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post #1 of 7 Old Aug 18th, 2008, 12:21 pm Thread Starter
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One of my peeves about the LT was filling the tank - never could do it (I mean FULL) without spilling gas... I know that the rubber cuffs on gas nozzles aren't found everywhere, but they are around here.

Anyway my friendly mech introduced me to the McCuff(r) - http://www.mccuff.com/ - use it & when the handle clicks off, it's full!!! This is one of those slap on the forehead things - who woulda thunk...

Anyway, it works (no, I'm not a shareholder, just a happier LT rider...). One of the best $20 farkles I've found.

AND, it was cheaper at my BMW dealer than at the Asian SuperStore down the street by almost 20% -
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post #2 of 7 Old Aug 18th, 2008, 6:36 pm
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Yes, this product works well.

BUT, beware of the faulty gast pump shut off, as you will pressurize your overfilled tank and the gas will spray EVERYWHERE. I ended up catching a good shot of it with in my eyes. Rather debilitating experience.

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post #3 of 7 Old Aug 19th, 2008, 10:19 am
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Had the same thing happen twice now. Called McCuff and they said to try a different station as the nozzle may have been too big and did not let it vent. haven't done that yet.It worked perfect on my wife's harley.
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Had mine spray me as well. Probably just me, but I gave up on it. One experience of blindly making your way to the restroom drenched with gas and having it shot directly into your eyes was enough for me. Its been several months and I can still smell the gas on my clothes and helmet.

I'll just take a few extra moments to top off the tank.

When you use it for the first time my advice would be to pump slow and don't use the handle catch until you're sure it is working for you. You'll be able to react quicker and get the gas shut off if things go wrong. Wouldn't hurt to have your visor down either.

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post #5 of 7 Old Aug 19th, 2008, 5:00 pm
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I find that I fill it until it shuts off or I watch the gallons. Then I put some in and then gently slap the side of the tank a few times and the air bubbles come out and I can fill again. Do this 2 to 3 times and I always get a full tank.

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You might want to take care not to fill your tank too full.

http://www.bmwlt.com/forums/showthre...light=overfill

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I believe that's why we do a canisterectomy -
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