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Old 12-26-2011, 08:38 AM   #61
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The '82 Suzuki GS1100G -



It's rather obvious I'm not satisfied with the stock fuel capacity of most motorcycles.

O.K. Have to ask. Solo seat on bike and what appears to be wife and kids in pic ??? Or were they tourists taking the opportunity to be in a picture
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Old 12-26-2011, 09:10 AM   #62
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Old 12-26-2011, 09:26 AM   #63
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IMS 6.6, 1 gal Rotopax, and a couple of Sigg 1 liter bottles in the top case. Eight gallons, or enough for 350 miles with a decent reserve.



I made the Rotopax mount from an HDPE cutting board. It cost me about ten bucks with the hardware. I'm thinking of doing one for the right side, but have to think through heat shielding. Wouldn't want the fuel to tangle with the pipe.

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Old 12-26-2011, 10:57 AM   #64
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My old bike (F650GS - single) had these fancy "peg packer" things I could mount on the passenger pegs - one on each side.
besides a larger main tank, this makes the most sense of all the spare tanks I've seen so far.
weight is placed low on a structural member designed to support 80+lbs each peg.

$135 per side sounds a bit pricey... doesn't look too hard to make.
http://www.bestrestproducts.com/p-18...llon-unit.aspx

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Old 12-26-2011, 12:22 PM   #65
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besides a larger main tank, this makes the most sense of all the spare tanks I've seen so far.
weight is placed low on a structural member designed to support 80+lbs each peg.

$135 per side sounds a bit pricey... doesn't look too hard to make.
http://www.bestrestproducts.com/p-18...llon-unit.aspx

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Old 12-27-2011, 06:58 AM   #66
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Why?

They look about as dangerous as some of the Rotopax mounted to the sides, imho.
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Old 12-27-2011, 07:00 AM   #67
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Why?

They look about as dangerous as some of the Rotopax mounted to the sides, imho.
Well for a start, they are mounted MUCH closer to the foot area and then there's the shape of the rack itself. I'll pass....
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Old 12-27-2011, 08:16 AM   #68
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Well for a start, they are mounted MUCH closer to the foot area and then there's the shape of the rack itself. I'll pass....
I agree- I'll pass too. Too big and close to my leg if I were to go down. Roto pax, is also built rugged-nice thick plastic-narrow clean mounting. But-to each their own and use what ever fits your fancy.
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Old 12-27-2011, 03:58 PM   #69
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Well for a start, they are mounted MUCH closer to the foot area and then there's the shape of the rack itself. I'll pass....
for clearance, having 2x tanks mounted on pegs would be exactly like if someone is riding two up.

airhead are notorious for weak rear sub frames. it's bad enough loading luggage on that frame without loading another 32lb of fuel.

may not be true for other bikes, but carrying 2x two gallon tanks with weight mounted on foot pegs sounds like a super strong location... with weight kept low to boot. this is if one doesn't have an extra large main tank. which would be the best option.
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Why?

They look about as dangerous as some of the Rotopax mounted to the sides, imho.
I was thoroughly amazed by the toughness of the Rotopax. They are easily four times as thick as a standard Blitz can, and thicker than my IMS fuel tank. I had to swallow hard spending $50 for a gallon can, but I can see why these have the reputation they do. They are designed to a standard, not a price. It's going to take a hell of a hit to breach one.

If one favors the Peg Packer location but the Rotopax toughness, I'm sure that it would be a simple matter to fab up a peg mount for the Rotopax. Their standard L-bracket and a piece of appropriately sized square tubing with a few minutes of welding would do the trick.
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Old 12-27-2011, 05:28 PM   #71
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for clearance, having 2x tanks mounted on pegs would be exactly like if someone is riding two up.

airhead are notorious for weak rear sub frames. it's bad enough loading luggage on that frame without loading another 32lb of fuel.

may not be true for other bikes, but carrying 2x two gallon tanks with weight mounted on foot pegs sounds like a super strong location... with weight kept low to boot. this is if one doesn't have an extra large main tank. which would be the best option.
I agree, carry that amount of weight low down is a good thing. They scare me due to the shape they are (sharp edge) and where they are (right by the foot/lower leg in a get off). It seems I'm not alone in thinking that....
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Old 03-17-2012, 05:13 PM   #72
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Old 03-18-2012, 05:38 PM   #73
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I need some ideas for extra fuel for Alaska let see em

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Here's several views of my fuel cans on the bike. Have been carrying the 2 gallon lawn mower jug and a one gallon Delo oil jug for several years and several tip overs on gravel/sand roads with no problems yet. Sometimes the 2 gallon goes and sometimes the 1 gallon (shorter trips). Have also tied a several foot piece of 3/8" rope between the carry handles of a pair of 1 gallon Delo oil jugs and thru over seat like saddlebags. Works OK.

Have even thought of using a 3 gallon plastic outboard motor fuel tank on the rear rack, but haven't tried it yet.

If you look closely at the left rear foot peg on my DR, you'll see the short piece of 2"x2" angle iron that makes a dandy shelf for the lawn mower jug to ride, firmly strapped down.







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Old 03-18-2012, 05:53 PM   #74
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I have used these for thousands of miles, mainly for my riding buddies but for myself as well in CA and SA, I have big feet and these have NEVER been an issue.

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Old 03-19-2012, 07:08 AM   #75
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Changing from this set up (too much weight back and high) to a custom low profile pillon seat tank with more cap.

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