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Steve Farrell  says:

Morrisons: 'Helmets trap petrol fumes'

Filling up with fuel with your helmet on can cause you to pass out, the supermarket Morrisons told a biker. Petrol fumes collect inside the helmet and become trapped, causing sickness and eventual loss of consciousness, the retailer said. The bizarre claims were made to a motorcyclist who tried to refuel his Harley-Davidson FXR at a Morrisons petrol station in an...

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Apr 04

Posts: 154

crustybiker says:


so you take your helmet off as requested and some morron bumps into you helmet hits the floor  are the garage liable to replace helmet or what is the law  as you have done as requested

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Sep 11

Posts: 3

reabo says:


this is one subject that really winds me up, and i have argued the point before on other forums and in supermarkets. how come i am required to remove my helmet for the security cameras when if i choose to wear a veil i don't have to? are we to accept being treated as a potential criminal whilst other members of society are presumed innocent? i regularly shop in tesco at bromley by bow, london, where a large part of their customer base choose to wear a veil, and was asked to remove my helmet a number of times. i would refuse and make my point to the manager. now i am not challenged and frequently pop in on my way to work. i am not racist and firmly belive in equal rights and fair treatment for everybody.

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Sep 10

Posts: 1323

SatNavSteve says:

Easy way out!

Why don't all petrol stations have debit/credit card operated pumps like at my local Asda. No-one can drive off then without paying and you don't need someone to operate them, just an emergency button to press if there is a problem. Simples!!!

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Mar 10

Posts: 653

bazablue says:

kilharat burkha

thats funny a burkha wearer tried her best to have me off last week! Hundreds of em round brum drive with them on!

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Nov 10

Posts: 13

pippawilky says:

ok then helmet off burkha on then it is

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Sep 11

Posts: 1

deb3km says:


Their argument for us to remove our helmet dont hold up. Most if not all supermarket operate a Pay at Pump option after hours when the kiosk is closed. How do they then intend for enforce this stupid policy? If they ask me I will just say "its against my religion" hahaha

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Aug 02

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Hedgehog5 says:


... enforce this for all petrol customers including pay-at-pump.

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Feb 11

Posts: 14

exportmanuk says:

?????? What?????

If you are old enough to ride a motorcycle you are old enough to buy petrol. What a load of ***** Was the spokesman just out of kinder-garden?

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Sep 11

Posts: 24

lgoldup says:


Wait..."Petrol fumes collect inside the helmet and become trapped", okay but how do they collect in an 'OPEN' face helmet! ;) Some people hey...Still it wouldn't be a bad smell to pass out to!

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Jul 08

Posts: 190

zephyrdave says:


If they ask you to take your lid off ask them where you're supposed to put it - not on the bike it might fall off and be damaged. There's not usually room on top of the pump so they may well tell you to put it on the floor. Once you put your lid on the floor where they have told you to put it ask them to supply you with a new lid as the petrol and diesel on the forecourt floot, where they told you to put it, will have compromised the shell and lining of the lid making it unsafe to wear. Once they've coughed up for a few new lids perhaps they'll get the message that the people doing the majority of robbing in the petrol stations are the govt not bikers.

I was paying at the pump once in Morrisions, when I questioned why I was being asked to remove my open face helmet despite having already entered my PIN they said that PIN wasn't secure and I could have a cloned card... FFS...

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