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Old 11.08.2011, 23:57
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Re: Motorbike helmet off when filling up?

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You obviously don't ride a bike
Been riding for a few years now. Even ride in the winter when all the wimps put away their bikes and hide. Any other incorrect assumptions you want to make? Do you understand *why* they make you remove your helmet? Perhaps you aren't looking at it from the proper perspective. They're not doing it to inconvenience *you*, unless you happen to be bent on robbing the place.
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Old 12.08.2011, 04:28
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Old 12.08.2011, 09:32
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you've done the best thing - take your business elsewhere.

imagine how many people have fuelled up on camera and then walked into the paying area and robbed it......
You need a full tank for the getaway

I've also seen this in the UK. Some fuel stations and every bank....like potential robbers are going to actually obey the sign....
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Old 12.08.2011, 10:21
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Re: Motorbike helmet off when filling up?

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You need a full tank for the getaway

I've also seen this in the UK. Some fuel stations and every bank....like potential robbers are going to actually obey the sign....
Petrol stations are robbed often enough, even in Switzerland. Met a slightly nervous lady behind the counter in Sihltal recently who got robbed twice within a month or so.
Can understand she doesn't want people to walk around with a helmet or like this:
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Old 12.08.2011, 10:23
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Hi everyone...

Wanted to fill up my bike last week (at an Agip near Adliswil) and was refused entry to the shop because of me keeping my helmet on. They literally refused to open the doors until I took my helmet off. Now I do have a flip up helmet so they can see my whole face when I open the helmet but they made me take it off completely before allowing me into the shop for payment.

Found another petrol station on my commute now where I can pay at the pump with my card..so no one to tell me off... but just wondered is this the same behavior others have experienced here in CH?

In England I just kept my flip open helmet on all the time when paying in the shop...
Think of it as a "Motorcycle Burka".
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Re: Motorbike helmet off when filling up?

no i leave the helmet on, I was at an esso station, got about 15chf in the tank and the pump stopped. they said i had to take the helmet off, i refused, offered to pay for the amount of fuel, they refused to take the cash, so gave them a business card with my number plate number on and rode away. i wrote a scathing letter to esso after, I have never heard anymore about it. yes I am a grumpy old man and have lots of time on my hands
this has only happened at 1 station, every other station has not had any issues

Im not going to piss about taking gloves, ear monitors etc off because I am automatically assumed to be in the process of criminal activity just because I have a helmet on.

ill happily take my business elsewhere, piss on them.

My collegue in the UK is known to deliberatly go to stations where they ask to remove helmets or no fuel, he wears a burka or a balaclava underneath
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Re: Motorbike helmet off when filling up?

i'm happy that my local station has the possibility to pay by card so i dont have to remove my helmet.
it's not confortable to put it back on when you have your earphone for the bluetooth in one ear. they tend to not fit well after putting the helmet on.... so i have to take off my right glove and adjust the earphone and pu the glove back on

just find a station with a card machine. it's not like you don't have 50km left after the fuel gauge starts blinking
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i'm happy that my local station has the possibility to pay by card so i dont have to remove my helmet.
it's not confortable to put it back on when you have your earphone for the bluetooth in one ear. they tend to not fit well after putting the helmet on.... so i have to take off my right glove and adjust the earphone and pu the glove back on

just find a station with a card machine. it's not like you don't have 50km left after the fuel gauge starts blinking

The next time someone asks you to remove your helmet, unzip your flies, and pull out the old fella and shrug your shoulders.

Then threaten to sue them if you get petrol burns on your dick while re-fuelling.
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My collegue in the UK is known to deliberatly go to stations where they ask to remove helmets or no fuel, he wears a burka or a balaclava underneath
Doesn't he find that a bit um.. sweaty when riding around on his bike?

I find people who put more effort into actually flouting a rule rather than just following it a bit tragic, to be honest. Life is too short and you still end up looking like a tit rather than a rebel.
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They wouldn't let me in either, no farking idea why.

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ill happily take my business elsewhere, piss on them.
I'm guessing that Esso were happy too.

Sounds like a win-win.
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Re: Motorbike helmet off when filling up?

Personally, I really cannot imagine taking your helmet off would be a problem. It takes some extra time, so what? You are riding instead of driving. It's worth it, seriously!

*Four wheels move the body, two wheels move the soul.*
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Re: Motorbike helmet off when filling up?

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Doesn't he find that a bit um.. sweaty when riding around on his bike?

I find people who put more effort into actually flouting a rule rather than just following it a bit tragic, to be honest. Life is too short and you still end up looking like a tit rather than a rebel.
not sweaty at all - but of course i assume you mean the ski mask type and not a motorbike type http://www.louis.de/index.php?topic=...011010&lang=en

and not everyone is a sheep, just because someone puts a sign up saying do this, doesnt mean you have to.
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I'm guessing that Esso were happy too.

Sounds like a win-win.

yep i guess they were and it gave me 300kms for free.
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Old 14.08.2011, 10:28
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and not everyone is a sheep, just because someone puts a sign up saying do this, doesnt mean you have to.
yeah, sure. That sign saying 'No knives on the airplane' is only for wimps who follow the rules. Yeah, you can choose not to follow it. I hope I'm around when you choose not to be a 'sheep'.
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1 is a sign put up due to a wish, the other is a sign based on law, dont confuse them.
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1 is a sign put up due to a wish, the other is a sign based on law, dont confuse them.
I didn't say anything about it being a law, but if you (or your, ahem, mate) want petrol from that particular station or money from that particular bank, you have to either comply with it or find somewhere that doesn't have that rule.

Like I said - life is too short to get your knickers in a twist about the small stuff...
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yep very true life is short, but i like a good wind up
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