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post #1 of 7 Old Mar 21st, 2006, 7:31 am Thread Starter
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Is It Just Me???

Woke up this morning, saw the sun shining and took the 03 LT on the 30 mile ride into work...wasn't until I turned the radio on did I realize it was only 23 degrees out. This is spring? Anyhow, I now have ridden the LT for about 500 miles and am beginning to enjoy it more each mile. Even to the point of thinking of selling my ST1300. Another quirk pops up, however. The gas tank. Is it me, or is it unusually cumbersome to put gas in this machine? Seems to me the tank is located in a particularly difficult place to easily pump gas into. Is there a trick, other than putting the bike on the centerstand each time I fill up? Small annoyance, but thought i'd bring it up and see if anyone else feels the same way.

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It's 23 here too. But with flurries in the forecast...I'm caging it.


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Dave: Thanks for the advice. Appreciate it. I also checked out your web page and enjoyed it very much. However, you really ticked me off by mentioning it was 72 degrees by you this morning! Have a heart, Dave...I'm suffering here!

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Dave - wish my garage was as clean and tidy as that
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Woke up this morning, saw the sun shining and took the 03 LT on the 30 mile ride into work...wasn't until I turned the radio on did I realize it was only 23 degrees out. This is spring? Anyhow, I now have ridden the LT for about 500 miles and am beginning to enjoy it more each mile. Even to the point of thinking of selling my ST1300. Another quirk pops up, however. The gas tank. Is it me, or is it unusually cumbersome to put gas in this machine? Seems to me the tank is located in a particularly difficult place to easily pump gas into. Is there a trick, other than putting the bike on the centerstand each time I fill up? Small annoyance, but thought i'd bring it up and see if anyone else feels the same way.
Hey, Larry - nice way to start out the day, huh??

Lissen, I don't know how to tell ya to do this, butt the directions are prolly in the HoW pages somewhere. David Shealey has a gas cap mod procedure that will allow you to remove the gas cap without having to use the ignition key to unlock it. Maybe he'll pop on here and describe it. Just makes gassing up a breeze when you don't have to futz with the key. The mod does allow you to still lock the cap with the key, when desireable.

I always fill the tank while Toad is on the sidestand, handlebars cranked far left, engine off, and I'm in the saddle. Gas cap is removed and placed in the tower holder next to the fill port. Right after replacing the nozzle/hose and closing the gas cap and filler lid, I start the engine and reset the OBC. Grab my printed receipt and away we go.

Ride safe, Larry. Miles of smiles are just around the corner!!
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Sorry about that, It's a wet heat, not comfortable at all!
[B]Gee, thanks, Dave...I feel a whole lot better now![/B]

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Hey, Larry - nice way to start out the day, huh??

Lissen, I don't know how to tell ya to do this, butt the directions are prolly in the HoW pages somewhere. David Shealey has a gas cap mod procedure that will allow you to remove the gas cap without having to use the ignition key to unlock it. Maybe he'll pop on here and describe it. Just makes gassing up a breeze when you don't have to futz with the key. The mod does allow you to still lock the cap with the key, when desireable.

I always fill the tank while Toad is on the sidestand, handlebars cranked far left, engine off, and I'm in the saddle. Gas cap is removed and placed in the tower holder next to the fill port. Right after replacing the nozzle/hose and closing the gas cap and filler lid, I start the engine and reset the OBC. Grab my printed receipt and away we go.

Ride safe, Larry. Miles of smiles are just around the corner!!
Thanks, Dick...I solved that problem by filing down the top of one of my spare keys so that the lid still stays closed and keeping the key permanently in the gas cap... also allows me to always have a spare key with me.

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