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I just filled up my Spyder for the first time and it took forever. The pump kept clicking off. I kept trying to adjust the nozzle to see if air was casuing the stopping. Hope it was just the pump and this isnt a normal issue.

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Bought a used 2009 SE5. Only three tanks through it. In AZ, we don't suffer the nozzle games CA riders that must deal with special vapor capture systems. Is it that way in Florida?
I insert the typical AZ nozzle completely, fast fill, but can only get maybe 3-4 gallons in the tank. At that point I hold the nozzle end just past the inlet plate and fill slow until I see splash back in the relief slots of the plate. Close to max fill at that point.
If you do have vapor capture nozzles, You may need to two hand the nozzle and hold back the vapor ring to get a faster fill without pump interlock stopping the flow. Hope this helps.

RIDE ON!

Spyder-sense
 

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My RT seems to like the feeling of gasoline sliding down its gullet! :D
I've not noticed the design of the fuel tank causing any of my normal fueling stops to act as if they've got prostate trouble...:eek: I'd have to guess that you found a cranky pump! :D



 

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Bought a used 2009 SE5. Only three tanks through it. In AZ, we don't suffer the nozzle games CA riders that must deal with special vapor capture systems. Is it that way in Florida?
I insert the typical AZ nozzle completely, fast fill, but can only get maybe 3-4 gallons in the tank. At that point I hold the nozzle end just past the inlet plate and fill slow until I see splash back in the relief slots of the plate. Close to max fill at that point.
If you do have vapor capture nozzles, You may need to two hand the nozzle and hold back the vapor ring to get a faster fill without pump interlock stopping the flow. Hope this helps.

RIDE ON!

Spyder-sense
That's the way I do it as well. David
 

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Along with what Spydersense said. Yes. the occasional cranky pump can cause frequent shutoffs. Most of the time, at my regular stops, I use the same pump, at least I know what I'm getting into. Venturing soon to the midwest, land of vapor recovery. At least I have a heads up about potential difficulties I might encounter with that device.

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Count me in the same category as the guys who keep the nozzle barely there - I found I wasn't getting a full fill if I treated her like my car. My Spyder's a fickle girl on the gas, too!
 

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Gas pumps are engineered with cars in mind. Many m-cycles have this issue. I always have to fill my Spyder's tank slowly and carefully controlling both the speed of the gas and how far the fill nozzle is inserted into the tank.
 
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