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    Question Filling your Grizzly with gas

    Have you ever noted on your Grizz (mine is 700) that after the gas level is right at the bottom of the filler - it should be full right then, unless you want gas to be up in that filler pipe itself; that last 2 inches of pipe up to your cap.

    But instead, you can add more than a pint, maybe even a quart more gas, and it just "goes away" leaving the gas level visually at the exact same point. No, its not running out some overflow pipe onto the ground; I did check for that.

    I worry about running out of gas on some long runs and in addition to topping off the tank all the way, I bring a small 1 gallon jerry can too.

    But has anyone else messed with this topping-off thing on their Grizz?

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    I dont think it is just on Grizzlys my suzuki does the same thing I have no idea where the gas goes but it will never get full to the top.

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    My Honda does it but it flows to the 'reserve' portion of the tank. Mine has a switch for use after the main is empty.


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    We get on the running boards of our Grizzly 700's and rock them when we fill them. They fill all the way to the top that way. I always assumed the shape of the tank created an air bubble or something.
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    I figured it was a factory engineered "safety margin" to allow for expansion when the temps change. I always just pour more slowly until the level rises up the inner spout and I've never had a problem. It's just an inverted short tube that protrudes inside the tank. If we were in a hotter climate, it would probably be wise to leave it at the bottom, but here in AK it's not much of an issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FamilyMan View Post
    But has anyone else messed with this topping-off thing on their Grizz?
    yeah i worry about it all the time... every time i leave gas out, one of my Grizz's stops by and eats it... not sure how many gallons one can eat but i don't think there is an over flow or limit to how much they an hold at time...
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    Never had the 'Vapor Lock' Honda warned about with overfilling. Suppose it happens but squeezing that extra few miles into the tank is a bonus!

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    My Cat does the same thing....

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