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post #1 of 17 Old 04-19-2010, 09:31 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone put a Rotopax on their bike?

Here is another "Where do I put it" thread.

I need to carry some extra fuel, I have 2 options at the moment. 3 or 4 1.5L fuel cans or the 1 gallon rotopax. I've searched and find people talking about it, but can't find anything about someone actually using it with a strom. I could put it on the rear rack, but I may want to keep my Givi box there.

Spare me the "why do you need more fuel" talk. Where I'm going I NEED more fuel then the tank will allow.

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Have looked on ADVrider.com?

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...otopax+v-strom

Maybe you could mount them to the SW Motech crash bars?
This would keep the weight forward and down, too.

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Been all over ADV. Only picture is what I think is a 1000 with it on the rear rack.

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Look at my previous (edited post).

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Good place, but that would scare the hell out of me should I go sliding down the road.

I'll have to play with ideas, Maybe I can raise the SWMOTECH ALU rack and get it under there.

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I'm running 2(1) gallon Rotopaxes on the rear of my ammo cans. I bought the locking setup. I made 3/4" spacers for the Rotopax mounts.
I bought my ammo cans for $41.00 Powdercoated them for $40. Modified the cans+hardware $20.00. The lids lift up on one side and now are lockable. ( I love those KLR guys)All stainless hardware.I'm thinking the Rotopax cans, mounting hardware,and locks were an embarrassing $150 to $190. I bought extra hardware to install them on a spare set of panniers that I will be selling.
It's a sweet,clean setup. I will post photo's on Wednesday.



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Rotopax Pictures

I uploaded pictures on another thread.

https://www.stromtrooper.com/showthre...t=48386&page=2



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Looks good. In a perfect world I would get away with not having to drill through my HappyTrail boxes. Plus, I really only want to carry one gallon.

Another consideration is the amount of weight on the boxes and the rack.

I'm almost to the point where I am going to have to make a decision on the Rotopax or the Prime 1.5 L bottles. I have an idea on how to mount the Bottles without drilling into the boxes by using a hanger type system.

Thanks for the ideas.

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I have a long rack that I bought from Grautier on the ADV website. It is mounted tothe top of my OEM rack. The Rotopax bolts go through both racks. The Rotopax in the photo is the 2 Gallon. I'm making a run up to AK first week and June. Heavy stuff goes in the panniers, some stuff on the Passenger seat. Really light stuff in a water proof duffel on top of the Rotopax.

I filled it up and have ridden around, can't tell it is there.
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On a DL 650 I have seen them mounted between the rack and the frame. This works if you are using the tube. Second option is a L bracket off the pannier rack.


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