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lets see ur bike carrying extra fuel

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

  1. AllSeasonRider

    AllSeasonRider Wandering, maybe a little lost...

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    kag - Looks like a Wolfman Wolf Tail bag? What size are those bottles? I really like that bag and have been trying to figure out how to attach fuel bottles to it - the d-rings it comes with just aren't placed well for it. I didn't realize that mesh pocket had that kind of room in it.
  2. FamilyRider

    FamilyRider Been here awhile

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    I had Mike from OBR ADV Gear make me two holsters to carry the Touratech 2 liter fuel canisters. He put some webbing loops on them, so you can strap them to just about anything. I found that the holster will also hold a 2L water bottle.

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    For my first field test, I just strapped one on my rear fender in place of my Wolfman Enduro fender bag. It worked great!

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    For multi-day rides, I will strap both holsters onto my rear luggage, giving me up to one extra gallon of fuel or water.

    For more details, check out my blog.
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  3. JT105

    JT105 Let's Ride!

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  4. popeface

    popeface Adventurer

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    No shots of gas cans on the scoot, as I'm never that far away from a gas station, but I have a few Scepter fuel canisters that I have on hand for car trips. The Rotopax stuff looks great (especially for mounting on a bike), but I think the Scepter cans are great as far as pricing and durability goes.

    But, again, I haven't strapped one to a bike, and the 10 L ones look about the same size as a small pannier, so they might not be the best option. Plus, I don't know if they're available in the US.
  5. RumRunner

    RumRunner Sit there, turn that

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    From my ole BeeYummDoubleYou days

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  6. cachorroLOUCO

    cachorroLOUCO Banned

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    I don't understand why is Rotopax stuff so expensive? like it's just a plastic container wtf.
  7. doggitter

    doggitter Long timer

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    Have you tried an abuse test on them?
  8. cachorroLOUCO

    cachorroLOUCO Banned

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    They seem really tough but c'mon.. i work with plastics and the material they use is far from expensive,blow-injection is also one of the cheapest forms of molding plastic. in my country they go like 300 dollars without the mount. it's weird.
  9. ryder1

    ryder1 Long timer

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    Because they can get the $300?
  10. cachorroLOUCO

    cachorroLOUCO Banned

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    Probably :puke1
  11. doggitter

    doggitter Long timer

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    Yeah, the 300 isn't because of their retail pricing, it's the money grabbers between you and the manufacturer.
  12. Motomantra

    Motomantra Registered Lurker

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    I was under the impression the Rotopax is made the same way my Prijon kayak is. The mold rotates multi directional as the plastic sets.
    This kind of machine is expensive.
  13. cachorroLOUCO

    cachorroLOUCO Banned

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    They are actually made with a machine that makes a plastic ''bubble'' and then blows a lot of air trough it,making it fit the mold that is around said ''bubble''. it's pretty cool to watch.:D
  14. FamilyRider

    FamilyRider Been here awhile

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    I previously mentioned the 2L fuel canister holster made by OBR ADV Gear. They now make an adjustable bottle wrap for carrying 1L or 1.5L bottles. I bought a pair to attach a 1.5L bottle to each tank shroud. They work great!

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    For more information, check out my blog.
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  15. Duckworth

    Duckworth Taking the high road

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    5 liter NATO Jerry can on rear left side of hack is good for an extra 35 miles, or so. I want another, but I can't find the correct tall rectangular shape anymore; just the square, short-style ones.

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  16. Granitic

    Granitic Backcountry rider

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    RotoPax 1 gallon on a PM Cargo Rack XL

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  17. Maggot12

    Maggot12 U'mmmm yeaah!!

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    Nice pic. May I ask where that is...
  18. Tewster2

    Tewster2 Long timer Supporter

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    Looks like Telluride
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  19. River

    River Gee

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    Made provisions to fit three MSR fuel bottles on the left pannier
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  20. Granitic

    Granitic Backcountry rider

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    Yes, coming down Black Bear into Telluride CO on the way to Ophir Pass. There are two gas stations west of Telluride. One was inexplicably closed. The other was open. With the RotoPax I could have ridden the whole loop without taking on fuel. Always good to be prepared for surprises. If I hike from the bike I always turn off the gas valve. Would not want to come back and find the tank empty due to a sticking float. That has almost happened in my garage.