How to carry extra Gas for long commute? Any Ideas?

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by StrontiumEthics, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. StrontiumEthics

    StrontiumEthics Motored Bikes Sponsor

    I'm planning a long commute (The furthest I took my bike) with my friend and I which is about 25 Miles to and from. I need a way to carry some extra fuel. Not to much just enough for an emergency or something of that sort. The bikes can take that on a full tank easily. What kind of bottle or canister can I carry the fuel in? Any ideas?
     

  2. Fulltimer

    Fulltimer Member

    There are metal fuel cans that are about 1/2 quart. I remember seeing them but not where. They were listed as "Fuel" not gas. But my guess is that they would be safe to use.

    What worries me is getting hit by a car/truck and having extra gas rupture and catch on fire. Just 1/2 mile from my house a 18 year old girl was killed on a dirt bike. A pickup hit her. Her gas tank exploded in flames. She was on fire but probably already dead from the impact.

    Terry
     
  3. StrontiumEthics

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    Oh my gosh. That's extremely tragic = O. I don't plan to carry a lot. I wear body armor and a helmet.
     
  4. Fulltimer

    Fulltimer Member

    I remember now: MSR Fuel Bottle. Do a search, you will find it.

    Terry
     
  5. StrontiumEthics

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    Oh great! Thats it! I just googled it and that's what I need. Thanks a lot!
     
  6. Virginian

    Virginian Member

    I use 0.7 liter MSR camp stove bottles. They fit well in water bottle cages.

    My stock tank gives me a range of about 25 miles. After the picture was taken, I also added an auxillary 1.5 liter tank that extends my range to 75 miles. Adding the 2 bottles extends total range to about 125 miles.
     

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  7. james65

    james65 Member

    Extra fuel

    I have used a Dr pepper bottle. The same bottle for two seasons now. It is tapered and pours into the tank without spilling. I keep it in my saddle bag.
     
  8. StrontiumEthics

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    WOW! Thats one serious setup man! This is just a one time thing im going to do next week. I would rather a cheap 1 day solution. These bottles run for about $15 a peice! I just need a little spare gas. Im not touring the world like you guys! lol But one the serious end. REALLY NICE SETUP!!
     
  9. StrontiumEthics

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    Dr. Pepper as in the Soda? or is it some kind of automotive brand? Elaborate just a tad more please = ))))
     
  10. Fulltimer

    Fulltimer Member

    A glass bottle with gas in it. They call them Molotov Cocktails for a reason. Be a little safer and use the aluminum bottles I posted about. I don't know you but I still would hate to hear about you burning in an accident. Just think about it.

    Terry
     
  11. StrontiumEthics

    StrontiumEthics Motored Bikes Sponsor

    Oh and also I don't have a saddle bag. I am just using my Northface Backpack. Im going to be carrying the following. I made a little list. IF there is any more things you guys think I should add feel free to contribute!

    10mm Wrench
    13mm Wrench
    14mm Wrench
    Socket Wrench
    10mm Socket
    13mm Socket
    14mm Socket
    15mm Socket
    Cone Wrench Tool
    Allen Keys
    Spoke Wrench
    Flat Head Screw Driver
    Phillips Screw Driver
    Large Adjustable Wrench
    Medium Adjustable Wrench
    Patch Kit w/ Tire Levers
    Magneto
    Brake Cable
    #415 Master Link
    8 Speed Master Link
    5x Sprocket Bolts w/ Nuts
     
  12. james65

    james65 Member

    spare gas

    Dr. Pepper soda bottle (plastic). Two years and used many times with no problems. I was originally worried that the gas/oil would make the bottle deteriorate, but still seems strong and still flexable.
     
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2010
  13. Fulltimer

    Fulltimer Member

    Same problem but do what you want. The bottles I mentioned are DOT approved for carrying gas. Yours isn't.

    Terry
     
  14. james65

    james65 Member

    spare fuel

    As far as tools go I try to carry the least possiable and still do the job.
    I use combination tools wherever possiable. Like a multi screw driver(common slot/phillips/allen). Combination bicycle wrench.
    A few items I found that come in handy. Ty-raps, duct tape, steel wire and a fully adjustable hose clamp. A small length of fuel line.
     
  15. james65

    james65 Member

    spare fuel

    Terry,
    My tires or anything else original on my bike (including the gas tank) is not DOT approved, guess I better not use it!
     
  16. Fulltimer

    Fulltimer Member

    Thank you! Us older guys are way out numbered as it is.:evilgrin:

    Terry
     
  17. Stan4d

    Stan4d Banned

    All kidding aside, it is not the smartest thing to do. You are risking alot on a bottle that was made for a sugary beverage.
    Please use real fuel containers, no one likes a crispy rider....crusty ones are OK, but crispy is not a real good riding pal.
     
  18. james65

    james65 Member

    extra fuel

    Yes Your completly right. I'll also buy a spandex bike suite while I'm there.
     
  19. Stan4d

    Stan4d Banned

    What do you mean? What has spandex got to do with it?
     
  20. Fulltimer

    Fulltimer Member

    Spandix:evilgrin: Good one!

    Terry
     
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