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Old 04-21-2013, 09:45 AM   #1
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How you carrying it on a thumper? Where are you mounting it?
Trying this on a TE 250
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Old 04-21-2013, 10:36 AM   #2
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An MSR 30 oz. fuel bottle in a thin neoprene sleeve fits snugly in one of these agri tubes - http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=865395

Two more 30 oz. MSR fuel bottles fit (one in each side) in these Wolfman bags - http://wolfmanluggage.com/index.cfm?...&product_id=74

I have all this on a 450FX Husaberg, gives me almost 1.5 gal. extra fuel.
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Old 04-21-2013, 04:00 PM   #3
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Old 04-23-2013, 04:18 PM   #4
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Thanks guys , was kinda looking on how some of you folks mounted your bottles on a dual sport.
I like the pelican box with the top mount, maybe going to go that way, Thanks again
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Old 04-23-2013, 04:25 PM   #5
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E12 bags & Wolfman Bottle holders

This is what I did.


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Old 04-23-2013, 04:33 PM   #6
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I have 3 of these:



Haven't figured out where to attach them yet. There are loops on the back not shown in the photo.

I have E-12s too, so RideFreak's photo is of interest.

Previously these bottles were stuffed loose into whatever spot I could fit them, but they dent easily, and I'd rather hang them outside than take up pack space.
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Old 04-23-2013, 04:44 PM   #7
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Have you guys ever run out of fuel and had to dump one of those MSR bottles in your tank. It is a drop in the bucket. Hardley enough to get anywhere. I was carrying a 22oz and ran out of gas. Dump it in the tank and was like "That's it". Had to make sure it was on the petcock side, and even then the bike would bog as I went over whoops and the gas sloshed around. I did not have to walk to the gas station though. However I was still basiclly in town.

I figured for any kind of real touring situation that would be nothing. At the very minimum I would need to take 2 33oz bottles. More realisticly 2-2 liter bottles in a set of sweet cheeks seat cover would give decent range.

I have chugged a gatorade bottle and filled those up and placed them in a backpack before. The wide opening is good for gas station fills.
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Old 04-23-2013, 04:46 PM   #8
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I'll post up pics when I figure out how it will mount.
I only need the one bottle.
Anyone have one on the front fender ?
Next year maybe I'll spring for the 3 gal tank
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Old 04-23-2013, 09:36 PM   #9
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Hey Ridefreak, how's this system working out for you? I have a '12 500exc and I thought about going this route, but I'm nervous about putting much weight on the subframe. My next option is a globetrottin day tripper with some stuff sacks. The weather just turned in norcal, so i'm commuting to work. i work up in the mountains on four day shifts, so i'll be carrying anywhere between 15-30 pounds on the pavement each week, with the same weight range out on the trails on my multi-day camping trips. and hows the size of the e-12 working out for you? thanks, jim
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Old 04-23-2013, 09:38 PM   #10
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Hey Snowman, i didn't think about it at the time, but sorry for jackin your thread.
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Old 04-24-2013, 04:12 PM   #11
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Hey Ridefreak, how's this system working out for you? I have a '12 500exc and I thought about going this route, but I'm nervous about putting much weight on the subframe. My next option is a globetrottin day tripper with some stuff sacks. The weather just turned in norcal, so i'm commuting to work. i work up in the mountains on four day shifts, so i'll be carrying anywhere between 15-30 pounds on the pavement each week, with the same weight range out on the trails on my multi-day camping trips. and hows the size of the e-12 working out for you? thanks, jim
I'm getting ready to test it out on a 450mi off-road ride around Canyonlands next week. I weighed the setup today and w/o fuel it's 22lbs. Add another 4lbs wihen there's fuel in the bottles. The weight centers on the last 4" of the seat (just over the junction where the lower subframe supports come up). The only issues I see so far with this setup is you loose the last 6" of seat. I'm 5'10" and don't notice it on the KTM which has a roomy cockpit. If your bike is smaller a different top pack might be better so you'd have more room.
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Old 04-24-2013, 04:39 PM   #12
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No worries, just this is the first bike without "reserve". I'm good with a trip odo and all but just in case.
And so far the mileage isn't very good,( my fault )
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Have you guys ever run out of fuel and had to dump one of those MSR bottles in your tank. It is a drop in the bucket. Hardley enough to get anywhere. I was carrying a 22oz and ran out of gas. Dump it in the tank and was like "That's it". Had to make sure it was on the petcock side, and even then the bike would bog as I went over whoops and the gas sloshed around. I did not have to walk to the gas station though. However I was still basiclly in town.

I figured for any kind of real touring situation that would be nothing. At the very minimum I would need to take 2 33oz bottles. More realisticly 2-2 liter bottles in a set of sweet cheeks seat cover would give decent range.

I have chugged a gatorade bottle and filled those up and placed them in a backpack before. The wide opening is good for gas station fills.
Mine are for emergencies, I plan to not need it. I have 3 one liter bottles, so 2.25L when filled. On my WR250R, that is 60 kilometers (40 miles). If gasoline were a big issue where I ride, I'd get a bigger tank, but it isn't. I may buy a Rotopax, but so far I've not needed more fuel than the MSR bottles hold. Time will tell.

I don't like running FI bikes low on gasoline anyway, since the fuel cools the fuel pump, so the bottles are there for friends or when sh*t happens.
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Old 04-24-2013, 09:59 PM   #14
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I'm getting ready to test it out on a 450mi off-road ride around Canyonlands next week. I weighed the setup today and w/o fuel it's 22lbs. Add another 4lbs wihen there's fuel in the bottles. The weight centers on the last 4" of the seat (just over the junction where the lower subframe supports come up). The only issues I see so far with this setup is you loose the last 6" of seat. I'm 5'10" and don't notice it on the KTM which has a roomy cockpit. If your bike is smaller a different top pack might be better so you'd have more room.

Let us know how it works out for you, Enjoy the trip. Thanks!
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Old 04-24-2013, 10:13 PM   #15
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Have you guys ever run out of fuel and had to dump one of those MSR bottles in your tank. It is a drop in the bucket. Hardley enough to get anywhere. I was carrying a 22oz and ran out of gas. Dump it in the tank and was like "That's it". Had to make sure it was on the petcock side, and even then the bike would bog as I went over whoops and the gas sloshed around. I did not have to walk to the gas station though. However I was still basiclly in town.

I figured for any kind of real touring situation that would be nothing. At the very minimum I would need to take 2 33oz bottles. More realisticly 2-2 liter bottles in a set of sweet cheeks seat cover would give decent range.

I have chugged a gatorade bottle and filled those up and placed them in a backpack before. The wide opening is good for gas station fills.
Mine gets my big DR about another 12 miles. 12 miles may not seem very far when you're riding, but a 12-mile hike in riding boots would probably seem pretty far to most people. It's also easy to carry out to a well-traveled road that's within 12 miles, siphon into, and then carry back to an empty bike.

If you need to go much further than what an extra gallon (2-3 bottles) will do for you, and/or you find yourself needing your bottle frequently, you may as well just install a bigger tank...then maybe expand it.
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