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I was putting gas in the Heritage Softail and based upon the gauge and readout I should have needed about $10 to get it close. To make a long story short at about the $6 point it ran over and some gas got onto the engine.

So, I took a bucket of water at the convenient store and threw it onto the engine and then came straight home, about a mile and a half.

Any worries here? Ran fine on the way home.

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you did the right thing by rinsing off the excess gas. I wouldn't much worry about it after that
 

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OK Wibler, if ya don't already know, fill your tank SLOWLY looking down into it while you fill. And NEVER use the auto lockdown w/auto shutoff on the hose.

It's happened to me in a similar fashion--still gas in the hose and the auto thingy was engaged and as soon as I pointed the nozzle down gas gushed all over the tank and ran down.

Gas IMMEDIATELY removes any wax you may have had on the tank. And I fill SLOWLY or I get those little spray bubbles of gas that bounce up and out and ruin my nice wax job.
 

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All pumps work a little differently. I despise getting gas at my local Sheets station. The pump seems to be either on or off. When I say on it's full bore or nothing.

I've learned where not to get gas. I'll even pay more if the pressure can be controlled. At the end of the day the difference between a terrible pump, and a pump that doesn't give you issues is less than a dollar a tank. I've spent way more on less.

Now my truck with a 36 gallon tank.................................
 

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Diesel is harder to wash off....
 

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I was putting gas in the Heritage Softail and based upon the gauge and readout I should have needed about $10 to get it close. To make a long story short at about the $6 point it ran over and some gas got onto the engine.

So, I took a bucket of water at the convenient store and threw it onto the engine and then came straight home, about a mile and a half.

Any worries here? Ran fine on the way home.

Wib
Been there, done that. Spent half a day washing and waxing bike, rode down to gas station to fill up and the dang pump didn't shut off. Dumped about a half gallon of gas on it, so I went back home threw a bucket of soap water on it and rinsed with garden hose and went riding.
 

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I was putting gas in the Heritage Softail and based upon the gauge and readout I should have needed about $10 to get it close. To make a long story short at about the $6 point it ran over and some gas got onto the engine.



So, I took a bucket of water at the convenient store and threw it onto the engine and then came straight home, about a mile and a half.



Any worries here? Ran fine on the way home.



Wib

I don't understand. What is the concern?
 

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I don't understand. What is the concern?
Same here, Chief. I filled up last week just before I came up here to CT to close on the old house and this POS gas station with crap pump did not shut off spilling gas allover the tank. Just rinsed it off with a bottle of water and all was good. The gas didn't remove the wax. Water bedded right up. Carry micro fiber towel in my bag so dried it off and tank shinned right up.
 

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Me either . . . . however using a bic lighter to illuminate your filler opening would have consequences.
That is extremely dangerous, the slim design of the bic can fall into the filler opening. A good old fashion zippo works best for that.
 

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Y'all are nuts. That's what highway flares are for.
 

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Ya'll laugh but my father has scars on his face from a dump truck battery that exploded when he was checking the water in it after charging and one of the dumb asses that worked for him struck a Zippo when my dad asked him to hand him a flashlight. Happened back in 1969. Glad he was wearing glasses, his eyes were spared.
Yes, there are people that stupid out there. And they vote. And breed.
 

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I guess i was concerned about gas being on the hot engine and it potentially being a fire hazard. Thats why i threw a bucket of water on it, mostly onto the engine.

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I guess i was concerned about gas being on the hot engine and it potentially being a fire hazard. Thats why i threw a bucket of water on it, mostly onto the engine.

Wib
If the engine was hot enough to ignite the gas it would have all been over before you could have gotten the bucket of water.
 

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I always fill the tank from the jiffy stand side. So that if any gas does splash over and has happened to most of use. Myself included the bulk of it roles off the tank to the ground. Gas dries up quickly on a hot engine.
 

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I always fill the tank from the jiffy stand side. So that if any gas does splash over and has happened to most of use. Myself included the bulk of it roles off the tank to the ground. Gas dries up quickly on a hot engine.
Won't the gas go that way no matter which side you happen to be standing on?
 
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