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Old 05-23-2009, 08:01 AM   #1
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WR250R WR250X Rotopax Fuel Tank Mount

Just got the quote back for the revised Rotopax racks.


Here is the updated design. It will be all 0.1875" T5051 or 5052 aluminum. It will also use the new Rotopax mount and NOT the Kolpin mount. The Rotopax mount is a lot nicer, billet aluminum, and the tank fits snugly on it. The Kolpin required a several wraps of duct tape to keep the tank from vibrating on it.




The original version got tested a week ago on a day long ride with a full adventuring load:




That's about 60# of extra weight. Everything worked well and there wasn't much difference in handling.


The plan is to offer the racks at cost for any one that needs to carry extra gas and can't wait for, or doesn't want to pay for the Aqualine. It will take about 3 weeks for them to get made. I'll need to collect money in advance prior to ordering.

Here's what it's going to cost:

Number......Price (ea.)
3.............$105
5.............$88
7.............$82
10............$77


Stainless hardware I'll provide and will be about $10 for each rack.

Shipping will be USPS Priority and will be about $10.

Buyer needs to order a Rotopax tank and mount. For a 2 gallon tank, mount and shipping, with the advrider 20% discount it will be $76.


Sooooo..... for less than $200 you can have extra fuel (250 miles worth) in a fairly usable system. We're doing a 5 day ride next week to the bottom of the Grand Canyon, so I'll have a better report of functionality an durability when we get back.

PM me if you're interested or post any questions.




Initial "at cost" offer is done.



Second order of ten racks is ready to ship. Currently there is only one that is not spoken for. Price is $145 with approximately $15-25 in shipping (USPS Priority, insured).




All have sold. No more planned.

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Old 05-23-2009, 08:26 AM   #2
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Very nice. Is your mount bracket tied in with the dirtbagz bracket?
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Old 05-24-2009, 12:42 PM   #3
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Very nice. Is your mount bracket tied in with the dirtbagz bracket?

No. It replaces the left side Dirtbagz bracket. Dirtbagz left pannier gets strapped to the Rotopax and mount.




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Old 05-24-2009, 05:29 PM   #4
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that is the general Idea I am going with my 1 gal for my X-Challenge.
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Old 05-26-2009, 10:06 AM   #5
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I have been interested in this since I first saw you post about it. Is it possible for you to include some kind of rack for the other side? I don't have any racks yet and hate to buy the dirt bags racks when I will just need the right side rack. Thanks.

PS: I'm in for one regardless of whether or not you have an idea about what to do for the other side so we are now up to 6 units.
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Old 05-26-2009, 08:58 PM   #6
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You got my PM about wanting one right Emerson? btw how much are your top racks?
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Old 05-27-2009, 06:59 AM   #7
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Sorry guys. Haven't been keeping up here like I should.

Ordering for units "at cost" is done. I will add a couple of extras for any late comers, but the price will be a little higher to cover some of the work involved. I'll PM the guys who I've got on the list with price and payment info. Fabricator said it'd be about 3 weeks. I'm leaving this afternoon on a week long trip, so I'll be out of touch for the most part until next Tuesday, 6/2/09.

Jaynen, got it.

CaptTurbo, no, it's a lot of work figuring out the bends and trying to work something for the Dirtbagz. I agree, it would be nice to eliminate the Dirtbagz racks altogether, but for now it's too much. You're on the list.
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Old 05-27-2009, 08:37 AM   #8
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Capt Turbo you would need to buy the dirtbagz themselves still.

You could try to order just a bag set, try emailing them and saying you need to order just a right side bracket. If they ask why you could always say you dropped your bike and it got all bent or something
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Good idea! In any case, I'm in and funds have been sent. I guess I need to be looking into buying the RotoPax container and mount now.
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Good idea! In any case, I'm in and funds have been sent. I guess I need to be looking into buying the RotoPax container and mount now.

Don't forget to order from Jason at rotopax.com and use the "advrider" coupon code.
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BTW, just finished 1000 miles in four days on two WRs with the test version of the rack (it's a little thinner stock and slightly different shaped.) No signs of fatigue and everything worked great. Bikes rode normally and had no problem running 60mph on good dirt roads.


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Old 06-04-2009, 02:16 PM   #12
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Don't forget to order from Jason at rotopax.com and use the "advrider" coupon code.
Just looked at that site and it seems that the two gallon can is only available in red or green? I want a blue one.

Is that possible? Thnks.
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Old 06-04-2009, 03:03 PM   #13
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http://www.rotopax.com/kerosene-sing...p-1-pr-46.html

You could purchase a Kerosene tank...

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Just looked at that site and it seems that the two gallon can is only available in red or green? I want a blue one.

Is that possible? Thnks.
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I see that. Don't see an option for the combo of the fuel pack and the mount for it though. I'm sure I can order the mount seperately but I'm not sure which of them is the one I need.
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Old 06-05-2009, 09:30 AM   #15
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Well, if I were buying one right now, I'd get this locking mount:

http://www.rotopax.com/mount-lox-rot...el-pr-100.html

You can get a non-locking mount as well:

http://www.rotopax.com/pack-mount-ro...p-1-pr-70.html

Then, you add that to your WR with EB's rack...



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I see that. Don't see an option for the combo of the fuel pack and the mount for it though. I'm sure I can order the mount seperately but I'm not sure which of them is the one I need.
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