whhooopppssss....So it needs Petrol!

thomas

the tank engine
Location
Woking/Norwich
I was wondering why my new motorbike was being a bit silly, after my Dad having ridden it without an issue.

Perhaps a little point of starting to run out of fuel may have been an issue :biggrin:

My other bike goes quite nicely after a banana or pork pie :smile:

Thankfully I didn't end up pushing it home, but realised and was right outside a petrol station :ohmy:
 

Helly79

New Member
Location
Norwich
Maybe you thought you were on your push bike ROFL

Im glad you were near a petrol station, I would have hated pushing my moped to a petrol station if it ran out of gas.
 

AndyCarolan

Do you smell fudge?
Location
Norwich
ROFL - yup, had a similar issue many years ago on the Sprowston Road Roundabout. It ran out of fuel half way around. So I got ON the roundabout and waited for a gap in the traffic :biggrin: - The bike had a reserve setting on the fuel tap, so I managed to get it started again thankfully :ohmy:
 
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thomas

thomas

the tank engine
Location
Woking/Norwich
Helly79 said:
Maybe you thought you were on your push bike ROFL

Im glad you were near a petrol station, I would have hated pushing my moped to a petrol station if it ran out of gas.
AndyCarolan said:
ROFL - yup, had a similar issue many years ago on the Sprowston Road Roundabout. It ran out of fuel half way around. So I got ON the roundabout and waited for a gap in the traffic :ohmy: - The bike had a reserve setting on the fuel tap, so I managed to get it started again thankfully :smile:
Annoyingly the old girl doesn't have a fuel warning thingymagic...so it'll probably happen again :biggrin:

Reserve will do the trick though, unless I'm someone remote.
 
Done this...

Picked up a new bike and rode it about 20 miles on a detour going home when it spluttered to a halt..... and Irately phoned the dealer.

That's when I found out that the "full tank of petrol" is a full reserve tank!
 

Ranger

New Member
Location
Fife borders
thomas said:
Annoyingly the old girl doesn't have a fuel warning thingymagic...so it'll probably happen again :laugh:

Reserve will do the trick though, unless I'm someone remote.
But don't forget to switch it back to main, not that I have done anything of the sort:blush:
 
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thomas

thomas

the tank engine
Location
Woking/Norwich
Thankfully the bike is kick start, so when I was holding up everyone getting her going again it was pretty obvious what was going on :laugh: (so no irate honking).

Need to mount the muvi to the bike today.

Ranger said:
But don't forget to switch it back to main, not that I have done anything of the sort:blush:
haha...I did :sad:

The Velvet Curtain said:

haha, an old friend of mine would have probably have said the same ...You silly boy pike!!
 

Crankarm

Legendary Member
Location
Nr Cambridge
thomas said:
Thankfully the bike is kick start, so when I was holding up everyone getting her going again it was pretty obvious what was going on :laugh: (so no irate honking).

Need to mount the muvi to the bike today.



haha...I did :sad:




haha, an old friend of mine would have probably have said the same ...You silly boy pike!!
Nice story Thomas with no bad ending, but it is "You stupid boy Pike!"
 
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thomas

thomas

the tank engine
Location
Woking/Norwich
User3143 said:
Remember to top up with oil as well, and make sure you use the right oil - two stroke (I presume)?

yeah, it had all that done when I bought it from the dealer :ohmy:.

Just spent a whopping £3.71 on petrol, filled it to the brim. Just about managed over the 2 litre min :evil:

Hopefully that'll last a few weeks!
 
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