lets see ur bike carrying extra fuel

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Wistrick, Oct 6, 2011.

  1. Llamaha

    Llamaha Been here awhile

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    I sent the guy who makes them an email a while ago, he said the shipping would probably cost the same as the trailer. Who quoted you $200? Was it the same trailer in the picture?
  2. griffo1962

    griffo1962 Long timer

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    I can't find the email or PM but I'm sure he thought the shipping would be $240+

    yep, it was Mr Bracket, great trailer, looks to be very well made..... shipping might be slightly more reasonable if you sourced your own wheel etc.....
  3. HaChayalBoded

    HaChayalBoded Brooklyn Bored

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  4. jfman

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  5. mommer

    mommer bring on the world!!!!

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    theres this setup, 2 gas station plastic 1 gallon cans with cam straps holding to rack

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    but when on rough baja roads, and the strap fails, it can hang in front of the exhaust and melt the top right off your can!

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    thought i was much smarter with 2x 1 gallon rotopax cans on the double rotopax mount!

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    i was sadly mistaken! the mounting hardware holding the top can to the lower mount had a weak bolt (factory rotopax mount, hopefully they have addressed this issue?) and the top can went sliding out into the desert at 60mph! :eek1 lucky my buddy saw it and rescued my extra gas! the rotopax can held up amazingly well to it's little off! but was never able to find the top mount?

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  6. liviob

    liviob Been here awhile

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    Nice! Did you build this tank?
  7. AussieRocket

    AussieRocket Been here awhile

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    I have 2 rotopax 1 gallon containers stacked flat on the rear of my F800GS. I have ridden the Great Central Road (AUS) twice with them and not lost a drop. This was the thing that worried me most when I first put them on. They have a lock on the opening to stop it loosening when on rough corrogated roads. I note that on some other posts on this thread, some riders find this mechanism "annoying" but it is there for a good reason.

    The GCR is about 700 miles of continous dirt and is very corrogated - it was a good test for anything mounted on the bike.

    PS I managed to tank slap the bike early in the ride with the bike flipping and landing upside down right onto the rotopax containers. The incident slightly bent the mounting bolts but they remained usable until I got home. The containers were totally OK,
    Rod
  8. pip_muenster

    pip_muenster curious

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    The GS with 20 liters (5.3 gal US) of extra fuel had roughly the same range as my buddy's XT660Z Tenere with its stock tank.

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  9. webbiker

    webbiker Been here awhile

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  10. ben2go

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    It would be nice to have a fuelfriend seller in the US.Good product.
  11. N-m

    N-m Captain 2 Sexy

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    NuttyNu rides a CBR 600 with frame rails. He routinely clamps MSR bottles at an angle on the rails and has reported no problem.

    I have a 1 and 2 gallon Rotopax that I have been running on bikes and in the cars for about one year now in all weather. You have to get the top right on my two but when you do they do not leak.

    In high heat they must be vented everyday. Vent away from the vehicle since they will leak at point.

    They are the best product I have found thus far.
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    K7TNT Been here awhile

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  13. kag

    kag Wander Lust

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    2 35oz bottles in Wolfman holsters....not a long but handy


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    manstache Flounder of ADV

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  15. CordR

    CordR Been here awhile

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    Here's something I wrote in another thread that may help....My buddy had them laying flat on his luggage....


  16. BalkanBiker

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    Two stainless steel cans of 3liter each came from ARD Cases (UK) with black panniers ... add an extra 100km range to my rides in Serbia ... large openings make for easy refueling.
  17. Hikertrash

    Hikertrash Wasted Rock Ranger

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  18. Hack'dTiger

    Hack'dTiger n00b schn00b

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    1gal Rotopax. Edit to add: for size reference, that's a Pelican 1550. Fits damn near like it was designed to. :D
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  19. OZZY-DUCK

    OZZY-DUCK Been here awhile Supporter

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    The Camel Tank for me great way to carry fuel!:clap

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  20. Mr. Fisherman

    Mr. Fisherman Back in Black!

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