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What's the trick for filling up the tank?

Here in Calif we have those fuel-vapor recovery hoses. I can't figure out how to top off the tank without lifting that stupid hose with one hand while filling with the other hand. Am I filling it up incorrectly?
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Here in Calif we have those fuel-vapor recovery hoses. I can't figure out how to top off the tank without lifting that stupid hose with one hand while filling with the other hand. Am I filling it up incorrectly?
I never knew California had these. Didn't even know what you were talking about BUT ...I found this from a different bike forum! Hope it's what you need Aluminum Fuel Nozzle Boot Holder - Harley Davidson Parts & Accessories by CycleGiant.com
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I never knew California had these. Didn't even know what you were talking about BUT ...I found this from a different bike forum! Hope it's what you need Aluminum Fuel Nozzle Boot Holder - Harley Davidson Parts & Accessories by CycleGiant.com

Nice find, looks like just what I needed. Thanks.


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I live in CA also. I pull the nozzle out and hold the fuel vapor hose back with one hand and fill with the other. Never had a problem topping off my tank.
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I'm still trying to figure out how to fill up with a REGULAR nozzle without dumping gas all over my tank hahaha
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I'm still trying to figure out how to fill up with a REGULAR nozzle without dumping gas all over my tank hahaha
I hate getting gas on the tank and mucking up the paint. When I fill, I grab a paper towel. There's usually some where they keep the window washing stuff. Then when I pull the nozzle out, I keep the paper towel under it to catch the last couple of drips. I haven't had a single drip of gas yet.

Probably just jinxed myself though.....
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How about the Other problem. Finding a pump that has a Slow (Trickle) setting. I have that problem with the Majesty. My Fuel Cap is down inside a compartment. There always seems to be an air pocket. Yamaha was nice to incorporate a holder for the nozzle. but it rests the end Inside the tank. When it clicks off, There is about 1 -1.5" space below the cap. When I try to top it up, Sometimes it spills inside the compartment. Yamaha did equip a drain tube to catch it.
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Just watch the gas in the tank. Get the pump to flow as slow as possible when getting close to the top. When you are done, rotate the nozzle end to point at the sky while it is still over the fill hole. Now move the nozzle away from your bike. I have been doing this for years on all kinds of bikes, and never get gas on the paint any more. Do not overfill, or the expanding fuel will run down that drain hose onto the ground.
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