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  • Premier Icon Rusty Spanner
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    Ask them if they have the same policy for ladies wearing hijab or burqa.
    If you don’t get a reasonable response, write to the head office of the company concerned.

    Today the cashier even told me it was illegal to dispense petrol if I didn’t remove my helmet FFS

    That’s rubbish. Certain companies have a policy of requesting removal of helmets, but it has no basis in law.

    don simon
    Member

    Take the helmet off leaving the balaclava in place and get on with the job in hand. πŸ˜€

    Dickyboy
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    Only happened to me twice so far & both times managed to trundle down the the next garage 1/2 mile down the road, just hope that one day it’ll happen when I have my thermal balaclava on under the helmet to see what happens πŸ™‚

    Edit Don Simon – great minds think alike

    ernie_lynch
    Member

    ….it has no basis in law.

    Well I know it’s stretching it a bit, but they can probably argue that they have a legal requirement to be sufficiently satisfied that you are of a legal age to purchase petrol, and therefore need your see your face or ID.

    Premier Icon Rusty Spanner
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    That is the argument used Ernie, although Morrisons have argued that petrol fumes pose a health risk to helmet wearers.

    They seem to go a bit quiet when asked why the same rules are not applied to the burqa.

    ernie_lynch
    Member

    Are you sure the same rule doesn’t apply to the burqa ? I’ve never seen anyone filling up with petrol wearing a burqa.

    don simon
    Member

    Are you sure the same rule doesn’t apply to the burqa ? I’ve never seen anyone filling up with petrol wearing a burqa.

    Are the two things connected?

    poly
    Member

    I doubt they’d serve a car driver with no front number plate showing who didn’t show his face to the camera either. Given that every robbable place (banks, post offices, off licenses, petrol stations…) expect you to remove helmets before entering the “shop” I don’t really see why you are having a problem with taking it off to fill up.

    od help any non english speakers who don’t understand the muffled tanoy announcement

    they aren;t great – but they are easier to understand without a helmet on…

    Premier Icon Rusty Spanner
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    I think we might have heard about it if nuns, burqa wearers and weekend IRA/UDA/SAS hobbyists were refused petrol.

    Are the two things connected?

    Yes. If you have to show your face before you can buy fuel, then this should apply to everyone, not just motorcyclists.

    project
    Member

    How do the drivers of cash in transit vans get fuel, they have helmets visors and stab vests.

    project
    Member

    Oh ansd whats this stupid idea power rangers have of not getting off the bike to fill the tank, dribling petrol which is inflamable over a hot engine while sitting on it, .

    They have to get off to pay though.Unless its asda.

    don simon
    Member

    Oh ansd whats this stupid idea power rangers have of not getting off the bike to fill the tank, dribling petrol which is inflamable over a hot engine while sitting on it,

    I imagine there’s not a huge amount of difference in being consumed in a huge ball of fire when your sitting on the bike over being stood next to it.
    Rusty, there are lots of things I haven’t seen that could be considered either legal or illegal. πŸ˜•

    ernie_lynch
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    I think we might have heard about it …….

    And we haven’t because they are never refused petrol ?

    BTW nuns don’t cover their faces. I don’t know about IRA/UDA/SAS hobbyists, but if they do cover their faces, then I would be surprised if they were served petrol – it certainly wouldn’t be right.

    Dickyboy
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    I doubt they’d serve a car driver with no front number plate showing who didn’t show his face to the camera either. Given that every robbable place (banks, post offices, off licenses, petrol stations…) expect you to remove helmets before entering the “shop” I don’t really see why you are having a problem with taking it off to fill up

    I can see that it may be considered a security issue but when I’m cold & wet & just want to fill up with petrol & go it doesn’t half grind my gears, especially when stations just up the road have no issue with it, where am I supposed to put my helmet whilst I fill up then?

    Premier Icon Rusty Spanner
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    I can’t find any evidence of anyone, apart from a motorcyclist, being refused fuel because of identification issues.

    If the Bobba Fett appreciation society are suffering massive oppression, they’ve certainly kept quiet about it so far.

    ernie_lynch
    Member

    I can see that it may be considered a security issue but when I’m cold & wet…….

    Did you point that out to them ?

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    If I’m paying in the station I always take it off anyway, because I’m not a ****. But when paying at pump it’s annoying.

    Dickyboy
    Member

    put an obvious sign up if they refuse to dispense petrol to helmeted motorcyclists πŸ‘Ώ god help any non english speakers who don’t understand the muffled tanoy announcement as it slowly dawns you just why the pump you are trying to use refuses to produces any more than a dribble

    Today the cashier even told me it was illegal to dispense petrol if I didn’t remove my helmet FFS

    Dickyboy
    Member

    Did you point that out to them ?

    I lost the will to discuss the matter with the cashier who told me it was “against the law”

    clipper68
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    I used to commute 80 mile a day on my Fazer. I started using a flip front helmet to get round this. Before I did, I used to argue the toss asking them for somewhere safe to put the helmet when its not on my head. On the bike seat is a nono as it could fall off, wedging it on a mirror damages the inside and deffo not on the floor with all the spilt fuel and sand.
    Most pumps dont have a space to put a helmet so all the above applies. Argued the toss with most people at the tills and went to a couple of supervisors and got my way 99% of the time.

    aka_Gilo
    Member

    project – Member
    Oh ansd whats this stupid idea power rangers have of not getting off the bike to fill the tank, dribling petrol which is inflamable over a hot engine while sitting on it,

    You don’t ride a motorbike I take it??

    Premier Icon v8ninety
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    Sitting on the bike whilst filling up FTW! Especially at a pay at the pump station. It’s almost like motogp pitstopping, and if you rock the bike back and forth, you can an extra litre or so in, too… 😈 (this is important when your bike has a sub 150 mile range)

    And the idea is to pour the petrol into the tank, not dribble it over the engine. Although even if you did, the engine would need to be seriously hot to cause a problem, petrol’s spontaneous ignition point is in the region of 250degrees C.

    aka_Gilo
    Member

    Quite.

    When you don’t have a centre stand (majority of bikes these days) you need to keep the bike upright when filling it, i.e. sit on it. My bike only does about 100 miles before the fuel light comes on, so I need to get every last litre in.

    poly
    Member

    I can see that it may be considered a security issue

    of course it is – it would be very easy to fill a bike and go without paying and be totally anonymous.

    but when I’m cold & wet & just want to fill up with petrol & go it doesn’t half grind my gears, especially when stations just up the road have no issue with it,

    well vote with your wallet then, no point moaning on the internet when you can hurt a retailer where it matters (the other place probably has the same policy but disinterested staff who can’t be bothered to enforce it)

    where am I supposed to put my helmet whilst I fill up then?

    Are you a one armed motorcyclist?

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    poly – Member

    of course it is – it would be very easy to fill a bike and go without paying and be totally anonymous.

    If only they had some sort of identifying number- perhaps fitted to the back, in big letters?

    shifter
    Member

    blah blah …power rangers… waffle waffle

    Hello Jeremy, love the show, when does the next series start?

    I reckon this is one of the things that marks me out as a not real biker. I dont see the problem with taking a helmet off.

    PeterPoddy
    Member

    Hmm. Just wondering how many experts on here have ever ridden a motorbike….and slightly nonplussed by the burka comments. Some people will do anything to steer a thread towards religion and politics it seems…… πŸ™‚

    I can’t remember the last time I had to remove my lid, maybe once years ago, and I’ve done more than the average miles on my bikes.

    We have, however, had some remarkably odd attitudes surface just because we arrive on motorbikes. It seems it’s still acceptable to use prejudice against bikers. I could tell a couple of stories along those lines. This is where the filling station thing comes from. Prejudice and misinformation from employees…..

    PP do you not findit hard to get your wallet in and out of your pocket with your helmet on? I dont always take it off to fill up but do to go and pay.

    Premier Icon maccruiskeen
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    They have to get off to pay though.Unless its asda.

    Theres your answer if you want to keep you helmet on – the Asda by me is completely unattended self service – no kiosk at all. I presumed they were under some sort of CCTV supervision – until one of the machines failed to give me a receipt for Β£120 of fuel. It took 45 minutes to find anyone inside the shop who could handle an enquiry.

    So you can keep your helmet on, shower your hot groin in fuel, never get off the bike, even to pay, smoke a cigar, juggle babies and chainsaws, anything you want. Its a libertarian paradise

    h4muf
    Member

    This is why i have a open faced lid.

    globalti
    Member

    Note for reference: I once over-filled my tank and poured petrol over a hot engine.

    It didn’t burst into flames but it boiled and evaporated into petrol STEAM while I stood with the nozzle in my hand and shat my pants.

    Premier Icon Rusty Spanner
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    PeterPoddy – Member

    Hmm. Just wondering how many experts on here have ever ridden a motorbike….and slightly nonplussed by the burka comments. Some people will do anything to steer a thread towards religion and politics it seems……

    Yes, I used to ride an awful lot. Not so much recently.

    And it’s got cock all to do with religion or politics!
    It’s about unecessary harrasment of motorcyclists.

    Surely if there are rules regarding identification, they should apply to everyone?

    Edit, don’t know where you live, but this is quite prevalent up North.
    Morrisons are a main offender, but sell the cheapest petrol!

    We have, however, had some remarkably odd attitudes surface just because we arrive on motorbikes. It seems it’s still acceptable to use prejudice against bikers. I could tell a couple of stories along those lines. This is where the filling station thing comes from. Prejudice and misinformation from employees…..

    Er yes, that’s sort of the point. πŸ˜€

    ernie_lynch
    Member

    It’s about unecessary harrasment of motorcyclists.

    But the very necessary reference to burqa-wearing drivers ?

    TBH I’m surprised no one has mentioned that Sikhs aren’t forced to remove their turbans………how did that one slip through ?

    Or burqa-wearing motorcyclists.

    Although on the plus side nuns did get mentioned.

    I blame religion for causing discord among road users.

    If you dont like the rules they put on paying for petrol go elsewhere. Its their petrol to sell how and to whom they like. Bit like forum mods, their forum, their rules.

    Premier Icon Rusty Spanner
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    But the very necessary reference to burqa-wearing drivers ?

    TBH I surprised no one has mentioned that Sikhs aren’t forced to remove their turbans………how did that slip one through ?

    Or burqa-wearing motorcyclists.

    Although on the plus side nuns did get mentioned.

    Well, can you think of another subset of road users who cover their faces?

    Oh, and a pathetic insinuation of racism, whilst avoiding the issue is EXACTLY what I’d expect from you. How sad and predictable.

    And if your turban obscures your face, you’re wearing it wrong.

    ernie_lynch
    Member

    if your turban obscures your face, you’re wearing it wrong

    A bit like your nun with the wrong habit then ?

    I still think some millage could have been made from the fact that Sikhs aren’t forced to wear helmets in the first place and therefore never have a problem when it comes to paying for petrol.

    Specially after the tenuous link between non-existent burqa-wearing drivers and helmet-wearing motorcyclists has been made.

    And nuns.

    I think religion got off a tad too lightly on this thread.

    sweepy
    Member

    anagallis_arvensis – Member
    I reckon this is one of the things that marks me out as a not real biker. I dont see the problem with taking a helmet off.

    First they complained that they were being forced to put helmets on, now they complain they’re forced to take ’em off πŸ™‚


    Sleep well, for tomorrow the petrol theft begins!

    loum
    Member

    put an obvious sign up

    For the OP:
    Why not have your own sticker made and attach it to the top of your fuel tank.
    “Remember to remove helmet to refuel”
    This should avoid any future complications no matter which petrol retailer you choose to use, and have the added bonus of still being useful if you decide to go motorcycle touring to other non-English speaking countries.
    Problem solved. πŸ™‚

    Premier Icon Rusty Spanner
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    I think religion got off a tad too lightly on this thread.

    Well, seing as you’re the one who brought religion into it…….

    Go on, surprise everyone, break the habit (sorry) of a lifetime and actually answer a question:
    Should the identification rule apply equally to all members of society?

    Specially after the tenuous link between non-existent burqa-wearing drivers and helmet-wearing motorcyclists has been made.

    No, sorry you’ll have to explain this one.
    Which is non existant? The burqa, the driver or both?
    Do burqa wearers not fill up with petrol?

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