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Old 03-30-2013, 06:25 PM   #31
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Do you have the smitty mount? If so, does it keep the jerry can from rattling around? Also, what are the dimensions of the 10L can?
Hey Jason,
I just bought a pair of the Smittybilt racks but I have not put the new tub together yet so I do not know exactly how they will work. I put one of the cans in one just to see and I will throw a couple of pictures up tomorrow when I get to the office. There is a larger gap between the rack and the can than I like but the way the handle of the rack fits the handle of the can it really does not move around like I would have thought. I think a strip of self adhesive weather stripping around the inside of the rack and it would be perfect for me.

The can measures about 13 1/2" by 6 1/2" by 11" tall. All of the cans I have are Wedco 10 litre cans.
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Old 03-30-2013, 07:41 PM   #32
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Old 03-31-2013, 06:52 AM   #33
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Here are a few pictures of the Wedco 10 litre can in a smittybilt rack.





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Old 03-31-2013, 11:14 AM   #34
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Looks good! So, the top strap on the rack clamps it down tight enough that the size difference is a non-issue?
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Old 03-31-2013, 11:32 AM   #35
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So, the top strap on the rack clamps it down tight enough that the size difference is a non-issue?
Correct, the curved strap on the rack clamps down pretty tight on the handle of the can. If you put a cable tie or even a velcro strap around the strap and the handle the can would never touch the sides of the rack.

The rack comes with these little rubber things that go inside the rack but the way they clip on they would fall off the first bump you hit so I will just go with the self adhesive weather stripping on the inside of the rack and it should be nice and tight. I have a nice set of brass locks that I used on my old cans and I will use them on these new racks and since they have two lock holes I will probably just put a carabiner in the other hole for backup.
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Old 04-05-2013, 03:43 PM   #37
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I just got my smittybilt holder, looks good and sturdy. I just put some rubber foam weatherseal self stick tape 1 1/4" wide by 7/16" thick, on the side, botton and handle cause the can was a bit loose in the holder. Took a couple pictures, but no yet on the chair cause the rig is still in Claude's shop.

I took off all the small rubber clamps that are loose and useless.


Rubber foam in place secured with zip ties


Nato can and rubber foam tape


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Old 04-05-2013, 05:37 PM   #38
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Looks good Didier, that is just about what I was thinking of.
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Old 04-05-2013, 07:07 PM   #39
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With these Jerry can type cans, how do you pour the fuel from the can into the bike without spilling? Is there a hidden spout or something?
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With these Jerry can type cans, how do you pour the fuel from the can into the bike without spilling? Is there a hidden spout or something?
There are several different Nato can specific spouts available. The Surplus Swiss Army type is my favorite.

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Old 04-06-2013, 08:18 AM   #41
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The all metal one is my favorite since it is the most flexible but the one I had broke so I have 2 of the ones with just the flexible black plastic ends that came with 2 of the cans I bought as a package deal. They work well enough but you have to make sure and bend them into the filler hole before you tip the can or they will get gas on the tank. They do not leak at the can end as long as you clamp them down tight.
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Old 04-13-2013, 04:29 PM   #42
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Where are the on-sale Jerry cans made? Are they decent quality? I've seen some Chinese-made ones that didn't look like they'd stay sealed.
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