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Old 02-10-2014, 08:18 AM   #77671
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fixt for accuracy.
C'mon now..no need to be "snobbish" here!
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Old 02-10-2014, 08:22 AM   #77672
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Yeah, that's weird. It seems that when BMW wants to save some weight and transfer power in the most efficient manner, they opt for a chain. Strange.
yep

shaft for high mileage/maintenance intervals, and rugged service

chains for cheap, or racing.

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Old 02-10-2014, 08:22 AM   #77673
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shafts are what happens when you get married!
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Old 02-10-2014, 08:25 AM   #77674
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yep

shaft for high mileage/maintenance intervals, and rugged service

chains for cheap, or racing.

That HP4 looks like a cheap piece of crap.
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Old 02-10-2014, 08:26 AM   #77675
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Old 02-10-2014, 08:27 AM   #77676
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That HP4 looks like a cheap piece of crap.
Yeah, but it's a faassst piece o'crap.
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Old 02-10-2014, 08:31 AM   #77677
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What kind? I'm guessing they don't stock heidanaus in 150/18.
Pirelli MT 21's. But I just have them order whatever.
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Old 02-10-2014, 08:34 AM   #77678
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That HP4 looks like a cheap piece of crap.
is that the go fast bike you posted a pic of?
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Old 02-10-2014, 08:40 AM   #77679
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OK folks, serious question here. In my search for an economical and portable way to expand gas range for the trip out west this summer I realized that no one sells folding gas containers in this country anymore. Just Gas tanks used to sell some made in Australia, but don't anymore. I suspect there are two reasons for this:
1) Stupid U.S. regulations regarding the standards that have to be met for portable gas tanks. If you have purchased a little red plastic container lately, you know that the spouts suck ass, largely because California didn't want all those nasty fumes escaping from from separate vent holes. Also, gas cans now have to have spouts that close automatically so little Jimmy doesn't pour gas all over himself. Thanks Obama.

2) The ones that Just Gas Tanks sold were made in Australia and ridiculously expensive, like $110 for a two-gallon model. They probably didn't meet US standards anyway.

So, I did a little research (Google) and came up with this:


Terrible pic, but you get the point. It's a foldable, 7 liter (about two gallon) jerry can. If I buy some I'd have to buy in bulk from China. And I'd have to sell them as "liquid containers" or "water containers." But I'm not the NSA, I don't watch what you do. You wanna put gas it in and strap it to your bike? Have at it.

So my question is, would you buy one if the quality is decent? And how much would you pay? You are not committed to anything, I'm just trying to gauge interest.
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Old 02-10-2014, 08:48 AM   #77680
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use a coffee or wine box bladder scribe

it will work for several uses, then throw it away.

or this

http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-...l#.UvkC-fldWJo
http://www.rei.com/product/626195/na...ntene-96-fl-oz
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Old 02-10-2014, 08:48 AM   #77681
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Old 02-10-2014, 08:49 AM   #77682
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Good point!

Not many cars run chains, I wonder why?

Cause cars suck.
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Old 02-10-2014, 08:50 AM   #77683
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use a coffee or wine box bladder scribe

it will work for several uses, then throw it away.

or this

http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-...l#.UvkC-fldWJo
Certainly people have done that. But I would be a little concerned about the durability of that very thin mylar, especially when it doesn't have the cardboard container for support.
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Old 02-10-2014, 08:51 AM   #77684
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yep

shaft for high mileage/maintenance intervals, and rugged service

chains for cheap, or racing.

Performance over utility ALWAYS!
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Old 02-10-2014, 08:51 AM   #77685
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That HP4 looks like a cheap piece of crap.
Actually, it's an expensive piece of crap.
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