ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Gear > Equipment
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-27-2013, 06:10 PM   #1
tuna101 OP
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Nov 2012
Location: Joshua Tree,Ca.
Oddometer: 243
Question Roto-pax spout?

Just received my 1 gal. Rotopax. The spout looks like a peice of shit, Is there a way to alter it so it works half way decent? A different spout?

Never mind, did a search and found this, I'm guess I'm not the only one. I have 1 of those yellow ones a Kiwi left here coming thru last year, I'll just take it out of the jug and use it.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...x+spout&page=2

tuna101 screwed with this post 08-27-2013 at 06:30 PM
tuna101 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2013, 07:02 AM   #2
bracky72
Studly Adventurer
 
Joined: Feb 2011
Location: Charles Town, West Virginia
Oddometer: 947
The rotopax water spout is what you want.

http://rotopax.com/Self-Venting-Spout.html
bracky72 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2013, 12:43 PM   #3
browneye
PIN IT & BANG GEARS
 
browneye's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Orange County, CA
Oddometer: 4,844
Quote:
Originally Posted by tuna101 View Post
Just received my 1 gal. Rotopax. The spout looks like a peice of shit, Is there a way to alter it so it works half way decent? A different spout?

Never mind, did a search and found this, I'm guess I'm not the only one. I have 1 of those yellow ones a Kiwi left here coming thru last year, I'll just take it out of the jug and use it.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...x+spout&page=2
Yes, they are giant POS. Just rip the guts out of it and use it with just the outer plastic spout. Works great then.

The little red cap is kind of flimsy but I've hauled mine thousands of miles in all temps without issue. Sometimes it bows in or out but has always held. In any case, the spout is always pointed back behind the bike.
__________________
Chris Brown - "The Browneye"
"Without Motorcycles, People Live Very Boring Lives." - Malcolm Smith
Camp Nelson 2014 RR Laguna Seca 2012 RR Sequoia 3-Day Campout Thanksgiving 2012
browneye is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2013, 01:08 PM   #4
L.B.S.
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Feb 2010
Oddometer: 1,213
Quote:
Originally Posted by bracky72 View Post
The rotopax water spout is what you want.

http://rotopax.com/Self-Venting-Spout.html
I was going to say that the link posted took you to a plain 'ol "normal" spout that I thought the origial poster was complaining about, as it's the exact same one that came with my RotoPax, and it works perfectly.

...and then I saw: "THIS SPOUT IS ONLY SUPPLIED WITH WATER PACKS AND INTERNATIONALLY SHIPPED FUEL PACKS."


I got my gasoline RotoPax in Canada, so yep, that would be the puppy all right!

I just used mine last thursday, and didn't have the slightest bit of hassle or annoyed thought towards it.
L.B.S. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2013, 09:53 PM   #5
mefly2
Beastly Adventurer
 
mefly2's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: Big Sky Country
Oddometer: 1,250
Quote:
Originally Posted by browneye View Post
Yes, they are giant POS. Just rip the guts out of it and use it with just the outer plastic spout. Works great then.

The little red cap is kind of flimsy but I've hauled mine thousands of miles in all temps without issue. Sometimes it bows in or out but has always held. In any case, the spout is always pointed back behind the bike.
All I needed to remove was the spring ... now it works great.
__________________
----------------> jer-
30+ years with RTs...then to F/GS; now *Finally*
the BMW: R1200GSW, factory low seat & lower crash bars;
Touratech: Upper Crash Bars, big foot, pannier rack, ZegaPro panniers;
Fuzeblock, Rigid Dually D2 + yellow covers; Wunderlich bar risers w/ Q-adjust
mefly2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2013, 08:05 AM   #6
tuna101 OP
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Nov 2012
Location: Joshua Tree,Ca.
Oddometer: 243
I have the self venting in a 1 gal jug I can steal(yellow one) Put gas in my new Rotopax to ck. for leaks and try, I used the pos spout that came with it and it seemed to work fine, time will tell. I hate ripping a brand new spout apart but might down the road, if I screw it up I got the yellow one for back up. Alls good, now I just need to get a mount made to put it on the side of the bike. Have to wait on that as I'm leaving for Utah for 2-3 weeks Tuesday.
tuna101 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2013, 11:43 AM   #7
r80rt
Dirt road nomad
 
r80rt's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2011
Location: Hills of Arkansas
Oddometer: 128
Look at the tank end of the spout, you'll see a tiny air hole and a big dimple. Drill out the dimple and you can ignore the stupid lock and the spout will pour like a good old fashioned normal one.
__________________
Only a fool would attempt it, and God help me, I am that fool!
r80rt is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 10:38 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014