lets see ur bike carrying extra fuel

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

  1. 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.
  2. AllSeasonRider

    AllSeasonRider Wandering, maybe a little lost...

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    I ended up using some aluminum c-channel and some big hose clamps to mount a couple mega tubes with Primus 1.5 liter bottles under the tail. Used some screw holes for the passenger grab rails. Never had to use them, though I need to figure out how to add another 3 gallons or so if I was want to take this bike up the Dalton...
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  3. nzrian

    nzrian renegade master Supporter

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    shit pic, but the rear bags have a 10 litre can in each of them, for a simpson desert crossing.

    about 45 litres all up for about 600km of sand.

    i hit reserve as we pulled into Mt Dare for fuel.

    [​IMG]DSC01903 by rian munro, on Flickr
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  4. XRman

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    Over tank bags tied to crash bars; 12L fuel bladder and 10 L water. Rolled up and tied to rear rack when not needed.
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  5. EastRoad

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    After a paranoid fuel-finding in the midst of france (running low already: first gas station close... second one was fully automated (non-manned) and refused all my cards (I guess their phone line was broken).... third one was the charm... and I wouldn't have made it much further)... I decided to get some add-on fuel just in case.
    But of course as Murphy's law dictates: ever since, I've never needed them.

    anyhow here's the crappy setup in all its glory:
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    Essentially its this:
    A 1000 denier cordura two-compartment bag that I've made on my sewing machine... each compartment holds a 2ltr fuel can.
    on each side there's two heavy duty loops double-bar-tacked in place (I've clipped a carbine clip on it and hoisted myself up a few times on the pull up bar... I guess its strong ;) ).
    And I loop a cam-buckle cinch strap through and around the top-case.
    when tightened - the top of the compartments gets "closed" around the bottles - and you can't take the bottles out without first releasing the cam strap.
    it's unobtrusive enough.. doesn't get in the way and can be fully removed if needed.. also the top-case stays fully accessible.

    there's room for improvement ;)..
    it was made in a hurry before my morocco trip...
    Useless... morocco has more gas station than you'll ever need. ;)
  6. EastRoad

    EastRoad Road Viking Supporter

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    Fuel Bladder??

    like a hydration bladder but fuel resistant?? what are you using?
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    Nickhob Armchair adventurer

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  8. EastRoad

    EastRoad Road Viking Supporter

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  9. AllSeasonRider

    AllSeasonRider Wandering, maybe a little lost...

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    Agree. I'm betting I could get a size that would fit into my backpack. My range now is just shy of 200 miles if I used the bottles I have, but according to Alcan Rider I need range for 320 in case I need to turn back.
  10. KSO

    KSO Grab a Handfull

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  11. frozenpoet

    frozenpoet Valks rule, clowns drool

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    For those that have mounted a rotopax to a case, mostly thinking the lid, did you do anything to reinforce the mount? My plan is to mount a 1 gallon tank on its side on the top of the truck. (Kappa garda 52l)
  12. XRman

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    I have a 12L Liquid Containment fuel bladder from Oz. They make various sizes. price/L of fuel is cheaper than the Desert Fox bladder.

    I don't like carrying them in my luggage in case of fuel smell pervading the contents. I usually clip the bladder to the rear luggage externally when it is full and roll it up and stow it when empty on top somewhere.

    My next big trip will mean carrying the bladder more often ( my DRZ has 30L + 12L) but my Tiger only carries 19L. I will also need water 8-10L to be carried.

    Rather than have all the extra load up high and at the rear the tank sling idea means the load will be central and lower.
    There is a discussion on this in the Australian regional thread at present. heavy duty shade cloth is being used to sew up custom built bags. Mine are replica army surplus items.

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  13. kenstone

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  14. MotoChron

    MotoChron Got Dirt?!

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    Rotopax on the tail rack.

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    ^^ Gooseneck below Dead Horse Point on Potash Road, Moab, Utah? :augie
  16. MotoChron

    MotoChron Got Dirt?!

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    Correct.
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  18. fast4d

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    1.6 gal

    feeds into tank using breather hose

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  19. NumberCruncher

    NumberCruncher Long timer

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    This is such a simple and effective solution for a rider like me who rides solo that I think I am going to go with it for my trip to Alaska this Summer.

    Do you worry about theft since they are so easy to get to? I may put the gas can in a lightweight nylon stuff sack and then place that on the peg packer bracket. Do you think there is room for the additional thickness of a a thin layer of nylon material?

    Thanks.

    NC

  20. Hikertrash

    Hikertrash Wasted Rock Ranger

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    Are those one or 2 gallon containers?

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