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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 3rd, 2014, 5:45 pm Thread Starter
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Extra Fuel for Iron Butt / Saddle Sore / Bun Bunner

What do people uses to carry extra fuel Rotopax http://rotopax.com/ ( What size) or do you stop for gas?

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 6th, 2014, 9:47 pm
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When I do Saddlesores, Bun Burners or Bun Burner Extreme rides, I keep a one gallon container in the tailbag on my K1300S. I typically only carry it in case gas stops on backroads are longer than expected.

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Carrying extra gas is always a concern in case of a mishap and accumulated fumes. Although I am not an IBA expert my desert travels have always prompted me to carry at least some reserve. For me the most compact container is a 64 oz (1/2 gal) stainless steel flask. The only change I made to the "Top Shelf Flask" was to use a cork gasket in lieu of the plastic one provided with the flask. I also use a 1/2 x 12" polyethylene tube for a filler tube. No drips, no leaks and no fumes in the saddle bag.
These can be had from Top Shelf for about $20.00, but I just saw one for $5.00 on the Goodwill site. Good luck and happy miles.
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I haven't done enough extended rides in isolated places to have to solve this problem. I do recall seeing a small gas tank at a Harley shop a few years ago. It was designed to fit in the back corner of their hard saddle bags.

http://www.amazon.com/Reda-Portable-.../dp/B003WHBVDI
(Amazon has good photos, other sites have better prices)

I'm not sure if you want to give up a full gallon of space; however this one is designed for this purpose and claims to be certified in all states.

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Two to four MSR fuel bottles (30 fl. oz. size) work well. They allow for more packing/positioning options versus that of one large container. YMMV
After about 200 - 225 miles my "butt" is ready for a "gas-break" anyway.

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Where did yuo store them / mount them on the bike or tank bag / luggage?

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