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Old 05-26-2015, 08:37 PM   #1
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Trail riding n how to carry extra fuel?

Hi, I have a 250 sherco and am going to do some trail rides with it. Can anyone give me some idea of how far a tank will take me?
What ways do you guys use for carrying extra fuel?

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Old 05-26-2015, 10:03 PM   #2
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well, from Ute Cup rounds it seems like the bike gets 7 miles per quart, and holds 3. So you can almost finish a round. But carry a quart, in whatever kind of container, and pour it in early so it's off your back, and that way you won't know for sure if you needed it, but that's good, better than knowing but not having it...

"The only time you can have too much fuel is if it's on fire." -- Jonah Street, but probably quoting others....

Engineer friends have said that plastic pop bottles are fine, don't melt, take being crashed on pretty well.

Some info from the Scottish would be more helpful, wouldn't it?
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Old 05-26-2015, 11:46 PM   #3
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On my average trail ride I get about 35 miles to empty on my 4RT... Not sure about a Sherco 250.

To carry fuel: as long as you don't need/have the head light you could get one of the Hebo fork fuel tanks. Had a buddy with one and he loved it.

Or as stated before, a 1 to 1.5L fuel bottle and empty it into the tank early dose work ok.

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Old 05-27-2015, 04:51 AM   #4
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I am longish legged, and strap a quart jug to the bottom of the seat scoop using a fender pack. I can usually fit a couple tools in there as well. Doesn't exactly make a seat, but I can sorta sit on it besides. As it is already on the bike, I don't pour it in until I have to. I like the heavy duty Nalgene bottles, very hard to crush or puncture.
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Old 05-27-2015, 09:13 AM   #5
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I don't see why a person couldn't use a surplus camelback to haul fuel.
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Old 05-27-2015, 11:45 AM   #6
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I use fuel-friend bottles... each filled with 1.5 liter of fuel which works even for long trips through the Alpes.

Average use of gasoline is between 4.0 to 6.0 liters per 100 km on more trail related courses in my experience. The older big cc twinshock trials bikes use less gas then the newer bikes which I haven't thought in first hand. Very remarkable!
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Old 05-27-2015, 03:15 PM   #7
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PLUS 1 on the Hebo Tank saved me a few times !
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Old 05-27-2015, 07:37 PM   #8
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MSR fuel bottles - might be overkill but they don't leak

Also successfully used some cheap 32 oz aluminum water bottles for oil on a Baja trip. Look for a good sealing lid.
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Old 05-27-2015, 08:14 PM   #9
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MSR fuel bottles - might be overkill but they don't leak

Also successfully used some cheap 32 oz aluminum water bottles for oil on a Baja trip. Look for a good sealing lid.
+1 on the MSR bottles. No plastic.
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Old 05-27-2015, 08:32 PM   #10
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Old 05-27-2015, 10:11 PM   #11
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+3 on the MSR bottles, when we do alpine days here I carry three litres in my pack...
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Old 05-28-2015, 02:57 AM   #12
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Thanks for the tips. Kinda what I thought, just needed to see what others were doing and that I hadn,t missed anything obvious.
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Old 05-28-2015, 06:54 AM   #13
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I have one of these;

http://www.acerbis.com/prodotto_detail.php?idp=879
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Old 05-28-2015, 07:22 AM   #14
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+1 on above. I have one on my Penton/Wassell Trials bike. I removed my gas tank and use the top frame tube for fuel. I can get a loop out of that. Then I purchased the number plate auxiliary tank and can get 3 loops. The way it works is, the auxiliary tank gets used up first through the self contained siphon system. Then your regular tank takes over. So you know how much further you can go when it's empty. Love it! Mine is the smallest one they make, and I don't even know it's there.

This is mine. (tank, not the bike) Smaller than the Acerbis, and works great. 1.16 quart.
http://www.trialspartsusa.com/images.../Tank1L.lt.jpg

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Old 05-28-2015, 07:33 AM   #15
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I have used msr dromedary bags in baja to carry fuel. Worked great for me.
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