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Offline PLUTO

Re: Buffs RR of the 2019 Tankwa XC Rally
« Reply #60 on: October 07, 2019, 03:18:12 pm »
Buff, you weren't the only one to loose a fuel cap. My chommie who was also the race forgot to "click" his KTM fuel cap closed after one of the many fuel stops. 

The cap rattled loose and fuel started slapping out the fuel tank on every bump (of which there were many).  In order to staunch the flow of fuel, he takes off his gloves and stuffs them into the throat of the petrol tank.

Problem solved, no more loosing fuel.  Bit  later looks down and sees the gloves have fallen into the fuel tank.  No more splashing fuel  because it is getting low now.  He carries on expecting to have the gloves starve the fuel drain to the carb, or run out.  High anxiety riding. 

A miracle later he arrives at the next fuel stop.  Someone points out that his fuel cap is handing to the wrong side of his bike by its breather pipe.  Yay! 

But no time to try fish the gloves out the tank.  Hoping that they float he fills up and this time clicks the cap properly closed, just like the KTM engineers designed it.

Rides on expecting glove-induced fuel starvation any time. 

Next miracle arrives safely at the finish having lost very little time.  The boys take the tank off and fish the gloves out the tank with a piece of wire. 

Third miracle for the day and fact.  Gloves don't float.  And the first time they fell into the tank, they fell on the right side where there is no carb drain. 

So there you go ... not closing your fuel cap can cause max drama. or not, depending on your stock of miracles.

Offline Buff

Re: Buffs RR of the 2019 Tankwa XC Rally
« Reply #61 on: October 07, 2019, 05:00:02 pm »
Hahaha... thanks Murray, I feel a lot better now about my silly mistake. Amazing how quickly something like that happens in the "heat of battle", I felt like a like old plonker for not checking it after I was distracted by my GPS issues  ::)
Present bikes: BETA 300RR, KTM 690, Yamaha WR250F

If you're dumb you gotta be tough !!!

Offline PLUTO

Re: Buffs RR of the 2019 Tankwa XC Rally
« Reply #62 on: October 08, 2019, 09:45:49 am »
All good Mr Buff !  Well done once again