filling up with gas

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by seanpawn, Jan 24, 2007.

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  1. seanpawn

    seanpawn Guest

    i'm in a situation where its impossible to have gas can (college dorm, they don't appreciate that sort of thing), so has anyone had any problems with filling up the bike directly from the pump at a gas station? Is that legal? Any other suggestions? Thanks.

  2. Tom

    Tom Active Member

    I don't think its illegal, but it can be a pain in the ass. Putting gas in at the station would make it even more difficult to mix the gas and oil.

    I was once in the same situation as you, but what I did was just keep the gas can in the trunk of my car, and then every time I needed to refill, I would just go over to my car.

    Welcome to the forum!
  3. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    i do it all the time...well, actually only 'bout twice a month :)

    i carry a 3.5oz bottle of Briggs & Stratton "easy mix" in my toolkit/backpack...yes, it's just that easy :lol:
  4. bird

    bird Guest

    i only fill up at the gas station i use the little oil bottles and i remembered how much to pour into the tank. every time i fill up a gas can someone else uses it for there own stuff. it doesnt hurt if your running a little more/ less oil and if its to much or to little just add more gas/oil.
  5. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I do it all of the time, its easy. In fact, I usually dump the oil before I fuel up. The fuel in line, fuel filter, and carb bowl is usually enough to get to my gas station without smoking up the entire neighborhood.

    Many gas station sell small containers of two stroke oil. You may want to consider the addition of a second fuel tank on your bike to decrease the number of times you refuel. If you have a bullet tank on frame you may want another one on a bike rack. Run the lines into a t-fitting and you have doubled your mileage.
  6. seanpawn

    seanpawn Guest

    ha, if my parents had let me bring my car out, i probably wouldn't have bought the kit. So, just to be clear, you guys just stick the gas nozzle right into the bike's gas tank? Also, i'm fairly new to 2-stroke engines, do you have to stir the oil and gas, or put one in the tank first?
  7. If you must mix in the tank I'd put the oil in the tank, fill the tank up and shake the bike around to mix everything up good (with the gas cap on of course)
  8. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

  9. Edward

    Edward Guest

    I've heard some horror stories about the oil filling the fuel line and leaning out the mix, gumming the carb, etc. I would lean towards filling the tank w/ gas then adding the oil in stages with good shakes in between steps.
  10. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Edward, poppycock. No need to shake the bike at all. Our thumber does that for us.
  11. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    hi fellow kansan
    do you mean .... a shot of gas, a little oil, shake.....repeat? I've had to gas up a few times, while out. once after a nice long walk, pushing my bike. I put all the oil in....with the petcock off...the first blast of gas (about 1/2 tank) then a good it off, shake & go.
    tomato/tomato? :D

  12. Tom

    Tom Active Member

    Ha. I actually ran out of gas today and had to pedal, ironically, it was on the way home from the gym. I stopped at a gas station because god forbid I pedal that last half mile, and filled up. You stick the nozzle in the tank and pull the boot on the nozzle back so that it turns on. The whole thing was kinda messy. luckily they sold 2-cycle oil at that gas station.
  13. Cookie

    Cookie Guest


    Tom it is fun running out of gas :) you pedal into the gas station and fill up for less than a dollar and every on looks at you like they are going to turn green with envy especially the ones that just filled up for 80.$'s :D ....I took and mixed up a gal of gas and keep a drink bottle full of fuel in my basket for those times I run out usually one of those biker drink bottles will hold enough to get to a gas station or home to fill the tank.

  14. Steve

    Steve Guest

    Just much gas does the top frame bar mounted tank hold?
  15. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    :lol: cookie!

    i was in line behind a dude, as he finished paying $20 for his fuel he told the clerk "that oughta get me outta the parking lot."
    i told him i was "getting change back from my buck." :lol:

    we both enjoyed a short convo about the bike, laughed about my joke again, and off we went :D

    steve: 2 liters/.45 gallons
  16. tirebiter

    tirebiter Guest

    I was thinking about that too. Two of my tanks are the large ones that are supposed to be 1 gallon but it's probably something metric. I've got two small ones too.

    To get the right mix of oil the gas we would need to know how much gas we're putting in before we put the oil in.
  17. etheric

    etheric Guest

    I prefer to have a can handy at home with premix and plan ahead. But I do regularly fill up at the station. I'll just slide the ol' nozzle right in and give 'er a squirt. Near the top I'll dump the oil, then top off with petrol to help mix it all. I do like to shake my bike a bit, but more just to get even with it for shaking me so much when I ride. Just make sure you don't have the crapo gas cap that came with the kit still on there, as you will soon learn why it sucks if you do.
  18. Cookie

    Cookie Guest

    funny story

    You guys will like this story ......pulled into a station to top off my tank and pick up some soft drinks while waiting in the check out line a guy came up and we started talking about the bikes (his was a new Harley soft tail) being a Rolex rider about 22 yrs old. he challenged me to a race and his buds looked at him like he was nuts, I said sure I'll race you first you drain your tank and I will drain mine we will both put one cup of gas in the tanks and race from down town Baton Rouge to Denham Springs (over 20 miles) at 5:00 (rush hour) we will see who gets here first. :D 8) + we have to obey all the traffic laws.......All of his bud started laughing and he backed out of the race ....youth and eagerness will be beat by old age and cunning every time :evil:

  19. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    Good one !!!

    excellent debating cookie haha :):)
  20. Tom

    Tom Active Member