Few Questions

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  1. Claviger

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    I fill it upright, can’t get a full tank if you don’t because of the flair at the top of the tank.
     
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    The R3Thas the fuel fill on the right side of the tank,that is why putting on side stand get optimal fuel in the tank.(IMO)
     
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    Always fuel up on the stand. If you sit on it and the fuel ignites for some reason the result is obvious.
    I have been riding for over 40 years and never filled bike while sitting on it. I was warned against this when I started riding but already realised this. Nobody I know fills up while sitting on bike.
     
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    Why? Some bikes are easy and some not. As long as it is an easy reach there is nothing unsafe about it. When I rode up to the Arctic Circle, dismounting was a bit of a PITA because of the cargo I was carrying. All three of us refueled astride the bike whenever we could. That's my DL650 below and the Yukon River in the background. And that was one fast moving river. If one fell off the dock into the river, he'd be around the bend before anyone could thrown a rope.

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    And my friend Dan and his R100PD. He's ridding the the Arctic and north seven times up to Inuvek on the McKenzie Delta. He's also ridden to Panama on a 250 Sherpa. We never had an incident refueling without dismounting and I've never had a fuel fire, even when I overflowed a tank, standing beside it, and dumped it all over the tank and engine. I can see better down into the tank while sitting on the bike and looking directly into the fuel spout, with the exception of the Touring.
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    Most likely it will always be ok.
    It's just the one time it may happen.
     
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    I guess it's kind of a silly issue, isn't it. :laugh:
     
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    It's belt and braces. Leave no chance for error.
     
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    Oh great. Now every time I think about filling her up while sitting on the seat, I'll be thinking of Nat King Cole's song, "Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire".
     
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