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Gasoline overspray

When I get about 2 gallons in and the level reaches the nozzle I get overspray on my tank. Sometimes its just a light mist, other times it splashes out a bit. Should I just not try to top it off, maybe try to slow the pour at the end?

Also, if I get fuel in the overflow hole does it pour out on the ground from the bottom of the bike? I see a hose on the bottom, but it looks like a squirrel chewed it or something. I can post a pic once I get home if anyone wants more detail.

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Try angling the nozzle so that the stream of gasoline goes toward the front of the gas tank. Don't point the gasoline stream at the divider in the center of the filler hole. Go at about half speed on most pumps. Most of the time you're only adding 2 or 2.5 gallons so no need to blast the fuel in there. Just watch as the fuel comes up and slowly back off the flow rate as it reaches the top. Then...stop.
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Filling is a little awkward, but it gets easier with time.
The biggest problem that I have is keeping the flow rate down so that it doesn't splash.
The attendant at Sam's Club actually brings motorcyclists a paper towel, so this is not unusual apparently.
I don't believe that gas will flow out of the tube in normal use.

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I have found that not all pump handles are created equal.

I have found my favorite gas stations that have pump handles that allow for more control of the gas flow. I can gently squeeze the handle for a small amount of gas that avoids splashing.

I also always grab a paper towel before I fill up to wrap around the nozzle if I cannot control the flow rate.
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aussie pumps allow only small movements in the lever anyway
so over pumping isnt a problem.. the overflow hole you mention
is also a drain hole for any water that gets down there..
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I have found that not all pump handles are created equal...
I've noticed the same thing. Some are very easy to control the rate of flow, others seem to be an all on, or all off proposition.

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Also, if I get fuel in the overflow hole does it pour out on the ground from the bottom of the bike?
Yes that is correct. When filling with gas try pumping it slowly as possible, holding the nozzle above the baffle in the tank, pointed toward the center hole. As the gas fills above the baffle (and starts to splash), stop and let it bubble down, then repeat until full.

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Try to use the gas pump if you can, but it comes with practice. No need to rush perfection, take your time when topping off.

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I try to fill up when there are a lot of people doing the same- seems to cut the pressure of the nozzle down in some gas stations. Not all, but a couple of the ones I frequent.

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There is also a rubber gasket that you can carry in the trunk that slips on the nozzle and seals the hole while filling. Personally it's not needed but it would help if you can't find a station with less pressure on the initial squeeze

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