Hey, everybody's got there own way to skin a cat, to each their own. But I just figured being new to everything, this is one less thing I have to worry about...
And that's all well and fine. Just know that the McCuff is in the bike world what the "pocket protector" is in the academic world.
You will be laughed at by real bikers and may even be called a nerd.
That said, I know that putting gas in your bike is a bit of a pain with those pump nozzles that have the stupid retracting "vapor hose"..which do nothing to make the chore easy.
But GOD has given us two hands and a brain.. which allow us to figure problems out like this without resorting to crutches. Hold the pump nozzle with your strong hand, and use your other hand to pull the vapor hose back. Insert the hose and fill , watching the inside of the tank to to avoid over filling.
Remember the harder you squeeze the handle the faster the gas comes out. Practice just letting it barely dribble out. Some pumps don't work well this way, so test your range with the nozzle in the tank.
When you stop pumping, tap the nozzle gently against the edge of the fill hole, and remove the hose slowly tipping it so it is pointing up. Guide the vapor hose towards the end of the nozzle and return the nozzle to its holder.
Keep in mind that the tank should not be harmed by a little bit of gas being spilled on it.
And personally, I'd rather drip a bit of gas on my tank than look like a bike nerd.