Desert Fox Fuel Bladder

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

  1. Valleyam

    Valleyam South Australian Tiger resistance group

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  2. cracklin

    cracklin n00b

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    Greetings from South Africa

    I have only just come across this thread relating to our product.

    The Desert Fox cell was developed by myself and Bikegear after traveling through Africa and constantly having problems with carrying fuel in a compact, lightweight format.

    As a result the Desert Fox 5000 was designed to be a flexible roll up solution offering an economic and lightweight (0.4kg when empty) alternative to expensive additional hard tanks or cumbersome jerry cans.

    Yes, there are other options such as the MSR Dromedary but bear in mind these were developed to carry water and not hydrocarbons/fuel .

    Over a period of a year and numerous compound changes we finally were able to offer a solution, which I subsequently tested further on the next trip from Germany to Mongolia . At times here we were forced to carry 20L of fuel through Tajikistan /Pamir's and the DF cells proved their metal & worth time and time again .

    They can also be used for water as the construction is food grade compliant.

    We do supply these to Motohansa in Australia so please feel free to contact them for your requirements in that part of the world.

    More details can be found on our (aging ) website :

    http://bikegear.co.za/89bbf405-b3ee-402e-a417-f447edc638b3-9.html

    Best regards

    Harry and the team at Bikegear South Africa
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  3. K1W1

    K1W1 Long timer Supporter

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    As this thread is now a bit old I assume that there are some longer term users of these fuel bladders around. I have a couple of questions.

    First how are these things going after months/years of usage? Any issues with leakage or breakage?

    Second. Fuel containers in Australia are supposed to be marked as compliant with AS/NZS2906 (the standard for portable fuel containers). It is technically illegal to put fuel into a container that is not marked as AS/NZS2906 compliant. Are these bladders compliant and marked as compliant? Has anybody had any issues with trying to fill one at a gas station?

    Thanks.
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  4. alongat

    alongat Fesh Fesh

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    Hello Harry - do you ship to Canada?
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  5. Precis

    Precis Maladroit malcontent

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    Uh, this is the Australian forum; Harry's in South Africa, which is about 5000 miles away. You might get a more useful response if you PM him direct. But if I know South Africans - he'll ship to Jupiter's third moon for a fee!
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  6. goodcat

    goodcat Changing latitudes, altitudes and attitudes

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    I'd be interested too.
    I really like all the tie down points
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  7. Hoots

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    I thought there were some issues getting hold of these in Australia?

    Local supplier had them, but have been 'out of stock' for some time now

    They looked really good - external covering offers more protection / better tie-downs than the Liquid Containment bladders, and apparently they don't smell - LQ really stink - too much to put in a backpack
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  8. wassie

    wassie Life is too short for traffic.

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  9. AussieRocket

    AussieRocket Been here awhile

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    A tip for those Liquid Containment bladders - Roll them up and gaff tape them when empty. Then gaff tape to the passenger grab rail once empty - worked a treat for me. I also used Rok straps threaded thru carribean clips, which were threaded thru the eyelets as a way of holding them on. The theory being that the strechiness of the rock straps would reduce fatigue on the eyelets. The LQ Bladder held on really well, and didn't move over the 300km I rode where it was full. No hassles with fuel vapour and luggage mixing.:-)
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  10. glitch_oz

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    Got a box full of them in the mail at the moment.
    (and yes, they are bloody hard to get hold of!)
    Happy to let you know when they're here for a look-see, if you want.
    The ZA locals seem to love 'em and have very little trouble with them.
    They either leak at the start... or hang in there until getting busted/ torn in a drop/ molten by exhaust etc.
    AFAIK, there are no stamps or certification of any kind, not even for the local market (IF that requires such a thing in the first place, that is).
    And no servo has ever baulked when I showed up with an empty milk bottle or such in an emergency.
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  11. K1W1

    K1W1 Long timer Supporter

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    Thnaks Pete.
    The Tiger is about 100kms down on range compared to the Strom so I get a little twitchy at times and having a more portable solution than a Rotopax or similar sounds good. Personally I don't care about the certification but legally the local dealers can't sell them as fuel containers without said certification. It could be interesting if one ever caused a fire on a bike for any reason.
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  12. wairau

    wairau get in behind!

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    if something "uncertified" with 10 litres of fuel inside it causes a fire there isnt going to be any proof left that anything "uncertified" was ever present.
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  13. Hoots

    Hoots Long timer

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    Liquid Containment seem to have a bladder designed specifically for the GS

    bladder.jpg
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  14. K1W1

    K1W1 Long timer Supporter

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    That is not for the bike its for the riders ego. :-)
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  15. TopDogDave

    TopDogDave Manly, NSW, Australia

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    Or wallet maybe.....
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  16. JBtourer

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    D'ya feel like parting with a couple?
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  17. Gasman_ADV

    Gasman_ADV Long timer

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    What he said :)
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  18. glitch_oz

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    Yo...thought that was the reason behind the post. Will shoot a pm once they get here.


    Happy to do so if there are any left after all is said and done.
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  19. JBtourer

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    Cheers, two would be good if they are available.
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  20. Haggs

    Haggs Been here awhile

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    Interesting that local suppliers are charging double the retail charged in South Africa :eek2
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