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Very very gently laid my bike down for the first time today at the gas station. I was trying to make a u turn at a low speed and didn't help that there was a small incline and then one thing led to another and I couldn't hold it up anymore. Luckily it didn't fall on its own. Like I said it was as if I gently laid it on its side because my hands were on the handle bars at the entire time. Frame sliders took the damage (which was hardly any). However as I was picking my bike up a dark liquid started pooling out. It stopped and didn't leave that big of a puddle. This was literally minutes after I filled up which is why I'm thinking maybe it was gas? Because it didn't have a rainbow reflection like oil does it kinda just soaked into the pavement. I tried to turn my bike on and It wouldn't start and the FI light kept coming on. I took the key out and let the bike sit for about 10 minutes and then it started up again. No more liquid appeared to be coming out. Just curious what caused this failure to start in case God forbid it happens again.

This must be the same fear a parent has when dropping their baby:(
 

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Good question......
I laid mine down 2 times gently n it started right back up both times....
I have fuel injection tho.....
In case u don't......?
Maybe that makes a difference....?

I expect ur leaking was just gas.....








 

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Pretty sure there is a tip-over sensor on most of the bikes. Not 100% sure of it's uses, but I reckon it's to stop any chance of igniting spilled fuel like you mentioned.
 

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Pretty sure there is a tip-over sensor on most of the bikes. Not 100% sure of it's uses, but I reckon it's to stop any chance of igniting spilled fuel like you mentioned.
Yeah that's what I was going to put my money on just wanted to see if someone thought the same. Laying it down like this was scary enough because my bike is like my non-existent baby. Can't even imagine laying it down at high speeds :/
 

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Yeah, it's never a good thing.
The fuel is what probably came out through the overflow port in your fuel tank.
 

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Hmmmmmm.........
wonder if my 650 has a tip over switch.....?
Mine started right up both times......:eek:
Maybe shesa gunna blow on me next time.....:facepalm:

Welcome to Earls world.....:eek:








 

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Must admit some nutter cut me up as I was pulling out with the other half on the back and layed her down.
I have a 2003 zx6r and the cut off kicked in, I know pre 2003 they all have cut off's, so would imagin new ones have them to.
Mind you I am in the UK and I know there are differences :S
 
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