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Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Wistrick, Oct 6, 2011.
Primus makes 1.5L bottles.
The RotoPax are allowable to enter here in Canada full of fuel. they are approved color,self locking cap and marked with FUEL on them. I had one went to and fro many times now run a Koplin as my RotoPax was stolen. Never had one crush out on me like some else asked about or commented on way earlier in the thread, However I did have an issue with a slight leak that I emailed them and they mailed me out a new nozzle and cap right away. It goes on the tail of the bike on the rack and cargo strapped down as I also strap a tool roll to it at the same time, never moves rattles unless i want it to . I think it's a Great deal
I've had no problems crossing into Canada with Rotopax
I've got a couple of old flat plastic 1/2 gal oil containers, one from Citco, one was Yamalube. They have flexible spouts, with screw on caps.
Wonder how they would work as fuel containers?
Looks like you're carrying extra everything
I don't usually worry about distance between available fuel stops...
Just a 2 litre supplement...standard fuel tank on the XT660Z Ténéré is 23L so 25L (6.6 US Gallons) gives good enough range with my average of about 51 US mpg......(my best easy cruising was 62 US mpg)
Benefit also of having a single cylinder.
2 liter soda bottles are made out of PET. PET is soluble in petroleum products, especially gasoline. Even worse...PET allows fuel vapors to migrate through the container. Who remembers what fuel vapor does when there's an ignition source nearby?
DONT TRANSPORT FUEL IN SODA BOTTLES
have a good day
Im with you.......... lets see........ 6+ Gal Stock tank 1997 Tiger Steamer. Transplanted diesel engine.........hmmm....... 90 to 100mpg......... yeah........ approx 600miles on a tank........ think I'll be fine.
Rotopax on my KLR.
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I discovered the bottom hole in a Rotopax would slide onto the passenger footpegs and strap to the side TCI luggage rack braces. For years I've carried two 30oz MSR in the Sweetcheeks. Just added the 6.6 Safari to the TE630.
2 Rotopax = 2 gal
Safari tank = 6.6 gal
2 MSR in Sweetcheeks seat cover = .5 gal
Total = 9.1 gal if I ever needed it (haven't yet)
9.1 x 45mpg = 409miles
Husky fully fueled w/ loaded Wolfmans ~ 425lbs and fuel weight is nice and low on bike.
I had the 6.6 gal Safari tank an my TE610 and loved it. Carries the fuel nice and low, especially if its less that 3gals. You'll probably find you don't even need to worry about extra gas, but then again, you are out west. Nice looking with the decals there too.
I'd agree, 7 gallons between Safari and MSR is plenty. More likely will carry water Rotopax for some trips.
So are those rotopax just sitting on the footpegs and strapped in? Any close ups? Seems like a cool setup.
Yes, bottom hole in Rotopax is slid onto rear footpegs.
There's some great ideas here and a few that I would steer clear from.
I made a little pouch to carry a pair of MSR bottles; mounted to the rear fender. Keeps everything "Streamlined" clean and simple. Looks similar to this.... http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/2/9/196/33657/ITEM/Moose-Racing-Fender-Mount-Tool-Pack.aspx
What are those seats in the back against the rock? .... Looks like they came from a bus station.
1.6 gal of more fun!
RotoPax 1.75 gal mounted to rear rack