Desert Fox Fuel Bladder

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

  1. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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    As I’ve mentioned previously, the straps are breaking down due to the UV rays. I’ll get some shots when I gets home.

    The funnel popped out on me once while filling the tank. Surprising the cheap funnel setup isn’t more secure.

    I had to place cable ties around the filler neck for something to hold while filling so it wouldn’t disappear back inside the outer cover.

    My personal opinion is that the materials and lack of thought put into it don’t justify the price.
  2. ex-xt

    ex-xt Been here awhile

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    all right @Gedrog and merrry Xmas to all .
    and happy and save rides.
    I had discovered here a lot of good knowledge for my new " light DS ":clap.
    Il will be fully equiped around mid/january
    then a week end on trails with camping around zero :beer
    then the big ride between april and may ... let you know folks
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    @AUSSIEADV crossing messages . I get your point . Are sure your's was not a "bad" model ?? anyway I have stlll to test the range with the new tank, and make up my mind with the mapping ... style ( maybe alone, maybe 3 , and so on )
  3. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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    I have 3. We do have heavy duty UV’s out here. Though my soft panniers don’t suffer the same fate.
  4. ex-xt

    ex-xt Been here awhile

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    euh
    what do you call exactly " UV's" ???
    vehicles ?radiations ? other stuff
    crossing south Morocco trails might be hard too ...
    on the picture it was harder , longer ... we were young
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    Wodger63 Long timer

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    This is what he is talking about.
    https://www.arpansa.gov.au/understa...n-sources/more-radiation-sources/sun-exposure

    Due to Australia’s geographical location our country receives high levels of UVR. Relatively clear skies and poor use of sun protection measures during outdoor work and leisure means that our mainly fair skinned population has a high exposure to UVR. Australians have the highest rate of skin cancer in the world – over 400 000 new cases of non-melanoma skin cancer are reported each year resulting in more than 500 deaths and over 12 000 cases of melanoma of which 1500 will be fatal.
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  6. ex-xt

    ex-xt Been here awhile

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    That what I thought first ( and heard in 02' , 3 months in your country ,,, love it )
    But I hever heard about this radiation on straps as i hike with a bag often in mountains : high UV too .
  7. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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    TBR One Life ~ Live It...

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  9. AUSSIEADV

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    I wanted some stuff from adventuremoto in todays sale, but they had sold out. I took a risk that they will restock & bought gift vouchers @ 20% off to around the same value, may help you?
  11. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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    Shit Gav, yeah that’s a good idea. I wondered what I could do to secure some at the discounted price.

    I ended up buying a couple from Amazon US for $104 AUD delivered.

    These will fit my small Wolfman panniers and work well as a tank pannier system. 7.6 litres.
  12. ex-xt

    ex-xt Been here awhile

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    hi mates
    The point about "panniers" is that I do not want
    racks and panniers
    petrol inside these ... some bad experience with jerrycan ( side of the rack on the picture ).
    and stay as light as possible; under 150 full gear
    And my real ride will only need 300 k range maximum
    so the husky tnak + whatever 5 L will do the job
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    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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    I don’t/won’t use racks. No need in this day and age. But I do use panniers.
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    ex-xt Been here awhile

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    OK So Maybe i did not get exactly the point ( english is not my native language)
    Do you call GLoop saddlebags "panniers" ?
    I thought the panniers were fixed material on the bike , with racks mostly .
    By the way I think we have the same conception of these rides offroad..
  15. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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    No racks mate.

    GL, Wolfman, MotoMosko, Kriega, Third Gear etc don’t use racks. :thumb

    My Kriega’s, rackless through the Victorian high country.

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  16. ex-xt

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    nice bike nice bags, close to the GLoop as I can see, except more straight maybe : how many liters s?
    and good ride ii
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    ex-xt Been here awhile

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    Hi mate
    A serious question for me because, until now, impossible to find a suitable bigger tank for my SWM .
    nobody is sure , nobody ( in business areas ) want to deal with so little a market .
    SO here is the B plan ;
    My need will be maximum 300 k once on twice . With the stock tank 150 is a maximum to avoid :dirtdog.
    SO with ten more liters , il will make around 17 "usable " gas .

    How do you fix them ?
    Is it possible to put them as tank panniers ? because on the rear I will have both the GLoop coyote and probably some rolled gear .
  18. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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    I’m apparently carrying 16.5 litres. I haven’t measured them yet but will soon which gives me over 300 klm’s
  19. bigborett

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    Geez Al, I just put the Safari tank back on the 690, 5 minute job, 26 litres total and close to 500 range.:-)
    If I wanted to throw my two Desert Foxes on that would bring me up around the 650/700 mark. Hard pack, not sand.

    Overall I think the Desert Foxes are crap for the money you pay. Fragile liner, don't roll up very small and over priced. But there are not to many options.
  20. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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    Agree on Desert Fox. I can scratch the strapping away into dust as it’s not UV stable.

    I have a couple of 3.8 litre containers coming that will give me 20 plus litres and approx 500 k’s.

    300 k’s is bluddy good when the bike retains its original slimness though mate. I would have struggled to pick it up in Andy’s crossing if I had a Safari tank on........which you’ll see soon....:fpalm
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