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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-10-2018, 09:22 AM Thread Starter
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Tank fill up line? Full mark.

Hi, I was just wondering about the Safe fill up point into the fuel tank of the Rebel.
This is just because I had to fix my son's lexmoto adrenaline as his overflow/air vent, pipe broke as he over filled it. And cost me to buy a new tank.
I have been filling up my Rebel up to the circle hole under the filler cap about 5cms below the cap.
Is this correct? I wouldn't want to damage my Rebel.
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I fill up until the automatic shutoff valve on the pump kicks in and the fuel levels out at the top of circle hole that you refer to above.

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You're doing it correct. Overfilling it past that metal tap will cause vacuum inside the tank when you ride, causing the engine to sputter and eventually cut out.
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I fill my two bikes to the small hole, allowing it to 'sink in' a few times. Not had a problem...yet. I also prop the bike up on a block to straighten it up.
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scar-yes you're doing it right.
Robble -that brings to mind a discussion i had with a fellow rider a few weeks back.. (for everyone) when you fill up, do you get off the bike, and put it on the stand then fill it up? or does anyone sit on the bike so its straight up and pump fuel that way (in order to get slightly more in the tank) i've done both ways on prev bikes, but for whatever reason on the rebel i've gotten off the bike each time and stood next to it.
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Thanks for the replys. I personally put it on the stand to fill up. Then sit on it upright before starting.
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scar-yes you're doing it right.
Robble -that brings to mind a discussion i had with a fellow rider a few weeks back.. (for everyone) when you fill up, do you get off the bike, and put it on the stand then fill it up? or does anyone sit on the bike so its straight up and pump fuel that way (in order to get slightly more in the tank) i've done both ways on prev bikes, but for whatever reason on the rebel i've gotten off the bike each time and stood next to it.
I never ever sit on the bike when refuelling. The wooden block under the side stand does the job.
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I sit on my bike to keep it level when I fill up, usually go just past the auto-shutoff. Never had any issues doing it like this.
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I just worry about the tank exploding (or someone else's) when there would the least possible means of escape as a sitting duck (though that might not matter!)
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I just worry about the tank exploding (or someone else's) when there would the least possible means of escape as a sitting duck (though that might not matter!)
Um... When did this become a daily hazard? Sounds like it happens every week where you are People might want to quit smoking around the gas pumps!
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