Chinese "Roto-Pax" style fuel cans??

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  1. GASGAS450

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    So has anyone had any experinc ith th chinese rotopax knock offs??

    Here in Australia (on eBay) a 3 lt (0.8 gal) chinese "long haul" rotopax copy is AUD $34.95 posted...

    The genuine Roto Pax 1 Gal fuel can is AUD $90 plus $49 shipping fom the U.S.

    Similar design, size and mounting system, and i could almost get 5 for the price of one Roto Pax.


    Anyone taken a punt on these??
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    Good bit thicker than the Rotopax, it seems? Fine for mounting on the panniers as shown, but couldn't stack them or mount them on a back plate.
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  7. GASGAS450

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    I just wondr about Quality a that price...


    Theres no way the cap and spout are as good as the roto ones, yo can see that just from the pics,

    But there is hat price.....

    Might just grab one and review it eh??
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    Or $90 and considerably less postage and in your hands the next day from any one of several local vendors.
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  9. GASGAS450

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    ....and they would be???
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    kriega.com.au for instance. I bought my Rotopax from them.
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  11. GASGAS450

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    Great website, lotsa cool stuff. But stil...

    $169 plus shipping for a 3.8L can and mount.

    I'm just saying there are options, and I wondered if anyone had experience with that alternate product?
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    There was no "and mount" in your original post.

    Local vendors:

    Kreiga
    Adventure Moto
    Motoradd Garage
    Adventure Motorcycle (different to Adventure Moto)
    Snake racing

    I'm sure there are others.
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  13. TBR

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    MIC [Made In China], they are cheap as chips over here but using ROTOPAX for years without any dramas and worries, looked at them copies once and have no needs to ride a "Molotov Cocktail"... 'nuff said....
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  14. BobPS

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    You don't have to buy the mount.
    I bought mine without one and I carried it by placing the Rotopax on the passenger peg, the lower hole of the Rotopax can fits the foot peg nicely... or the foot peg fits nicely inside that hole... than strap the can to the side rack.

    I saw a picture of a TE630 rider carrying a Rotopax this way, and I copied it.
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  15. GASGAS450

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    You are quite correct, I did not mention the roto pax mount specificaly in my original post, Imagine for a moment that it was perhaps omitted subconsciously as the china pax comes with a mount included.

    Im not trying to play one off against another, I mearly posted this to see if anyone had any experience with them.

    What is wrong with seeking alternatives? And perhaps saving some dollars for that next mod or trip??
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  16. yellow zebra

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    a very affordable option, currently manufactured in South Africa and not (yet) exported, are these 5L (and 10L and 20L) Rotopax-S-t-y-l-e hard fuel cells.
    They are STACKABLE, with raised 2016-08-04 13.17.03.jpg 5L + 10L + 20L comparison.PNG 10L.PNG 20L.PNG 'locating' bumps, and are available in Red (fuel), Bleu (water) and Yellow (diesel).

    Just putting it our there - anyone advise me on how USA DOT (dept of Transport) regulates imported fuel cells, so they meet/exceed local specifications?

    Cheers
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  17. GASGAS450

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    They look realy good.
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  18. nickguzzi

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    Looks really good.
    Any plans to sell into the UK?
    Estimated landed Price? Direct sale or through an importer?
    When you see the shit sold at garages as fuel cans, short of coming with holes already, they must exceed whatever "standards" exist here.

    HSE= health and safety executive
    Portable petrol storage containers - HSE
    seems pretty vague.
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  19. yellow zebra

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    Ni NickGuzzi
    Am planning to export some to the States, had not (yet) considered the UK, since the USA (and Australian) distances are vast - a bit like South Africa), and that is where we get a lot of inquiries from...

    Basically, we sell these fuel cells at around ZAR 400, which equals r-o-u-g-h-l-y GB Pounds 23, excluding shipping costs, etc.
    We have an export licence, so would likely export them myself - easiest is to have someone on YOUR side to do the shipping (have them uplifted) FROM us, etc.
    Please note that while they are very robust and very well priced, they DO NOT come with an in-built funnel, just f.y.i.

    So I need someone to import them, and I'll handle the logistics from this side...

    We have designed and built a mounting system for them; will post a picture and info in a later post...

    Cheer
    Chris & Team
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  20. nickguzzi

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    Thanks for the reply. Its true Brits don't have vast distances "right here" but lots of folk do travel far and wide.
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