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Old 04-11-2011, 03:21 PM   #1786
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I would recommend riding w/them fuel of fuel on a road similar to what you will find in AK. I think the weight of the fuel on that small peg will not be good. Or maybe use water on the test ride, just in case.
I try the water test first and see what happens.

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Old 04-11-2011, 03:57 PM   #1787
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I would recommend riding w/them fuel of fuel on a road similar to what you will find in AK. I think the weight of the fuel on that small peg will not be good. Or maybe use water on the test ride, just in case.
Don't you think a passenger puts much more weight on the peg than a gallon or fuel? I definitely do ...
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Old 04-11-2011, 04:42 PM   #1788
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Don't you think a passenger puts much more weight on the peg than a gallon or fuel? I definitely do ...
How thick is the sole of a passenger's boot vs the plastic of a fuel can?

A person moves around, shifts weight and isn't going to respond to vibration like a strapped down item like a fuel can. I would compare it to a rider wearing a flip flop at best and that bends around a peg vs. being supported. If the fuel can bends or even conforms to the peg it will only last so long. Perhaps if something more solid was strapped to the bottom of the fuel can first it would seem better.

Tried this before and the can ruptured. Just trying to save USAir from some grief and trying to figure out a solution myself. There is a commercial solution out their called a pegpacker but they cost $100 and I am not ready to give in on another solution just yet so that was the reason for my question.
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Old 04-11-2011, 06:09 PM   #1789
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A offroad style peg might rub and wear a hole in a cheap plastic can. A rubber peg will be fine. If you look at some of the bikes on the HU forums lots of guys mount stuff to the passenger pegs.

On my cruiser I have been known to strap some food to the right passenger floorboard in the mornings. By lunch time they were piping hot.
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Old 04-11-2011, 06:16 PM   #1790
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Old 04-11-2011, 06:27 PM   #1791
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A offroad style peg might rub and wear a hole in a cheap plastic can. A rubber peg will be fine. If you look at some of the bikes on the HU forums lots of guys mount stuff to the passenger pegs.

On my cruiser I have been known to strap some food to the right passenger floorboard in the mornings. By lunch time they were piping hot.
True but I be the v-strom doesn't have floorboards for the rear peg. My rear pegs are rubber, 1 3/4" wide and 200 miles in the can was holed. Standard 1 gallon plastic can.

Just saying...check it out before you ride to AK.
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Old 04-11-2011, 06:27 PM   #1792
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Just cut a small piece of wood, plastic, aluminum, or whatever and Velcro it to the bottom of the fuel tank if it bends too much. I am working on making an spare fuel tank setup as well. I am going to go with an MSR camping fuel bottle and a small bracket mounted to my frame. I will post photos when I get it completed.
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Old 04-11-2011, 08:28 PM   #1793
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How thick is the sole of a passenger's boot vs the plastic of a fuel can?

A person moves around, shifts weight and isn't going to respond to vibration like a strapped down item like a fuel can. I would compare it to a rider wearing a flip flop at best and that bends around a peg vs. being supported. If the fuel can bends or even conforms to the peg it will only last so long. Perhaps if something more solid was strapped to the bottom of the fuel can first it would seem better.

Tried this before and the can ruptured. Just trying to save USAir from some grief and trying to figure out a solution myself. There is a commercial solution out their called a pegpacker but they cost $100 and I am not ready to give in on another solution just yet so that was the reason for my question.
I understood your first comment in a way that the peg might not be stable enough, which it is of course. The peg might wear through the container but I find this incredibly unlikely if the container is attached properly and doesn't move.
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Old 04-11-2011, 08:33 PM   #1794
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I understood your first comment in a way that the peg might not be stable enough, which it is of course. The peg might wear through the container but I find this incredibly unlikely if the container is attached properly and doesn't move.
That is not what I was getting at. Peg is stable, you can stand on them. The fuel cell, not as much.

Done w/ the thread hijack. To each their own.
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Old 04-11-2011, 10:01 PM   #1795
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My experience with long trips is that the road and engine heat will cause the plastic gas can to weaken and leak. IMHO

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I understood your first comment in a way that the peg might not be stable enough, which it is of course. The peg might wear through the container but I find this incredibly unlikely if the container is attached properly and doesn't move.
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Old 04-12-2011, 01:23 PM   #1796
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OK I changed my setup.... Ak. here I come.




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Old 04-12-2011, 01:29 PM   #1797
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OK I changed my setup.... Ak. here I come.




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hahaha nice one
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Old 04-12-2011, 01:35 PM   #1798
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OK I changed my setup.... Ak. here I come.




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HA!!! Now you have the kitchen sink too. But how are you carrying the propane for that 3 burner stove?

Good show Fred!
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Old 04-12-2011, 02:53 PM   #1799
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Anybody have any creative ideas for packing shoes. I can't walk a lot in riding boots and hate sandals. Shoe take a lot of room
I use Sanuk Sidewalk Surfers as camp shoes. Super comfy (made from yoga mats) and pack really flat.

http://www.zappos.com/sanuk-mens-loafers~3

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Old 04-13-2011, 01:00 AM   #1800
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Just make sure you have enough room to duck paddle both legs if needed so you don't hurt yourself
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