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Are the caps from the water bottles fuel resistant or do you just plan on cycling them thru?
I could see myself changing out the o-ring for a fuel proof one & forgetting it long enough to have the plastic cap break down & leak.
caps are fine, left one half filled upside down for almost a month and no leaking and cap was just fine

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had been planning to mount rotopax but contemplating the fuel bladder options.
Those are for the moonshine !



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Or pee jars for men in cars in traffic.
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also handy for dying in a ball of fire.
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I just bungie a 5 qt oil jug to the back and throw it away when I'm done.
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I dunno.... I'm never in a place where 200 miles does't produce a fuel point. And I'm in the south! Though I'm thinking a 20oz gatorade bottle ....
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MEC (Mountain Equipment Coop) as well as most other outdoor stores sell, safe storage and carrying, camp fuel bottles that will pack away with your gear. They typically only hold 500ml though which is a heck of a lot for stove fuel but not much for motorcycle gas, although I suppose you could carry multiple bottles, which could be packed low down in the saddle bags to lower the CG.

I'm thinking unless someone lives in, or is touring in a really remote location extra fuel access should not normally be an issue, at least for 95% of us. The Versys has a range of at least 200km/120mi before even hitting reserve. I can think of only one road I've ever travelled on that did not have less than 100 miles between stations, the Renous Hwy in New Brunswick - it cuts through a a large uninhabited area of the province.
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I'll be riding the west desert portion of the Pony Express trail in Utah in a few weeks. 133 miles, maybe a few more, between fuel stops. 126 miles of that is dirt/gravel. All of it is on the old trail itself, which was also used by the Overland Stage Coach and by west bound wagon trains and pioneers.

Fuel endurance is a question I've not adequately answered yet. I get over 50 mpg highway, and in the low 40's average around town. That's enough to make the trek if I fully top off the tank. But if my fuel economy is lower???
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When you fall down, which you will, you lose some fuel. When you are in difficult terrain fuel consumption increases. Most of the need for extra fuel is temporary, like the stretch from Cold Foot to Deadhorse on the Dalton Highway or the stretch out to the Trinity Site and back.

Oil containers are designed to hold petroleum products safely. If you only want to carry a quart of fuel get a quart oil bottle. If you want to carry 4 or 5 quarts . . . The 4 and 5 quart oil containers are generally in the trash around truck stops.
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My stove runs on gasoline, so I carry some for IT in a 5L gas can, and add another L or 2 when I'm in a REALLY remote area.


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I've been using the Reda 1 Gallon Saddlebag Gas Can. It is a handy little thing that fits nicely in the factory panniers. It only takes up about 1/2 of the bottom half, and doesn't extend out past the retaining straps. $27 from Revzilla. No gas fumes leaked out when the can was full. When empty the air will expand with heat or altitude, and some very slight gas smell might escape. Just loosen the top to let out the pressure and you're good to go with no more fumes. I only keep tools, my camp stove, and other items which won't pick up the gas smell if fumes do get out in that pannier, but really fumes have not been a problem.

I was very happy to have the extra gallon earlier this week when I finally rode the west desert Pony Express trail. From the last available gas in Fairfield Utah to the first available gas in Wendover Nevada it was 210 miles. I burned a bit over 4 gallons, and would have been nervous without the spare.

My camp stove is an older Whisperlite which isn't rated for gasoline, so I carry white stove gas for it. I don't think the white gas would be safe to burn in the Versys due to very low octane.

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The can is in the white plastic bag snuggled into the odd angled back of the pannier.






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