This may be a ridiculous question, but maybe someone else might find an answer to it useful.
For the first time I stopped by the gas station yesterday. I pulled really close to the pump because I didn't want the bike on the side stand while pumping gas so it wouldn't spill, or stop way before being full. So I am on the bike, keeping it straight the whole time.
First, I had to struggle a little to have the vapor recovery cap over the tank's opening, and once I thought it was properly sealed, I started pumping and it immediately stopped. I fiddled around with it a few times and I was finally able to put 2 gallons worth of gas in the tank. I took the nozzle out and it looked close to full, but since the tank was almost empty when I got there (at least according to the gauge), I decided to try and put a little more but it just kept stopping without pumping much. So I returned the nozzle and finished the transaction.
Turned the bike on and I see it's only a tad above the half-tank mark.
Am I doing this the wrong way? Should it be on the side stand? Do you guys keep fueling until reaching about 4 gallons (considering the tank is almost empty)? Or do you usually fill just a couple of gallons per visit? Is there a way to adjust the vapor recovery cover so it would stop at the right time? Am I even asking reasonable questions?