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Old March 12th, 2014, 05:06 AM   #1
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Fuel Pump Splash

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Just wondering how people handle or prevent fuel sloshing out of tank and spitting all over tank/plastics when fueling? Some pumps have a good action and I can modulate down to a trickle...others, not so lucky. I tend to try and guard the bad pumps by covering with my hand, but then my glove stinks of fuel.

And it ever fails that when it gets really messy the station doesn't have towels. It's a pisser when the bike is clean.
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Old March 12th, 2014, 09:42 PM   #2
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I found an angle where if I hold the handle perpendicular to the bike, and nestle the tip of the nozzle way up under the collar I can usually get by without any spray.

Usually.
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Old March 13th, 2014, 03:03 AM   #3
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I found an angle where if I hold the handle perpendicular to the bike, and nestle the tip of the nozzle way up under the collar I can usually get by without any spray.

Usually.
What he said, and if I do get some on the tank I just grab a paper towel and dip it into windshield washer and whipe it up.
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Old March 13th, 2014, 05:32 AM   #4
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Roger. I usually tuck the nozzle under the filler collar but it's that last couple squirts with a sticky pump handle that usually is the culprit. And I don't go near the washer liquid bucket. Have you ever smelled that crap? I'm pretty sure the zombie virus that kills us all will brew in one of those containers.
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Old March 13th, 2014, 07:00 AM   #5
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Nothing of use to add here, but that last comment - zobmie virus - is classic. I think you might have just spoiled the forthcoming revelation of how the "Walking Dead" zombie apocalypse got started

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One of my pet hates is when the paper towel dispenser is absent or empty. Cant mop up the spills, or clean the visor.
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Old April 4th, 2015, 09:02 PM   #7
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What porkrind said, and I haven't had any spills yet. I do stop filling a half inch before the collar for fear of over filling and getting stuck on the side of the road, but beyond that, no issues.
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Old April 5th, 2015, 08:22 AM   #8
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Once you remove the evap can you can fill to the rim.
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Once you remove the evap can you can fill to the rim.
So, what exactly is the function of the evap can?
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So, what exactly is the function of the evap can?
To break, that's what they're for! Also, to add complexity and occasionally cause vapor lock.

On a more serious note, it's meant as an emissions control device to catch fuel vapor coming out of the tank (and sometimes oil/blowby out of the crankcase) and send it back into the intake manifold to prevent it from getting into the atmosphere. All cars and bikes in the US newer than <I forget what year> have them. Some have reported the dealer removing them for free on owner request.
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