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  1. #1
    Sprocket Pilot
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    problem with gas nozzle at some gas stations

    Hey wondering if anyone of you guys had issues filling up at some gas stations. I've been to two already where the pump just wouldn't work. I'm guessing it's a new nozzle that requires a complete seal in order to flow the fuel in order to cut emissions but it is pretty annoying. Right now there's only the local 76 that works with my bike. Anyone else had this problem?

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    Needs an Identity
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    Which gas station has these "special" pumps????
    I've had no problems with BP/Shell/Mobil in my area...
    Ride to Work, Work to Ride

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    Omnipotent two-wheeler
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    No problem's here.....is it something "new" being used in your area?
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  5. #4
    TurtleWax Taster
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    If the pump has a collapsable hood around the nozzle then that is your problem. You can collapse the hood by hand (and still see i nthe tank), that works on every one I have tried.

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    Sprocket Pilot
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    I've only used Shell so far, but no problems with any of their pumps yet.

  7. #6
    Found second gear by accident
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    Quote Originally Posted by v0lusia
    If the pump has a collapsable hood around the nozzle then that is your problem. You can collapse the hood by hand (and still see i nthe tank), that works on every one I have tried.
    I saw a gadget that solves that problem where you don't have to hold it. It is called a Gasoline pump pal. Cost $8.75. Check the link.

    http://www.nopork.com/shop_product.a...rp=Accessories

  8. #7
    Sprocket Pilot
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    Quote Originally Posted by v0lusia
    If the pump has a collapsable hood around the nozzle then that is your problem. You can collapse the hood by hand (and still see i nthe tank), that works on every one I have tried.
    yeah that's it exactly, the accordian style hood. And thanks gunslinger for that link. Problem solved!

  9. #8
    Doesn't think you're funny
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    damn...never heard of that. we dont have many of those type pumps in my area, cant remember the last time i saw one. will remember not to stop at any with those with the bike though.

  10. #9
    Sprocket Pilot
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinhy
    damn...never heard of that. we dont have many of those type pumps in my area, cant remember the last time i saw one. will remember not to stop at any with those with the bike though.
    well i've seen em around here anyways pop up more and more. Actually it's now becoming a rarity to see the old style "normal" pumps like the one at the 76 station I fill up at. I guess stricter regulation has most all of the gas stations upgrading...

  11. #10
    Throttle Jockey
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    It seems California is cracking down on any form of emissions, including gas vapors at filling stations. You can expect to see more of these nozzles in the state. It wouldn't surprise me if the trend eventually spreads nationwide.

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    So these gas stations don't want bikers as clients??? THEY should be forcing the pumps manufacturer to find something that works with cars/motorcycles/jerry cans, no?
    Louis

  13. #12
    Sprocket Pilot
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    Quote Originally Posted by Louis
    So these gas stations don't want bikers as clients??? THEY should be forcing the pumps manufacturer to find something that works with cars/motorcycles/jerry cans, no?
    I agree that they should make it easier for every vehicle to fill up. I'll do the pull up the flex hose trick later next week when I get gas, but feel that's just an incovenience that shouldn't be present when filling up. Oh wells...as smog levels rise you can bet the new nozzles will be literally everywhere.

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    Sit speling cheker
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    I haven't seen any of those pumps here in southern IL. I never saw any when I lived in MS either.
    "Rome didn't win wars by holding meetings. They did it by crushing those who opposed them." - unknown

    Everyone has a dark side. Mine's just a little closer to the surface.

  15. #14
    Found second gear by accident
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    Actually I have been seeing them for the last 5 years or so.

    I live in the Riverside Cali area and work in the OC and I have been seeing them and have been having to use them for a number of years. I normally go to Arco but the Union76 I went to today had them also. I seldome venture into L.A. county so maybe they are different there. I think the Mobil and Shell stations use a hybrid one that does not use the plastic sleeve and looks like the old style. Since I am new to motorcycles I only had to wrestle with them to try and fill gas cans which is a pain in the butt. Last December I drove from Cali to Tennessee and I did not see those type once I got out of California.

  16. #15
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    No problems here


 

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