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Old 10-19-2007, 12:50 AM   #1
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Thumbs up THANK YOU Good Samaritans!

When standing on the side of the road at almost midnight, it's nice to know that people are willing to help a person in need. I had enough gas to make it to the nearest fueling station, but the construction at the Beltway 8 & I10 interchange sent me in the wrong direction and away from where I was going. Had the road not been closed, I'm certain I would have made it...

But, alas, I didn't. I ran out of gas and was stranded.

I pulled the bike out of the road and started calling a few friends to see who could come rescue me, but after only one call a car pulled up and a woman asked if I needed help. "I'm out of gas", was my reply, to which she said "we can take you, it's just us women in here."

It was a mother and her two daughters heading home from the local bar (poker night hadn't gone so well so they were heading home earlier than expected), and they offered to drive me down the road for some fuel. I hopped in, we got me a half gallon of go-go juice in an empty water jug, and I was back up and running within fifteen minutes.

They wouldn't accept gas from the pump or cash for their troubles. They were glad to help someone out in a time of need, and I was glad they believe in Karma.

...oh, and the last time I ran out of gas the tripmeter was almost 20 miles higher than it was today, but this tank has had a few days of starts and warming up so I know I lost some there. I've been wanting to add auxilliary fuel storage in/on my panniers but haven't come up with a solution that I like yet. I guess it should be sooner than later!
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Old 10-19-2007, 12:58 AM   #2
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It's nice that there are still good people out there.
oh ya, ran into the same kind of situation the other night but in my truck and a girl from A&M helped me out. there are good people out there. just be thankful puts them in your path
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Old 10-19-2007, 01:06 AM   #4
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Well, with all the crazy stuff cagers do TO us, it's nice to be reminded they do things FOR us as well. It's not us vs. them.
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That's nice of them.
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Old 10-19-2007, 08:28 AM   #6
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It was a mother and her two daughters heading home from the local bar (poker night hadn't gone so well so they were heading home earlier than expected), :
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anyway, glad everything turned out ok for you
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Old 10-19-2007, 08:40 AM   #7
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Squeaky you should know better than to run out of Gas how old are you?

Went you run out of gas next time just push that bad boy Pushing your bike for miles on the Freeway FTMF win!

Here is to you not making this mistake twice and for the Busa having a fuel guage. Cheers and happy trials
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.. mom and 2 daughters... that is fantasy material..

But, BOT, I try not to push my fuel that far, I just watch for the gauge to get down around 1/4 and fill up, altho I have had to go on reserve once or twice..

What? Your bike doesn't have a gauge or reserve? LOL!!!!!!!
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Old 10-19-2007, 08:46 AM   #10
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Glad to hear someone helped you out.
For future reference though, that yellow light coming on means GET GAS, not fresh donuts at Shipleys!





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very nice and i do agree u should of pushed that hoe to the gas station!!!
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Reserve tanks FTW! Just gotta remember to turn the switch back to "on" after filling up....that has screwed me twice now
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i don't have reserve on my bike
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Glad to hear someone helped you out.
For future reference though, that yellow light coming on means GET GAS, not fresh donuts at Shipleys!





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Must be that ethanol mixture that made you lose 20 miles on the tank.
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Squeaky you should know better than to run out of Gas how old are you?

Went you run out of gas next time just push that bad boy Pushing your bike for miles on the Freeway FTMF win!
It's heaaaavyyyyy!
Old enough to know better.
I duck walked it to the intersection to get it out of the way, but it's still too tall for me to walk it that far. I've dropped it over to the right trying to walk beside it and I can't get enough footing to straddle it and push it.

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For future reference though, that yellow light coming on means GET GAS, not fresh donuts at Shipleys!
It's not yellow - it's backlit orange and just blinks a little picture of a gas tank. Thing is, on the way to work it went from no bars and the thing blinking to one bar and no blinking - so I figured I had at least a gallon or so left.

Hey patrick, did u replace my tail light bulb? It works now!
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lol I have had to push my bike, up an exit ramp to a gas station. In the heat, in gear. NOT FUN. lol glad you got help!
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