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Re: Small bar in the fuel tank?
« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2018, 08:46:51 AM »
I think Icy could be right. It certainly is another Political Correctness far fetched extension ;-)

Not much of a problem here though (the bar, not the PC ;-).

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Re: Small bar in the fuel tank?
« Reply #11 on: November 28, 2018, 08:54:59 AM »
I think it is just sacrificial in that it prevents you from hitting the top of the tank tunnel and therefore damaging it over time.

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Re: Small bar in the fuel tank?
« Reply #12 on: November 28, 2018, 02:20:40 PM »
*Originally Posted by NiK [+]
I think Icy could be right. It certainly is another Political Correctness far fetched extension ;-)

Not much of a problem here though (the bar, not the PC ;-).

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Re: Small bar in the fuel tank?
« Reply #13 on: November 28, 2018, 03:10:45 PM »
I'd second the idea that its there to protect the tank from the nozzles. Either from the nozzle guards bashing the top of the tank or from someone inserting the full length (giggle :007:) and accidentally levering on the thin steel and bending it.

On the bikes with the steel bar I imagine it would be pretty easy to stick one of those telescoping magnet probes (used primarly for fishing that 10mm socket from the engine bay of your car after it makes a bid for freedom) on the middle of the bar, and use aviation snips or side cutters to chop it out?

I too get fuel everywhere here in the UK trying to splash it through - I imagine Triumph engineers probably lurk this forum and would probably benefit from reading people's gripes - particularly the parts about certain markets having vapour recovery and making fuelling very difficult!
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Re: Small bar in the fuel tank?
« Reply #14 on: November 28, 2018, 03:58:20 PM »
*Originally Posted by XCaTel [+]
I think it is just sacrificial in that it prevents you from hitting the top of the tank tunnel and therefore damaging it over time.

If you are not careful, here in California you can still cause damage due to the vapor recovery system. The "system" does not work for motorcycles anyways. You need to pull the sleeve back with your free hand or the nozzle will not work. I've had to do this with every bike I've owned, not just the TEx.
Someone makes a locking mechanism that fixes the problem, it attaches to the nozzle.
Here's one.
http://www.aerostich.com/e-z-fill-nozzle-key.html
« Last Edit: November 28, 2018, 04:01:18 PM by FredJ9 »

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Re: Small bar in the fuel tank?
« Reply #15 on: November 28, 2018, 05:26:31 PM »
*Originally Posted by FredJ9 [+]
If you are not careful, here in California you can still cause damage due to the vapor recovery system. The "system" does not work for motorcycles anyways. You need to pull the sleeve back with your free hand or the nozzle will not work. I've had to do this with every bike I've owned, not just the TEx.
Someone makes a locking mechanism that fixes the problem, it attaches to the nozzle.
Here's one.
http://www.aerostich.com/e-z-fill-nozzle-key.html

I despise that annoying plastic thing that I have to hold back to make the d@mn pump work. I used to pick gas stations that didn't have that here in NY. I forgot about that though - I think lately they have been removing it here in the city... I haven't seen that in a long while...
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Re: Small bar in the fuel tank?
« Reply #16 on: November 29, 2018, 12:02:44 AM »
Icy
If I remember correctly, some states found out the vapor recovery thing really doesn't work as advertised.
California on the other hand puts themselves above common sense. Whatever makes the general public "feel good about what we contribute" is all that matters.
This state is so back ass jack wards I can barely stand it. I'm very fortunate to live in a county where the masses do not feel the same as the state as a whole. Some real nut jobs in this state for sure.
I've spent 56 of my 60 years here and would find it difficult to leave based on relatives, friends and weather.

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Re: Small bar in the fuel tank?
« Reply #17 on: November 29, 2018, 12:11:17 AM »
*Originally Posted by FredJ9 [+]
Icy
If I remember correctly, some states found out the vapor recovery thing really doesn't work as advertised.
California on the other hand puts themselves above common sense. Whatever makes the general public "feel good about what we contribute" is all that matters.
This state is so back ass jack wards I can barely stand it. I'm very fortunate to live in a county where the masses do not feel the same as the state as a whole. Some real nut jobs in this state for sure.
I've spent 56 of my 60 years here and would find it difficult to leave based on relatives, friends and weather.

Mind boggling...
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Re: Small bar in the fuel tank?
« Reply #18 on: November 29, 2018, 12:23:56 AM »
I pulled that stupid bar about 2 days after I brought the bike home

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Re: Small bar in the fuel tank?
« Reply #19 on: November 29, 2018, 01:50:13 PM »
*Originally Posted by Vagabond MC [+]
I imagine Triumph engineers probably lurk this forum
It took them two months to download a new software into my XRT.
I highly doubt that they spend any amount of time in such useful actions as reading the customers comments & problems!

 


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