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Old 05-30-2015, 06:13 AM   #1
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DIY thread

thought it may be a good idea to have a thread where people could post their favorite diy tips and tricks for anything bike/camping related.

things like this tank bag:
backpack tank bag mod

or even simpler things like using 2 liter soda bottles wrapped in duct tape to carry extra fuel

as you can see, I don't have a whole lot to offer (yet), hence me starting the thread. anyway, have at it

apologies if there is something like this, I haven't come across any threads that are aggregates
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Old 05-30-2015, 05:11 PM   #2
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Old 05-30-2015, 06:41 PM   #3
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Old 05-30-2015, 06:50 PM   #4
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I don't think carrying fuel in soda bottles is a good idea... wouldn't do it myself... guaranteed to pop when you crash... can think of better ways to die

Use an old bleach bottle at the least, just rinse it out good!
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Old 05-30-2015, 07:40 PM   #5
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or even simpler things like using 2 liter soda bottles wrapped in duct tape to earn a trip to the hospital with.
Fixed.
PET is not a fuel safe plastic, and Duct tape won't fix that.
You want an HDPE (#2 plastic), or metal container for fuel storage, and a DOT approved container for transport.
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Old 05-31-2015, 12:26 PM   #6
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Let's keep it in this thread...

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=440464
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Old 05-31-2015, 06:08 PM   #7
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I, too, had thought that originally about the soda bottles, but I've heard from a number of people who have stored fuel for long periods of time without any leaking. definitely interested in hearing more experiences though

hadn't seen those other two threads, thanks

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Old 05-31-2015, 06:53 PM   #8
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I sprung for the MSR fuel bottles, and I own a KLR
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Old 06-03-2015, 10:56 AM   #9
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Old 06-03-2015, 04:20 PM   #10
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Soda bottles...

Now, with my vstrom, I don't need to carry extra fuel.
Previous two bikes had such small tanks, I carried extra. Saved me a few times.
I used soda bottles, replacing the plastic "gasket" in the lid with one cut from cork.
Never a problem. No disintegration. Dropped one bike once, with soft luggage. Bottle was fine.

I certainly understand the "Anything but metal is unsafe" view point. My experience with soda bottles has been good. I'm sure there could be occasions in which it isn't good. YMMV. OTOH. ETC.
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