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Offline dl

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Fuel bottle opinions
« on: May 08, 2013, 07:25:01 AM »
Any one have input on fuel bottles like the MSR ones? Looks like 30 oz is the largest. Ive heard of people using aluminum water bottles, but I wonder how the cap holds up?
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Re: Fuel bottle opinions
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2013, 08:18:00 AM »
You hit on the key issue - you need a cap that will stand up to fuel.  I've used MSR bottles and they work well.  I recently added a Rotopax to a dual sport bike for an extra gallon mounted securely.  I know folks who have used the bladders from the Starbucks/Caribou coffee boxes.

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Re: Fuel bottle opinions
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2013, 09:02:25 AM »
MSR - get the additional top which is non-child-proof.  It opens easier and I found the child-proof top leaked a bit since it didn't close super snug.   Using any non fuel containers will get you by in a pinch, but I worry about the damage caused by leaving gas in it for more than a day.  Also if not designed for ethanol the plastic will swell.  I could not get the top off my old Swigg gas bottle because the stopper was built before ethanol was even an issue.   Filling the MSR is a pain since the fuel nozzle blocks your view of the inside, but I haven't found a better solution for supplementing my 2.1 gal gas tank.
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Re: Fuel bottle opinions
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2013, 09:38:05 AM »
Those MSR bottles may provide some pretty impressive fireworks in the event of a crash and rupture.

http://tourtank.com/TourTubes.html

I don't own one, but it's definitely the route I would go for auxiliary fuel.

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Re: Fuel bottle opinions
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2013, 10:59:52 AM »
Mine is in my tank bag.  Unless someone shoots the thing out from between my legs, I'd say it is just as safe as any steel gas tank in a crash.
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Re: Fuel bottle opinions
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2013, 11:46:17 AM »
but I haven't found a better solution for supplementing my 2.1 gal gas tank.

Thats about the size of the tank on the bike Im looking to cary extra fuel on.
Waiting on another hard wire GPS cable so I can atleast keep track of mileage. I just know I need something more long term than a plastic gas can bungied on the back seat.
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Re: Fuel bottle opinions
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2013, 01:46:34 PM »
I use the MSR ones when I am touring, I have two of them. They hold up very well and can give you the needed extra range to get to the gas station.
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Re: Fuel bottle opinions
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2013, 02:23:10 PM »
+1

Been using MSR bottles for years.

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Re: Fuel bottle opinions
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2013, 04:17:18 PM »
I wonder if the sporting goods stores carry them? Or just order on line.
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Re: Fuel bottle opinions
« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2013, 04:22:54 PM »
I got my MSR bottles from REI in Bloomington
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Re: Fuel bottle opinions
« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2013, 10:08:17 AM »
I got mine at REI in roseville
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Re: Fuel bottle opinions
« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2013, 10:35:56 AM »
REI Bloomington also had the non-childproof caps last year (after I asked them to carry them).
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