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Do you dismount your bike when refuelling?

Discussion in 'Biker's Cafe' started by Drangueos, 17 Oct 2021.

  1. Yaayuh!


    Joined: 5 Nov 2010

    Posts: 21,863

    I get off the bike. It makes very little difference (if any) to try and brim and staying on the bike makes it more of a faff.
  2. Malt_Vinegar


    Joined: 20 Oct 2002

    Posts: 15,945

    Location: In a house

    I get off usually, I have stayed on when in a hurry and using pay at pump, otherwise, i jump off and fill as per usual!
  3. Sin_Chase


    Joined: 13 Jan 2004

    Posts: 20,636

    Get off
  4. newuser


    Joined: 25 Aug 2005

    Posts: 505

    I get off and park a cars width away from the pump. Keeps getting all the splashes and dregs that the car drivers leave all over the tarmac on my tyres. Then I go inside and browse the pie and coffee selection or make rude faces at the yokels if they have none.
  5. T1Cybernetic


    Joined: 23 Dec 2006

    Posts: 984

    Location: Wakefield, West Yorkshire, UK, Earth!

    It depends on the day for me. I usually stay on the bike just so it's sat up straight but I don't mind either way. It sometimes makes life easier when I have my partner on the back because she goes in to pay.
  6. helpimcrap


    Joined: 13 Jan 2004

    Posts: 12,570

    Location: Leicestershire

    i try to sit on the bike as i can get it to a level, if i can't it's no biggy. I just take my time.
  7. Haze


    Joined: 10 Jan 2007

    Posts: 3,871

    I turn the pump off until they get off and remove their helmet
  8. Munchies


    Joined: 4 Oct 2010

    Posts: 177

    Fair enough if you want the rider to dismount at the pump. Why remove helmet at the pump though? I would go elsewhere myself as I wouldn't want to leave my lid on the pump or floor and never hang it on the bars in case it falls. Removing helmet to enter the shop I understand though most are happy with just lifting the visor in my experience.
  9. Haze


    Joined: 10 Jan 2007

    Posts: 3,871

    Because of drive offs, need to see who's filling up
  10. tom_e

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 26 Dec 2003

    Posts: 28,251

    Location: Shropshire

    Lid stays on if I'm paying at pump but off if I need to go in and pay, simply because I don't like trying to have a conversation with it on.