lets see ur bike carrying extra fuel

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Wistrick, Oct 6, 2011.

  1. max384

    max384 Bandaided

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    Primus makes 1.5L bottles.
  2. PPCLI-Jim

    PPCLI-Jim Been here awhile

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    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 :deal :puke1
  3. lakota

    lakota Geeser

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    I've had no problems crossing into Canada with Rotopax
  4. Speedo66

    Speedo66 Transient

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    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?
  5. achtung3

    achtung3 Long timer

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  6. 3Putt

    3Putt Is that a gimmie?

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    Looks like you're carrying extra everything :lol3
  7. One Less Harley

    One Less Harley OH.THAT'S GONNA HURT

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    I don't usually worry about distance between available fuel stops...

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  8. WIBO

    WIBO Will it buff out?

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    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.

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  9. k-moe

    k-moe Long timer

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    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
  10. Coachgeo

    Coachgeo Diesel Adventurer

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    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.:lol3
  11. Happy Snapper

    Happy Snapper GOMOB.

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    Rotopax on my KLR.

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  12. DYNOBOB

    DYNOBOB lucky dog

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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 :evil
    Husky fully fueled w/ loaded Wolfmans ~ 425lbs and fuel weight is nice and low on bike.

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  13. BlueLghtning

    BlueLghtning Riding is my passion

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    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.
  14. DYNOBOB

    DYNOBOB lucky dog

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    I'd agree, 7 gallons between Safari and MSR is plenty. More likely will carry water Rotopax for some trips.


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  15. BlueLghtning

    BlueLghtning Riding is my passion

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    So are those rotopax just sitting on the footpegs and strapped in? Any close ups? Seems like a cool setup.

  16. DYNOBOB

    DYNOBOB lucky dog

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    Yes, bottom hole in Rotopax is slid onto rear footpegs.



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  17. CollinsB

    CollinsB Been here awhile

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  18. CollinsB

    CollinsB Been here awhile

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    What are those seats in the back against the rock? .... Looks like they came from a bus station.
  19. Urbandrag

    Urbandrag KLiM Beotch!

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    1.6 gal of more fun!:clap:clap:clap:clap
  20. Wlfman

    Wlfman Long timer

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    RotoPax 1.75 gal mounted to rear rack

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