lets see ur bike carrying extra fuel

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

  1. xtremewlr

    xtremewlr Long timer

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    I made a tail rack using a spare passenger seat and mounted a rotopax for my SV1000 in preparation for doing an IBA Saddlesore 1000 in June.

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  2. Iron Rey

    Iron Rey Wingnut Extraordinaire

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    Never worried about theft, I also usually covered my bike with a Dowco cover as well, kinda like having a portable garage, I would recommend a cover for your Alaska trip.

    These are the two gallon cans, I would say if you have a 250-300 mile range on your bike you would only need the 1 gallon, however, as was in my case, I was hauling fuel also for my friend riding his Sporty, there was never a time on that particular trip I would have needed the fuel.
  3. NumberCruncher

    NumberCruncher Long timer

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    I'll have a cover with me for sure. Out of sight, out of mind.

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  4. Gedrog

    Gedrog 1000 mile stare a 1000 stories to tell

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    Simples a Desert fox Fuel cell strapped to the luggage
    Once done roll it up and tie it to the luggage no bulk no fuss

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  5. baka1969

    baka1969 Veteran Bubblehead

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  6. drbuzzard

    drbuzzard Long timer

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  7. Gedrog

    Gedrog 1000 mile stare a 1000 stories to tell

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    Aren't you worried to have it so close to the silencer, and dragging on the ground, all that sparks:amazon, or does it have its own skateboard wheels :-)
  8. drbuzzard

    drbuzzard Long timer

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    the wooden cage keeps the heat from the exhaust off the gas can and for ground clearance I haven't had a problem with that either. I use to just strap the can on the rack but on hot days the can would expand causing it to fall over
  9. KEN PHENIX

    KEN PHENIX "CERTIFIABLE"

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    I cried uncle and did an actual gravity feed fuel cell rig on the cheap. The gory details can be found in the captions of the pics in my smugmug. Enjoy!

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  10. misterk

    misterk Been here awhile Supporter

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  11. Nnordsman

    Nnordsman Nnordsman Supporter

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    For all of you mounting containers to the back of your panniers, why the back instead of the front? I have found my bikes handle better when the weight in the cases and on the bike is as far forward as possible. What am I missing?
  12. JT105

    JT105 Let's Ride!

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    Mounting things on the front of the panniers encroaches on the rider's leg and foot room. If the bike goes over, there is a risk of the panniers and mounted items trapping the rider's leg or foot.
  13. Fr8dog61

    Fr8dog61 Been here awhile

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    I'm prepping a single cylinder GS, and your pictures dropped off. Would you be so kind as to re-post?

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  14. Uke

    Uke visualist Super Supporter

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    Can you share some details on the auxiliary tank, capacity, source, mounting, plumbing?

  15. misterk

    misterk Been here awhile Supporter

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    Bought tank on EBay, (bam manufacturing) bought the valve and plumbing from tour tank. I am using a 1.6 gallon, gravity fed into tank. The NC tank is under the seat. I drilled a hole in gas cap, used jb weld, i have a valve i can turn off and on while riding under the aluminum plate I replaced with the passenger seat.


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  16. kermitridesagain

    kermitridesagain Been here awhile

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    think your luggage cost more than my klr
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  17. DivingDuck

    DivingDuck n00b

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    how did you fasten the holsters? Have you just drilled holes through the pannier walls? I'm afraid the plastic's too weak.

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  18. kag

    kag Wander Lust

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    Yes I drilled holes through the plastic then threaded the small bolts through.. Of course on the inside there are flat washers that increase the surface holding area. This set up is rock solid. On the left side I could of mounted two bottles side by side with no issue.
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  19. DivingDuck

    DivingDuck n00b

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    Many thanks. That's just the encouraging bit of info I needed. I'm going to mount Touratech's base plate(s).
  20. ElMartillo

    ElMartillo I See Faces...

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    I converted a surplus windsheild washer tank into an aux fuel cell for my '83 XL600. Approximately 2 useful gallons gets me around 80 additional miles.

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