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pfb 02-03-2009 10:02 AM

Rotopax Fuel Pack. AdvRider discount...
 
Update 9/1/11:

Jason from Rotopax wanted me to let everyone know that he is bumping the discount back up to 20%, at least through the end of the year!
Coupon is still "ADVRIDER"



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Update 7/9/09:
ADVrider discount is now 10%. Coupon is still "ADVRIDER"
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Quote:

Originally Posted by RotoPax
BTW, We have new costs with the new EPA/CARB government requirements coming soon so the 20% discounts must be reduced to 10%. This way we hopefully will not have to increase the regular (website) price of the products. Coupon is: ADVRIDER

I just had a conversation with Jason at RotoPAX to ask some questions about the rotopax products and order some fuel containers.

He's a super nice guy, and I told him that lots of us are likely interested in buying some of these fuel packs. He offered to set up a <strike>20%</strike> 10% discount to ADVriders. Order from the web site and use the coupon code "advrider". He also said he would stop by the site and register, so he will be available to answer any questions. (note: I just tested the code on jasons site, www.rotopax.com. You have to not only put the items in your cart, but register as a new customer before the discount code will be accepted. But it does work properly once you register... Just saying cause I'm sure somebody will try it and wonder why the code didn't seem to work)

These guys where the manufacturer for the original Kolpin fuel packs that did not leak. Kolpin then switched manufacturers and went to a blow-molded design (these are roto-molded) and from what I've read people where very unhappy with the newer Kolpins. Jason says there will not be any leakage problems with these!
Jason is planning on a 1-gallon container with the same mount, which might be a nice option.

http://www.rotopax.com/ebay/images/pic.jpg

I'm planning on setting them up on my 950 Super Enduro, and will post some pictures once I get it all set up.

I ordered two 2-gallon gasoline containers in green (they also come in red. Dark red is premix, yellow is diesel, dark blue is kerosene) and a water container (light blue) as well as two mounting brackets.

http://www.rotopax.com/images/T/PM100T.jpg
http://www.rotopax.com/images/P/WRX50M.jpghttp://www.rotopax.com/images/D/GRX100.jpg

UPDATE: New 1 Gallon Container and New Aluminum Mounts!

Jason has now released the 1 gallon fuel container, as well as a new aluminum mount for the Rotopax 1 and 2 gallon containers. He asked me to post up some pictures here as the pic's are not on the website. The new mount looks great!

Single container mount...
http://paulor.smugmug.com/photos/505057478_mYy9c-M.jpg

Mount with extension, holds two containers...
http://paulor.smugmug.com/photos/505057553_S8vuR-M.jpg

One container mounted, double mount extension ready for another...
http://paulor.smugmug.com/photos/505057482_TVfSp-M.jpg

Again, you can mount a single container on these or use the extension and convert it to a double mount...

Back of mount bracket...
http://paulor.smugmug.com/photos/505057413_hL3Ho-M.jpg

These look great!

Looks like the mount is $22.95 and the extension is $16.95, less the ADVrider 10% discount code "advrider"

GB 02-03-2009 12:15 PM

There flat fuel containers are great on those long trips.. thanks for the 10% discount, that's a great service to the ADV community :thumb

Snuffy 02-03-2009 01:26 PM

Any idea when the one gallon will be available? And that 10% is great news.

MonsterJ 02-03-2009 04:24 PM

Just placed my order.... Thanks, Jason! :thumb

pfb 02-03-2009 04:26 PM

Jason sent me pictures of the prototype 1-gallon... Hopefully available within 30-60 days at a target list price of under $40. (nice kitchen, Jason!)

http://paulor.smugmug.com/photos/467247337_Sczpr-M.jpg
http://paulor.smugmug.com/photos/467247412_RHvcL-M.jpg

And a shot of the two-gallon...
http://paulor.smugmug.com/photos/467247267_9Fjhj-M.jpg

Comparison shot, 2 gal vs 1 gallon prototype...
http://paulor.smugmug.com/photos/467428857_zdUP7-M.jpg

His contact phone is 801-433-3334. He tried to register and post some contact info but evidently new registrations are down??

TomN 02-03-2009 04:53 PM

They look nice, as long as they don't leal when flat.

pfb 02-03-2009 05:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TomN
They look nice, as long as they don't leal when flat.

Jason claims completely leak-proof, even flat. And from what I've read about the original Kolpin cans, it seems to be good info.

Quote:

Originally Posted by rotopax web site
• Leak-Proof: extra threads, thicker walls, and a sure-seal gasket guarantee your spout wont leak or vibrate loose

He just sent me this info as well...

Quote:

..the guys can watch the video under multi-media on our site we run the fuel pack over while full of fuel with a 3/4 ton truck while laying flat and have not one drop of fuel leak out. I will replace any pack that ever has an issue with leaking. It has only a couple times due to the molding process but never the spout or vent cap.

MonsterJ 02-14-2009 07:49 AM

Bump for an awesome product....

Got mine in the other day. These are really nice... very robust construction compared to the crap can you buy at Walmart and the likes. Thanks again!

GB 02-14-2009 02:39 PM

Ask Jason if he'd like me to add this thread to the ADV discount thread here:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=431761

and please let me know. 10% is mighty nice to have.

Northstar Beemer 02-17-2009 07:03 PM

Does anyone have pictures of these mounted?
 
Considering where I'd mount a pair to a 1150GS...

MTDewX8 02-17-2009 07:07 PM

I am thinking of getting one fabricated to fit behind a set of Dirt bagz bars like a slide in from the back maybe. obvioulys clearing the rear wheel, but secure enough to stay put on a ride. Just thoughts.

Pax 02-18-2009 01:13 PM

Quick Update
 
Fellas,

I just spoke with Jason at RotoPax and learned the following:
  1. The 1 Gal option is rolling out in about 3 weeks. I'll call him mid-March.
  2. The 1 Gal option will first come in red. Jason indicated he would consider doing a limited run of 10 units in a different color if we got an order together. Would be nice to not advertise the extra fuel just hanging around the bike.
  3. List price ~ $39.95
  4. He mentioned that eventually we might see a locking handle on the 1/4 turn mount. That's a great idea.
So, any interest in a limited run to do something in a non-red color? :D

-Pax

Snuffy 02-18-2009 01:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pax
Fellas,

I just spoke with Jason at RotoPax and learned the following:
  1. The 1 Gal option is rolling out in about 3 weeks. I'll call him mid-March.
  2. The 1 Gal option will first come in red. Jason indicated he would consider doing a limited run of 10 units in a different color if we got an order together. Would be nice to not advertise the extra fuel just hanging around the bike.
  3. List price ~ $39.95
  4. He mentioned that eventually we might see a locking handle on the 1/4 turn mount. That's a great idea.
So, any interest in a limited run to do something in a non-red color? :D

-Pax

Don't care what color it is. I. want. one. now!!:lol3 Like the idea of the locking handle too.

Snuffy 02-18-2009 01:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MTDewX8
I am thinking of getting one fabricated to fit behind a set of Dirt bagz bars like a slide in from the back maybe. obvioulys clearing the rear wheel, but secure enough to stay put on a ride. Just thoughts.

Hmmm.... good idea. I'm kinda hoping it will fit in the right side bag.

YamWOW! 02-18-2009 02:09 PM

Did anybody happen to get the dimensions of the new 1 gallon tank? Looks like it might be a good idea.


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