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Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Wistrick, Oct 6, 2011.
they are just like the peg packers
There was a similar topic a few months back on this subject with some really good set-ups for the R1200's.
A favourite within the pages was the 20L Adventure Extender. It is still under development apparently according to their website at: http://www.fastforward.ca/motorrad/adventureextender/adventureextender.shtml
Here's a picture of one I made for a friends GSA. It clips in place of the rear seat. 2HE
Too bad we can't just fill the tires up with gas and exchange it with air when we need it.
It would keep the weight down low.
I realise you're joking... but the only thing worse than weight up high is weight that's not being held up by the suspension.
Add the centrifugal force, and your wheels are the worst possible place to add weight to the bike.
That's why we fill our tires with air, instead of foam or solid rubber or whatever.
I'm good for 400 miles
What makes you think you can't? There are a few bikes that do that. One of them is the two wheel drive recon or rincon. No sure how they actually transfer the fuel over though......
2.5 gallon plastic gas can covered with a nylon bag, plumbed into the fuel line with a plastic lawnmower fuel valve. The tiny tank on the CX500 custom was only good for a bit over 100 miles.
2 gallon plastic can attached to the hook on my Vespa Rally 200 for my Alaska trip on 1978.
Love this set up. So easy to attach to the rear rack.
Three gallon fuel cell, with petcock, plumbed into the fuel line:
One gallon rotopax mounted on the toprack -- needed it on this summer's ride to Alaska.
do I need more
2 MSR 1 litre bottles on either side of the tail light under the rear luggage rack, a 1 litre bottle on both right and left passenger footpegs/brackets, 500 ml (could have been 1 litre as easy, but ran out of them before trip) for camp stove/emergency fuel in the tail bag.
So at least a possible 5 litres (1.3209 US gal.) of fuel, tucked out of the way in unused spots, for a theoretical range of about 85 miles @ 64 mpg.
Going to add a Rotopax 1 gal. vertically in front of the tail bag, for next trip.
Gas can bolted in upright position for when I haul a duffel.
and down for when I don't
I went with the GSA for the built in extra fuel capacity ;-)
What, no weestroms carrying extra gas? Come on, guys, I need ideas!
1.3 gal Acerbis number plate can, mounted to the subframe, plumbed to be siphoned into the air-tight main tank by the bike running.
4 Litre Liquid Containment Fuel Bladder strapped to the top of my giant loop great basin. Coupled with my 13.5L Safari tank I can get up to 500kms. When not in use it I just slip it into the (red) Big River drybag so it takes up minimal space.