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Old 12-28-2013, 12:10 PM   #1
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Laugh Carrying extra fuel

I'm sure there must be a lot of posts about this subject, I didn't have any luck in search, so here goes.
I'm looking at taking my TDM from Edmonton up to the North West Territories border, but there seems to be a lack of fuel stops, the further north I go on hwy 35. I'm thinking of carrying extra fuel, just in case. I'd like advice and ideas.
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Old 12-28-2013, 12:18 PM   #2
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There are some good threads in the 'Equipment' section.
I just ordered two rotopax 1 gallon containers. One for fuel, one for water.
Touratech has them and some other options.
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Old 12-28-2013, 12:29 PM   #3
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Yes, good plan. If venturing into the NWT I would "most definitely" carry an aux fuel can. How you do it is optional but do it. Lotsa options from little individual fuel cans you can stow in your bags or external containers. The Rotopax systems are pretty decent. Used them on two wheelers and they worked well. I run a sidecar outfit now and prefer alum or steel cans. You're on the right track though, spare fuel, water, food is essential for your trip.
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Old 12-28-2013, 12:57 PM   #4
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As an X4 ( fuel economy of an average SUV, tank capacity 15 l ) happy owner, I'd built warm personal relations with each and every goddamned petrol station attendant on whatever road I was taking, until fell on the idea of investing into a litre aluminium camping bottle:


With this country's petrol station grid's average density of one per thirty kilometres on main roads that proved sufficient.

On my next bike I fitted two tractor operator manual holders:





They cost about a tenner apiece on eBay, have water-tight sealing ring and their inside dimensions are exactly those of a one-litre aluminium bottle ( as above ) or standard 75 cl wine bottle, depending on the sortie's mission.
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Old 12-28-2013, 03:34 PM   #5
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There are some good threads in the 'Equipment' section.
I just ordered two rotopax 1 gallon containers. One for fuel, one for water.
Touratech has them and some other options.
Canadian Tire has Kolpin gas system. Cheaper than Rotopax, more capacity (1.5gal) and includes mounting for $49.99

http://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/ko...-0279270p.html

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Old 12-29-2013, 05:16 AM   #6
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Dirt cheap ammo carries Chech 5 liter cans for 12 bucks or so I attached mine to the rear pannier
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Old 12-29-2013, 07:31 AM   #7
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I use REDA fuel cans - http://www.redagascan.com/


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Old 12-29-2013, 01:41 PM   #8
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Cheapest and disposable way is buy the 1.5 gallon red containers and leave them at the last gas location where you won't need them any more or carry them home for the next trip. They simply either ratchet strap or bungie onto your load somewhere......at $5 or so when on sale you can't beat them.
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Old 12-30-2013, 07:35 AM   #9
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Fuel Bags

I have repeatedly used the Wine Bags that come in a box of wine. They are made of Mylar - reusable - fold up for easy storage - and cheap. I've typically carried 10 l (5l in 2 bags) for thousands of miles. Carried them across some real rough roads i.e. Continental Divide, Trans Am Trail, White Rim Trail and I used them on my last trip to Alaska ( from Texas). I've dropped them, kicked them, and abused them - with nary a leak. The valve can be pulled off and then re-inserted. I found it best to place the wine bag in one of those eco-friendly, reusable grocery shopping bags - it allows for even weight distribution and is easier to mount on the bike.
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Old 12-30-2013, 01:33 PM   #10
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Cheapest and disposable way is buy the 1.5 gallon red containers and leave them at the last gas location where you won't need them any more or carry them home for the next trip. They simply either ratchet strap or bungie onto your load somewhere......at $5 or so when on sale you can't beat them.


Works for me. No need to get fancy.



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Old 12-31-2013, 09:17 PM   #11
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I like the prepackaged idea. www.bestrestproducts.com
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Old 12-31-2013, 10:55 PM   #12
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Dirt cheap ammo carries Chech 5 liter cans for 12 bucks or so I attached mine to the rear pannier
Boy, I sure can't find those. When I google dirt cheap ammo I am directed to cheaper than dirt.com and they aren't showing the cans. That looks like a good solution. Can you help with a link?
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I had a piece of sheet metal mounted to the mounting bracket for my tail bag. This kept the fuel off the bike so that if it leaked, it would drip down instead of running onto the bike seat.
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Boy, I sure can't find those. When I google dirt cheap ammo I am directed to cheaper than dirt.com and they aren't showing the cans. That looks like a good solution. Can you help with a link?
I checked and it looks like our gummit caught on, and its now illegal to sell "Czech wine cans" here. I bought a few of them, So shoot me a pm and I'll gift< one to you.
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I use two 1lt MSR fuel bottles.
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