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  1. Hapu889
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    Good Day to All,

    This may seem silly to some here but I went for a ride today and I had to stop and fill up. As I was finishing up and picked up my gas cap it struck me that I have been putting the cap in the place I thought that it would not roll off on the ground.

    But then I got to wondering 'Where do other 950 owners/riders put there gas cap while they are filling up?' Is there any place that most of us put it or is it all over the place?

    Mark M.

  2. owidjonz
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    I put the gas cap on the passenger floorboard when I fill the tank.

  3. peertuge
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    On top of the pump.

  4. VTvinChic
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    Wherever I feel it can accumulate the least amount of dust and dirt, and that is usually the floorboards or on top of the pump if it looks clean.

  5. Cabri103
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    On top of the pump.

    LOL....

    Back in the day........when there were no locking gas caps. I always took my gas cap off the bike and set it on the top of the pump. Once, when in a spot of a hurry I filled up the tank got back on the bike and rode off...without the gas cap.....I did not get far before realizing my silly mistake but when I got back to the pump the gas cap was gone. This was on a late 60's BSA it took weeks to get a replacement. Rode around with a very ill fitting auto gas cap for awhile. I never put the cap on the pump again.

    Now I set it on the floorboard.

  6. VTvinChic
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    Unless you have a flush, screw-off cap, then you won't have to worry about riding off without it anymore. You shouldn't be able to remove the key without the cap being installed on the tank.

    Now, I really like the 1300's cap design - it is a hinged design in the center of the tank, and is very nicely flush mounted. Never have to worry about losing it or getting it dirty. It just looks sexy, too.

  7. tyzcarap
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    I keep mine in my hand while I pump. Never forget it that way.

  8. Shebhertezz
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    Now, I really like the 1300's cap design - it is a hinged design in the center of the tank, and is very nicely flush mounted. Never have to worry about losing it or getting it dirty. It just looks sexy, too.
    Glad you mentioned the pic was a 1300 b/c my 950 doesn't have a gas tank or cap like that! I was wondering if the Canadian models were that drastically different!

  9. yyaj69
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    I stick it where the sun don't shine! Literally

    The last time I filled my tank I put in on a dirty rag in my saddle bag cuz the gas station I stayed at was a dump. I usually set it on the concrete slab the pumps sit on or just any place clean really.

  10. zhagenpage
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    i put it where ever looks the cleanest/smoothest surface i can find (usually on top of the pump so it doesnt get all scratched up) since the key is stuck in when the caps out i know i won't forget it

  11. Hapu889
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    Thanks for all of the great responses. I have found that I set it on the backrest rail between the saddle bag and the passenger seat. It has a little U shape and so it sits there nice with just the top of the cap touching. I am mindful about trying not to scratch either piece since they are both chrome.
    I tried to set in on the main floorboards and it did not seam safe. I do not have passenger floorboards so I could not try that. I just wanted others opinions, thanks.

  12. THUNDER160
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    usually on top of the pump....

  13. vwbres
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    I take off my gloves and lay them on my seat. I then take off the gas cap and lay it on my gloves.

  14. zdormkade
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    on the pump, usually. never put much thought into it... as long as it's clean and wont scratch the chrome up.

  15. yohntoe1
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    i generally put mine on top the gas pump with the key still in it ,no driving off without a key right?lol

    this did backfire on me once....a good rush of air came by and blew the cap right off the pump .it hit the ground and got scratched

    VTvinChic,

    nice gas cap on that 1300 for sure .i like it .wish they made the roadstar like that.
    dont care for the looks of the speedo though.

    whats that item on the handlebar with the lcd screen?

    have you ever road the 1100?can you compare it to the 1300?
    i hear the 950 is right up there with the 1100 and might even surpass it in power.so the 1300 must be pretty stout.

  16. zdormkade
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    i've ridden the 1100 a good amount. if i was to compare the 1100 to the 950, i would choose the 950. (not because i own one) it's just a smoother ride in my opinion. Fuel injection gives the 950 such an edge. in terms of power, i would say they are pretty close... the 950 responds better though.

  17. yyaj69
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    i generally put mine on top the gas pump with the key still in it ,no driving off without a key right?lolthis did backfire on me once....a good rush of air came by and blew the cap right off the pump .it hit the ground and got scratchedVTvinChic,nice gas cap on that 1300 for sure .i like it .wish they made the roadstar like that.dont care for the looks of the speedo though.whats that item on the handlebar with the lcd screen?have you ever road the 1100?can you compare it to the 1300?i hear the 950 is right up there with the 1100 and might even surpass it in power.so the 1300 must be pretty stout.
    I've heard that after riding the 950, the 1300 feels a lot more sluggish and top heavy thought the power is much better, especially at highway speeds.

  18. purneyr
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    Hey VTC, what is the unit mounted on the left handlebar on the 1300?

  19. rekkae3
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    Here is what it is although a shown on a BMW
    jmcorp.com/SeeProducts.asp?PF=40

  20. Zoom181
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    I've heard that after riding the 950, the 1300 feels a lot more sluggish and top heavy thought the power is much better, especially at highway speeds.
    I've ridden the 1300 after riding my 950 and I don't think the 1300 feels sluggish at all nor does it feel top heavy. My husband and I took off for a ride one day and I wanted him to try the 950, he hadn't ridden one yet and so we switched a few miles up the road and when I climbed on the 1300 it felt very comfortable, a lot like the 950 but with more power.

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