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Do you top off your gas tank?

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Old 04-24-2011, 07:28 PM
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Default Do you top off your gas tank?

Whenever I fill up, I usually put in gas until it reaches the very top of the compartment, but I noticed that some of you may only fill up to the little bar in the gas tank or whatever. Is there a certain reason for that? I'm not sure if the owner's manual actually states where to fill your gas tank to.

I know that in cars, I never "top off" because gas expands in heat, so I always fill up till the nozzle clicks.

What about you guys? Anyone else fill up all the way to the top like I do and has had any problems?
 
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Old 04-24-2011, 07:36 PM
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That bar is the fill line and marks where you are supposed to fill up to.

Not sure what the ramifications of topping off are.
 
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Old 04-24-2011, 08:38 PM
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I top it off too.

Nothing's acted strangely since I've done it...?
 
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Old 04-24-2011, 11:01 PM
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i fill up till its barely covering the bar. no specific reason except it is easier to not splash gas on the bike imo.. but i have wondered what it mattered
 
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Old 04-25-2011, 02:41 AM
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Originally Posted by karl10250 View Post
i fill up till its barely covering the bar.
Same. When it hits the bar, I'm satisfied.

Edit - from the owner's manual: "Add fuel until the level reaches the bottom of the filler neck. Avoid overfilling the tank. There should be no fuel in the filler neck."
 

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Old 04-25-2011, 03:06 AM
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Sweet. Thanks guys
 
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Old 04-25-2011, 11:29 AM
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I always top off and never have an issues. If it gets too hot it will vent itself anyway.
 
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Old 04-25-2011, 12:05 PM
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Btw, once I was trying to slowly squeeze the trigger on the nozzle to top of my gas tank when I accidents squeezed too hard and gas got into the filler neck. I saw it funnel out through that little drain hole though. I'm assume there is a tube that leads the excess gas down to the bottom of the bike, right?
 
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Old 04-25-2011, 12:38 PM
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I always top off and never have an issues. If it gets too hot it will vent itself anyway.
I get another 30miles plus topping off. No problems that Im aware of.
 
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Old 04-25-2011, 05:39 PM
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Street bike tanks aren't vented like motocross tanks, are they?
 

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