:36 am

Jest if you wish, but it works...even if Paul doesn't... Shocked 
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PostSubject: Re: Gas would not pump!   Gas would not pump! I_icon_minitimeSun May 18, 2014 8:21 pm

Cosmic_Jumper wrote:
Jinglebob wrote:
I use this: https://www.mccuff.<>

Well gol-ee, if it's endorsed by Paul Sr then it's gotta be good!

I guess but 20 bucks for a bit of plastic pipe? LOL
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PostSubject: Re: Gas would not pump!   Gas would not pump! I_icon_minitimeSun May 18, 2014 8:25 pm

It's rubber, not plastic.

I shared the info about it just to show an alternative. If you're a handy guy and can come up with something that works by yourself, more power to you.  I'm not particularly handy and I'm not ashamed to admit it, so it was worth $20 to me (actually, I think I paid about $15).
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PostSubject: Re: Gas would not pump!   Gas would not pump! I_icon_minitimeSun May 18, 2014 8:36 pm

Jinglebob wrote:
It's rubber, not plastic.

I shared the info about it just to show an alternative.  If you're a handy guy and can come up with something that works by yourself, more power to you.  I'm not particularly handy and I'm not ashamed to admit it, so it was worth $20 to me (actually, I think I paid about $15).  

Haha. Not trying to make light of those who buy this. Just thinking must be good dosh to be had making these. As I posted above I made one out of 1 1/2 inch PVC but won't know if it works OK until I hit Calif. again. If it does, I have a bunch more of the PVC and could make some for those who need them.
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