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How Do You Carry Extra Fuel?

 
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Old 02-11-2019, 06:13 PM
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Originally Posted by rhino1250 View Post
Were it me I would probably go this route. I carried a Reda for a few years and only used it a few times to help guys that ran out. Mine (Reda) the spout ended up falling apart. They may have improved it since, mine was about 7 or so years ago FWIW.
 
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Old 02-11-2019, 07:21 PM
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I like that Rotopax makes brackets and locks for their product minus the flask that fits in a rack. I at looked the Rotopax series a few years ago when I traveled to Alaska and ended up going a different direction.

In the end I never used the extra fuel as I bought gas every time I saw it was available.

i travel through west Texas and other remote outposts in the western states and Canada and have not had an issue yet.
Slowing down really helps mileage as does keeping the engine stock or near stock.
too bad thetouring bike doesn’t have the 8 gallon tank like the BMW GSA.
 
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Old 02-11-2019, 07:48 PM
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Stop at a gas station and fill up before I runout..........

U know, it isn't a sin to buy gas before you need it.
Watch your gauge and odometer and buy gas accordingly.
 

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Old 02-11-2019, 07:54 PM
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Carrying extra gas? ... Anyone remember the thread here about the ( I think it was a ) Street Glide that went up in flames on the side of the road because of one of those gas containers in the saddle bag malfunctioned??
 
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I do not do this.I like to stop often
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Old 02-12-2019, 04:16 AM
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Carrying extra gas? ... Anyone remember the thread here about the ( I think it was a ) Street Glide that went up in flames on the side of the road because of one of those gas containers in the saddle bag malfunctioned??
Yea, No way I ride around like a Gasoline suicide bomber!
Hard to imagine somewhere where the service is more than 200 miles apart?
Rather dont go there!
 
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Old 02-12-2019, 09:18 AM
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The few times I have carried my Reda, it was for the 4 and 5 gallon bikes traveling with us. Three things changed for me.

My Harley finally came with a six gallon tank, 220+ range and 43 mpg average.

Seedy Marts, i.e. speedy marts, out West, mainly Shell gas stations popped up everywhere in tiny remote communities, where even 10 years ago, you might find a old, weathered farm station. No more filling the tank with non descript gas, and going in an estimating to the clerk how many gallons you put in. No more finding the only pump out back, behind the building.

Smart phones, with basically great coverage even out west with known exceptions, and a gas app, an ethanol free app, and a weather Doppler app. Life is good. Oh, and it has a camera in it! No place is special anymore for everyone can capture it and post it immediately for all their friends to see. There is no mystery anymore. But that is ok, I am old, but I adapt to change.
 
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Old 02-12-2019, 10:14 AM
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Thanks. Which gas app was best for you? Did you ride in NW Canada and Alaska?
 
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Old 02-12-2019, 11:17 AM
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Hard to imagine somewhere where the service is more than 200 miles apart?
Some of us don't have six gallon tanks. My Fat Bob has a 3.5-gallon tank, and the red light is on after 120 miles usually. I've taken it coast to coast, and all over Texas, and there aren't many places where I've had to use my GasFlask, but there are many many times that I was glad it was there. The anxiety of running out of gas in the Ozarks is more than offset by the comfort of knowing that I've got another 60 miles of range strapped on the back on my luggage rack.

I sure wish I had a 5-gallon tank. But I don't.

 
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Yea, No way I ride around like a Gasoline suicide bomber!
Hard to imagine somewhere where the service is more than 200 miles apart?
Rather dont go there!
because Nevada

 
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