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Motovista wrote:
When I do long trips, I carry a gas can, and when I know that I am going to exceed the reach of my vehicle, I fill it up, and then when I am about to run out, I put it in my vehicle.
A very sensible way to do it. There's no point carrying extra weight unnecessarily most of the time.
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I carry an MSR bottle also on longer trips. I'd like a place to mount it to the front inside of the leg sheild.
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Lots of good ideas. Thanks. I will give CD's simple idea a try and see what happens.
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jimc wrote:
Motovista wrote:
When I do long trips, I carry a gas can, and when I know that I am going to exceed the reach of my vehicle, I fill it up, and then when I am about to run out, I put it in my vehicle.
A very sensible way to do it. There's no point carrying extra weight unnecessarily most of the time.
I agree. I came to this conclusion after carrying a small, filled gas bottle around for awhile and never needing it. Now when I think I may need it on a trip I will take it along empty until I think I may need it filled or filling it will make a leg of the trip easier.
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camper wrote:
I carry an MSR bottle also on longer trips. I'd like a place to mount it to the front inside of the leg sheild.
Wolf Bottle Holster with Hard Case Holster Attachment Kit. This kit will allow you to mount a Wolf Bottle Holster to most any aluminum or plastic pannier or top box. This would be an easy install on the glove box door. Remove the holster when not required leaving the loop brackets.

I will take pictures of the install on my Mana tonight and post.

http://wolfmanluggage.com/index.cfm/product/258/hard-case-holster-attachment-kit.cfm

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On a side note. I have the Twisted Throttle-Fuel Mount that I am no longer using. Could not use it on the Mana or Sport City as it blocked the tail light.

I had it installed on the bottom of my Vespa top box. IMO I found it to be very secure, easy to access and it did not block the tail light. When the bottle was removed it was discrete and not obnoxious looking. For extra security I also used the Yellow Turn Key Hose Clamps.

Judy has 1st dibs if she passes on it the 1st to PM gets it.

I've been procrastinating for some time with sending out a few MV packages... so this will give me the extra kick in the @$$ to get moving.

http://www.aviciouscycle.ca/mainpages/productpage.aspx?productid=380


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stickyfrog wrote:
jimc wrote:
Motovista wrote:
When I do long trips, I carry a gas can, and when I know that I am going to exceed the reach of my vehicle, I fill it up, and then when I am about to run out, I put it in my vehicle.
A very sensible way to do it. There's no point carrying extra weight unnecessarily most of the time.
I agree. I came to this conclusion after carrying a small, filled gas bottle around for awhile and never needing it. Now when I think I may need it on a trip I will take it along empty until I think I may need it filled or filling it will make a leg of the trip easier.
I usually leave with the bottle full to avoid having to fill one up at the pump. But it rarely comes home full.
I don't want to store the gas and I don't want it to go bad so I dump whatever gas remains into the fuel tank when I'm getting close to home and I'm in familiar territory.

I still carry the bottle full because I don't know when I am about to run out in an unfamiliar area.
All this being said, running out of gas is not something I worry about much. I tend to top off regularly and well before it's necessary. I don't mind a few extra stops at the pump for a bit more piece of mind. What I can't predict is the next station being out of gas, unexpectedly closed or closed up, or being a helluva lot further away from the last station than I expected. All three have happened to me over the years.

As said before: It's a small bit of insurance.
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i use the bottles mounted under the rear rack and carry a folding funnel that folds flat and doesn't take up much room in the toolbox. it is perfect for filling the tank with the bottles.
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TEX PM sent. Thank you.
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cdwise wrote:
You want cheap go to the hardware store and pick up 4 of these and attach them using the screws on the battery cover. Then you can strap a standard gas can to the floor hump.
If you have a pick your own parts junkyard, you can get them cheap/free from the back of PT Cruisers. They are fairly heavy duty, and they did not charge me for them since I was getting some other parts for my Subaru.
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