Originally Posted by FreeTheBeast
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