Rotopax gas cans, yet again (Vee)
I've pretty much settled on some size of Rotopax gas can to take extra fuel on my more remote rides.
The questions are, which size, and where am I going to mount the thing?
The 1 gallon Rotopax cans are compact, but one gallon isn't much extra range on a Vee (~30 miles worst case). Also, the 1.75 gallon and larger cans are much better buys in terms of $-per-fuel volume.
I suspect the 2 gallon can would be just a bit too big & heavy.
I'm not too sure where I would mount it. I have a Kappa K48 top case and Givi E36 side cases. These don't have any flat surfaces or good attachment points, so using the actual Rotopax mount is not going to happen. Rok straps should work if I leave behind a side case, though I'd rather not as the whole point is to have a "get to the next gas stop" reserve for road trips.
I measured, & it's not going to fit laying flat on the "passenger" area of the seat, either (that goes for both 1.75 and 2 gallon sizes).
If I have all my luggage on, I'm pretty much stuck using Rok straps (or rope or what have you) to stick the Rotopax on the outside of a side case.
Has anyone tackled this problem lately? How did you end up mounting the thing with luggage on?