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Does anybody have any Versys 650 mounting options for Rotopax fuel packs?

Here is an interesting placement on a Multistrada...

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Not like that but there are side plates on some side racks that you can add the holding adapter. Others just mount them on top of the rear rack.
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Yes, I was going to mount them under the soft side cases that I have, but they stick out too far... I have a rear plate, but I strap my duffle bag to this. Yes I could go under the duffel across the plate, Any other options? Any other Pics? ... Before I get out the drill?
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WOW..60 bucks for a plastic gas can? I might look for another option. I know you gotta have fuel. Check out Coyote-Gear. they are good people to deal with and offer many high-quality options.

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When I need to stretch my fuel range I go to a truck stop and pick up a one gallon oil or anti-freeze jug, use it and the discard.
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Does anybody have any Versys 650 mounting options for Rotopax fuel packs?

Here is an interesting placement on a Multistrada...

I would just attach them on top of my "KTMduals" rear rack, but I carry a regular 1 gallon can back there on long trips (I use gasoline in my camp stove too).
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I found some room over the back seat. I fabed up an aluminium bracket that attaches to my rear rack arms, and goes over the rear seat. There is about a half inch gap between this bracket and the seat. So, with a little jiggling I can still get the seat off without removing this backet.





With the water and the fuel stacked up, I still might give me enough room for a tent or something thin to go across on top of the fuel/water packs. Do you think I will have any issues with this setup? Other than fuel leaking into the drinking water...

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WOW..60 bucks for a plastic gas can?
I do like these packs, but I also agree $60 is pricey for a plastic container... does anyone know of a resonably priced alternative?
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I do like these packs, but I also agree $60 is pricey for a plastic container... does anyone know of a resonably priced alternative?
Here you go:
http://liquidcontainment.com.au/category/12/Motor-Bike

AUS$90-150

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I do like these packs, but I also agree $60 is pricey for a plastic container... does anyone know of a resonably priced alternative?
I carry a 2L plastic water bottle from a hiking store ($10 to 15...), in my gear when I'm camping, as well as a 100 ounce Platypus in my back-pack for drinking during the day, and that one gallon plastic gasoline jerry can (probably $10).

The 2L bottle is so that no matter what happens, I've got water for my camp breakfast.


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I do it on the cheap...
I got a chuckle out of your picture of a $10 gas can sitting on top of a $800+/per pair Happy Trail Panniers with the words "I do it on the cheap"

I like your panniers though. I would own them if I could afford them.
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I think I will just re-use one of my old plastic fuel container with the old spout. The new ones now are a pain to pour as they leak! Old school, just push the spout down, spring action opens it out goes the gas into your tank!
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