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Old 11-11-2012, 06:46 PM
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Damn nice rig LoneStrom.
And I'm always on the lookout for a practical 1 gal (or less) fuel cell.
I have been saved by this setup on my scoot!
A one liter MSR fuel canister.



Not nearly enough for a 996cc Vee but plenty for a 250cc thumper.



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Old 11-11-2012, 10:15 PM
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Thank you,alot of hours spent building it scratch !!!.


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Old 11-12-2012, 08:28 PM
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LoneStrom,
A GS500? A terrific little bike, in spite of all the negative press on the forums.
Just sayin'
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AR-S,
You built that thing yourself?
It is Stainless?
Is that a sight gauge on the side?
Does it "gravity feed" to the main tank?
Any other pics?
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the previous owner had it built, it's aluminum, gravity fed and yes that is a sight gauge on the side. There is a quick connect to a tube that goes under the seat and into the gas tank. the previous owner said to wait until the light comes on then just open the valve and it fills as you ride. I'll post some more pics tomorrow.
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Thanks for the info.
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[quote=MikeB;873206]If somebody knows of an A to B stretch of road in the lower 48 (without convoluted loops, of course) that is gasless for more than 200 miles I'd like to know about it.
I don't think it's 200 miles between Caliente and Tonopah. QUOTE]

Its 192 miles per Google, now if the gas station is not working, you are SOL.

I've driven that stretch in the Jeep, several times.
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I have been saved by this setup on my scoot!
A one liter MSR fuel canister.


Not nearly enough for a 996cc Vee but plenty for a 250cc thumper.
That's a 125cc Zuma. Mucho fun. I just purchased a new one last month.
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Old 11-13-2012, 02:45 PM
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I bought one of those 3 gal. Rotopax gas container. Its nice and flat and easy to strap on. Used it once on that stretch in Baja from El Rosario to Guerrero Negro.

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I've had one occassion where I was running low and crept in to a fuel stop only to find that the fuel was vapourising and I would have to wait for it to cool down before the pump would pump. It was 49 degrees in far west Queensland in December! Thats Mad Max country. I used to work with Blaster from Mad Max 3. He was and still is a large and scary man. I like the idea of the extra range, but would prefer to get the weight down lower and maybe just swap for a safari tank and be done with it.
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Piece of mind is why I expanded my tank to 8+ gallons. Knowing I can go further than anyone else and provide emergency fuel, it worked wonderfully on my AK trip this spring.
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