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Old 08-20-2012, 05:17 PM   #16
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Take a pair of wire cutters and just cut that green ring off. It will eventually break anyway. Then all you have to do is push the spout in to dispense. The return spring on the spout with wear out quickly too, so you might have to pull the spout back out manually before you spill fuel all over the place.

Otherwise the rotopax is awesome. -al
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Old 08-20-2012, 06:16 PM   #17
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Eco-Friendly Fuel Spouts?

Let's see - we jump down, spin around, rub our belly while patting our forehead and hold our tongue just right while pouring, otherwise fuel spills all over the place. But they are Eco-Friendly, RIGHT?

I agree, RotoPax are awsome just so long as you use the yellow self-venting spout.
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Old 08-28-2013, 08:51 PM   #18
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All I did was pull out the spring ...still works as it should but no auto Kali stopper.
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Old 03-10-2015, 11:34 AM   #19
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Eco-Spout Not User Friendly

Yeah sure, the eco-spout directions are clear and easy, and in theory it's really straightforward to use. But I agree that this spout is a total pain to use, and broke mine as well after following these simple instructions. I'll be switching to the yellow self-venting. Has anyone had any issues with the self-venting spout leaking when closed and the Roto on your bike?
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Old 03-10-2015, 12:22 PM   #20
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I've ridden from London to UZ with this setup


...and the Arctic Circle with this setup



I've never had a leak. This includes a hard crash in southern Russia where the bike slid down a cheese grater road supported on the RotoPax. It wore through the red plastic and half way through the white inner material and never leaked a drop.
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Old 03-11-2015, 05:17 AM   #21
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Has anyone had any issues with the self-venting spout leaking when closed and the Roto on your bike?
The sealing system is exactly the same as with the non-spill spout. Put spout in can, put the little cap on top of the spout, put cap on. I switched mine the day I got them and haven't had an issue.
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Old 03-11-2015, 07:35 AM   #22
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I didn't have trouble on my bike but I switched to the self vented spout and mounted it horizontally on my snowmobile which leaked all over. Switched back to the locking spout and it's been fine. Probably experiment with it more in the spring. Probably would have been fine in the vertical position.
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Old 03-11-2015, 06:15 PM   #23
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I didn't have trouble on my bike but I switched to the self vented spout and mounted it horizontally on my snowmobile which leaked all over. Switched back to the locking spout and it's been fine. Probably experiment with it more in the spring. Probably would have been fine in the vertical position.
You do have to take a bit of care that you have the blocking plate centered within the cap. It's possible to have it slightly off which could cause leaks.
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Old 03-12-2015, 04:33 PM   #24
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I didn't have trouble on my bike but I switched to the self vented spout and mounted it horizontally on my snowmobile which leaked all over. Switched back to the locking spout and it's been fine. Probably experiment with it more in the spring. Probably would have been fine in the vertical position.
Since I'm putting my Rotopax flat on my pillion seat, I wanted to test it with water in the kitchen over night. With the POS spout, no leaks. Next night with easier to use spout, it leaked. 3 nights in a row it leaked with the easier to use spout no matter how careful I sealed it. Went back to POS spout and no leaks 4 days in a row after opening and closing.

Guess I ride with POS spout in, and bring out carried easy to use spout when I need to use the gas.
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Old 03-12-2015, 04:50 PM   #25
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Since I'm putting my Rotopax flat on my pillion seat, I wanted to test it with water in the kitchen over night. With the POS spout, no leaks. Next night with easier to use spout, it leaked. 3 nights in a row it leaked with the easier to use spout no matter how careful I sealed it. Went back to POS spout and no leaks 4 days in a row after opening and closing.

Guess I ride with POS spout in, and bring out carried easy to use spout when I need to use the gas.
Ah - that might be the best solution!
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