Rotopax Fuel Pack. AdvRider discount...

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by pfb, Feb 3, 2009.

  1. pfb

    pfb Riding, not skiing.

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    FYI, the water pack is made out of a different type of plastic than all the others and is not fuel suitable... All the others, Gas, kerosene, 2-stroke, etc, are made out of solvent resistant material.
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  2. Byron

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    The new 1 gal. size looks like it may fit better on the front end of hard luggage where the 2 gal. size would be too big. I was thinking about stacking them on the rear rack (1 gas, 1 water) but now have to reconsider.
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  3. Buzzez

    Buzzez Wind Powered

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  4. Byron

    Byron Adventurer

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    Just found this picture on the RotoPax site:

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  5. SteveRed

    SteveRed Adventure Moto

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    I am thinking of mounting two on my GSA, one each side mounted off the passenger pegs somehow, as I need a 700KM (450mile) off road range for my Northern territory trip this year. I estimate I will need 50 Litres of fuel or 13.5 Gals for one leg of the trip.
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  6. AngryScot

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    I need the gas one, how is this going to effect purchases to CA?
    I might need a middle man to get it and then ship it to me, would not want the place to get fined for selling non-ca regulated containers (dumb Californian law)
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  7. PackMule

    PackMule love what you do Super Moderator

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  8. MTDewX8

    MTDewX8 Been here awhile

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    gotta love Cali for all those rules. just give it time and rest of the country will follow suite I am sure.
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  9. RXV_Poor

    RXV_Poor Been here awhile

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    Why would you need a second party for a water tank?:deal I live in Cali also.
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  10. KCDakar

    KCDakar What are we waiting for?

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    Read post #41...:thumb

    That is unless you are going to use it for water...:lol3
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  11. rufus

    rufus We're burning daylight...

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    1 gallon orange for me. Any chance of having it before march 25?
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  12. Howard70

    Howard70 Been here awhile

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  13. robhar54

    robhar54 Been here awhile

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    Hey Howard,

    That looks simple and clean. What's the cell held on with? Just those velcro straps, or do you have one of the regular mounts attached to your rack underneath?

    You have to register at Cafe Husky to see the photos.

    Thanks.

    Rob in Seattle
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  14. WeeBee

    WeeBee Roaming ADV Gnome

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    Weird - all his photos are accessible to me without registering using both the IE and Firefox browsers :confused
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  15. robhar54

    robhar54 Been here awhile

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    Maybe it's a Mac thing. I can't get in using either Safari 4 beta or Firefox.


    Rob in Seattle
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  16. KCDakar

    KCDakar What are we waiting for?

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    I have no trouble and use both also on my Mac. I think it is on your end.:dunno
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  17. WeeBee

    WeeBee Roaming ADV Gnome

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    Here's Howard's pics - if he doesn't want them posted here, I'll delete them.

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    Mount Location
    Shows the location of the mount on the tail rack. This is too far forward if the Rotopax is carried parallel to the bike's axis. I'd move it aft one to two inches. However, when carrying the container perpendicular to the bike's axis (mount would be rotated 90 degrees in that case) this might work well.

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    Bracket Mount
    These are the two pieces of aluminum stock that I mounted to accept the 6mm flanged fasteners that then mount the koplin mount for the container. The forward piece of stock uses the 5mm holes already drilled in the tail rack.

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    Aft Mount Detail
    Detail of aluminum mount for rear section of Rotopax mount. Aluminum stock cut to shape of diamond in Moto Billet tail rack, then a step was filed (use an end mill if you have one!) into the diagonals. This captures the aluminum piece and prevents twisting when torquing the 6 mm flanged fastener.

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  18. robhar54

    robhar54 Been here awhile

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    Ah--those two images I saw just fine. There's a link on that page to an album on Cafe Husky with additional pics, where I was hoping to see what was under the Rotopax, that is, how it is attached and to what. It looks like it's velcroed to the ProMoto Billet rear rack. Wondering if he's using the standard twist n' lock attachment as well, or just the velcro straps.


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  19. WeeBee

    WeeBee Roaming ADV Gnome

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    I registered on CafeHusky and "stole" the pertinent pics of his mounting solution. They were added to the previous pics in my post above. Again, I will delete the pics if Howard objects to them being "stolen" and posted here but I only did it to help others out.
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  20. robhar54

    robhar54 Been here awhile

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    Thanks! I hope Howard doesn't mind. It's in the interest of science! That's pretty slick. I think something similar could work well with the TT rack on my F800GS. Gotta go measure....

    Rob in Seattle
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