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In my quest to extend the range I am exploring some fuel bottle options ...
This was the first mock up that will carry a 30oz MSR fuel bottle ...
 

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Looks good, but if want some capacity, check out the Roto Pak. High quality, doesn't leak, sturdy lockable mount and comes in many sizes. I had a 1 gallon on my dual sport and never leaked a drop. Good luck. Jevers
 

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In my quest to extend the range I am exploring some fuel bottle options ...
This was the first mock up that will carry a 30oz MSR fuel bottle ...
I’m always intrigued by these.....it’s never really a big issue in the U.K. (as it’s not that big!), but imagine they can be helpful over there.

Tell me though - how is fuel decanted without spilling it all over the tank? I’m a putz at the best of times, so would probably end up in flames! Is there some sort of spout, or filler, that comes with one? You’re transferring fuel from something that has, I presume, a pretty wide neck (to get the fuel in there in the first place), into the little hole in the tank, with lots of lovely paintwork around it - how’d you do it?!
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In my quest to extend the range I am exploring some fuel bottle options ...
This was the first mock up that will carry a 30oz MSR fuel bottle ...
I’m always intrigued by these.....it’s never really a big issue in the U.K. (as it’s not that big!), but imagine they can be helpful over there.

Tell me though - how is fuel decanted without spilling it all over the tank? I’m a putz at the best of times, so would probably end up in flames! Is there some sort of spout, or filler, that comes with one? You’re transferring fuel from something that has, I presume, a pretty wide neck (to get the fuel in there in the first place), into the little hole in the tank, with lots of lovely paintwork around it - how’d you do it?!
Ben
Slow and steady - the MSR fuel bottles pour like a champ - you can always use a improvised newspaper funnel if it’s real windy
 

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In my quest to extend the range I am exploring some fuel bottle options ...
This was the first mock up that will carry a 30oz MSR fuel bottle ...
I’m always intrigued by these.....it’s never really a big issue in the U.K. (as it’s not that big!), but imagine they can be helpful over there.

Tell me though - how is fuel decanted without spilling it all over the tank? I’m a putz at the best of times, so would probably end up in flames! Is there some sort of spout, or filler, that comes with one? You’re transferring fuel from something that has, I presume, a pretty wide neck (to get the fuel in there in the first place), into the little hole in the tank, with lots of lovely paintwork around it - how’d you do it?!
Ben
Slow and steady - the MSR fuel bottles pour like a champ - you can always use a improvised newspaper funnel if it’s real windy
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Slow and steady - the MSR fuel bottles pour like a champ - you can always use a improvised newspaper funnel if it’s real windy
Ha - I just wondered if they’d come up with some ingenuious solution I’d not considered.
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Whoa. 167 miles to next gas station!
I don't know if that ever happens in Michigan. My only method of extending my fuel range is dependent upon a passerby that is a Good Samaritan. Or a fellow rider that gets better mileage than my SCR.
It was under $10 and fits nicely on top of my underseat Stash Bag from @Krixtoph
 

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Hmmm... Less'ee, 167 miles from where I live (central CT), going west gets me to PA., North, just shy of Canada. East, Provincetown, Cape Cod. And South, about 100 or so miles into the Atlantic. You guys in the mid-west and west coast have got miles and miles of miles and miles to ride. To put things in some sort of perspective, the land mass of CT is 3.6 million acres. That of California is 101 million acres.
You can fit 28 CT's within California's boarders. It'd be awfully hard not to find a gas station in my rides. Just sayin' :nerd:


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California is easy. I live in Idaho and have toured Washington, Oregon, Montana,Wyoming and Utah. Lots of big gaps between gas stations. No big deal on a bike like a KLR, which can go forever on a tank of gas. But these bikes, you could find yourself stranded right quick. You really need to be able to go 200 miles if you are going to tour away from the super slab - and not always, mind you. Just every once in a while there is a big gap, or the way you route yourself bypasses a gas opportunity. Touring it’s nice to have an extra 50 miles onboard for peace of mind.
 
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