American Legion Rider
Never sit on your motorcycle like some of the Ironbutt crowd does, fueling right between a persons legs:frown:
Leaving a bike running is stupid.
I pray the guy makes it.
From the articleDid I miss where the article said he was sitting on the bike, or where it was determined that it was running?
I read it to say they were investigating reports.
The incident took place just after 8 a.m. Thursday morning at the Chevron off of Trickum Road. Fire investigators are trying to confirm witness reports that the motorcycle was running while the man was fueling. Other witnesses reported loud music being played.
On each pump in service stations here in New Zealand there is a sign showing what is not allowed, eg. sitting on a motorbike while refuelling, refuelling while the engine is running, using a mobile, fuelling in non-approved containers (plastic), smoking, etc.
While many may claim this is nannying and restricting the freedom of individuals, I see it as the right of the business operator to prevent loss of business because the service station burnt down.
As for this poor motorcyclist, I feel sorry for him that he has encountered Darwin's Law. But refuelling while running the engine of a motorbike is unexcusable.
So it didn't say he WAS fueling with the engine running. It said they were investigating reports. As a former police officer, private investigator and current security director for a large public facility, I can tell you with authority that witnesses are often wrong.From the article
The rest of us using your roads would appreciate it if you would clean your windows so you can see BEFORE you drive to the gas station, or anywhere else, moron.Starting out on a very cold morning I decided to let my Silverado idle while I fueled up. Maybe have a defrosted windshield by the time I got done.