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Bellowz Buddy - a RicZ innovation

Here's a handy dandy way to hold back those frustrating bellows on fuel pumps so you can see what you're doing when filling the tank. Made of tough polyethylene plastic that will not scratch. Useful when filling containers too.
Simply clamp the nozzle between your knees, pull the bellows back and slip your Bellowz Buddy between the bellows and the stop ring on the tube and begin filling. To remove, place your index and middle fingers in the notches and pull firmly.
To order your Bellowz Buddy, email me at [email protected] (dot) com and I'll give you the PayPal address. Cost is a measly $10 and that includes shipping.
 

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(fuel and fuel pump not included)
 

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I talked myself into making them after many kept asking me "where'd you get that, I want one" as I was filling my bike with one I had for many years. Believe it or not, those things are very labor intensive, but that's due to my OCD. I round off every edge and corner so it feels good to the hand. Keeps me out of the pool hall and out of Pretty Wife's hair.
 

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That is a serious fuel pump hose... That Gaget works perfectly ...

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Another great Ricz gadget!
We don't have the bellows in Oz yet..
 

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I realize that not all areas have those damn bellows fellows, but the left coast is plagued with 'em, especially in the cities. I have a feeling these bellows are seen where ever there are over populations of libs.
No, not a new idea - mine is decades old - but they can not be had anywhere that I and many others are aware of. That's why I started making them. Besides, what else is a biker retiree to do during the NW Rain Festival?
 

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I realize that not all areas have those damn bellows fellows, but the left coast is plagued with 'em, especially in the cities. I have a feeling these bellows are seen where ever there are over populations of libs.
No, not a new idea - mine is decades old - but they can not be had anywhere that I and many others are aware of. That's why I started making them. Besides, what else is a biker retiree to do during the NW Rain Festival?
Indeed...and what happens there invariably makes its way here, eventually.
 

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I manage to forget those PITAs even exist until I'm traveling out of state. I'll have to get one from ya before we head back out that way next year.
 

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I'm aware of the McCuff device and I personally do not like it because I can not see where the fuel level is in the tank. I like to be able to see that, especially when on long hauls and want to get a good fill to the max.
Re the patent; it appears to have expired long ago and mine operates differently than the "patented" designs.
 

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Oh and when you are in the R&D mood how about design something that is see through and stops the splash all over my tank from the pumps with really high pressure, while holding the boot back
 

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I'm not aware if your tank varies from that of the Cross bikes, but the beauty of my Bellowz Buddy is it allows you one hand operation and to see where the end of the nozzle is and the level of the gas. Thus giving you more control, even with a too fast nozzle. I never leave home without it. In fact, I keep it in my side case, along with some new ones to sell to envious riders.
 

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I guess I haven't ventured far enough into the city in Oregon. I've not seen the bellows type of nozzel in Oregon. I made a similar device several years ago; oblong in shape with a oblong hole in the center, large enough to pass over the band on the tube, then slide over to the narrow end of the slot to hold the chingus in place behind the band. Laboriously cut mine with a jig saw. I have a template measured out to cut about six more, but don't have a scroll saw to simplify the job.
 
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