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trevor saxe-coburg-gotha
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PostPosted: 09:58 - 06 Nov 2019    Post subject: carrying extra fuel Reply with quote

Carrying extra fuel - what are your preferred solutions?

My bike (klx250) has a pretty decent range for a trail bike - being a gutless, flat 20bhp 4t 250 single with EFI, it takes delicate sips rather than swigs. So I can eke out erm probably just about 100 miles per tank, if grannied. But my mate's bike isn't as good - and there are some rides where petrol stations are a bit few and far between. In the past 10-15 years loads have closed around here - they're nearly dying faster than pubs.

So if you have to carry extra petrol, how'd you do it - what kind of containers, and how best to transport it when on bike.
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PostPosted: 11:24 - 06 Nov 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

I took an angle grinder to my petrol tank, cut the bottom out of it and added a gallon of capacity.
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PostPosted: 16:08 - 06 Nov 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Depending what bike it is, fitting a larger capacity tank might be an option: https://acerbisb2b.co.uk/index.php/hard-parts/acerbis-fuel-tanks.html
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PostPosted: 16:57 - 06 Nov 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

A Rotopax is quite popular with the overlanding set and the GS luggage fetishists.. They are designed to be fixed to a flat surface. I wouldn't have a fuel bottle inside a bag because the bag will stink and you won't want to put anything else in it.

http://i.imgur.com/nq9jkkW.jpg

They come in a very wide range of sizes. https://rotopax.com/
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PostPosted: 10:53 - 07 Nov 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

At the Taffy Dakar/ Drwg whatever , a lot of guys seem to lash a 5litre red petrol can onto the rack with a bungee. No one has died in an inferno yet.
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PostPosted: 16:31 - 07 Nov 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

My backside gives up at 100 miles anyway but I've seen me lash a common 5L container to the rear rack.
There are lots of options for varying sizes - chuck a search into eBay.
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PostPosted: 01:49 - 08 Nov 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got a 2l plastic can that looks like an old school Jerry can. Got from demon tweeks ( a few years ago) I think. It's enough to sit in rucksack with an inner tube and other bits to keep me happy when I may have mileage issues.
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PostPosted: 15:51 - 08 Nov 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://dpippin.com/klx/
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PostPosted: 16:06 - 08 Nov 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a 2L fuel bottle that either goes in my saddleman luggage pack or can be strapped to the bike. Gets me another 20 odd miles at squeaky bum time when I'm caught short. Used once (in the highlands) and some `green` driving got me to a petrol station.
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trevor saxe-coburg-gotha
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PostPosted: 17:13 - 08 Nov 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sister Sledge wrote:
I've seen me lash a common 5L container to the rear rack.


THis is what i did - bungeed it to the back (no rack but bungee points, 2 per side on klx's subframe). worked fine.
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PostPosted: 19:39 - 08 Nov 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a GS Adventure.
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PostPosted: 21:22 - 08 Nov 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

One option, but have to play with lights to work with it:
https://www.mx1canada.com/acerbis-front-auxiliary-fuel-tank.html
Something like this can be attached elsewhere reasonably easily:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/YOUNGFLY-Gasoline-Container-Universal-Emergency/dp/B07PFTFKXG/

I've got some square flat 5l jerry cans I've used on the KTM690 before I got a 'proper' second tank - but can't obviously find any now.
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PostPosted: 18:17 - 25 Nov 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ste wrote:
Depending what bike it is, fitting a larger capacity tank might be an option: https://acerbisb2b.co.uk/index.php/hard-parts/acerbis-fuel-tanks.html


I agree with you mate. This must be the most viable option. Thumbs Up
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PostPosted: 21:00 - 30 Nov 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Skudd 'I have a GS Adventure.'

We're talking about off road, not venturing up a gravel driveway to Aunt Millie's pile!
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PostPosted: 21:07 - 30 Nov 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Skudd wrote:
I have a GS Adventure.


You're more than welcome to come and have a ride along Garton Balk with me - I'd pay reasonably good money to watch that.
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PostPosted: 12:26 - 01 Dec 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.gt-rider.com/se-asia-motorcycling/threads/installing-a-3-gallon-ims-tank-on-efi-kawasaki-klx-250-a-diy-guide.11762/
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