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Old 12-15-2013, 03:46 PM   #16
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I've heard of people trying it but then they remember that if they crash the Gobis grind down into the fuel. I don't think anyone does it.


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Old 12-15-2013, 06:31 PM   #17
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Much has been written about carrying water in the Gobi jacket. I have drilled mine, installed both valves, and treated both tanks with the recommended fix for the plastic taste - denture cleaner! I now have the option to carry water and have two spare fuel petcocks if required on the tanks.


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Old 12-16-2013, 12:06 AM   #18
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Drinking water

Used mine for water after rinsing well with water. Whilst at Phillip Island for the moto GP filled one gobi with ice and beer, the bonus was cold drinking water the next day to help with the hangover! The 3.6 litres was not quite enough - still seemed to have a headache!!!!
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Old 12-16-2013, 02:31 AM   #19
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Used mine for water after rinsing well with water. Whilst at Phillip Island for the moto GP filled one gobi with ice and beer, the bonus was cold drinking water the next day to help with the hangover! The 3.6 litres was not quite enough - still seemed to have a headache!!!!
thats not to little water, thats too much beer
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Old 12-16-2013, 07:10 AM   #20
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Has anyone used the liquid storage space for fuel instead of potables?
I think your big issue here would be filling the up with fuel without getting it all over your stuff in the bags! The fill hole is tiny.
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Old 12-17-2013, 07:35 AM   #21
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I have the Gobi's and have the peacocks installed but would definitely put some of the camelback cleaning tablets through with a real good flush prior to using for drinking water. So yes I have yet to ever put liquid in them but for camping trips it would be a great idea.

As far as the small fill hole you could always find a larger rubber grommet and drill out the hole further.

I would be curious about trying to carry one full of fuel too but was always worried it might break down the adhesive that bonds the tanks together and that it would also leach through into the storage area of the gobo itself.

So I use a Rotopak but am seriously looking at pulling the trigger on raid's under seat tank.
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Old 12-17-2013, 12:25 PM   #22
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I use them without petcocks: I have some small tubing I use to siphon water out when I need it. Pretty useful for us when we're out in the desert and need to carry a lot of water while not taking up any extra space in the bags (a gallon of water takes up a lot of space.
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