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View Poll Results: How do you fill your tank with gas?
I put my ST up on its centerstand. 39 42.86%
I put my ST on its sidestand. 53 58.24%
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Old January 16th, 2010   #21
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Default Re: Gas fillups - side stand or centerstand?

I'll test this out on Sunday or Monday. My fuel light just started blinking and I'll be working on the bike this weekend to mount a new front tire and locate/fix a coolant leak.

I'll put it up on the centerstand and see if I can get any more fuel/petrol into it.
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Old January 16th, 2010   #22
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I've done 96 fill ups since I bought the bike, 95 of them while sitting on the bike. I'm real careful not to spill. So far no problem. I did one on the center stand so I'll vote center stand.
I did read the speech about a bad idea etc. so no need to repeat it!!! I'll learn one day maybe....
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Old January 16th, 2010   #23
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Default Re: Gas fillups - side stand or centerstand?

Side stand is my default preference... tried center stand and can't see that either has any advantage as far as fuel quantity into the tank goes. It seems that on the side stand the cap opening is actually a touch higher, and thus allows the most fuel into the tank, but I must admit I've not tried to "top off" the tank on the center stand after filling on the side stand.

And having owned bikes that overflow readily; I NEVER sit on the seat when filling.


Joe - Proof one way is more full would be if it overflows when opened at the other position.

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Old January 16th, 2010   #24
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Centerstand---always have, always will!

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Old January 16th, 2010   #25
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I fill her up carefully - fuel is so expensive here in London so I would never spill a drop!
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Old January 16th, 2010   #26
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Default Re: Gas fillups - side stand or centerstand?

I ran out of fuel last Thursday evening. I put in 8/10 of a gallon from a can then drive 1 mile to the gas station and put in another 6.65 on the center stand; filled to the bottom of the neck.

I even got a picture of it ... just so it won't be so hard for JZ to believe!
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Old January 16th, 2010   #27
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Default Re: Gas fillups - side stand or centerstand?

I generally do side stand. It's easier, and I don't see any real advantage to the center stand. I'm a small, lightweight guy, and getting her up on the center stand when fully loaded is kind of difficult, so I see no reason to bother.

On the safety issue, I agree that the risk is small, but it's not zero. And I don't see the advantage of filling while sitting on the bike. Heck, if I'm on a long trip, by the time I have to fill up I want to get off the seat.
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Old January 16th, 2010   #28
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I have to sit on the bike with the side stand down, then tip it up. I shortened the bike by an inch and can't lift the bike to the centerstand without a ramp....
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Ok, I think I figured part of it out - you guys that stay seated to fill up must be at full service stations where someone hands you the hose. Otherwise, you're saying you get off, open the tank, swipe the card, select the grade, grab the hose, mount, carefully avoid pouring fuel on yourself, manage the hose bib into the tank, fill, then reverse all this, just for a possible extra ounce of fuel ?!???
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Rarely use the centre stand. except to wash the bike. Gas is fluffy airy stuff that mostly you can't see. Putting gas in the tank does no good at all. I prefer to put petrol in as that is a yellowish liquid that burns really well in the internal combustion engine. And how can you have liquid gas? I'm so confused. But I can't be bothered in levering a fully laden ST onto its main stand just to squeeze a thimbleful of extra gas/petrol into it.

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