Desert Fox Fuel Bladder

Discussion in 'Australia' started by Dean Ohlin, Mar 25, 2015.

  1. Dean Ohlin

    Dean Ohlin Inner City Elite

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    Anyone had anything to with these?

    From South Africa, I think

    5 litre

    $100.00 from Ballards

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  2. MymoJoe

    MymoJoe Ride Ride Ride

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    They look excellent. Certainly keen to hear what others who have used one have to say
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  3. ferals5

    ferals5 Team black bikes

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    I have 3 the lad has 2...no smell... well made...plenty of tie points.

    I bought direct from SA bout 75 bucks ea landed from memory :D[​IMG]
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  4. Mungo

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    I'm also interested in one of these. But Ballards don't seem to have them listed on their website, and the South African company don't answer their emails. Does anyone else in Australia sell these. Google hasn't been much help.
    mungo
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  5. Dean Ohlin

    Dean Ohlin Inner City Elite

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    Ballards aren't really set up for online shopping. It's definitely in their curent catalogue which is on their website.

    Best way is to phone them.

    I haven't tried SA. Was it these people... http://www.gps4africa.co.za/
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  6. ferals5

    ferals5 Team black bikes

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    Ours came from flying brick motorcycle accessories , rinette was more than helpful.
    I can dig out a contact if you need it.
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  7. Dean Ohlin

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    Goodoh, thanks mate. This it http://flyingbrick.co.za/
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  8. Gasman_ADV

    Gasman_ADV Been here awhile

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    can't find any reference to the Fuel bladder on the site ?

    appreciate the heads up tho
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  9. ozbikedude

    ozbikedude Long timer

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    put desert fox into search at top of their web page.
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  10. Gasman_ADV

    Gasman_ADV Been here awhile

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    trying to cut back to two coffees per morning ......obviously not enough :D

    Ferals5 don't suppose you have a photo of the actual bladder by itself ...


    thanks
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  11. ferals5

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    The 'funnel' is stored in a small pouch and just pushes into the cap neck... I was dubious first time I used it but it's been ok... Didn't fall out and wash the bike. One thing I don't understand in the design is it rolls up in one direction but straps go at 90 degrees ... Hmmm
    And the back
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    (Off my phone so pics are probably big... Apologies in advance)
    The 'bladder' is sewn in to its canvas bag...
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  12. Mungo

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    Yep, it was them. Thanks for the help guys. I've sent an email to flying brick.
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  13. Gasman_ADV

    Gasman_ADV Been here awhile

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    Thx
    Looks a good thing
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  14. ferals5

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    Liner looks to be a clear plastic.
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  15. Gasman_ADV

    Gasman_ADV Been here awhile

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    To fess up
    Iam thinking if thete is a bladder with a bottom outlet then use a quick release fuel line etc

    But really iam just overthinking a small problem

    Looks the goods
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  16. cashelvale

    cashelvale Been here awhile

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    I saw them here bikegear.co.za a few weeks ago <$A50
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  17. Precis

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    Looks good.
    A good case for a group buy to cut post costs?
    I'd be up for one.
    Who else?
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  18. MymoJoe

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    Yeah I am keen

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  19. Angry Pete

    Angry Pete Yeah, whatever

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    Me to!
    1 Aussie is about 9.34 Rand, they are advertised for R 650, works out to $ 69 plus postage.


    Sent from the phone thingy.
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  20. digga1111

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    wonder if they are any good for potable water.....or goon juice
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