Sunday, August 17, 2014

Tomfuelery at the pump.

Remember when diesel fuel pumps were always set apart from the gasoline pumps, and they always had green handles?  Well, those conventions are fading away, and the handles occasionally get switched around (sometimes intentionally, as a "joke") at pumps such as the one pictured above, which means motorcyclists need to pay a bit more attention when refueling.  My ritual is to always sight along the hose I'm intending to use to ensure it goes straight up and not across to the diesel side of the pump. Not that I would ever, ever make such a dumb mistake about 15 years ago with my '90 Yamaha Radian, but if you do, you're in for a very slow ride home and a bit of a hassle to set things right, or so I hear.

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