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Old April 19th @ 02:12 am   #1
beansbaxter's Avatar
From: Seattle, WA

Motorcycle: 2006 ZX-10R
On my long motorcycle trip last summer to Chicago, there were some times I came very close to running out of gas through the Rocky Mountain stretch in Colorado. Gas stations are spread out thin, and some close early as you get into the evening hours.

freezincold from the forums came up with the solution to take an empty quart of oil bottle, clean it out good, fill it with fuel, and carry it with you on the bike. That one quart of fuel is in a good packaging, and can be there just in case the worst happens.

That said, if you carry fuel in a plastic container that once was used for oil, are there any dangers or risk of an explosion?

Anyone ever carried any fuel on long trips? How did you do it?

Inquiring minds want to know...

Remembering Gleno
Old April 19th @ 06:45 am   #2
Lost Sheep's Avatar
From: Las Vegas

Motorcycle: 06 1000 rr bone stock 01 F4I
never carried fuel but that is not a bad idea for long trips
Old April 19th @ 08:24 am   #3
exiled's Avatar
3 liter soda bottles they hold a good bit of fuel and they fit in a tank bag at least my tank bag
Old April 19th @ 08:46 am   #4
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From: Las Vegas/Summerlin

Motorcycle: 2005 Suzuki Hayabusa LE/2007 Suzuki GSXR600/2000 Honda CBR600F4
Originally Posted by Lost Sheep
never carried fuel but that is not a bad idea for long trips

I just wouldn't want the smell of fuel getting into my luggage. Maybe twin jerry cans strapped to the tailsection?
Old April 19th @ 09:49 am   #5
2upFZ1's Avatar
From: NLV - Lone Mt & Clayton

Motorcycle: 2002 Yamaha FZ1
Oil bottles should be safe for fuel, just swish some gas around in there a couple of times to get the oil out. They are both dino remains, so the minute amount of oil in the gas won't harm.

I'd have to use something a little more "armored" to carry fuel. Even a little 1gal gas can has thicker plastic than an empty soda bottle or oil bottle. Fill it and put it in a Hefty trashbag, wrap it up and you're good to go.
Old April 19th @ 10:29 am   #6
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From: Deltona, Fl
Twin Jerry cans sound good to me. As long as the container is made for transporting fuel or its equivalent. I would not use the oil or soda bottle. The oil/gas mix will not explode unless it is exposed to an open flame. I just don't see it as being a safe way to transport fuel. Maybe a mason jar (glass) would be better, but harder to poor. And the extra security of a bag (Pats idea) would be a gr8t idea.

If you are going to use a soda bottle, why not use a Ziplock freezer bag..... ???????

Shwell Out!....
Old April 19th @ 04:18 pm   #7
Lost Sheep's Avatar
From: Las Vegas

Motorcycle: 06 1000 rr bone stock 01 F4I
I would go for a couple of liter bottle all cleaned out, and dropped in a freezer bag. I dont want the gas smell on my undies.
Old April 20th @ 03:39 pm   #8
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From: North
not a bad idea. honestly, im suprised there isnt anything out on the market for that already. hmm do i sense an oppurtunity?

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