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Old 10-08-2012, 07:40 PM   #1
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Fuel containers- Koplin vs Rotopax

Is one better than the other? I've seen some places sell both but won't say one is better. I have seen and held a Rotopax container and it is far and away the most sturdy gas container I have ever held. I have only seen a picture of the Kolpin. It doesn't look as well make, looks like a cheap WalMart can. Their website says they are the best, both sites actually. So is the Rotpax worth the extra money? Also Koplin says made in USA, where is Rotopax made? Koplin say 1 year warranty, RotoPax din't say that I saw? I have read some reports of Koplin leaking, old or new version but none of RotoPax.

So part says Koplin, made in USA, warranty, but look cheap, may have leak issue or Rotopax look better but unknown warranty or made location.


Help me Obi-Wan, no stop it.

I just don't want to buy one a then decide I bought the wrong one or paid too much for no reason. No I do not want to just strap on a cheap can in various locations and save the most money. Had a couple split in a truck bed and don't want to do that again.

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Old 10-08-2012, 07:50 PM   #2
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I am in the same boat. There is a thread right now that i asked the general question about how i would do it and everyone that has said anything has recommened rotopax. The thread is called gas can. I also found a dealer in my area so i think i will go look at them so i can find the biggest can to fit my needs.
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Old 10-09-2012, 03:23 AM   #3
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Rotopax = tough

70mph crash. The right lid with gas can came off bag. Both Rotopax were barely dinged. Both still in use.

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Old 10-09-2012, 03:34 AM   #4
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I have only used rotopax but can say they are way tougher then a standard gas can. Very tough material.
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Old 10-09-2012, 04:20 AM   #5
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Rotopax = tough

70mph crash. The right lid with gas can came off bag. Both Rotopax were barely dinged. Both still in use.

Screw the gas can, how'd you come out of that???
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Old 10-09-2012, 04:26 AM   #6
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Bought a Koplin this spring after riding with a guy last winter that used one. Saw it come off his mount and bounce down the road at 60 mph with no damage ( he did not have it locked on ) . So I would say they are pretty tough, very well made. The only reason I went with the Koplin was the size ( 1-1/2 gal ) it fit the rear seat area of my GS perfectly.
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Old 10-09-2012, 05:02 AM   #7
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Rotopax are made in Utah
Koplin are decent, but cheaper build quality and have been known to leak at the cap.
Rotopax are noticably better.
There was a thread on it somewhere a year or two ago.
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Old 10-09-2012, 05:08 AM   #8
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I just picked up a used set of Zegas that had a Kolpin can bolted onto one bag. Doesn't look cheap in any way and the nozzle set up works pretty good. No spill.
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Old 10-09-2012, 10:00 AM   #9
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Rotopax is making the decision easier with the discounts they now have. Wanted a water jug too so cost now is swayed toward Rotopax. To bad free water jug wasnt a 1.75 to match the gas one I wanted. Oh well can't have it all unless you buy it.
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Old 10-09-2012, 12:35 PM   #10
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I just picked up a used set of Zegas that had a Kolpin can bolted onto one bag. Doesn't look cheap in any way and the nozzle set up works pretty good. No spill.
Rotopax used to make them for Koplin 3-4 years ago - IIRC the rotorpax are plastic welded shells - then Koplin went to a spin process and rotorpax started selling under their own name
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