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Old 10-06-2011, 07:56 AM   #1
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lets see ur bike carrying extra fuel

I need some ideas for extra fuel for Alaska let see em

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Old 10-06-2011, 11:56 AM   #2
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here's my solution...3 ways from Sunday

http://modernvespa.com/forum/topic66...hlight=rotopax

There's a proper motorcycle example there...scroll down a bit.
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Old 10-06-2011, 12:17 PM   #3
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Old 10-06-2011, 12:27 PM   #4
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Here is a shot of my Transalp at the Relais on the James Bay road last month.
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Old 10-06-2011, 01:23 PM   #5
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Here's mine..old street signs turned into something new. LOL

http://www.kawasakiforums.com/forum/...did-mod-22698/


From this.....

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To this. :)

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Old 10-06-2011, 01:27 PM   #6
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It's rather obvious I'm not satisfied with the stock fuel capacity of most motorcycles.
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Old 12-26-2011, 08:38 AM   #7
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It's rather obvious I'm not satisfied with the stock fuel capacity of most motorcycles.

O.K. Have to ask. Solo seat on bike and what appears to be wife and kids in pic ??? Or were they tourists taking the opportunity to be in a picture
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Old 12-26-2011, 09:10 AM   #8
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Old 12-26-2011, 09:26 AM   #9
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IMS 6.6, 1 gal Rotopax, and a couple of Sigg 1 liter bottles in the top case. Eight gallons, or enough for 350 miles with a decent reserve.



I made the Rotopax mount from an HDPE cutting board. It cost me about ten bucks with the hardware. I'm thinking of doing one for the right side, but have to think through heat shielding. Wouldn't want the fuel to tangle with the pipe.

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Old 12-27-2011, 06:58 AM   #10
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Why?

They look about as dangerous as some of the Rotopax mounted to the sides, imho.
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Old 12-27-2011, 07:00 AM   #11
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Why?

They look about as dangerous as some of the Rotopax mounted to the sides, imho.
Well for a start, they are mounted MUCH closer to the foot area and then there's the shape of the rack itself. I'll pass....
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Old 12-27-2011, 08:16 AM   #12
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Well for a start, they are mounted MUCH closer to the foot area and then there's the shape of the rack itself. I'll pass....
I agree- I'll pass too. Too big and close to my leg if I were to go down. Roto pax, is also built rugged-nice thick plastic-narrow clean mounting. But-to each their own and use what ever fits your fancy.
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Old 12-27-2011, 03:58 PM   #13
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Well for a start, they are mounted MUCH closer to the foot area and then there's the shape of the rack itself. I'll pass....
for clearance, having 2x tanks mounted on pegs would be exactly like if someone is riding two up.

airhead are notorious for weak rear sub frames. it's bad enough loading luggage on that frame without loading another 32lb of fuel.

may not be true for other bikes, but carrying 2x two gallon tanks with weight mounted on foot pegs sounds like a super strong location... with weight kept low to boot. this is if one doesn't have an extra large main tank. which would be the best option.
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Old 12-27-2011, 04:39 PM   #14
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Why?

They look about as dangerous as some of the Rotopax mounted to the sides, imho.
I was thoroughly amazed by the toughness of the Rotopax. They are easily four times as thick as a standard Blitz can, and thicker than my IMS fuel tank. I had to swallow hard spending $50 for a gallon can, but I can see why these have the reputation they do. They are designed to a standard, not a price. It's going to take a hell of a hit to breach one.

If one favors the Peg Packer location but the Rotopax toughness, I'm sure that it would be a simple matter to fab up a peg mount for the Rotopax. Their standard L-bracket and a piece of appropriately sized square tubing with a few minutes of welding would do the trick.
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