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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-02-2018, 10:08 AM Thread Starter
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Question Carrying Extra Gas/Petrol - Safely!

Hi Gents,

I've noted on a few threads some of you chaps carry a little extra gas/petrol in a container which is affixed to some part of the bike. This is something I would consider doing but living in an area that often gets 'really' hot, I'm understandably concerned about the safety of this.

Can I ask what you guys are doing in regards the container you are using, where/how you are mounting it etc?

Photos would be great too.

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I'm running a small bottle and rig from LowBrow Customs: https://www.lowbrowcustoms.com/lowbr...save-3-95.html

I have the Triumph Pannier bag that I mount this above the bag and tie it down to the mounting bracket for extra safety. I just did around 500 miles this past weekend with it and it was perfect. Didn't get too hot and was far enough away from the exhaust.
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Thanks for that,

Looks like a good option. I was thinking of a similar type container but it didn't occur to me that someone was offering a purpose/dedicated option for fuel. Very helpful indeed.

Looking forward to see what other options riders use and hear of any experiences.

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Hi ROY

great post looking for the same myself

be really interested if anybody had any links to ones for purchase in the uk
either bottle and carrier on there own or swing arm bag with bottle carrier attached

any info would be appreciated guys
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Hi Nevk,

Thanks for that. Yes looking forward to seeing what folks are doing.

When/if you decide on something but have trouble getting it in the UK, just drop me a line and I will be happy to help you out old chap.

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Hello Roy,

Here is what I have. I ordered from Amazon in the US. I used a piece of rubber hose to protect the frame tube from being chaffed. I also used extra heavy duty wire ties to secure the strap. I haven't had a need to use it, but good to know it is there.

https://www.amazon.com/Design-Univer...fuel+container

Attached is the pic on my Bobber. And a CU of the rubber tube.

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Thanks Mark,

Good idea on the rubber tube.

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This is my setup. I purchased the leather bottle holder from a leather guy in the UK and ordered the 30oz fuel bottle off Amazon. Very happy with the setup, but it wasn't cheap. Here are the links to the holder and the bottle.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/5304659..._home_active_1

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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I just put a half litre fuel bottle in the small swing arm bag, that and the disc lock is about all I can get in. I didnít want any other bags or holders on show so it suits me fine.
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Thanks for all the info chaps,

I have a much better idea of this topic now.

I will give it some thought as to what options work for me but suspect something like this is in my future.

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