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Old 01-25-2013, 01:01 PM   #5517
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Originally Posted by FreeTheBeast View Post
Particularly for Sandblast Rally, I've changed my extra fuel carrying configuration. I've bolted on a Roto-pax 1 gallon fuel container.



In the past I have used MSR fuel bottles in a canvas bag secured to the rear fender. I think the Roto-pax is a better alternative. It's more secure and carries more gas.



Old setup at Sandblast 2012:

That's a sure way to a cracked subframe, I've gone through 3 different re-inforced subframes with a kolpin fuel can in the same location and gave up, fortunately I've got a 3.2 gallon midship tank now That rotopax will likely survive the rally but I wouldn't use it any other time or with any regularity. I only got 3-4 dual sport rides before the first failure, and less with subsequent re-engineering.

Also I've seen the rotopax mount set-up shear the bolt right off,.......particularly on the ole mans F650GS Dakar 2 weeks ago in S America, wont ever see that gas can again, fortunately we didn't end up "needing" it
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