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Other than the twisted throttle bottles and holders, and lonerockz giant tank, what do you guys use to carry extra fuel? And before you ask, yes it is necessary.

I tend to just wander around, and get myself into trouble with being lost and not having a gas station around. Rather than ruining all the fun of leaving the GPS at home and just going out on a ride to where ever the wind blows me to, I carry extra fuel. I just bungee corded 2 gallon gas tanks on the back of my old bike, but I wasn't quite the motorcycle rider I am today when I did that.

I want some sort of container (or containers . . .around 4 gallons worth) I can remove to fill, and remove to pour into the bike ( . . .no pumps or hoses run all over the bike). Some sort of detachable metal holder would be nice too.

I have an SW-MOTECH top rack, and will soon have GIVI 35 saddlebags. I'm a mechanic and can weld. I have a few ideas that I'm sketching, but I assume it has been done already and people out there know a lot more about this subject than I do.


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I'd rather put that canister in a topcase. So it's less likely to spill in a crash, and you're less likely to burn

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I'd rather put that canister in a topcase. So it's less likely to spill in a crash, and you're less likely to burn
+1 on relocating that fuel from the side. Personally, I wouldn't ride with a plastic canister full of fuel on my left leg. I may be too cautious, but fire would be a serious concern.
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I'd rather put that canister in a topcase. So it's less likely to spill in a crash, and you're less likely to burn
In a top case where fumes can accumulate? My top case has electricity in it. . . I would be more worried about that going off like a small bomb than having it by my leg in a crash.


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when I crash a gal of gas on the passenger peg will be the least of my probs

in my travels to less populated areas I've seen 100's of bikes with same setup

besides, the topcase is for my beer

the OP asked what you guys use to carry extra fuel

all I did was answer him
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besides, the topcase is for my beer


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when I crash a gal of gas on the passenger peg will be the least of my probs

in my travels to less populated areas I've seen 100's of bikes with same setup

besides, the topcase is for my beer

the OP asked what you guys use to carry extra fuel

all I did was answer him
What does your holder bolt to?


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What does your holder bolt to?
If you look at the last photo you can see it is bolted to the passenger foot pegs.

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If you look at the last photo you can see it is bolted to the passenger foot pegs.
Yeah, I saw that but I assume there is more than one 8mm bolt holding all that on


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Put the beer to the side of the bike, and you get aircooling. And it's more accessible

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twin 6L containers in enclosed mounts. if you flip the bike upside down, you might find a circumstance where the containers could leak. nice to carry the weight of extra fuel down low.


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With Siyeh's setup, the gas will hit the pavement first, and it will probably grind through the plastic container. Instant fireball.

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Thought about this http://www.amazon.com/Reda-Portable-Motorcycle-Gas-Can/dp/B003WHBVDI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1305660215&sr=8-1 in the soft saddle bags but just not to comfortable carring fuel on the bike if i did i would go the rotopax route

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With Siyeh's setup, the gas will hit the pavement first, and it will probably grind through the plastic container. Instant fireball.
Well then it will cauterize the road rash.


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