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Old 02-17-2013, 10:57 AM   #1
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rotopax mounted under pannier

had to steal this idea - took 20 minutes to install

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Old 02-17-2013, 11:03 AM   #2
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hmm...might be susceptible to the first serious rock thrown up from or encountered on the road?

also...the first 'nap' might end up damaging the spout?

mounting on the rear of the pannier (where you already have a mount for something else) might be a better location?
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Old 02-17-2013, 11:28 AM   #3
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rotopax?

9 gallon capacity on the GSA supertanker isn't enough?

Do you carry the extra fuel for your riding buddies?

(That's what I tell my small fuel tanked riding pals ............ "Oh yeah, I'll sell you THE fuel for $3.50/gal. .................... but the "transport fee" is what's gonna be be rough! )

I've never understood the fuel containers riding around on a GSA? I'm assuming that it isn't for water?


Looks like a precarious placement if you corner aggressively on the highway (my Jesse Safaris will drag if I'm loaded heavily) or if you ever ride rough and rocky off-road.

Let us know how it works out.
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Old 02-17-2013, 12:58 PM   #4
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Potential Ouch!

If the bottom of your pannier is in the equivalent location of a Zega, the Rotopax will make contact in moderately aggressive turns, You will especially make contact if you "park" the bike on its side. You can check this out while the bike is in the garage. Best of luck!
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Old 02-17-2013, 01:35 PM   #5
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Still had over a foot of ground clearance
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Old 02-17-2013, 03:11 PM   #6
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Still had over a foot of ground clearance
...but the suspension is not loaded here...sag will bring it down...
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Old 02-17-2013, 03:18 PM   #7
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Great idea--go with it, but behind everybody you ride with.
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Old 02-17-2013, 04:59 PM   #8
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9 gallon capacity on the GSA supertanker isn't enough?

Do you carry the extra fuel for your riding buddies?

(That's what I tell my small fuel tanked riding pals ............ "Oh yeah, I'll sell you THE fuel for $3.50/gal. .................... but the "transport fee" is what's gonna be be rough! )

I've never understood the fuel containers riding around on a GSA? I'm assuming that it isn't for water?


Looks like a precarious placement if you corner aggressively on the highway (my Jesse Safaris will drag if I'm loaded heavily) or if you ever ride rough and rocky off-road.

Let us know how it works out.
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Old 02-17-2013, 05:00 PM   #9
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I don't mean to pile on, but that looks like a really bad idea.
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Old 02-17-2013, 05:57 PM   #10
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got to be better than hanging them on the front crash bars or up on the rear rack - keeping the weight low - like the boxer motor
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Old 02-17-2013, 06:03 PM   #11
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All aboard!

Don't listen to these naysayers.
Don't hit any bumps
Don't carry anything in the luggage

I have ridden a LONG (like 400 + miles) way with my GSA humongous gas tank, never needed extra fuel. If you want to carry extra for peace of mind that is great, but for fucks sake find a better place to put it.
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Old 02-17-2013, 06:12 PM   #12
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Kudos for the creativity, but I'm on board with the other guys. That has the potential for an unhappy ending.
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Old 02-17-2013, 06:12 PM   #13
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I mounted it to see if there would be any interference/dragging and took a ride thru some twisties this afternoon, sure the bike wasn't loaded up but nothing dragged - I can put the ESA on 2 up or off road if I need a stiffer ride or more clearance.

I did a Saddle Sore 1000 last summer and know the range of the bike pretty well and don't trust the fuel strips

This is a tough crowd
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Old 02-17-2013, 06:32 PM   #14
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Not really a tough crowd, just not a good idea. I've scraped panniers before hitting the twisties hard. You scrape a full rotapax and there's a good chance you put a hole in it... dump a gallon of fuel on the roadway for the bike behind you eat it on. Sorry man, I'm in agreement with the other naysayers.
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