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Old 09-01-2010, 11:21 AM   #1
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Rotopax Storage Box

I just ordered my cycleracks rack today and am planning to use rotopax with it.




What i can't decide is whether to go with gas and water combo or gas and storage box.... Has anyone had any experience with the storage one?



I would also love to see some pics your rotopax installed on your bike!!!!

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Old 09-02-2010, 02:08 AM   #2
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I was able to find this pic online .... not looking like much room...



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Old 09-02-2010, 07:39 AM   #3
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Yeah the shape's a little awkward for carrying anything but small odds and ends I think. Maybe a toolkit and flexible stuff.

I'd probably go with the water+gas combo. In fact, I think that's on the future purchase list for me.
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If your planing on stacking them I'd stick to roads. I had to gas cans stacked and the mounting hardwear broke within the first mile of a desert washboard road. I was doing sixty+, but I expect everything on my bike to handle considerably more punishment than that.

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Old 09-02-2010, 08:53 PM   #5
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If your planing on stacking them I'd stick to roads. I had to gas cans stacked and the mounting hardwear broke within the first mile of a desert washboard road. I was doing sixty+, but I expect everything on my bike to handle considerably more punishment than that.

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humm .... That sucks I like mixing fire roads with some single track.... Did rotopax send u new mounts?
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humm .... That sucks I like mixing fire roads with some single track.... Did rotopax send u new mounts?
I never asked. If something fails that miserably then I figure it wasn't meant to be on my bike. To be clear though, it was the spindle that holds the two mounts together. They used a low quality peice of all-thread. You could try using some grade 8 all-thread and see if that helps.

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Old 09-03-2010, 08:51 PM   #7
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Has anyone used the rotopax storage box?
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Old 09-03-2010, 09:44 PM   #8
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Yes !

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Has anyone used the rotopax storage box?
Yes . . . . . I've used the r-pax storage box(top) along with their 2 gallon mounted fuel cell(bottom), on the rear rack (Pro-Moto Billet) rack of my Husqvarna 610.

The r-pax storage box is loaded up with tools, spare parts and there is plenty of space for these . . . . . Been using some rubberized mesh (cabinet liner stuff from Costco) to keep things steady in there . . . . . I'll probly go to some yoga matt material (as a liner down low)to totally stabilize things . . . . .

I've been happy with their product for my needs.
If you need pix of this set-up (for the Pro-Moto Billet rack) I'll take them and post for you . . . . . . Let me know.
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Old 09-04-2010, 07:01 AM   #9
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I've been happy with their product for my needs.
If you need pix of this set-up (for the Pro-Moto Billet rack) I'll take them and post for you . . . . . . Let me know.
Pics would be great if not to much trouble, Thanks !!!
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3 gallon storage pack ...

They were working on a 3 gallon storage pack - that has the same dimensions as their new 3 gallon gas pack.

http://www.rotopax.com/3-Gallon-Gasoline.html

16 L x 15 W x 4 1/2 H

But I haven't seen anything yet ..
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Here's how I mounted it . . . . . . As far forward as possible due to known issues - Husky sub-frame under there have been known to break especially if too much weight is loaded to the aft.

I've put some miles on this set-up, and so far no breaky










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Btw

btw - the fuel cell has never leaked when in action on the bike . . . . .

Just be sure to tighten them down all the way.

I had the screw tops loosened up sitting in the garage -

so it dribbled a little go-juice posing for portrait.
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Great thanks for the pics and info, how much stuff do you actually get in the storage box?
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They were working on a 3 gallon storage pack - that has the same dimensions as their new 3 gallon gas pack.

http://www.rotopax.com/3-Gallon-Gasoline.html

16 L x 15 W x 4 1/2 H

But I haven't seen anything yet ..
Any idea on when it might be out?
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Old 09-04-2010, 05:52 PM   #15
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Great thanks for the pics and info, how much stuff do you actually get in the storage box?
Well, I put in there all the tools that I might need when "out there" . . . . . a small container of quality synthetic oil for topping off, chain lube (SPAM on: I F'n totally endorse 'DuPont Teflon Multi-use Dry Wax Lubricant' from Lowes; SPAM off) - No affiliation, unfortunately, some spare parts (bolts, various zip-ties, etc.), tyrrrr Ierrrns, and stuff like that - there's still a little space in there for more stuff.

Also, check out the Rotopax website for pics that may have been posted of their product mounted on a rack such as yours.
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