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Ground strap for endurance racing fuel stops

YellowDuck

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SOAR Endurance rules say:

(21)Any team not using a metal dry break system for refueling MUST use a ground strap to ground the motorcycle to earth while refueling. This can be any form of conductor to allow the bleeding off of any static charge to avoid a static buildup and potential ignition source.

So, say, as we get ready to fuel we hang a piece of bare copper electrical wire to the frame and let it dangle onto the ground?
 

bakaboy

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Use your bike stand. Just remove rubber from the stand

SOAR Endurance rules say:

(21)Any team not using a metal dry break system for refueling MUST use a ground strap to ground the motorcycle to earth while refueling. This can be any form of conductor to allow the bleeding off of any static charge to avoid a static buildup and potential ignition source.

So, say, as we get ready to fuel we hang a piece of bare copper electrical wire to the frame and let it dangle onto the ground?
 

bakaboy

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You won't need to ground the stand if the stand contacts the ground with metal when you raise the bike

See, now that's why I come here....

Thanks. Wheels are plastic but it is still easier to ground the stand than the bike.
 

doozerdave

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As long as your stand spools on your bike aren't plastic.
 

atss2006

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Just in case anyone else ever has this question. We found out that if you're fueling jug has metal connector (we have the quick fuel jug and it has metal at the valve) you don't need to ground. Before we found that out we just used a jumper cable on the frame to make sure all is well.
As an FYI, if you take the top cap off to speed things up, don't turn the jug upside down. Seems lots of fuel will spill out onto your bike quickly, making a huge fire hazard, and making everyone freak out. Thank to Ken for preventing us from loosing our heads and torching out bike.
 

ATTS

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I came over to watch a few minutes of pit stops and your bike was the only one that I saw come in and proceeded to try and wash the bike in gas. Glad nothing bad happened other than wasting the all the fuel.
 

atss2006

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Sadly we weren't the only environmental terrorists that day. The crew beside us gave their bike a wash a little later. Live and learn!
 

kneedragger88

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Good advice here. Yes ANY metal conductor is fine does not have to be big just something to bleed off static charge that may occur before something bad happens.
 

omnivore

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Just in case anyone else ever has this question. We found out that if you're fueling jug has metal connector (we have the quick fuel jug and it has metal at the valve) you don't need to ground. Before we found that out we just used a jumper cable on the frame to make sure all is well.
As an FYI, if you take the top cap off to speed things up, don't turn the jug upside down. Seems lots of fuel will spill out onto your bike quickly, making a huge fire hazard, and making everyone freak out. Thank to Ken for preventing us from loosing our heads and torching out bike.
What are ya, new?

Just kidding.....we have the same jug as you, and the spring jammed last Sept and spilled a little fuel at the end of our fuel stop- we lost about a minute to clean up and yelling.
Nice to have more teams out there- welcome aboard.
 

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