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Hi, I wanted to pass on to everyone a safety concern/issue which happened to me. While refueling my 2019 Talon R, I inserted the nozzle into the tank and was standing on the passenger side waiting for the tank to fill. The trigger was locked in the slowest position. When the pump kicked off normally, I went to remove the nozzle from the tank opening. As I pulled the nozzle upward, pressure which had built up in the tank was released spraying both fuel and air onto my shirt and face. I immediately went to the service station bathroom and washed my eye and face off. From now on I will be holding the fill nozzle instead of inserting it in the tank. Just wanted to give everyone a heads up.
 

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Not sure how the tank can build pressure with the cap off. Very strange. That may merit a phone call to Honda.
 

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Hi, I wanted to pass on to everyone a safety concern/issue which happened to me. While refueling my 2019 Talon R, I inserted the nozzle into the tank and was standing on the passenger side waiting for the tank to fill. The trigger was locked in the slowest position. When the pump kicked off normally, I went to remove the nozzle from the tank opening. As I pulled the nozzle upward, pressure which had built up in the tank was released spraying both fuel and air onto my shirt and face. I immediately went to the service station bathroom and washed my eye and face off. From now on I will be holding the fill nozzle instead of inserting it in the tank. Just wanted to give everyone a heads up.
 

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I agree, I was very surprised at how much pressure was there. The only way I see it possibly building that much pressure is if the nozzle completely plugged the filler neck. We were at a BP station in Mullins WVa. riding Hatfield /McCoy trails. I was lucky more gas didn't get into my eyes. My shirt and neck were soaked with gas.
 

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Update, went riding this past weekend and while refueling the Talon paid closer attention to the gas nozzle itself. Found that at the top of the nozzle neck where the rubber splash guard is, look at the tapered rubber surface. It's the perfect diameter to plug the tank opening. That's where the pressure came from. Mystery solved.
 

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Found that at the top of the nozzle neck where the rubber splash guard is, look at the tapered rubber surface. It's the perfect diameter to plug the tank opening. That's where the pressure came from.
 

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Hi, I wanted to pass on to everyone a safety concern/issue which happened to me. While refueling my 2019 Talon R, I inserted the nozzle into the tank and was standing on the passenger side waiting for the tank to fill. The trigger was locked in the slowest position. When the pump kicked off normally, I went to remove the nozzle from the tank opening. As I pulled the nozzle upward, pressure which had built up in the tank was released spraying both fuel and air onto my shirt and face. I immediately went to the service station bathroom and washed my eye and face off. From now on I will be holding the fill nozzle instead of inserting it in the tank. Just wanted to give everyone a heads up.
That’s not good, but I assume it was kind of a freak situation with the splash guard sealing that tightly in the tank hole. I’ve never even thought about trying to use the auto fill when filling any of my off road machines. The fill holes are usually so big I’ve always been afraid of the nozzle falling or pushing itself out of the tank.
 

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Can you believe how hard it is to actually top off the tank? You get it up into the neck and it keeps taking more (at a slow rate) for almost another gallon. The neck must stick down into the tank as some sort of spill protection if your upside down or something.

I talked to Trailtanks, after snow mobile season, he is going to look at a bigger replacement tank for the Talon. As long as your rides aren't longer than 100 miles plus a few you are good. I'd like more gas range.
 

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Speaking of the gas tank size, that was one of my concerns when I purchased my Talon. So is everyone averaging around 100 miles out of a tank? Still on my first tank.
 

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Can you believe how hard it is to actually top off the tank? You get it up into the neck and it keeps taking more (at a slow rate) for almost another gallon. The neck must stick down into the tank as some sort of spill protection if your upside down or something.

I talked to Trailtanks, after snow mobile season, he is going to look at a bigger replacement tank for the Talon. As long as your rides aren't longer than 100 miles plus a few you are good. I'd like more gas range.
I'd be very interested in a larger replacement tank. Mine eats fuel I. The snow, especially with the tracks!
 
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