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Old 02-18-2013, 08:10 AM   #31
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I'll look for some curb feelers .....

After almost being rear ended by fuk-tard cage drivers - I wouldn't mount it on the back

And if you mount it in the front you can't get to the passenger pegs for riding 2 up

Why was that final drive burning?

if all else fails ---- I'll go back to a plastic milk jug bungied to the rear seat
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:15 AM   #32
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Why was that final drive burning?
"They all do that"
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:32 AM   #33
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"They all do that"
"Working as designed to."
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Old 02-18-2013, 12:54 PM   #34
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Just a little bit more

I don't have millions of miles on my rides even if you added all my miles together for life, but I have run out of fuel on my GSA. Last year on my trip to the Canadian Rockies I ended up 7 miles short of my next fuel stop and I was pretty happy I was dragging that full can around.
I like to think I can handle the pig pretty well, but I can't imagine a situation when I would be loaded down with proper sag railing it in the twisties and scraping my pannier...wow you guys are good. Is that with TKC's?
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Old 02-19-2013, 09:37 AM   #35
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It's unlikely you'll ever scrape them on the road surface but I've personally seen one come apart. My buddy had a similar attachment to the bottom of the bags on his KTM 990. Leaned into a hard right hander, cut the turn a little close and scraped the right-side fuel pack on an asphalt curb. About a foot was all it took to wear a big hole in it and the gas burst out like a water balloon on a concrete wall. Luckily no fire but that was enough to convince me it is unsafe.

Too bad too because he was so proud of his ingenuity.
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:42 AM   #36
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Exiting a 35 mph bend on Rte. 33 crossing Skyline Drive. I was doing about 90 (give or take) and the bike (a GS, so not quite as high as a GSA) was scraping the right jesse pannier. I didn't realize it until later when my buddy, whom I was passing, told me that it had happened. I checked the bag and sure enough it was ground down pretty good on the corner. I don't ride like that anymore. Not one of my brighter moments.
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Old 02-19-2013, 01:01 PM   #37
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Probably like a lot of riders - I tend to lean more on left turn than right so we'll see if it scrapes
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Old 02-24-2013, 12:27 PM   #38
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Geez..... It'll be fine..
"f you lean too far it'll scrape, gas will go every where and someone will get hurt"
"t's dangerous"
"you don't need extra gas on a GSA"
You know what? If you crash the rotopax on the bottom of your panniers is the least of your worries. Also if you're 50 miles away from Deadhorse when the engine sputters on a windy day, you'll wish that fuel was on there!
I happen to think that it's a good idea, and keeps the rotopax cans out of the way.
Don't listen to these guys.......and if you see them on the side of the road needing gas....... go ahead and stop, but see if they are happy that you have extra
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Old 10-16-2013, 11:39 AM   #39
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I'm interested in using this for water. I see that rotopax makes a water holder, and that way if it does bust, I just lose some water. It'd be nice to have a good way to hold some drinking water.
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Old 10-16-2013, 01:11 PM   #40
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I'm interested in using this for water. I see that rotopax makes a water holder, and that way if it does bust, I just lose some water. It'd be nice to have a good way to hold some drinking water.
If you happen to use VARIOs...visit the Container Store and examine the rectangular (blue with white valve) containers.
They fit EXACTLY in the LID of the varios...with no wasted space.

They hold about 6 Liters. They are about $8.99.

1.25 gal. Slimline Fridge Jug
2-3/4" x 16-1/2" x 9-5/8" h
10014041
www.containerstore.com

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use their Search Box for the 10014041 item for pics.


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Old 10-16-2013, 01:35 PM   #41
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If you happen to use VARIOs...visit the Container Store and examine the rectangular (blue with white valve) containers.
They fit EXACTLY in the LID of the varios...with no wasted space.

They hold about 6 Liters. They are about $8.99.

1.25 gal. Slimline Fridge Jug
2-3/4" x 16-1/2" x 9-5/8" h
10014041
www.containerstore.com


use their Search Box for the 10014041 item for pics.

Unfortunately (well actually not except for this use) I have jesses. Though the container store may have something to fit in the lids as well. Worries me though that even a small leak would leak all over my clothes!
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Old 10-16-2013, 02:40 PM   #42
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Running out of fuel anywhere in the US with a vehicle that has a range of 350 miles points to poor planning. I just can't see it any other way. Try riding my scrambler some time, 150 miles is my limit.
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Old 10-16-2013, 02:42 PM   #43
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Geez..... It'll be fine..
"f you lean too far it'll scrape, gas will go every where and someone will get hurt"
"t's dangerous"
"you don't need extra gas on a GSA"
You know what? If you crash the rotopax on the bottom of your panniers is the least of your worries. Also if you're 50 miles away from Deadhorse when the engine sputters on a windy day, you'll wish that fuel was on there!
I happen to think that it's a good idea, and keeps the rotopax cans out of the way.
Don't listen to these guys.......and if you see them on the side of the road needing gas....... go ahead and stop, but see if they are happy that you have extra
Besides deadhorse or remote parts of Alaska, where is this needed in the US?
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Old 10-16-2013, 09:45 PM   #44
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If you happen to use VARIOs...visit the Container Store and examine the rectangular (blue with white valve) containers.
They fit EXACTLY in the LID of the varios...with no wasted space.

They hold about 6 Liters. They are about $8.99.

1.25 gal. Slimline Fridge Jug
2-3/4" x 16-1/2" x 9-5/8" h
10014041
www.containerstore.com


use their Search Box for the 10014041 item for pics.

liking this a lot. be excellent for carrying water! wish they made a fuel container in same dimensions for that matter. still though, for water that's an excellent fit.

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Old 10-17-2013, 04:04 PM   #45
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Great idea for an RT.
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