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Old 03-25-2010, 04:39 PM   #916
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I am not sure I would put fuel in a two liter bottle. Sounds too dangerous to me. If you dump the bike, get trapped under it and spring a leak on the hot motor you will be "Red N Black n Toast all over".

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Old 03-25-2010, 04:53 PM   #917
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Don't put gas in 2L bottles

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Yeah, I am not sure I would put fuel in a two liter bottle. Sounds too dangerous to me. If you dump the bike, get trapped under it and spring a leak on the hot motor you will be "Red N Black n Toast all over".
Problem is with the caps, they have a rubber seal that just melts with gas. The bottles are OK but the caps won't hold...very dangerous.

You can wrap some adhesive backed foam around MSR bottles and they work great, much better than the 2L bottles in fact. All depends on what you want to do water or fuel.

Here is where you can get the 3/8" foam, 4" wide by 6'
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Old 03-25-2010, 05:11 PM   #918
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if you wanna carry fuel, 10cup got a couple of the MSR fuel bottles and then he wrapped a piece of blue exercise foam matt (available at walmart) around them so that they fit into the sweetcheeks..the bottles are small in diameter and the foam fattens them up so that they fit..each bottle is almost a quart so that would give you almost half a gallon or close to 30+ more miles

What do they call these, I can't find them at Mountain Safety Research????
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Old 03-25-2010, 05:12 PM   #919
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Here is where you can get the 3/8" foam, 4" wide by 6'
Thanks, got that book marked.....
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Old 03-25-2010, 05:49 PM   #920
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They are just camping
stove fuel bottles gus

campmor.com
backcountry.com

or where will have them
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Old 03-25-2010, 09:40 PM   #921
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What do they call these, I can't find them at Mountain Safety Research????
you can get them at any outfitters store..Lewis & Clark, Bass Pro, Outdoor World, Cabellas etc..they are called MSR fuel bottles
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Old 03-25-2010, 09:59 PM   #922
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I have gone over to the darkside.

Everybody says I need ATGATT so I have now got protection. I can crash now because I have the proper gear which will make up for bad judgement.

I feel so safe.......


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Old 03-26-2010, 03:24 AM   #923
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be careful of your whiskers when removing the thing!
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Old 03-26-2010, 06:14 AM   #924
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That jacket looks familiar. I had to take the liner out of mine and was it ten times before it was pliable enough to wear. Damn thing stands up on it's own in the corner. But, it is the warmest winter jacket I have ever had. Without the liner is works to temperatures up to around 55 or 60 and then gets too warm for me to wear.
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Old 03-26-2010, 06:15 AM   #925
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be careful of your whiskers when removing the thing!
So you are among the living this morning eh Doc? The offer still stands to take the trailer for you, but speak up before 10 am.
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Old 03-26-2010, 09:21 AM   #926
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So you are among the living this morning eh Doc? The offer still stands to take the trailer for you, but speak up before 10 am.
tnx for the offer but the trailer is in position now..I just got back..btw, I feel better now than I did last nite..still not 100% THO..but better
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Old 03-26-2010, 10:34 AM   #927
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Old 03-26-2010, 06:30 PM   #928
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Tried out my boots, jacket, and helmet today.

The boots are fine on the bike but walking............ Not so much.

The helmet needed only a little hammering in the front to make it usable. Why do they always put a seam right across your forehead in helmet liners?

Jacket is great, just too warm.

Cheap knee pads under the jeans should be nuff rock protection.???

Need gloves that are easier to get on & off. Or really thin so I can take pictures on the fly.

I can't hear now nor see out the side with my peripheral vision. I sweat a lot and need to air everything out... ::: sigh ::: Sure is a lot of trouble and discomfort. Not much fun to ride while sweating, hurting, being fearfull of what I can't see coming or hear coming, can't hear the bike talking to me about her condition, not really much fun at all. ::: sigh :::: Not so sure safety gear is the way to go for me.

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Old 03-26-2010, 06:40 PM   #929
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The boots will wear in soon enough. I stuffed as many wet newspaper as I could shove, push and hammer inside my boots and left em to dry on the deck. After I pulled all that stuff out they fit fine.

I have the same jacket. It is too warm for over 55 degrees UNLESS you open the vents in the front, back, and under the arms. And obviously take the liner out. I don't buttong the top four snaps up either. I washed my jacket on hand wash cycle ten times before it was soft enough to wear comfortably but it worked. Just add a lot of softner to the machine.

One bad fall on jagged rock and all that that AGATT crap will pay off.
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Old 03-26-2010, 06:48 PM   #930
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On the fuel carrying, on one of the other forums I go to someone mentioned using the empty SeaFoam bottles.

While in WalMarts yesterday looking at weedeaters I noticed they have premix fuel for weedeaters.....quart size! They are fuel safe metal with a good sealing lid and only $4 and change. So use the fuel and you got a nice extra fuel carrier.
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