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Was riding with my son yesterday afternoon & I needed gas. Told him where I planed to stop. It has diesel & gas pumps on the right and only gas pumps to the left which I was going to. Quite a few trucks use it as the price is the best in the area. Most of the time when we ride I'm in front and my son on his Victory Vision 8 ball follows. Well some how he was in front when we turned of the interstate to the station. It's up hill on concrete and he went in a entrance that cars & trucks use, two lanes in & out.
He went up the outside lane to go right while I went up the inside lane to go left. A truck had gone up the lane my son was in that had been leaking diesel. When he got to the top to go right to the pumps he was down in a slit second. :shock: Lucky his bike has crash skids so no damage done to the bike. Only thing hurt on my son was his pride. :oops:

We've used that stations many times to fuel our diesel trucks and I have used the pumps to the left to fuel my bike before.

Lesson learned bikes have no traction on diesel fuel that is spilled on cement. :wink:
 

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You don't get any more traction on it with boots. I pulled up to a pump and didn't notice that someone had let diesel run out on the ground. When I put my foot down I almost went over as my foot slid.
 

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Yup, been there, done that.
Different take on diesel: Ran into a family coming back from riding to Ak and the arctic circle while we were in Yellowstone. They were coming back and stopped at an Ak gas station to refuel. One of them, driving a Harley, got mixed up and punched in 'diesel' and filled up. They started down the road and the following riders noticed he was belching smoke and backfiring something fierce. They pulled him over and tried to deduce what was going wrong. Could not figure it out, but it started very hard and they got going, again. Little further down the road it was running so bad they pulled over, again. This time, our luckless rider pulled the gas cap off, looked inside and noticed the fuel color didn't look right. Someone smelled the cap and they figured out what was wrong. Soooo....they just got her started and every gas station they came too meant an obligated fillup until they had ran the diesel fuel out of it. The HD jokes were running freely after that story!! LOL :D
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All I will say is a scooter will go one mile until it dies out if running diesel fuel. :oops:
 

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Over here some companies make a good living out of drivers putting the wrong fuel in cars
usually petrol in a diesel, diesel cars are more popular here due to the high fuel prices,
a few have had accidents and on occasion killed due to getting diesel on their shoes
then there foot slips off the brake pedal.
 

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Diesel fuel isn't too far down the ladder below oil when it comes to viscosity. Always always ALWAYS look down........
 

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It does not matter how many wheels are on the ground, diesel will cause trouble. Years ago I posted a story of when I was driving my companys 20,000 pound Chevy HD3500 dually bucket truck. Hit a patch of deisel and spun a 720 before sliding off the road. As I was trying to warn two HD riders, the first one gave me the finger, then hit the diesel and went down. They thought I had dropped the diesel but I had the 502 Ci gas engine, not the Duramax.
 
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