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Old 12-19-2011, 07:01 PM   #31
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I strapped two one-gallon Rotopax fuel cans stacked on the luggage rack of my R1200GS using velcro Gotcha Straps. It worked out perfectly. The extra weight was positioned no differently that normal luggage, and I was able to quickly unload the cans when need without unpacking anything else, including the set of TKC-80s that I brought along. Here's a pic of the setup:

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Old 12-19-2011, 07:39 PM   #32
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Sounds more like a gas nozzle metering issue rather than a magic gas tank.
With small volumes I have noticed discrepancies in gallons of juice being delivered.
But, my wife often points out that I can be wrong.
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Old 12-20-2011, 07:21 PM   #33
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Here is a close up. I made brackets that go in place of rear foot pegs.
I made an extra set if anyone is interested.They are new and have not been used.

Here is a link with more pictures.
http://www.r1200gs.info/forum/15-acc...aska-trip.html

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Old 12-21-2011, 12:48 PM   #34
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I'm running (2) 1 gallon Roto's on my VStrom. I bolted them to the back of my ammo cans not the front. They are lockable with the setup from Rotopax. Easy to remove.It's possible to run 2 or 3 1 gallons per side with additional hardware(longer bolt).For example 3 gallons of fuel and 1 gallon of water. I have pictures her on Advrider of my setup.
MY GSPD has 9 gallons so it's really not an issue and it gets pretty good gas mileage compared to my Strom.I have looked at various GS setups, why such crazy placements of Roto tanks?





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Old 12-21-2011, 02:28 PM   #35
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why such crazy placements of Roto tanks?
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I prefer to have the extra weight in front of the rear axle and as low as I can go and still keep it safe.

My set up saved my side case when I had a tip over, where if the can is attatched to the case in a tip over the case is most likely destroyed.

The farther back you put it creates more of a lever.
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:33 AM   #36
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This may have been addressed, but here goes.
There is a photo on the Rotopax website of a GS1200 with a one gallon
rotopax mounted on the right side rear next to the pannier in the space provided
due to the mount.

Does anyone know how it was done, or who might sell a bracket for mounting it
that way? Seems like a great idea to me.

Thanks a ton.

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Old 11-19-2012, 09:41 AM   #37
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This the one?

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RotoPax makes the mounting handle.
http://www.rotopax.com/Pack-Mount.html

Might want to consider adding one of these to make the connection a bit stronger:
http://www.rotopax.com/Backing-Plate.html
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:46 AM   #38
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No. But thanks for responding. The rotopax mounts to the inside of the right side pannier mount. Just looking up the photo on their site and it doesn't give any further info, but it is one of the first photos of a motorcycle and the guy who posted the photo is from Oregon (Oregon license plate).

Anyone know this dude??? or dudette?
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:53 AM   #39
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can you post the picture/mount? or...link to picture?
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Old 11-19-2012, 10:17 AM   #40
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This what you're looking for?



http://www.wolfmanluggage.com/Access...untSystem.html
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Old 11-19-2012, 11:36 AM   #41
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Yes, but it's on the GS (and for me it would be for the Adventure).
Sorry I can't post the pic since it's cc by Rotopax. But, you can see it easily enough by going to their website look under
"photos" and it's the sixth set of photos # DSCCF4995 and 4997.
Take a look and see what you think.
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Old 11-19-2012, 12:18 PM   #42
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Oh...this one...

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Appears that the standard RotoPax mounting handle is simply attached to the black plate on the frames.
(See photo...2 bolts in center of black plate...handle is on the inside facing the tire).

If that PLATE isn't standard to the frame...was that your question???...then it looks like the owner simply added those 2 brackets at the top and bottom of the frame and then attached the black plate. Otherwise...don't know.

Hope this helps.

Here's a picture of the RotoPax mounting handle...it's facing inboard towards the center of the bike in the installation above. Comprendo?
The black circular plate on the handle is attached to the black plate with the 2 bolts in the center of the black plate.

You can't see this handle in the first picture.

 photo RotoPaxMountingHandle.jpg

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Old 11-19-2012, 09:41 PM   #43
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I trid to do that with my1150 . Couldn't make it work . Rotopax in on outside of pannier . Wolfman Exp. bag goes on top . I had a plate welded to my Givi racks,
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Old 11-19-2012, 10:40 PM   #44
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I've mounted these tanks every way possible. If I wasn't on my phone typing this with one thumb I'd post a few threads of my work.

Anyway, I've got quite a bit of RotoPax stock that I'd love to dispatch before Christmas.

PM me for mounting details or I can post-up tomorrow.

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Old 11-21-2012, 09:17 AM   #45
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I've mounted these tanks every way possible. If I wasn't on my phone typing this with one thumb I'd post a few threads of my work.

Anyway, I've got quite a bit of RotoPax stock that I'd love to dispatch before Christmas.

PM me for mounting details or I can post-up tomorrow.

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Get to it, man! We all want to see some RP pics!
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