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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-24-2018, 04:00 AM Thread Starter
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Question This might sound retarded but...

Tring to put gas in my new Rebel 300 today, I couldn't figure out how to pump in fuel because the tube won't go in far enough to latch on...am I the only dumb person here? I live in Southern California.
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There is no place to latch on to. You need two hands, one to hold back the recovery flap and one to hold the lever.

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Thank you so much! I will try again tomorrow..
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Most riders watch the gas going in and stop pumping when it gets to the top.
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I filled up for the first time last night and I had neither of those issues.

The hole in the tank perfectly fit the nozzle and I was even able to set it to the 'auto' shutoff clip under the handle and admired my bike while it was filling up. It got near the top clicked off then I put an extra few squirts in it to top it off shut the lid and went for an hour ride. No overflow, no hassle!
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I filled up for the first time last night and I had neither of those issues.

The hole in the tank perfectly fit the nozzle and I was even able to set it to the 'auto' shutoff clip under the handle and admired my bike while it was filling up. It got near the top clicked off then I put an extra few squirts in it to top it off shut the lid and went for an hour ride. No overflow, no hassle!
well, you're a **** wizard. Apparently.
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California has a vapor recovery system that includes a device that sucks fumes back into the pump. It forms a seal between the pump and the filler nozzle. Great for cars, sucks for bikes. It wonít pump unless the flap makes a seal against the car. Thatís why we have to hold it back.

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Your a gas spill waiting to happen.
You say it wont - just wait.

For all newbies - PLEASE hold onto the nozzle and watch the gas level as you fill!!!
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I was even able to set it to the 'auto' shutoff clip under the handle and admired my bike while it was filling up. It got near the top clicked off then I put an extra few squirts in it to top it off shut the lid and went for an hour ride. No overflow, no hassle!
Never let go of the handle while filling up.
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I prefer the term **** Warlock if you please.
How dare I assume your school of magic, my sincerest apologies warlock.

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