lets see ur bike carrying extra fuel

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

  1. John Smallberries

    John Smallberries Long timer Super Supporter Supporter

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    Here is my contribution:
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    The two "Mega Tubes" mounted to my rear rack each hold a 1.5l Primus bottle: very elegant. Not so elegant is the $5 gas station 1-gallon tank mounted to the rack with two hose clamps. That was to be my true emergency fuel stash.

    I added this for a ride where we expected to need 150-mile range between fuel stops. We stumbled across a few additional gas stops on the route (Michigan's Upper Peninsula between Marquette and Copper Harbor) and I never had to use any of the extra fuel.
  2. C-Stain

    C-Stain Long timer

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    1 gal Kolpin Jr Fuel Jug that fits quite nice under my Wolfman Expedition Bags.
  3. Hack'dTiger

    Hack'dTiger n00b schn00b

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    How happy have you been with the Kolpin? Any leaks?

    I picked one up prior to a Rotopax because the price was good, but unfortunately it didn't fit with my intended purpose. My plan was to mount it on my sidecar, instead, but curious about your experience with it? :ear
  4. C-Stain

    C-Stain Long timer

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    Just got the mount done - haven't used it yet. Will let you know when I've given it a run!
  5. petravespa

    petravespa Adventurer

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    Hey Diego, Cool set up! I have the same bike. What tank is that, and those pipes are not stock! what brand and do they give you extra power/sound/ mileage?

    Thanks.
  6. imnothng

    imnothng Been here awhile Supporter

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    I had one mounted on my tail and luckily we stopped for lunch right after filling up. One of the guys went back to his bike to grab something and came back to tell me he thought it was leaking. So I went to take a look and sure enough, it was slowly dripping. So I tightened it and it stopped, but I didn't even feel it turn at all.

    So I would not recommend it, but I have no experience with a Rotopax gas can (just water).
  7. BootsandPants

    BootsandPants Sprayer

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    Found one of these at the LBS: "Java Holder"

    Since it's adjustable in both length and width dimensions, I thought it would fit a 1L fuel bottle better than your standard water bottle cage and be more secure with the built in rubberized strap on top. So I picked it up and did a little experimenting; turns out it works like a charm! The included screws were the perfect size going through a pelican case; only had to add M5 nylock nuts and fender washers.

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    Fuel bottle is a 1L MSR; but it works on the 1L Primus bottles too (the primus ones are a little shorter and wider).

    Bonus: now I can take my coffee with me since I don't need the extra fuel bottle on the way to work. That shit is important here in Seattle :lol3
  8. Dubl-A

    Dubl-A SuckerDucker

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    1.5GAL Kolpin bolted to a HT rack

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  9. GravelRider

    GravelRider AKA max384 Supporter

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    Two 2-gallon Rotopax fuel containers mounted on the Rotopax vertical mount.

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    The Rok straps aren't actually holding them in place. They were already mounted on the pillion before I mounted the fuel containers.
  10. KEN PHENIX

    KEN PHENIX "CERTIFIABLE"

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    Hey Max! I love these cheap Harbor Freight cam-buckle straps. I cut them to fit and use o-rings to secure the excess. I have never had one come loose in 7 years of using them. http://www.harborfreight.com/set-of-2-1-inch-x-12-ft-lashing-straps-67386.html

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  11. KEN PHENIX

    KEN PHENIX "CERTIFIABLE"

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    I re-did the caps on my old leaky Blitz cans with thick rubber washers.
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    I cut the handles off my Seahorse side cases (I never take them off anyway) and used poly cutting board material and drawer pulls to fashion the mounts.
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    Add the aforementioned Harbor Freight cam-buckle tie downs and voila! :evil
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    https://kphenix.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Auxillary-Fuel-Cans-/i-QWnHVPP
  12. kag

    kag Wander Lust

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    Made an update over the fall to carry fuel

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  13. 1Wildbull1

    1Wildbull1 Hugh Glass is my Hero!

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    ROK straps - lighter than the Roto PAX system. lock it with a cable when i'm not around. Almost 2 gallons. Used a piece of neoprene from work under the container. Yellowstone 2014 (Digby Jones - Under the Sea)
  14. ER70S-2

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    2.5 gallon (more than I needed)
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    I rode like this for several years (1-1/4 gallon) ...
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    until a flat front tire caused this:
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    Now I have the 5.3 Acerbis (stock is 3.4)
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  15. doggitter

    doggitter Long timer

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    I'm surprised some of you guys messing with the tiny 1L bottles haven't graduated to the 1.75L stainless bottles of KRU Vodka. :1drinkBottoms up!
  16. funinthesun

    funinthesun Been here awhile

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    That's what I do. They look great on the back of the Gsa. ;)


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  17. Tewster2

    Tewster2 Long timer Supporter

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    Just looked them up. Those are awesome bottles. Gonna get two to stick on the Wolfman bags. Thanks for the tip!
  18. GravelRider

    GravelRider AKA max384 Supporter

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    Thanks for the tip Ken!

    And great fuel holder setup you've put together!

    That's ridiculous! I would never waste those bottles for fuel... I use those for vodka! :lol3
  19. KEN PHENIX

    KEN PHENIX "CERTIFIABLE"

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    Perfect. Now all I have to do is find a vodka drinker. I don't suppose you know of any highland single malt drams available in stainless. :lol3
  20. catweasel67

    catweasel67 RD04

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    Can't help it - but a dram is a measure, and a small one at that....