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A lot of people have not ever traveled outside their comfort zone and will fault and scowl at us for
being ready for such an emergency.
Going up and around the Sue there is no premium on the Canadian side for the first or last 50 miles depending which way you are going.
I think Sudbury had some, I would have to look at the map but you get the point?
If you have a moded bike with over 10.5 you really don't want low octane loaded HVY,two up, headed to Sturgis.
There are a lot of scenarios that little one-gallon container is very helpful.
We came across a guy in the Badlands out of gas I forget how far it was to the next town , too dam far to walk, HOT, plus leave the bike!
It was EZ to cure his problems.
Please keep in mind there are those on this earth that will have a lot of trouble with anything they own, including a little one-gallon jug of gas!
 
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Old 02-12-2019, 12:39 PM
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Thanks. Which gas app was best for you? Did you ride in NW Canada and Alaska?
If google maps search for "gas" does not work, I use:

GasBuddy for location and price. Has option to search for "premium".

Pure Gas for ethanol free stations.

Gas Buddy works from Vancouver to Calgary to Creston, so I assume it works elsewhere.
 
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Thanks. I've downloaded the Gas Buddy App. One concern is that we'll be riding in northern BC, Yukon, NWT, and other places where there is no cell service. Apps don't work there.
 
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When I Lead trips out West, with a group of different motorcycles, gas tank sizes, mpg and range, I carry the Reda as I carry a a small air pump.

Nothing like pulling into a gas station in your 220+ mile range touring bike with your buddy on his sportster that you talked into coming on this great adventure, only to find them "out of gas". Happens. There are those who say, a cel phone and credit card is all you need, meanwhile, we'll both be at the motel enjoying a cold one by the pool. If you have not ridden in the West or in Rural Canada in a range challenged motorcycle, I don't put much stock in your expertise.

My first cross country was on a sportster, I got gas often at farms for ranches out west. That was years ago when I could ride all day on a sporty, but while I've changed, people out west have not and will still give you gas. Every ranch, a lot of farms, have gas on site. Many will not even ask you to pay them, what your bike takes is so minimal to what they have to use.

added: Diesel is now more common, but every ranch I know has gas as well. Maybe not premium, maybe a little older, but most often it is non-ethanol.
 

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Thanks. I've downloaded the Gas Buddy App. One concern is that we'll be riding in northern BC, Yukon, NWT, and other places where there is no cell service. Apps don't work there.
The more rural you are up north, the less you need the app. Most towns have a station. Towns are few, so northern stations are a critical to the life of the residence. Some close early, like 9PM. But most are open before dawn.
 
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Originally Posted by Kingglide549 View Post
A lot of people have not ever traveled outside their comfort zone and will fault and scowl at us for
being ready for such an emergency.
Going up and around the Sue there is no premium on the Canadian side for the first or last 50 miles depending which way you are going.
I think Sudbury had some, I would have to look at the map but you get the point?
If you have a moded bike with over 10.5 you really don't want low octane loaded HVY,two up, headed to Sturgis.
There are a lot of scenarios that little one-gallon container is very helpful.
We came across a guy in the Badlands out of gas I forget how far it was to the next town , too dam far to walk, HOT, plus leave the bike!
It was EZ to cure his problems.
Please keep in mind there are those on this earth that will have a lot of trouble with anything they own, including a little one-gallon jug of gas!
Sudbury.....better have extra. Been up to the nickel mines years ago.... beautiful country. Smell was rough back 30-40 years ago.
 
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There is an ethonal free product called TRUFUEL.
Contains about 32 ounces of fuel. 1/4 gallon and about $6 USA dollars.
That will get most bikes about 10 miles.
I do not carry that product but i do carry some rolled up oil line hose and a empty crushed water bottle.
Rescued several people that ran out of gas miles from a gas station.
Inflate crushed water bottle with lungs then use hose to siphon gas and fill bottle about 3 times .
 
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I'd just get some paper maps, they still do make them, & map all the stations on your route, possibly phone #s also so you can call & verify while you still have cell service. With a 200+ mile range I would think you should be good to go, might do the hose & bottle thing for peace of mind.
 
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Everyone should carry an Oklahoma Credit card.
Ya never know when the pumps will shut dwn, or the power will go out.
 
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Originally Posted by rhino1250 View Post
because Nevada
No problem for the touring bikes with 5.5 gal tank.Absolute limit is not 200 miles.We have achieved 250 miles @ 50/ 75 mph
2 up full touring load from sea level to 5500 ft. Yes last 30 miles with the reserve light on! We also have friends who only use
the top half of the tank but they cant ride with us.
 
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