Anyone carry a fire extinguisher?

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I'm thinking about picking up a few of these and strapping them in via a bicycle type bottle cage on my bikes.

I set my Puch on fire, there’s that video going around of dude’s Harley going up, I’ve witnessed a few close calls along the way. (edited)

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Not on my bike, bu just switched out the one in my garage. Even took the time to mount it to the end of my bench, so that it's always within a seconds reach.

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Let it burn and call a uber

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Thomas TPRF /

> BLK KWANZAA Wrote:

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> Let it burn and call a uber

If I’d had a way to put it out quickly I would only be replacing fuel lines and the petcock, maybe rebuilding the carb. As is i’m pretty much starting over with a frame.

Also if dudes with extinguishers hadn’t stopped it possibly could have caught much more than itself on fire.

And I ride floorboard sit down things too, they’d be a real mess if they went up. And my prettier vintage stuff that’d just really suck. Where the carb lives on smallframe Vespas it surprises me that they don’t go fwoomp more often. That’d be kind of funny to see if the conditions were right as it’d blow the seat up.

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Probably Fred /

I used to have a perfect size one that had all metal nozzle/parts from my boat I kept when I sold my boat that mounted perfect on a maxi under seat but one use on a fire pit and it needed a recharge and I never got it recharged So I pitched it.

I never found one that size and quality again!

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Brandon Weiss (Detective brandon to you) /

I've had these in my Amazon cart for awhile. Bout time I order them.

You never know when some asshat is gonna flick his half finished cigarette into your open carburetor in traffic.

Almost happened to me yesterday, bounced off my foot instead. (edited)

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> Brandon Weiss (aka B-Man) Wrote:

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> I've had these in my Amazon cart for awhile. Bout time I order them.

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> You never know when some asshat is gonna flick his half finished

> cigarette into your open carburetor in traffic.

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> Almost happened to me yesterday, bounced off my foot instead.

Its pretty damn near impossible to light gasoline with a burning cigarette.

I did once see a burning scooter, but luckily you don't need a extinguisher when that happens.

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Going to, after what thing that video.

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friend of swoops lost a maxi to spontaneous combustion recently

but nah, no fire extinguisher. I do have one in my garage tho

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If everything is kept copacetic , there shouldn't be a need for extinguishers .

So , unless some drunk spills his Ever Clear on your bike and then lights a torch to see where his drink went . . . ;) (edited)

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> P D Wrote:

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> If everything is kept copacetic , there shouldn't be a need for

> extinguishers .

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> So , unless some drunk spills his Ever Clear on your bike and then

> lights a torch to see where his drink went . . . ;)

Dude did we both post on the thread with the leaky petcock? I don't care how nice your bike is, you can never be to safe.

What you need is the co2 extinguisher. I carry one in my backpack. You can also use a fog horn upside down or a duster can

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DrGeorgeTompson (Alan) /

> Bas Autowas Wrote:

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> I did once see a burning scooter, but luckily you don't need a

> extinguisher when that happens.

I hear that's part of the upgraded trim package

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Dirty30 Dillon /

> Rocco Taco Wrote:

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> What you need is the co2 extinguisher. I carry one in my backpack. You

> can also use a fog horn upside down or a duster can

You carry a fire extinguisher with you at all times while riding? Seems like you don't have much faith in your build.

There isn't any thing short of a massive fuel leak that coud cause the bike to burst into flames.

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Bad Cadillac™ /

No never, since 1984!

My bikes have no leaks, just like my cars don't.

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Thomas TPRF /

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> > What you need is the co2 extinguisher. I carry one in my backpack. You

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> > can also use a fog horn upside down or a duster can

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> You carry a fire extinguisher with you at all times while riding? Seems

> like you don't have much faith in your build.

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> There isn't any thing short of a massive fuel leak that coud cause the

> bike to burst into flames.

Or a very small amount of fuel that has dribbled down into the stator area and forms a path back to the tank.

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Brandon Weiss (Detective brandon to you) /

> Bas Autowas Wrote:

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> > Brandon Weiss (aka B-Man) Wrote:

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> > I've had these in my Amazon cart for awhile. Bout time I order them.

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> > You never know when some asshat is gonna flick his half finished

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> > cigarette into your open carburetor in traffic.

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> > Almost happened to me yesterday, bounced off my foot instead.

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> Its pretty damn near impossible to light gasoline with a burning

> cigarette.

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> I did once see a burning scooter, but luckily you don't need a

> extinguisher when that happens.

Liquid gasoline yes, but gasoline in a fine mist...like what is expelled from my carb when I blip the throttle at idle? Not to mention the embers and sparks that fly when a flying cigarette hits something?

I dont know about you, but my heart would skip a beat. I'm sure yours would too if I flicked a lit cigarette at an exposed carb on a spitting piston port 2 stroke.

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Sounds like just another reason to run an air filter , like you're suppose to .

I'd dare bet that you do all kinds of really dumb things , like get out of bed in the morning . LOL

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Probably Fred /

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Brandon Weiss (Detective brandon to you) /

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> Sounds like just another reason to run an air filter , like you're

> suppose to .

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> I'd dare bet that you do all kinds of really dumb things , like get out

> of bed in the morning . LOL

Or posting on a moped forum

And I do run a screen filter.

Mopeds are dumb

And highly flammable

I love them

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> Brandon Weiss (aka B-Man) Wrote:

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> > Sounds like just another reason to run an air filter , like you're

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> > suppose to .

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> > I'd dare bet that you do all kinds of really dumb things , like get

> out

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> > of bed in the morning . LOL

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> Or posting on a moped forum

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> And I do run a screen filter.

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> Mopeds are dumb

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> And highly flammable

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> I love them

LOL . Correct on all counts . Except the highly flammable part . Of course , there's an exclusion for your personal machine . ;)

I'm right there with you .

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> Dirty30 Dillon Wrote:

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> > What you need is the co2 extinguisher. I carry one in my backpack. You

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> > can also use a fog horn upside down or a duster can

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> You carry a fire extinguisher with you at all times while riding? Seems

> like you don't have much faith in your build.

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> There isn't any thing short of a massive fuel leak that coud cause the

> bike to burst into flames

I had a house fire about 7 years ago and ever since it really changed my think process. Im just super carful and paranoid, I don't want to be caught with my pants down. my builds will never catch fire but I'm not going to lose a build over $20 bucks of insurance.

Any thing can't happen on the road, one of my phbg likes to leak out the right side at really high rpm from shaking & sometime I'm not the best with Pouring a full gas tank.. I have a kill cord thats like a jet ski but it's purely for looks.

You can never be to safe Dillion! Just like wearing bright clothes for riding or keeping your headlight on.

billy lane is the fucking man! And even his bikes burn down on the side of the highway.

Dirty Dillion and gang was here

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If you cant put out a fire then you're not riding fast enough.

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Brandon Weiss (Detective brandon to you) /

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> LOL . Correct on all counts . Except the highly flammable part . Of

> course , there's an exclusion for your personal machine . ;)

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> I'm right there with you .

Lol. Thanks for being one of the tolerable folks on here, always polite, with just the right amount of tongue-in-cheek. ;)

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Captain Janeway /

Should probably get one since I have the leaky float from hell (I haven't been able to fix it no matter what I do). Had one bike manage to leak an entire tank of gas into the parking garage one night to where people smelled fumes on the third floor. Man I got lucky. Fire department suggested keeping kitty litter down there so that if it leaks the spill can be soaked up fast before cleaning out.

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> Brandon Weiss (aka B-Man) Wrote:

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> Lol. Thanks for being one of the tolerable folks on here, always polite,

> with just the right amount of tongue-in-cheek. ;)

Thanks for that^ . ;)

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> Captain Janeway Wrote:

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> Should probably get one since I have the leaky float from hell (I

> haven't been able to fix it no matter what I do). Had one bike manage to

> leak an entire tank of gas into the parking garage one night to where

> people smelled fumes on the third floor. Man I got lucky. Fire

> department suggested keeping kitty litter down there so that if it leaks

> the spill can be soaked up fast before cleaning out.

Maybe install a float that doesn't allow leakage or even replace the complete carb .

A tank of gas isn't a high enough price to pay ?

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Saying your bike will never catch fire is like saying your boat is unsinkable.

"The titanic"

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Thomas TPRF /

> Captain Janeway Wrote:

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> Should probably get one since I have the leaky float from hell (I

> haven't been able to fix it no matter what I do). Had one bike manage to

> leak an entire tank of gas into the parking garage one night to where

> people smelled fumes on the third floor. Man I got lucky. Fire

> department suggested keeping kitty litter down there so that if it leaks

> the spill can be soaked up fast before cleaning out.

Wouldn’t help much for your situation but for folks who have to park where oil dribbles and such can cause complaints.... I’ve seen pans with a big magnet designed to stick to the bottom of a bike engine when parked. Should be easy enough to cobble up such a thing.

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> Thomas TPRF Wrote:

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> I'm thinking about picking up a few of these and strapping them in via a

> bicycle type bottle cage on my bikes.

>

> I set my Puch on fire, there’s that video going around of dude’s Harley

> going up, I’ve witnessed a few close calls along the way.

Thomas,I want to thank you for this reminder. I'm gonna order a few of those soon.

I'm always getting after people to install smoke detectors, but I forget about the extinguishers. THANKS!

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> Rocco Taco Wrote:

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> Saying your bike will never catch fire is like saying your boat is

> unsinkable.

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> "The titanic"

Obviously , incompetence or indolence , maybe both , has something to do with it . ;)

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