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Old Today, 12:12 AM   #1
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Got fuel?

Just made up a little rack and bag setup for carrying extra fuel, the idea is to run a set like fuel panniers. It's for holding two liters of fuel each side low and secure. Made from Army surplus Swiss military bags.











Mounts to a stock passenger foot peg extension.

I'm thinking I could carry four liters of fuel but more likely I'll be carrying 1 liter fuel and one liter of water on each side for desert riding. I also designed it so that these would have clearance and could be used on a bike with a normal subframe, and stock shocks, along with standard rear hard bags.

The bags themselves were cheap $5.95 each. and I have a few bucks of stainless there so pretty cheap for me

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Well done Jim. It pays to be versatile. It doesn't pay much but what the hell, it's a good job.

With that fuel range, I would consider another Swiss military bag and make a backpack for a couple of Subway 'foot long subs'.
Then, there's the espresso pot and stove?
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Well done Jim. It pays to be versatile. It doesn't pay much but what the hell, it's a good job. With that fuel range, I would consider another Swiss military bag and make a backpack for a couple of Subway 'foot long subs'. Then, there's the espresso pot and stove?

I've got some Czech bags for all that other stuff, and a Swiss backpack for sleeping gear. but I'm not much of a sandwich guy.

My short range camp gear is pretty international. Italian coffee pot, Swiss military alcohol stove, backpack, Austrian half tent, French tool case, now Swiss Fuel bags, and Czech tank paniers
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Looks great Jim. Can you post up a longer shot - overall view/placement?

I want to make a rack and mount a pair of those swiss panniers above the jugs like Prutser did.
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Looks great Jim. Can you post up a longer shot - overall view/placement? I want to make a rack and mount a pair of those swiss panniers above the jugs like Prutser did.
I'm riding today I'll take some pics
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Very nicely done!
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I've got some Czech bags for all that other stuff, and a Swiss backpack for sleeping gear. but I'm not much of a sandwich guy.

My short range camp gear is pretty international. Italian coffee pot, Swiss military alcohol stove, backpack, Austrian half tent, French tool case, now Swiss Fuel bags, and Czech tank paniers


Out of that international blend - if we were talking sandwiches understand - I'd go French. Czech not so much.

Coffee? On the money.
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I love repurposed military surplus bags on bikes!

Not trying to thread jack, but this could be used to carry fuel too. So it's a bit on topic

This guy on ebay converts military surplus bags into bicycle panniers: http://www.ebay.com/usr/sanfrd-nson?...10.m2749.l2754

I bought a set of Italian bags from him, and they hook onto the factory luggage bars quite nicely (your mileage may vary). I've got them hanging on the hooks he provided, and backed up with a few zip ties. However, I plan to pick up some P clamps next time I'm at the hardware store to make it a bit more of a permanent solution. And of course a few cool patches help:

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