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Hi guys,

Did you noticed that when you are filling up the fuel tank, it fills up pretty quickly but you are always able to fill up with more fuel by adding a little bit of it …wait until the fuel level slowly goes down ….put a little bit more …wait … more …wait. I hate this.

Am I missing something? Any trick I could not be aware of?
 

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Theres a neck that is around the fill port that allows for the fuel to expand in the heat that is why its doing that. As you keep filling the tank the gas is seeping into the air pocket that the neck makes at the top of the tank.
 

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You should always let the bike lean on the kickstand when filling. Your tank isn't getting air in the tank during the fill up and that is why it's doing that. Use to do it your way and realized I can put more gas in the tank when it is leaning. Also fill up takes about a minute.
 

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The Raider is the same way especially if you gas up after using up some of the reserve tank....when on a road trip I always take the time to top off as much as I can....running around town I just throw in a couple gals. and go.....look at it like this the more fuel you get in it..... more miles you can ride.... ;D
 

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Natedog said:
Do you sit on the bike while refueling keeping it straight or do you just lean it on the side stand?
I am sitting on it!!!! I will try to set it on the kick a will come back with my comment. I have to get some fuel today!

Tank getting air form the angle make a lot of sense. I wonder why I didn't thought about it before!
 

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Ok I tried it at lunch. Keeping the bike on the kick stand does not really change the behavior.

No bid deal though ... I was just curious if there was a trick that I was not aware of.
 

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Frag said:
Natedog said:
Do you sit on the bike while refueling keeping it straight or do you just lean it on the side stand?
I am sitting on it!!!! I will try to set it on the kick a will come back with my comment. I have to get some fuel today!

Tank getting air form the angle make a lot of sense. I wonder why I didn't thought about it before!
Keeping the bike straight is an old trick I learned just to get a little extra fuel in the tank. Now that I think about it, its probably not going to make much of a difference given the tank is also angled down towards the seat as well. IDK...
 

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Natedog said:
Frag said:
Natedog said:
Do you sit on the bike while refueling keeping it straight or do you just lean it on the side stand?
I am sitting on it!!!! I will try to set it on the kick a will come back with my comment. I have to get some fuel today!

Tank getting air form the angle make a lot of sense. I wonder why I didn't thought about it before!
Keeping the bike straight is an old trick I learned just to get a little extra fuel in the tank. Now that I think about it, its probably not going to make much of a difference given the tank is also angled down towards the seat as well. IDK...
That's one of the first things I checked with this bike and it doesn't seem to make much of a difference if at all.

As far as the seeping... I haven't noticed it. I place the end of the nozzle right against the large filler hole and fill until the hose clicks off. This usually leaves fuel just over the baffle plate thing that the filler hole is cut in. This way I'm getting about the same amount in every fill-up for accurate MPG records.

It could be air escaping from the sub-fuel tank... just thought of that.
 

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I think it's a conspiracy lead by oil companies to make us buy more gas. There is a secret portal installed in the tank that sucks out gas after a certain amount of gas is in the tank. The gas is then transported through a third dimension back into the refineries. :)
 

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I haven't noticed this. I fill with kickstand down & fill til I see the gas get to the neck. Takes about 1 min. I fill every 140 miles or so & it take 3 to 3.5 gals depending if I have any hwy miles. I bought my Stryker 4 weeks ago & have put 1,400 miles on it so far.
 
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