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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-19-2012, 04:22 PM
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So, it is better to have 3 gallons of fuel in the tank in my basement than to empty the tank?

Maybe I'll just take the tank off...... then put it in the basement.......
Empty tank - big explosion,house destroyed.

Full tank - big fire, house destroyed.

Either way I suspect your insurance company might just say that having the bike in the house invalidates your policy. They don't understand how we feel about the loves of our lives.
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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-20-2012, 01:05 AM
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Empty tank - big explosion,house destroyed.

Full tank - big fire, house destroyed.

Either way I suspect your insurance company might just say that having the bike in the house invalidates your policy. They don't understand how we feel about the loves of our lives.
Bike in garage and explodes...house still goes up in flames. Really guys, do you know of anyone or have you even heard of a bike "exploding" before? When I was younger and lived in apartments I regularly parked my bike in the living room...guess I just have a charmed life lol.

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post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-20-2012, 08:20 AM
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So, it is better to have 3 gallons of fuel in the tank in my basement than to empty the tank?

Maybe I'll just take the tank off...... then put it in the basement.......

If I do thunder pressure when I unhook the gas tankat..... can I assume that by letting it "run out of gas" first.....there'd be nothing ?
Wrap a rag around the fuel bung then unplug it, a small amount of fuel will come out with a little pressure. No big deal !

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"The Fuel Tool" for $100? It's just a glorified piece of hose! Worrying about your bike just spontaneously exploding because there's gas in the tank? I think they were engineered with the idea that gas can be safely kept in the tank. At least mine's never exploded and I don't recall the tank ever being empty from the day I bought it. I would be more worried about the corrosive liquid that the modern gasoline seems to produce when stored over the winter with no stabilizer in it. So just put some stabilizer in it or run it until it's empty.

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