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My Honda Fit's gas cap didn't come with a cord on it so setting the gas cap on the pump while refueling has become second nature putting the bikes fuel cap up there didn't seem unusual as well. I have to take my gloves off, get my credit card out of my pocket and pay at the pump before getting gas so having no hinge on the gas cap is the least of my time consuming efforts at the pump.
My problem here is that this cap is visual unlike the gas cap in your car. Set this one down on the bottom and you may get dirt/grit on it, potentially contaminating your fuel. Put it down on it's face and risk scratching. Kawasaki puts a simple hinge that negates these troubles. You may call me picky, but that's my take on it.
 

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Need to do a poll. I think we dislikes are winning! :confused: :rolleyes:
 

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My problem here is that this cap is visual unlike the gas cap in your car. Set this one down on the bottom and you may get dirt/grit on it, potentially contaminating your fuel. Put it down on it's face and risk scratching. Kawasaki puts a simple hinge that negates these troubles. You may call me picky, but that's my take on it.
I put it face side down with the key in it so it rests on its edge.

I'm not going to call you picky because I can see the pluses of having a hinge on the tank but I choose not to let it bother me since I find the odds of damage to be very small.
 

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The cap itself does not bother me too much, what does is we re unable to fit a quick release tank bag from givi or sw motech, so now gotta go down the tank cover route from bagluxe or a magnetic tank bag which I don't like as they scratch ya paint far too easy
 

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The cap itself does not bother me too much, what does is we re unable to fit a quick release tank bag from givi or sw motech, so now gotta go down the tank cover route from bagluxe or a magnetic tank bag which I don't like as they scratch ya paint far too easy
Sw motech have developed a bracket that bolts on to the front at tank bolts and on top of two top fairing mounts on the CBR500r neat but does not look the best.
 

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I've got a little loop of beaded steel chain on my keyring. I just hook it around my brake lever and the little knobby on the end keeps the cap from falling off while I refuel.
My anxiety sky rockets when i get gas. I just know somehow i'm going to drop and break this thing or get gas all over me. I will have to try this.
 

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I have been wondering about this, then I noticed the other day a convenient shaped hole on the black plastic piece of the fairing that the display sits in. Basically the hole that allows access to the back of the headlights. Turn the cap upside down, key doesnt fall out due to the way the lock is designed and the key helps lodge the cap in this triangular hole.
No need to worry then about getting it dirty when setting it down somewhere, or it falling off the petrol pump. Of course this is only useful if your bike is a CBR500R.
 

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My anxiety sky rockets when i get gas. I just know somehow i'm going to drop and break this thing or get gas all over me. I will have to try this.
Wow, really?

Take a breath and relax at the station. You don't want to go from anxious to riding too quickly. Back when I first started I had a couple nerves at the pump. So I just took it slow. If you have to, take your gloves and helmet off, put the kickstand down, get off your bike, etc. No need to rush.

Now, I stay on the bike, gear and all, pump-n-go. Second nature.

As for the cap: I just set it on the triple tree, upside down with the key in. Why worry?
 

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I leave the key in it, and rest it on my seat.
 

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I take my gloves off and set them on top of the triple tree right in the middle, then rest the cap on them while I sit on the bike and fill up. It's annoying not having a hinged cap, but hey, I guess they have to cut corners where they can.
That's the way I do it. So easy
 

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I just drop it on top of the gas pump. I didn't realize that wasn't the norm lol. Maybe cause I'm taller it's easier for me, but it seemed the most convenient area since I have to turn toward the pump to pay anyways, and again putting the nozzle away and can reach it while still sitting down.

Also with petrol burning skin, it must take a lot or something because I let the nozzle dip on my bare hands instead of the bike and it doesn't bother me at all.

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Never mind the cap, I'm trying to figure out how to keep the pump from cutting me off before the tank is actually full.
 

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Never mind the cap, I'm trying to figure out how to keep the pump from cutting me off before the tank is actually full.[/QUOTE

Hold the end of the nozzle just above the internal hole that is designed to stop diesel nozzles inserting. Have the nozzle sitting in that slot can easily result in back pressure, cutting off the flow.
 

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Since reading this thread, I have refueled my bike without getting off of it. Although I am a little nervous about chemical crotch burn, it's pretty awesome.

It's like opposite moment; Unlike cars, I typically get off the bike at fast food places. At the gas station those cagers have to get out of their boxes and I can sit and fuel.

I think I'll step off the bike when I attempt to fully fuel the bike, I can never get that last fuel bar on the guage.
 

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Never mind the cap, I'm trying to figure out how to keep the pump from cutting me off before the tank is actually full.[/QUOTE

Hold the end of the nozzle just above the internal hole that is designed to stop diesel nozzles inserting. Have the nozzle sitting in that slot can easily result in back pressure, cutting off the flow.
Thanks, I'll give it a try. I'm tired of the pump stopping after 6 dollars, then riding off and seeing that I'm still two bars below full.
 

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As for the cap: I just set it on the triple tree, upside down with the key in. Why worry?
That was routine until I wiggled just a little too much and knocked the thing onto the ground.

It landed face up and wasn't scratched but it's too easy for stuff like that to happen.

It is kind of embarrassing to have to do this little dance as the gas station though. What did they really save, like $1.25?
 
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