carrying extra gas for long summer trips?????

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by WINDY CITY BOB, Aug 1, 2016.

  1. When I'm traveling in the summer Metairie long drive what's a good safe way to carry extra PETROL?????
    I have a rack on the rear of my bike with an insulated square pack on the back and two small pannier bags.
    I have a cleaning bottles kind of like Lysol cleaning bottle, I cleaned it out really good you can't smell anything and I swished it out with gas if you times and let it air out. I thought of selling that up and giving it a little squeeze and tightening the cap with an O ring on it. The reason for the little squeeze is as it expands from the heat a little bit I don't want it exploding
     

  2. FurryOnTheInside

    FurryOnTheInside Active Member

    Millions of Africans use pop bottles..
     
  3. I actually started saving a couple of those aluminum Coca Cola bottles in the small ones. I have a couple filled with gas right now sitting in my garage to see how well they hold gas, It's been about 2 weeks no problems yet but you're standing up right I'm going to tell them tomorrow.
     
  4. Typo They have been standing upright for 2 weeks. Tomorrow I am going to tilt them on their side in a bucket.
     
  5. I've got sausage fingers so it's hard for me to type I use the voice recognition software I don't always proofread my posts.

    LMAO!
     
  6. FurryOnTheInside

    FurryOnTheInside Active Member

    I am definitely not standing upright, lol! :p
     
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  7. FurryOnTheInside

    FurryOnTheInside Active Member

    Coca cola is basically pressurised phosphoric acid..
     
  8. Frankfort MB's

    Frankfort MB's Well-Known Member

    Kinda weird that I was seriously about to create a new thread for the same exact topic!?!?

    I thought of using a large Gatoraide bottle. Fill it up before I leave, empty it out after I get back (if I don't use it)

    My bike only has a 1/4 of a gallon gas tank which means I can't go far:)
     
  9. Frankfort MB's

    Frankfort MB's Well-Known Member

    Would the container need to be vented?
     
  10. That's why I would not fillit all the way and give her a squeeze so that there is some play in the bottle so it if it expands? You won't have exploded gatorade bottle of gas with you. You get what I'm saying?
     
  11. FurryOnTheInside

    FurryOnTheInside Active Member

    I'm sure this has come up before. I haven't checked the search function yet..
    I use them for carrying ethanol for my camping stove but I wouldn't hesitate to try it for petrol.
     
  12. Frankfort MB's

    Frankfort MB's Well-Known Member

    Ethanol is more harmful to plastic than gas I thought?
     
  13. FurryOnTheInside

    FurryOnTheInside Active Member

    Of course you could just buy a petrol container.
    An MSR fuel bottle has a pressure release valve for safety I think. Where's Fabian?....
     
  14. FurryOnTheInside

    FurryOnTheInside Active Member

    Maybe.. Maybe some kinds of plastic but not others, idk. I bought it in a 2 litre plastic bottle, meths comes in 500ml plastic bottles too, and my pop bottles always work fine for it.
     
  15. OK that's fine and dandy, but what kind of atmosphere or weather are you riding in because we're experiencing a hundred degree weather here right now.
    Because when you put a caustic liquid in a plastic bottle like that and it heats up it's going to expand,,,,idunno,,,,, what do you think about the Heat and expansion in a plastic bottle?
     
  16. FurryOnTheInside

    FurryOnTheInside Active Member

    Personally, ime it's fine with ethanol. It gets pretty warm in my tent on the beach. As for petrol idk, but Google images of African petrol bottles.. Idk how often they explode though. There are MSR fuel bottles available which fit into a standard bicycle water bottle cage (as Fabian used on his MB) but I would want to shade them from the sun.
     
  17. Hey fury. When you see these Africans on YouTube or wherever what kind of pop bottles are they are they glass bottles are the Mountain Dew bottles Coke bottles?????????
    And where are they carry on them are they putting them on their rear rack on a water bottle holder? I want to Google it , LOL,,,, I don't know what I would type? "'STILL LOL"'
     
  18. FurryOnTheInside

    FurryOnTheInside Active Member

    LOL! Just the phrase "african petrol bottle" brings up quite a few examples. I really think that you could be over thinking this. An experiment in the back garden might give you a definite answer. Wouldn't want you to rely on hearsay from the internet, never know what might happen...

    I will add that most MB'ers ride around with what is essentially an open container of petrol right under their nose every day, LOL.
     
  19. I'm gonna stick with my original plans of using the cleaning bottle with the squeeze on it and a ring on the cab so that there's a little suction in their inside line rectangular insulated bag and the rear rack. I think we should keep this thread going for a while until we all try a few things and share our successes and failures
     
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