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Old 01-25-2014, 09:54 AM   #31
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Dempster Hwy

Thanks guys and it looks about the same on the Dempster --- Dawson to Eagle Plains 254 mi, Eagle Plains to Inuvik 227 mi. I think I'll expand my current extra 2 liters to something more ('cause this is my year to practice prudence at least once).

Original plan is Prudhoe Bay with no schedule. Now I have reservations in Dawson and am thinking I gotta spend some time on the Dempster.
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Old 01-25-2014, 02:43 PM   #32
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Rotopax is an amazing, ingenious system but so far I just haven't had the need that would justify the outrageous price. The only time in Baja I knew I would exceed my range, I brought along a dry 1L water bottle, topped the tank all the way up, filled the water bottle, went about 30 miles and dumped it in the tank. It was enough to get me where I needed to go.
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Old 01-26-2014, 06:20 PM   #33
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You can easily carry fuel in old oil chanisters straped to your bike. You will get them for free even in Congo and after your use you can easy get rid of them again:

http://afrikamotorrad.de/?report=en_westkueste
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Old 01-31-2014, 09:04 PM   #34
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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.
what did you mount to? The frame or the bars? I'm looking for an option for my girlie as well.
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Old 02-02-2014, 05:26 AM   #35
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I used a 64 oz gatoraid bottle on a big loop in Utah. I knew that the range on my 4.7 tanks was not going to be enough to make it. I found a 64 oz bottle in the trash can. Make sure its a sports drink bottle or it stamped cfc on the bottom of the bottle. Those are usually a little thinker and are resistant to melting from the gas. After 30 miles I put the extra gas. So the gas was not sitting in the bottle for to long anyway. I have also used a 1 gallon oil bottle also before I got a bigger tank.

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Old 02-03-2014, 08:02 PM   #36
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what did you mount to? The frame or the bars?

To the bars. In fact there are lots of mounting opportunities, did so just because generally tend not to drill into the bike itself whenever have choice.

Have been working lately on completing the tubes' front ends with an extra pair of fog lights, will post pictures once have them mounted.
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Old 02-07-2014, 10:46 PM   #37
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I always preferred the mega sized tool tubes with a 2l soda bottle. Pepsi bottles are about 1mm narrower in diameter than coke bottles and they fit inside perfectly, so perfectly that the bottle slowly lowers into the tool tube as the air escapes.

2 2l soda bottles is just over 1 gallon.
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Old 02-07-2014, 11:44 PM   #38
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http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/P...-Fuel-Canister
http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/P...-Fuel-Canister
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Old 02-07-2014, 11:55 PM   #39
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I'm thinking about using the tubes for water storage actually. I have a rotopax for fuel.
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Old 02-08-2014, 09:49 PM   #40
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Most 1 litre aluminium camping flasks or 1 litre PET water bottles fit v. well and so do standard .75 cl wine bottles. What concerns other types of fuel, a common half-litre vodka bottle is a little too longish in the neck and thin but also alright once wrapped before packing:

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Old 02-13-2014, 06:07 AM   #41
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Can you provide a link to those plasic holders. My Google-fu is weak
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Old 02-13-2014, 06:11 AM   #42
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I use those cannisters on my concours14 but i just put this on my ADV bike and it holds 6.3 gallons

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Most 1 litre aluminium camping flasks or 1 litre PET water bottles fit v. well and so do standard .75 cl wine bottles. What concerns other types of fuel, a common half-litre vodka bottle is a little too longish in the neck and thin but also alright once wrapped before packing:

Ketel 1 is a perfect fit, but I have the tall cap
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Old 02-17-2014, 07:39 PM   #44
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Can you provide a link to those plasic holders. My Google-fu is weak
Strangely enough but haven't found any on eBay, just this - nice colour but ridiculous price! When I shopped for them a couple of years ago there would be dozens going for a tenner apiece or so. Try your local tractor sparepart dealers, these tubular containers are used for tractor operator manuals.
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Old 02-24-2014, 08:30 AM   #45
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Can you provide a link to those plasic holders. My Google-fu is weak
http://www.agrisupply.com/manual-can...large/p/67670/
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