Gas bladder

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by MeCasa, Jul 6, 2007.

  1. MeCasa

    MeCasa I didn't start it

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    I need a set of soft bladders that can be tied together like saddlebags, the lighter the better

    (2) 2 litre bladders would be nice

    Thanks
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  2. MeCasa

    MeCasa I didn't start it

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    I guess it's two milk jugs tied together with my boot laces

    Oh well, won't be the first time, but I sure did invision some nice bladders that I could sling across my tank.
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  3. JRP

    JRP Old guy

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    I have used MSR fuel bottles in tank panniers and that worked quite well, no danger of breaking them if you crash.

    [​IMG]
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  4. MeCasa

    MeCasa I didn't start it

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    Good looking ride

    I'm already packing three 33's, but I'll be in Northern India/Nepal and some of the locations I want to go require more petrol than I can carry in the small cannisters not to mention that they take a lot of space. I'll be riding a Indian bike, a Bajaj 180 and larger tanks are not an option,.Tte upside is that these bikes get great mileage, but when you head north there is no quarantee of available gas for the return trip so I thought of a bladder, I've seen folks use them in South America but haven't been able to locate any in either the states or India.

    PS: I'm willing to rig if anybody has any viable ideas

    Thanks
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  5. martoonisotu

    martoonisotu Please Stand By...

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    I've seen some larger fuel bladders on aviation and marine websites. Sorryy, no link.
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  6. Zen Slug

    Zen Slug Spineless Adventurer

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    there's some pictures and information about "collapsible fuel cells" in THIS THREAD:deal

    [​IMG]

    Most of the places that make them won't have small bladders on their websites/catalogs but you should be able to call and special order them in any custom size you desire.

    [​IMG]

    If you find a place that will make them post the results here. Also, don't forget to ask if they'll do a discount for bulk orders:evil
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  7. BamBam

    BamBam Adventurer

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  8. ridebollyride

    ridebollyride Adventurer

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  9. MookieBlaylock

    MookieBlaylock Long timer

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  10. Lone Rider

    Lone Rider Registered User

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    This might seem like a weird question to some folks, but what is wrong with the cheap 2-5gal fuel containers? Ride a while and then pour their contents into the tanks, then ride on...maybe too simple, or that they don't cost enough?
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  11. MookieBlaylock

    MookieBlaylock Long timer

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    prestone 1 gallon antifreeze jugs work well also because of the rectangular shape
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  12. rosscoact

    rosscoact need constant supervision

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    When you need them for two or three sections of a 10000k journey they are a hassle. Also they don't take kindly to offs. The turtlepacs for instance are much tougher apparently.

    rossco
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  13. R_W

    R_W wannabe

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    and they are always that big. and I find them worse to deal with when empty--the wind is constantly blowing them around.

    http://www.genuinehotrod.com/PartDetail.asp?PartId=5606

    cheap, but not that durable. Should fit well in small ATV tank panniers.
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  14. torags

    torags Long timer

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    How 'bout Snapple 1 qt bottles or Listerine Mouthwash plastic 1qt 1pt containers.

    I like the Listerine jugs they're flatter.

    Both are tough and gas resistant with wide mouths for filling.
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  15. Spacerat

    Spacerat I worry about my apathy.

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    This looks interesting but I can't seem to get a price from the web site. Any idea what they go for?
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  16. Dr Klaun

    Dr Klaun Been here awhile

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    If I remember right, the group that did the Angola ride report (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=269251) used those plastic / mylar? liners from the boxed wine containers. They are designed to contain alcohol already. They did some testing on these prior to their trip with posted results.
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  17. effensteve

    effensteve Enjoying the ride

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  18. JoshBMW

    JoshBMW Been here awhile

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  19. mrt10x

    mrt10x Dumba$s Jarhead

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    Just Gas Tanks was selling these for a while but they had so many problems with them ...and lack of support from Australia they gave up on them... I dont think anyone here sells them any longer.. but they will ship them to you straight from Australia.. at least they would 6 months ago when I emailed them..
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  20. Boatman

    Boatman Upward and onward!!

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    FWIW,,,,, I have one of these after it was recomended by a couple travelers. I used it once and the smell of fuel permeating from it is terrible. So I asked the guys that recommended it and was told that they also experience the fuel smell.

    Just a heads up in case anyne is considering one.

    PS If anyone is interested in mine,,,, I'll make you a good deal, but won't ship it with the smell associated.
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