How full is full

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by Stonge, Jul 17, 2004.

  1. Stonge

    Stonge Guest

    Hi,

    How full do people fill their petrol tanks?

    I'm a little wary after an incident many years ago when I filled my gpz up
    while on the centre stand to the very top. I then left it in the sun for
    many hours on the side stand, and loads of petrol came out, taking the
    paintwork with it.

    I now fill quite full on the centre stand at the beginning of the trip, so
    by the time I get there, the side stand is fine...

    So how full?
     
    Stonge, Jul 17, 2004
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    Catman Guest

    Personally I only fill on the sidestand. But then I've never owned a bike
    with a centre stand.
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    Catman, Jul 17, 2004
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    Andy Hewitt Guest

    I fill my FJ until the fuel is lapping over the edges :)

    But then I usually do 22 miles straight after filling up.
     
    Andy Hewitt, Jul 17, 2004
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  4. Stonge

    Colin Irvine Guest

    Why stop at just the one question? I'd also like to know

    a) which is everyone's favourite junction

    b) which is everyone's favourite motorway exit

    c) what's everyone's favourite scooter

    d) how many seconds before a turning does everyone like to indicate

    e) is it best to get into neutral before the bike comes to a halt or
    after

    f) do people prefer the standard arrangement of indicators or the BMW
    one
     
    Colin Irvine, Jul 17, 2004
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  5. Stonge

    Ben Blaney Guest

    Mmm. Tough one. There's a few in the running.
    M25 -> M11. Firstly because it's a superb corner, and secondly
    because it might mean I'm on my way to Cane's house, where I'm certain
    to get pissed.
    Whatever comes in a Rossi colourscheme.
    "some". Definitely.
    Both.
     
    Ben Blaney, Jul 17, 2004
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  6. Stonge

    Ben Guest

    M42 to M5 northbound.
    As above.
    One on fire.
    Never seen the BMW one but the normal one seems pretty intuitive to
    me.
     
    Ben, Jul 17, 2004
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  7. there are a few in London that are a hoot.
    end of M11 to A406 w/b - up and over via the flyover.
    one that is broken down.
    after I reckon.
    I don't care - I adapt instantaneously between my bikes.
     
    Paul Corfield, Jul 17, 2004
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  8. You seem to have a monopoly on silly questions.
    The paintwork wasn't petrol-proof??? paint it with a brush and poster
    paint, did you?
     
    The Older Gentleman, Jul 17, 2004
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  9. Stonge

    Stonge Guest

    There is no limit to my range of questions.
    Surprised me a little as well.
     
    Stonge, Jul 17, 2004
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    Catman Guest

    Hmmm, tough one. The one at the end of the A1169 or whatever it is, is
    quite a blast.
    M11 J7, cos I are nearly home
    A broken one
    Depends on how fast I'm moving. I tend to indicat ASAP whilst not leaving
    my indication open to mis-interpretation. 300yds before the juntions on
    motorways at crusing speed.
    After IMHO
    Never ridden a beamer
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    Catman, Jul 17, 2004
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    flash@work Guest

    If you have a hornet the answer is never bloody full enough.
     
    flash@work, Jul 17, 2004
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    Eiron Guest

    Colin Irvine wrote:

    A448/A441 cloverleaf in Redditch.
    M50 Junction 3.
    A little orange one I had when I was three.
    Seven Seconds by Youssou N'Dour & Neneh Cherry.
    No.
     
    Eiron, Jul 17, 2004
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  13. Colin Irvine wrote
    Top of the thighs.

    The one I use.

    It is never a good idea to be in neutral, this implies the bike has/will
    stopped moving which is A Bad Thing.

    Eh?
     
    steve auvache, Jul 17, 2004
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  14. Stonge

    Colin Irvine Guest

    Never mind, Steve, at least you tried.

    Tell you what, when I saw all the replies to my post I felt humbled.
    Ukrm is truly more than just a ng.

    <wipes moistness from eyes>
     
    Colin Irvine, Jul 17, 2004
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  15. Colin Irvine wrote
    It was the least I could do, think nothing of it.
     
    steve auvache, Jul 17, 2004
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    Christofire Guest

    Anything leading to a tunnel.
    M60 -> A580. Twisty, sweepy, and the bend at the end has some bumps to
    make it interesting.
    Can't remember riding one.
    Depends how fast I'm going.
    After. If the conditions change and you can carry on you're fucked if
    you're in neutral.
    Never ridden a beemer.
     
    Christofire, Jul 18, 2004
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    Verdigris Guest

    What? How can anyone have a favourite junction? They're necessary, but
    they just get in the way of a good ride.
    Any exit taking you off the motorway is a good one.
    The one in the canal.
    Standard, I guess. But see "d" above.
     
    Verdigris, Jul 18, 2004
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    Pip Guest

    That's the fella. Unless it is a hot day and I'm on my way home
    directly after filling up (about a mile) in which case I'll fill it to
    the bottom of the filler neck - where, mysteriously, there is a
    horizontal line with an arrow pointing down at the line - this
    indicates Mr Suzuki's "maximum fill level".
    I believe the actuating stalks to be optional fitments, much like
    ashtrays; for at least half of the BMW drivers I see apparently have
    no means of actuating their indicators and prefer to use body language
    to show their intention.
     
    Pip, Jul 19, 2004
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