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post #1 of 25 Old 02-15-2009, 07:37 PM Thread Starter
 
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Aux Fuel Topic

Alaska is on the brain, with a trip planned for this summer with fellow Strommers. Since I'll be the only one on the Wee, I plan to make the most of my one advantage: fuel range. To that end, I see an opportunity for an aux fuel spot where the second muffler would otherwise be on the 1K. I stopped by Gander Mtn and picked up a Kolpin 1.5 gal fuel container. See pics:





It's not as clean a fit as I hoped, but it might work. They also make a water container (white plastic) that might fit better.

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I like the idea of it being behind your pannier mounts.
I see alot of gas cans that are strapped on and are very exposed. If your in an accident and hit the ground.. there is going to be gas spilled and there is going to be sparks!!

I think where your going to put it at least you'll have some protection and the extra weight will be offset by the stock exhaust on the other side.

That thing looks bigger than 1.5 gallon for some reason.

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Auxiliary fuel tanks

If no one's told you about this company yet, check out this website for sturdy fuel tanks.
http://www.tourtank.com/
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That is an awesome idea! I am going to look into that.
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I like your idea. I was thinking along the same lines for after I chop one pipe off of my V.

If you haven't seen them yet, Rotopax makes a similar gas can system that, by all accounts, is a much better product. The Kolpin tanks are universally maligned as having leaky lids and pour spouts.

The Rotopax are a little longer and taller, but are 1.5" thinner (so it may fit better) and hold 1/2 gallon more. The Rotopax are rotationally molded, rather than blow molded, so they are stronger, too.

Kolpin: 1.5 gal 11 " W x 4 " D x 12" H
Rotopax: 2 gal 17 3/4 W x 3" D x 13 1/4 H

I also like the Rotopax system in that you can lock two cans together. It would be really nice to have two gallons of fuel and two gallons of water along in remote areas.


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I have a damaged spare tank, when my Vee was 3 days old, a ladder fell on it in the barn, insurance replaced the tank, I kept the damaged one

I'm trying to convince a local body man that is good with tank mods to expand it at least to 8 gal, I'd like to find a way to get it to 11, buy he's a harley guy that has plenty of work



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If no one's told you about this company yet, check out this website for sturdy fuel tanks.
http://www.tourtank.com/
Yes thanks, I did hear about them. It must be me, but I just really don't care for that style cell. If I had a cruiser....but that's not my stlye either.

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Warhammer - thank you, that looks sweet and might fit better. I will look into it.

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I like your idea. I was thinking along the same lines for after I chop one pipe off of my V.

If you haven't seen them yet, Rotopax makes a similar gas can system that, by all accounts, is a much better product. The Kolpin tanks are universally maligned as having leaky lids and pour spouts.

The Rotopax are a little longer and taller, but are 1.5" thinner (so it may fit better) and hold 1/2 gallon more. The Rotopax are rotationally molded, rather than blow molded, so they are stronger, too.

Kolpin: 1.5 gal 11 " W x 4 " D x 12" H
Rotopax: 2 gal 17 3/4 W x 3" D x 13 1/4 H

I also like the Rotopax system in that you can lock two cans together. It would be really nice to have two gallons of fuel and two gallons of water along in remote areas.


Thanks pal :mad: Now I have something else to spend money on!!
Really though, these look sweet. I have been looking for a nice set up to carry fuel on our ATV's. These do look like they are made well! On the bike, wonder if they can be mounted on the side cases?

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Thanks pal :mad: Now I have something else to spend money on!!
Really though, these look sweet. I have been looking for a nice set up to carry fuel on our ATV's. These do look like they are made well! On the bike, wonder if they can be mounted on the side cases?
God-o-mighty. Where do you guys live? The Middle East? How much fuel do you want strap to a Strom?

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