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Old 12-31-2008, 07:15 PM   #16
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Cheap fuel cans

Hey, I've had real good luck getting the 1 gallon used oil jugs (blue RP Delo) from friends that drive diesel trucks. The jugs strap on the front fender or tie two together to make saddle bags with a bungee to keep them from bouncing off the rack.

I used a wire cage from a deep freezer to hold several on my ATC 110 when we went moose hunting near Hatcher Pass, AK. My brother lives there.

I also have tied two 2.5 gallon red plastic fuel jugs together to make saddle bags to hang over the Rubbermaid top box.

I'll post a picture of the 2 1/2 gallon lawn mower jug.


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Old 01-02-2009, 04:26 PM   #17
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Read the Angola thread. They used bladders in their saddle bags. After reading the report, I think it was a brilliant idea.

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Old 01-30-2009, 03:09 PM   #18
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One of the last trips i did last year i had the end of a bungee cord go through the gas can on the rack and had fuel leak out over the exhaust. I was able to get off and watch while a plume of white vapor came off the hot exhaust. thankfully no exposition. so what ever you use be wary of leaks.
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Old 01-31-2009, 12:35 PM   #19
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I plan to use soda bottles on a upcoming trip. I'll only need about 2 liters of extra fuel on one section. I plan to pour it in the tank as soon as I can and then I can just crush the disposable containers and carry them till I get someplace and can dispose of them properly. It seems like the cheapest, easiest solution. They will only need to contain the fuel one time for a couple of hours.
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Old 02-01-2009, 02:24 PM   #20
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I plan to use soda bottles on a upcoming trip. I'll only need about 2 liters of extra fuel on one section.
PET bottles , like Coca-cola ones have no problem with gasoline , the plastic doesn't degrade and could stay there for month.
again, PET milk or fruit juice bottles are even better, since they have a gas-barrier into the material and normally a bigger mouth that makes easier to fill, sometimes are also squared .
Again : 5 2-Litres bottles takes more time to store, but you may distrubuite the weight and you wont loosa all your fuel as happens when you crash a canister ...
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Old 02-02-2009, 01:26 AM   #21
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I am thinking on going thid route.
http://www.nomadtanks.com.au/Tanks.php

7.5 liter tank for $175.00 shipped to Oregon.
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Old 02-04-2009, 04:25 PM   #22
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Old 02-04-2009, 04:40 PM   #23
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I've since turn the tank length ways. I feel it works better that way.
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Old 02-04-2009, 05:27 PM   #24
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I know this will not appeal to everybody. But my solution is to carry all my gear in a single wheel trailer, keep the bike light, drop off trailer at a base camp, explore, move on. The fuel tanks give me good loiter time without having to drive out for gas.

Because the bike is light and geared down I can carry alot of gear even though the bike engine is 196cc. My current range should I need to push it is somewhere between 600 and 750 miles (depending on terrain, winds, bike speed, etc). I can change rear gears very quickly about 15-20 or less from a 47-55). It's amazing where this thing can go.

In arid regions I take fewer gas cans and carry water cans in lieu of fuel.

See pictures below.





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Old 02-07-2009, 01:06 AM   #25
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quite the set-up

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I know this will not appeal to everybody. But my solution is to carry all my gear in a single wheel trailer, keep the bike light, drop off trailer at a base camp, explore, move on. The fuel tanks give me good loiter time without having to drive out for gas.

Because the bike is light and geared down I can carry alot of gear even though the bike engine is 196cc. My current range should I need to push it is somewhere between 600 and 750 miles (depending on terrain, winds, bike speed, etc). I can change rear gears very quickly about 15-20 or less from a 47-55). It's amazing where this thing can go.

In arid regions I take fewer gas cans and carry water cans in lieu of fuel.

See pictures below.





Wow. I give you a 9.5 for creativity and a 10 for individuality. Yup, a lot of folks wouldn't go for it, but it looks like it works great. Pretty cool set-up.
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Old 02-07-2009, 05:14 AM   #26
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Old 02-09-2009, 08:48 AM   #27
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Old 02-09-2009, 08:50 AM   #28
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I know this will not appeal to everybody. But my solution is to carry all my gear in a single wheel trailer, keep the bike light, drop off trailer at a base camp, explore, move on. The fuel tanks give me good loiter time without having to drive out for gas.

Because the bike is light and geared down I can carry alot of gear even though the bike engine is 196cc. My current range should I need to push it is somewhere between 600 and 750 miles (depending on terrain, winds, bike speed, etc). I can change rear gears very quickly about 15-20 or less from a 47-55). It's amazing where this thing can go.

In arid regions I take fewer gas cans and carry water cans in lieu of fuel.

See pictures below.





I've seen that Uni-Trak Dakar trailer on the Dauntless website.

Tell us about it. Your impressions, etc...
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Old 02-09-2009, 09:59 AM   #29
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I've seen that Uni-Trak Dakar trailer on the Dauntless website.

Tell us about it. Your impressions, etc...
Thanks for your request. I'm working on a write up and will post it on this site. But at this time I don't want to disrupt this thread, PM me and I will respond to your request.

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Old 02-14-2009, 11:56 AM   #30
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Right now I have two of the smaller size MSR Fuel Bottles strapped to the rear of my high tech cargo basket. I have also used a one gal fuel can strapped back there also. The two MRS bottles give me an extra 40 oz of fuel. They do have larger ones.

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