Gas storage container

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  1. Deoodles

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    I don't know if this has been asked before, I want to carry extra fuel. I only have room for maybe a quart, but that gives me the cushion I need. Can gas be stored in any kind of plastic bottles and not damage the plastic or contaminate the gas???? What kind might work? I was looking around the house and wondered about pet plastic bottles, an empty oil container. IDK. any recommendations
     
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    Gatorade qt bottle will work great.
     
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    Gasoline vapor can really build pressure while you're riding. I carried a 1-gallon container on the rear rack for many years, frequently saw seepage. That's not so wonderful but, no BFD...not optimal, either. Inside a backpack that'd be nasty.

    Best solution, short of adding tank capacity to the bike (internal, or external auxiliary tank), would be a stainless steel fuel canister designed to camping use. If it'll hold white gasoline, or kerosene, it should be a safe bet and designed to hold the pressure, leak-free.
     
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    Thanks for the info. I have a arear rack but don't want to strap a gas can on it. I bought a leather windshield bag and strapped it to the rack. Now I am looking for the perfect bottle to put in it. It isn't fun being out late 30 miles from home and hitting reserve.
     
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    I'd love to see how that bag looks...and acts, on your bike. Maybe post a pic sometime.?
     
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    Ya' think?;)

    For those of us with roadworthy machines...that get ridden real distances...it's arguably the #1 buzzkill. At this time, there's no clean & painless method for adding fuel capacity. I started out by researching various ways to increase range and quickly found that every last one of them involves at least one big compromise. You didn't think that I liked that 1-gallon gas can on the rear rack, did you!:whistle: It was just zero work, dirt cheap, and viable...fugly, too.

    At this late date, I have mixed feeling about the rear rack, too. That said, if you want to do some real riding, form follows function. If it were to plan a seriously long road trip, the rear rack would go back on the bike, the auxiliary tank, too....even if that meant the old 1-gallon can.

    Seems to me that your best-fit solution is going to boil down to a choice between the fuel bladders scooter mentioned and a hard tank, of some type. IDK, if an extra liter will do the job for you, maybe it's time to source a G`Craft side tank and be done with it.
     
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    Or a fatcaaat...`Craft humdinger rack tank...
     
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    Not really that overly thought out. I want a simple solution for some extra gas. I may cut a relief so just the cap sticks out on the side but would rather fit a whole bottle inside. This is the concept and as you can see it almost fits the quart inside. Velcro keeps it closed
     

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    Cool. Thx for the pics. Your rack is different than mine, but I've been considering how to strap bags to mine too. I also looked at buying a fuel bottle or 2. I see them advertised in different sizes as camp stove fuel bottles...White gas...Coleman stove kinda fuel.
    Hadn't seen the bladder bags before.
    I'm still considering trying to build something out of Lexan. If I can make something to hold fuel, out of plastic...just glued up...well then if I can dream it, I can build it. One for every occasion. One gallon of extra fuel seems huge for my needs. A half, maybe ¾ gallon would cover me most of the time.
    Fatcaaat's setup seems pretty hard to beat.
     
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    No doubt, the fatcraaaft tank is the best long-range setup I've seen and it's gonna be tough to beat. The only other serious contender would be coming up with a viable method for stuffing 1-gallon tank capacity inside the frame... a nightmare-and-a-half on steroids:eek:. That said, he'll have to speak for himself about accepting orders.
     
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    For anything but a red plastic gas can, $250 is coming in at the reasonable end of the scale. Adding fuel capacity is more complicated than it appears to be. That's a long, convoluted, discussion topic. Ask me how I know this:whistle:
     
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    That looks simple enough and may solve the problem. Nice solution
     
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    I use that for my 2 stroke oil for my outboard on my boat, Im not sure about gas? That plastic seems it would be eaten away from the gas? I could be wrong though
     
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    Exactly...the stopper/cap is designed for use with a water container. Gasoline may dissolve the plastic. The containers shown in the HondaCTer's post (#14 above) are exactly what I was talking about earlier in the thread. Those are intended to hold petroleum fuel, so the cap material should be a non-issue.
     
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    Or, you could buy ''true fuel'' and re use the can but you will need a funnel...:(
    The MSR can is the best bet, but the holder costs more than the can.
    Seems possible the smaller size can could be hung between the taillight housing and the rear fender.:)
     
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    I also bought a metal cap when I ordered the bottle because of my concerns about the plastic cap. The cap gasket looks like silicone. I'll have to submerse it in some gasoline and see if it is affected. If so, I can hang an o-ring on the cap neck.

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