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1Gopokes1 07-17-2013 07:40 PM

carring spare oil
 
I am planning a trip up to Cody Wyo and want to carry some spare oil to top up 2001 GS. I don't want to carry a partial Qt bottle of oil in my panniers. Is there holder that goes on the outside of panniers to hold an oil can??????????

Thanks

kadesean 07-17-2013 07:47 PM

Dunno about a holder, but I use an empty Nyquil bottle.

Unstable Rider 07-17-2013 07:49 PM

Option 1,

http://www.agrisupply.com/operator-m...ister/p/67670/


Mount it vertical.

Cap comes off, put aluminum drink bottle from Menards, Walgreen's, etc inside with oil within.

Works for me.

You can scrunch up a spare tire inner tube and cramb it into the inside of the cap, or eat your soup out of it.

Yes, those are all KLR tricks. But we would carry USED oil :evil

Sorry.

tjt94 07-17-2013 09:32 PM

I always just take a partial bottle. Just make sure it is upright. I'm not sure why I bother though. I didn'T add any on my trip to hondurace last year and didn't add enough between changes on my 10K mile trip last month to make it worth it. My bike is an 01 with 74K on it. Lots of 90 mph days and high heat and no oil use.

mtneering 07-17-2013 09:51 PM

Nalgene
 
I use a 500ml Nalgene bottle from REI or other sporting goods store. Made for lab chemicals original now used in mountain sports. The bottles are virtually leak proof. With my KLR and no my GS and have never had issue in panniers.

bracky72 07-18-2013 03:25 AM

Partial bottle in a freezer bag.

marty hill 07-18-2013 03:29 AM

Carry it in a 1 gallon plastic storage bag which folks use to store stuff in the fridge. Problem solved. Never leaked in close to 300k miles on my GS's. Throw in the tool for opening the oil fill cover and your all set.

bemiiten 07-18-2013 03:30 AM

I like to use fuel bottles because they don't leak. The bracket to mount them on the painnier comes from Touratech. http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c1...ps9cfcd828.jpg

jimbeauxk 07-18-2013 06:21 AM

I don't know what route you're taking to Cody, but if you are absolutely against zip-locking a partial quart in your bag, there are always O'Reilly Auto Parts stores all along the major routes, they carry motorcycle oil.

def 07-18-2013 06:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 1Gopokes1 (Post 21892671)
I am planning a trip up to Cody Wyo and want to carry some spare oil to top up 2001 GS. I don't want to carry a partial Qt bottle of oil in my panniers. Is there holder that goes on the outside of panniers to hold an oil can??????????

Thanks

Do you think you'll need extra oil for such a short trip? It's only 570 miles one way. If your 2001 boxer is using oil you might want to consider changing brands or grades to reduce (eliminate) oil use.

My 2001 uses no measurable oil between changes (annually) regardless of miles (usually less than 10,000 miles). Yours should be about the same.

I would top off to the middle of the sight glass and not worry if it gets low on the sight glass. Remember, there are four quarts of oil in the engine. You can ride safely with 3.

Jim Moore 07-18-2013 06:48 AM

You guys are seriuously contemplating pouring oil out of the bottle it came in and into another bottle for transport? People! Stop it!

mouthfulloflake 07-18-2013 07:22 AM

carrying it is the easy part.

deciding which oil to take is the real issue here.

I prefer Royal purple.


:D

mefly2 07-18-2013 07:39 AM

+1 for the TT ... spendy system, but well designed.

JimVonBaden 07-18-2013 07:44 AM

I carried oil a long time ago. Then I discovered you could buy it nearly anywhere. The bike can safely run a quart low, so it is highly unlikely that you will "suddenly" fid yourself in the middle of nowhere in need of half a quart of oil.

Jim :brow

mattjw916 07-18-2013 07:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jim Moore (Post 21895188)
You guys are seriuously contemplating pouring oil out of the bottle it came in and into another bottle for transport? People! Stop it!

This. Better yet, why carry it at all? It's not like it's hard to find oil on the road.


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