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    Plastic Gas Tank Insert in 2013 Trophy SE
    on: Mar 27, 2013, 10.13 pm
    Mar 27, 2013, 10.13 pm
          My US model 2013 Triumph Trophy SE has a New, and I might add not improved, plastic insert that will not allow a Gas Nozzle to be fully inserted into the Fuel Tank.  (I don't understand the reasoning behind this, but there must be one).

           If I am fueling at a gas station in Texas that has a Vapor return bezel, I have to get my hands full of fuel to hold it back so the fuel will flow.  If I am lucky enough to get a pump without the bezel, then I just get to splash gas all over my new paint on the tank and fairing.

           I know in the new Triumph 1200 Explorer, it has a plastic insert in the fuel fill that can be gently removed with a pair of long needle nose pliers.

    Why is it in there, and more importantly can it be removed?

    I am including a picture of my fuel fill with the gas cap open.
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    Re: Plastic Gas Tank Insert in 2013 Trophy SE
    Reply #1 on: Apr 22, 2013, 07.19 pm
    Apr 22, 2013, 07.19 pm
    I was amazed how difficult it was to fill the tank the first time I tried too.  I have been considering one of the adapters for motorcycle gas tanks. Here is a link. There are others as well. I just hate the idea of having to carry this around with me!
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    Re: Plastic Gas Tank Insert in 2013 Trophy SE
    Reply #2 on: Apr 23, 2013, 11.54 am
    Apr 23, 2013, 11.54 am
    I have found that the best way is to place the nozzle vertically into the tank and squeeze until I see a small splash. This works for me.
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    Re: Plastic Gas Tank Insert in 2013 Trophy SE
    Reply #3 on: Apr 23, 2013, 03.41 pm
    Apr 23, 2013, 03.41 pm
    First time I did it I got petrol all over the place but second time holding the nozzle vertically it filled perfectly, I think the tank has something like that gadget in the neck already, it is just a case of holding the pipe vertically.
    Might as well as wish we had.

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    Re: Plastic Gas Tank Insert in 2013 Trophy SE
    Reply #4 on: Apr 23, 2013, 04.34 pm
    Apr 23, 2013, 04.34 pm
    Same for me. Just hold pipe vertical and allow nozzle to rest on the cone in the tank and it will fill perfectly :028:

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    Re: Plastic Gas Tank Insert in 2013 Trophy SE
    Reply #5 on: Apr 23, 2013, 06.41 pm
    Apr 23, 2013, 06.41 pm
    *Originally Posted by Binnsyboy [+]
    Same for me. Just hold pipe vertical and allow nozzle to rest on the cone in the tank and it will fill perfectly :028:

    Ditto :152:

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    Re: Plastic Gas Tank Insert in 2013 Trophy SE
    Reply #6 on: Apr 24, 2013, 11.45 pm
    Apr 24, 2013, 11.45 pm
    no problem here.  just dont stick it like you do at home and you'll be fine   :745:

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    Re: Plastic Gas Tank Insert in 2013 Trophy SE
    Reply #7 on: Apr 24, 2013, 11.49 pm
    Apr 24, 2013, 11.49 pm
    *Originally Posted by Binnsyboy [+]
    Same for me. Just hold pipe vertical and allow nozzle to rest on the cone in the tank and it will fill perfectly :028:

    Sounds great....BUT... Here in the Republik of Kalifornia our all powerful and all knowing leaders passed a law that requires a vapor hose that surrounds the filler and has to be pushed back but it can't because of plastic insert. I have to place my hand over the tank opening and press the now unsealed vapor hose up so the gas will turn on. What a pain in the rear.

     



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