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Old 07-31-2012, 07:08 PM   #1
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Carrying extra fuel

I need a container to carry a small amount of extra fuel and I read about a fuel bag on this site a while back can anyone direct me to a seller for fuel containers.
thanks for any advice.
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Old 07-31-2012, 07:08 PM   #2
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MSR bottles work nicely.
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Old 07-31-2012, 07:12 PM   #3
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If you have a larger ADV bike, take a look at Rotopax containers. I carry an extra gallon on longer rides just in case...

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Old 07-31-2012, 07:19 PM   #4
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MSR 33 oz bottle is what I use. Rotopax would carry more.
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Old 07-31-2012, 07:31 PM   #5
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Has anybody tried or though of trying empty Seafoam bottles to carry fuel short term? Maybe a day or two on a long trip?
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Old 07-31-2012, 07:41 PM   #6
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I carry a one liter MSR under my tool tube using a Wolfman fuel bottle holder.
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Old 07-31-2012, 07:42 PM   #7
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There are guys using MSR Dromedary water carriers to carry fuel for shorter periods.. one guy did a test and held gas in one for several days and while it expanded a bit because it couldnt vent, it held up just fine. I w

ouldnt use one for long term storage but I have a couple that I bought when I need 10 extra liters to get me to the next station.

https://www.google.com/#q=msr+dromed...w=1600&bih=771

The real soft bags for fuel were made in Australia and the US importer gave up on them because of terrible customer service... I talked to the import guy directly.

I also read a thread where some Aussie guys were using these http://www.seatosummit.com/products/display/134 apparently they have a inner liner that is fuel resistant. I have one at home but havent tried it yet.
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Old 07-31-2012, 07:53 PM   #8
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I use two 33 oz MSR fuel bottles attached to the bike with a bicycle water bottle holder, and held tightly in place with a hose clamp. This gives me an extra half gallon of fuel, which equals 25-30 miles for me. I've dropped the bike directly one of the fuel bottles twice and it never leaked. It has a small dent in the bottle, but that's to be expected.


Mounted on my passenger pegs. One on each side.

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Has anybody tried or though of trying empty Seafoam bottles to carry fuel short term? Maybe a day or two on a long trip?
I wouldn't trust the lids on a Seafoam bottle. They just don't seem heavy duty enough for me to have peace of mind.
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Old 07-31-2012, 07:56 PM   #9
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note MSR fuel bottles are built stronger than most. they are designed to sustain higher pressures of having a MSR stove pressurize back into bottle.
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Old 07-31-2012, 08:40 PM   #10
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I like the rotopax... Has anyone added one to a ktm 450???

I use an msr bottle now... One guy I ride with uses an apple juice container in his backpack... Lol. Works for him so far
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Old 07-31-2012, 11:32 PM   #11
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Has anybody tried or though of trying empty Seafoam bottles to carry fuel short term? Maybe a day or two on a long trip?
It would work fine, but why not spend ten bucks on an aproved fuel container instead?
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Old 07-31-2012, 11:42 PM   #12
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I need a container to carry a small amount of extra fuel
How much extra fuel do you plan to carry?
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Old 08-01-2012, 02:14 AM   #13
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I need a container to carry a small amount of extra fuel and I read about a fuel bag on this site a while back can anyone direct me to a seller for fuel containers.
thanks for any advice.
Was it this one?
http://www.motorcyclejazz.com/Liquid...el_Bladder.htm

Now for the bad news...I don't think JustGasTanks.com sell them anymore.

daryl

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Old 08-01-2012, 11:40 AM   #14
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I keep a MSR bottle in my tool tube, my tire repair type stuff keeps it from bouncing around. Remember to add a bit of stabil to the fuel if you tend to forget... just a couple weeks of sitting can make E10 junk in a bottle.
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I use two 33 oz MSR fuel bottles attached to the bike with a bicycle water bottle holder, and held tightly in place with a hose clamp. This gives me an extra half gallon of fuel, which equals 25-30 miles for me. I've dropped the bike directly one of the fuel bottles twice and it never leaked. It has a small dent in the bottle, but that's to be expected.


Mounted on my passenger pegs. One on each side.



I wouldn't trust the lids on a Seafoam bottle. They just don't seem heavy duty enough for me to have peace of mind.
I have a gift card for L.L. Bean from my birthday, and I've just realized they have MSR bottles. I see people damhikbitchmoaning about the new safety style push&turn cap. any issues with it in your experience?
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