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Old 01-29-2013, 09:40 PM   #136
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I would assume the Rotopax is an approved container and I plan on using their mounting system. Anyone with Rotopax, specific border crossing experience, feel free to chime in.

This may be a bit of an assumption, so take it for what it's worth, but Rotopax is sold in Canada (I have one) and I can't imagine there being any issues with it coming across the border. Unless of course you are transporting something other than fuel

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Old 01-29-2013, 09:50 PM   #137
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What size is that MSR?

They carry so little.

Hmm I'm planning to strap a 2gal and a 1 gal jug on my bike.
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:51 PM   #138
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This may be a bit of an assumption, so take it for what it's worth, but Rotopax is sold in Canada (I have one) and I can't imagine there being any issues with it coming across the border. Unless of course you are transporting something other than fuel

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Old 01-29-2013, 10:01 PM   #139
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This may be a bit of an assumption, so take it for what it's worth, but Rotopax is sold in Canada (I have one) and I can't imagine there being any issues with it coming across the border. Unless of course you are transporting something other than fuel

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Really... Thought they were US made ..?
They are... That doesn't mean they can't sell them in Canada.
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:05 PM   #140
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Okay, so I have seen other fuel containers shape like the MSR ones , but are a bit different and bigger. Any idea what brand they are ?
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:08 PM   #141
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Okay, so I have seen other fuel containers shape like the MSR ones , but are a bit different and bigger. Any idea what brand they are ?
Primus makes 1.5L bottles.
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Old 01-29-2013, 11:35 PM   #142
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RotoPax

The RotoPax are allowable to enter here in Canada full of fuel. they are approved color,self locking cap and marked with FUEL on them. I had one went to and fro many times now run a Koplin as my RotoPax was stolen. Never had one crush out on me like some else asked about or commented on way earlier in the thread, However I did have an issue with a slight leak that I emailed them and they mailed me out a new nozzle and cap right away. It goes on the tail of the bike on the rack and cargo strapped down as I also strap a tool roll to it at the same time, never moves rattles unless i want it to . I think it's a Great deal
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Old 01-30-2013, 05:40 AM   #143
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I would assume the Rotopax is an approved container and I plan on using their mounting system. Anyone with Rotopax, specific border crossing experience, feel free to chime in.
I've had no problems crossing into Canada with Rotopax
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Old 01-31-2013, 11:24 AM   #144
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I've got a couple of old flat plastic 1/2 gal oil containers, one from Citco, one was Yamalube. They have flexible spouts, with screw on caps.

Wonder how they would work as fuel containers?
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Old 01-31-2013, 11:34 AM   #145
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Old 01-31-2013, 11:54 AM   #146
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:29 PM   #147
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I don't usually worry about distance between available fuel stops...

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Old 02-01-2013, 04:44 AM   #148
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Just a 2 litre supplement...standard fuel tank on the XT660Z Ténéré is 23L so 25L (6.6 US Gallons) gives good enough range with my average of about 51 US mpg......(my best easy cruising was 62 US mpg)

Benefit also of having a single cylinder.

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Old 02-14-2013, 08:27 PM   #149
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Basic 2 liter soda bottle.It was one of those smooth sided bottles with the crimped looking bottom.The bottle melted.Not like heated and melted.It got really soft and started weeping gas.When I picked it up the sides split.I think it had something to do with ethanol/alcohol in the fuel.It's been a few years back.
2 liter soda bottles are made out of PET. PET is soluble in petroleum products, especially gasoline. Even worse...PET allows fuel vapors to migrate through the container. Who remembers what fuel vapor does when there's an ignition source nearby?

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Old 02-14-2013, 08:57 PM   #150
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I don't usually worry about distance between available fuel stops...

Im with you.......... lets see........ 6+ Gal Stock tank 1997 Tiger Steamer. Transplanted diesel engine.........hmmm....... 90 to 100mpg......... yeah........ approx 600miles on a tank........ think I'll be fine.
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