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Old 05-06-2011, 10:09 AM   #1
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How not to mount a FUEL PACK on your GS/GSA

Is it just me? Or...do you see a GLARING RED FLAG?

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Hint #2: Famous anthropologist RICHARD LEAKEY


Source: Website of Fuel Pack seller

UPDATE: Website has advised me that they will be changing the orientation of the fuel pack and updating their website.
Also...they'll be advising buyers NOT to mount spout over muffler.


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Old 05-06-2011, 10:27 AM   #2
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And.......that's different from your gas tank how?
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Old 05-06-2011, 10:51 AM   #3
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I think he is talking about the spout from the fuel pack directly over the exhaust of the bike.

My concern is that unlike the gas tank the Rotopax may leak - like any plastic gas can, the cap can fail, and in this photo dumping fuel all over a hot muffler.

Will it happen? Likely not, can it? Sure.

I have however had a fuel line burst while riding and sprayed my right leg with gas while riding down the road ... over my leg and the right head/cylinder and thankfully no fire or boom.

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Old 05-06-2011, 11:35 AM   #4
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its a good setup if it away from the pipe.

Or it could end like this ?
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Old 05-06-2011, 11:45 AM   #5
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I'd be more concerned about taking up my entire rack with one little can. It's also putting the weight in almost the worst possible place. For all these reasons, it's not an ideal mounting location.
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Old 05-06-2011, 11:55 AM   #6
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Is it just me? Or...do you see a GLARING RED FLAG?

Hint:

Hint #2: Famous anthropologist RICHARD LEAKEY


Source: Website of Fuel Pack seller

UPDATE: Website has advised me that they will be changing the orientation of the fuel pack and updating their website.
Also...they'll be advising buyers NOT to mount spout over muffler.


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Several things..It's in Florida..you would never be more than 10 miles from a gas station..It's (by the rack anyway) an Adventure..it already has 9 gallons in the tank...what in the hell would you need more for..in Florida...

I keed I keed...


The exhaust would blow the ruptured fuel to the rear..no problem..
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Old 05-06-2011, 12:02 PM   #7
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Not the best idea but

As long as sparks weren't shooting out your exhaust nothing much would happen. The auto ignition temp of gas is over 500 deg. F

But yes, looks pretty stupid like that, I'm sure at least their legal department would appreciate a picture with the can oriented differently.
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Old 05-06-2011, 02:05 PM   #8
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UPDATE: Website has advised me that they will be changing the orientation of the fuel pack and updating their website.
Also...they'll be advising buyers NOT to mount spout over muffler.
Product liability lawyers of the world rejoice! You are keeping the world "safe" while stifling development, increasing costs and lining your own pockets.
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Old 05-06-2011, 03:26 PM   #9
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I can tell you.

I have a lot of kolpin products and they are all good.

These fuel boxes have been in the atv market in Iceland for some time now.

My buddies have them and they are solid and safe.

The abuse is blistering cold winter and ruff rides on atv they are the best tanks on the market in Iceland

But as my picture above shows it does not mix well fuel and heat.

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Old 05-06-2011, 08:26 PM   #10
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I'd be more concerned about taking up my entire rack with one little can. It's also putting the weight in almost the worst possible place. For all these reasons, it's not an ideal mounting location.
Not sure what the mounting location problem is weight wise? It's mounted on the rack that takes the place of the rear seat. I don't care how skinny your girl is, the gas can still weighs less at 6lb per gallon!

Probably want to flip it over so the cap is on the right side of the bike tho if possible.
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Old 05-07-2011, 06:25 AM   #11
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I can't stand FIRE. Why Post #1

Had my airplane in for an annual inspection. Picked it up and asked the mechanic if he'd 'run-up' the engine after the inspection. "Oh sure...everything is fine".

So...I take off from Milwaukee to Minneapolis.

Climb out to 12,000 feet and try to 'lean the engine' (reduce fuel flow since engine can't burn it at altitude).
Engine WON'T lean. Huh?

So...rather than messing around trying to fix...decide to have a mechanic look at in MSP.

Land...mechanic comes to plane...looks at COWLING over the engine and says "Did you just have an annual inspection done?" Holy crap...what does HE know?

Seems like mechanic really didn't run up airplane to confirm engine was operating properly.

Because...he failed to more than 'finger tighten' the injectors. Thus...fuel was leaking around the threads of the injectors and RIGHT past my MUFFLER.

Mechanic at MSP said "I was lucky to be alive". Had it been SUMMER...I probably wouldn't be writing this reply.

So...when I see things that I KNOW are dangerous...I try to point them out. Odds of happening with Fuel Pack...low?

Don't want/need even those odds.
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Old 05-07-2011, 07:51 AM   #12
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so you don't have panniers, where else you gunna put it.
Where the hell would ANYONE be going where they needed extra fuel but did not need to carry any other luggage?

If you only want to bring a gallon of fuel home for your mower, there are easier ways - certainly cheaper.
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Old 05-07-2011, 08:26 AM   #13
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Or it could end like this ?
So is the GS going to join the ranks of the Pinto, Crown Vics, and old GM saddle-tank pickups?
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Old 05-07-2011, 09:18 AM   #14
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Fjorirhjol i Island med Kolpin!

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I have a lot of kolpin products and they are all good.

These fuel boxes have been in the atv market in Iceland for some time now.

My buddies have them and they are solid and safe.

The abuse is blistering cold winter and ruff rides on atv they are the best tanks on the market in Iceland

But as my picture above shows it does not mix well fuel and heat.

Take care.
Yep, saw them on ATV's in Iceland about five years ago. A guy from Rekjavik had a 'fully loaded' yellow Can Am Bombadier 700(I think they had just been made road legal unless like me you're a farmer)

We went out with some Landrover guys 'Upp i Sveit' and it was the first time i'd seen a quad with all the gear in proper snow......! Very Impressive!

The Kolpin boxes seem to be a very good secure way to carry spare fuel.

I've usually carried 2x2 litre Touratech fuel cans on the rear of my Zega panniers for years but have always worried what if?

Then I started thinking about the 34 litres i've got between my legs.....!

Either way it could be messy........!

Now I don't need to carry any spare fuel since I changed my HP2E for a GSA again.

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