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Old 02-16-2009, 08:17 AM   #31
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Well we're off to Morocco by plane tonight, start riding on Tuesday. Our setup will surely be like Klevin's, I'll post when I get back about how it worked. I'll also make a full ride report.

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Oh Man, if this report is only half as good as the last one..........Looking forward to it DD.
Did yer man with the camera also go on this trip?
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Old 02-28-2009, 06:33 PM   #32
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you've seen the good/proper/sensible way to transport extra fuel; allow me to show the not so smart way


This was on a trip to Inuvik, my buddy was a bit rushed before we left and grabbed his only gas tank instead of doing a bit of extra research or investing in a smaller tank. The second mistake was bungy-cording it to a soft seat, and the third was to fill it up. Five gallons of gas is about 50 pounds or so, loosly attached to an under-sprung cruiser.
After a few whoops on the Cassiar highway, the bungys went one way, the bike went one way, and the 5 gallons of gas went an entirely different way, all at 50 mph. 5 gallons spreads a lot of highway.
No bother though, we found another tank just up the road.
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Old 03-01-2009, 01:02 PM   #33
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This was on a trip to Inuvik, my buddy was a bit rushed before we left and grabbed his only gas tank instead of doing a bit of extra research or investing in a smaller tank. The second mistake was bungy-cording it to a soft seat, and the third was to fill it up. Five gallons of gas is about 50 pounds or so, loosly attached to an under-sprung cruiser.
After a few whoops on the Cassiar highway, the bungys went one way, the bike went one way, and the 5 gallons of gas went an entirely different way, all at 50 mph. 5 gallons spreads a lot of highway. No bother though, we found another tank just up the road.
That's just fucking stupid.
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Old 03-01-2009, 01:25 PM   #34
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two big MSR fuel bottles wherever is convienent. The nice thing is that my camp stove can run on straight gas, so the one fuel is good for the bike and dinner
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Old 03-02-2009, 08:05 AM   #35
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Originally Posted by Owlseye
This was on a trip to Inuvik, my buddy was a bit rushed before we left and grabbed his only gas tank instead of doing a bit of extra research or investing in a smaller tank. The second mistake was bungy-cording it to a soft seat, and the third was to fill it up. Five gallons of gas is about 50 pounds or so, loosly attached to an under-sprung cruiser.
After a few whoops on the Cassiar highway, the bungys went one way, the bike went one way, and the 5 gallons of gas went an entirely different way, all at 50 mph. 5 gallons spreads a lot of highway. No bother though, we found another tank just up the road.


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Old 01-02-2013, 04:30 PM   #36
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I'm looking for alternative ways to carry more fuel... I like the idea of small plastic bottles. It appears others have had good luck with this, but I prefer to test this before heading out for extended periods. I plan to experiment with a Gatorade and a small Laundry detergent bottle. Filling both full gas and set in a safe area for a day or two and check for breakdown. If all is well after a couple days, then Ill feel safe enough to go this route.
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Old 01-02-2013, 10:52 PM   #37
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2L Water/Coke bottles worked well for me in Bolivia...



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Old 01-04-2013, 12:24 PM   #38
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In Africa i've used the water bottle with black plastic bag screwed on under cap as gasket trip many a time. In fact, it's what everybody else does too. The bottles are everywhere and people are happy to have them when you're done. They're soft enough to bungee well and tend to find a place among my bags, cap pointing up, well enough too. I know it doesn't look cool or hard core when you've done so much work in outfitting your bike with good looking gear, but the best gear is the gear you have at the end of the journey. Hope things are going well and good luck!
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Old 01-04-2013, 12:55 PM   #39
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In Africa i've used the water bottle with black plastic bag screwed on under cap as gasket trip many a time. I know it doesn't look cool or hard core when you've done so much work in outfitting your bike with good looking gear, but the best gear is the gear you have at the end of the journey!
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Old 01-05-2013, 03:26 PM   #40
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I'm looking for alternative ways to carry more fuel... I like the idea of small plastic bottles. It appears others have had good luck with this, but I prefer to test this before heading out for extended periods. I plan to experiment with a Gatorade and a small Laundry detergent bottle. Filling both full gas and set in a safe area for a day or two and check for breakdown. If all is well after a couple days, then Ill feel safe enough to go this route.
Let us know how it works out. I need some extended range this summer.
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Old 01-05-2013, 06:53 PM   #41
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Everyone should spend money to buy some of the needless aftermarket bike accessories available meant for carrying extra fuel.
Spend yours and it gets passed around rightly.

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Old 01-28-2013, 08:10 AM   #42
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I use ther 4gal flat tank and strapped it across the seat flat it layed on top of both panniers and was low. Worked great had to use it twice on my trip to Alaska riding the back roads. Sure made it nice to know I had more then a gallon of extra fuel. Did not even notice the extra weight...
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:34 AM   #43
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Some of you guys are just dumb. Gas is flamable, don't carry it wih bunge cords and shit hanging everywhere, you know that stuff explodes! Geez, use some common sense.

The guy on the Suzuki with teh gas can strapped to the side of his bike. I bet that makes the bike handle real well, and it never leaks.

I for one love the MSR bottles. Bullet proof, small amount of fuel, but will get you there.

Geez use common sense.
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Old 02-03-2013, 02:30 PM   #44
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Some farkles are unnecessary, overpriced, or excessive, but paying a bit of money for a safe way to carry something highly flammable like gas is worth it to me.

Here's an extra 11.4l (3 gallons) Doesn't really affect handling. These are $50 each with mounts. They're completely out of the way.

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Old 02-03-2013, 08:04 PM   #45
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Some farkles are unnecessary, overpriced, or excessive, but paying a bit of money for a safe way to carry something highly flammable like gas is worth it to me.

Here's an extra 11.4l (3 gallons) Doesn't really affect handling. These are $50 each with mounts. They're completely out of the way.

That's great but where do you put your license plate?
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