Desert Fox Fuel Bladder

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

  1. ex-xt

    ex-xt Been here awhile

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    :clapHi guys
    As I was looking for extra fuel, I found this piece and this post .
    For me In France it si around 85 from Australia and maybe 65 from SAR ... But maybe there is some free shipping blabla ... Something weird is that it is always more Expensive from England , compared to USA for example ( an IMS tank ) :smile6 .
    unfortunately the 20L safari is terribly expensive here, around 600 euros at least ( through England :wings) . SO I bought a second hand IMS 12 L ( 100 € )or something : range 240 maximum of maximum . The desert fox will do the job for the 2 or 3 days over 250 and less than 400 !
    The most I had carried was 47 L on my XT : 27 tank, 10 in 2 metal jerricans, 10 in a plastic fuel tank on the seat ...
    Now I do not want any solid material : Gloop coyote, tank-bag, rolled mat and desert fox..
  2. AUSSIEADV

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  4. AUSSIEADV

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    So you don’t tear them?
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    Yes, easily damaged with a rough nozzle pushed in to the bladder.
    Not nearly as tough as they look.
  6. ex-xt

    ex-xt Been here awhile

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    HI mates
    Thank mates ... I enjoy the "aspect" of the desert fox , and not the other but your point is useful...
    I was planning to take an old oil can of 5 L roughly stripped on the bike for the 2 OU 3 days needed, then give it to anybody . These stuff are strong enough except on real falls !
    And , from here, with the very low rand , it is not so expensive ...
    I had asked to another guy of the forum "terre bitume" where they are serious riders off road, who have one .
    Ane , by the way, let me know if you want to come over here ...and dont stay in England ahaahh
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  7. Gedrog

    Gedrog 1000 mile stare a 1000 stories to tell

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    Been using mine all over even had it squashed between a rock and the bike with no issues yes the inner needs to be handled with care but the outer is tough as hell.
    I don't get this point care to elaborate, how do you fasten that bladder to the bike, oh yeah someone makes a cordura bag for it so add another unknown$ to the price tag.

    I am in no way associated with any of these products

    Then again there are these options if you plan a serious overland trip all you have to do is search fuel Bladder in Fleebay
    40 litre variety Backpack or strap down
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  8. AUSSIEADV

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    [QUOTE="Gedrog, post: 33940765, member: 290022”]

    “I don't get this point care to elaborate”[/QUOTE]

    You need someone to elaborate on - “the strapping isn’t UV stable”?
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  9. Gedrog

    Gedrog 1000 mile stare a 1000 stories to tell

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    You need someone to elaborate on - “the strapping isn’t UV stable”?[/QUOTE]
    Well I assume you have some proof
  10. AUSSIEADV

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    Well I assume you have some proof[/QUOTE]

    You scratch the strapping and it comes off as a powder. I have three.
  11. Gedrog

    Gedrog 1000 mile stare a 1000 stories to tell

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    I assume you talking about the little buckles that you use when you roll it up
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    Nah the sewn in strapping mate. You can scratch it away as a powder as breaks down. When I get home in a couple of days I’ll get a pic or two.
  13. Gedrog

    Gedrog 1000 mile stare a 1000 stories to tell

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    cool I have about 8 of these four in South Africa and 4 in the UK not seen that before used it in SA for three 8 K KM trips but haven't seen any degradation but then again its only used 6 weeks at a time
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  14. ex-xt

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    OK . interesting, always to discuss issues .
    As I said before , i dont mind taking an old oil tin for the ride .. It will be a bit boring for the days before the very use , but not so much :oscar, as I told, made it and worse before on a 125 through all Europe for example.
    It might be useful to carry an extra possible tank you might roll on , even in a car or whatever and this one looks strong enough.
    the others ones are too nasty on my " weight watchers trail" as named by my mates of "terre and bitume " ( mud and road) :beer.
    and , guys, this one is really astonishing off road
  15. glitch_oz

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    No issues here with the Desert Fox bladders, which also includes international air travel / security checks etc. after use.
    They're certainly a fixed item on the packing list for next years trips again. Worth the dosh for that fact alone (to me).
  16. ex-xt

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    sorry , not sure to understand everything .
    Do you mean it is too expensive now ?
    Or that it not really useful?
    Or it is too boring to buy one ?
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  18. ex-xt

    ex-xt Been here awhile

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    Several points
    1) It is absurd to take a diesel/fuel/water tank because if you use it once for something else than water, no way to put some afterwards... Oh yes, i have stuff already for water -
    It is like a multitool compared ot a real tool
    2) I had checked extra fuel tank for this very trip . This is not my first one
    So in a way I know what i want. If i do not find one, i gave the solution above
    3) I never buy something because of a voucher, a reduce , or a black friday :dirtdog
  19. Gedrog

    Gedrog 1000 mile stare a 1000 stories to tell

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    Agreed I just take care when filling it up the rest of the time they are rock solid its on the top of my packing list for three trips in South Africa which also includes the Namib
    Here is the home of the desert Fox if you want to read some of the sales blurp
  20. Gedrog

    Gedrog 1000 mile stare a 1000 stories to tell

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    Anyway chaps a merry Christmas @ex-xt whatever you decide and there is several options,
    We all here choose fuel bladders over Roto-Pax or Aux tanks because of
    Pro's
    1.) Cost
    2.) Reduced size when not in use making for a less cumbersome bike
    3.) Practicality
    4.) Not Bike specific so you can easily use it on any of your bikes

    Cons
    1.) Probably wont outlast a Aux tank
    2.) Can be damaged in a serious acident

    at the end it comes down to practicality ease of use, size of the item whether or not it is stable when filled up and packed on the bike
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