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    Gas cans mounted in from of Pannier

    Hi:

    I am planning on mounting gas cans in front of the BMW panniers on my R1200GSA, similar to the picture shown (different brand of panniers of course).



    Are there any kits available? Anyone have experience with doing this?

    Advice would be appreciated.

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    RIDERR1150GSADV
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    I mounted a few MSR fuel bottles on my TT boxes and find it works fine. How much extra fuel do you really need with an Adv anyway??? the 3 quarts or so I carry were enough to get me out of a bind in the Yukon this summer, but encountering an entire town being out of gas doesn't happen often either...
    Kolpin makes fuel tanks that should fit on your bike too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by riderR1150GSAdv View Post
    I mounted a few MSR fuel bottles on my TT boxes and find it works fine. How much extra fuel do you really need with an Adv anyway??? the 3 quarts or so I carry were enough to get me out of a bind in the Yukon this summer, but encountering an entire town being out of gas doesn't happen often either...
    Kolpin makes fuel tanks that should fit on your bike too.
    This is the setup I used for the last Prudhoe bay trip:



    Most of the gas if for for my wife's R1200GS, plus a couple of gallons for me.

    This setup is top heavy, especially when I am carry four tires as well (you guessed it, 2 for me and two for Kathy) so anything I can do to lower the CG will help.

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    Carrying gas for two bikes poses a different approach. These may work on one or both bikes? One could be mounted on the backside of the right pannier on the GSA....http://www.kolpinpowersports.com/sto.../3/products/49 Just my 0.02 cts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by riderR1150GSAdv View Post
    Carrying gas for two bikes poses a different approach. These may work on one or both bikes? One could be mounted on the backside of the right pannier on the GSA....http://www.kolpinpowersports.com/sto.../3/products/49 Just my 0.02 cts.

    Looks interesting - I'll let you know how it goes.

    Thanks!
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    A friend and I are planning a trip for this summer to Prudhoe Bay and I'm considering these custom mounts for the GS:
    PegPacker from http://www.bestrestproducts.com/
    http://www.bestrestproducts.com/c-114-pegpacker.aspx

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    Quote Originally Posted by riderR1150GSAdv View Post
    I mounted a few MSR fuel bottles on my TT boxes
    Boy, I'd like to see that. I've been experimenting with some large hose clamps to mount MSR bottles on my saddlebags (like a fire extinguisher). I've almost got it, but I'm reluctant to drill the necessary holes in my bags....

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    Interesting stuff. Did you read how he made a deal with his friend to buy gas from his friends 11 gallon tank and post dated the check so he could stop payment on it? Not someone I would like to know.
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    Neat setup I saw at Hunter Mountain during Color in the Catskills

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    Quote Originally Posted by riderR1150GSAdv View Post
    I mounted a few MSR fuel bottles...
    That's what I do. The seal on these screw-top fuel bottles is about as secure as one can get, and the opening accepts a standard fuel nozzle (watch out for blow-back). I carry one in a case on longer trips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PAULBACH View Post

    Neat setup I saw at Hunter Mountain during Color in the Catskills
    Boy, that's a lot of weight up high. The Peg-Packers mentioned in thtduck's post, in this thread, at least carry the fuel much lower. That has got to make a difference when it comes to handling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PAULBACH View Post

    Neat setup I saw at Hunter Mountain during Color in the Catskills
    only probelm with this set up is the wieght of the fuel is very high up...

    maike sure that you try and mount what ever system for extra tanks as low as possible in the the "weight Triangle" on the cycle... the cycle will handle much better that way when you get into or on to bad ans slimy roads..


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    For what it's worth when trying to consider CG issues. Gasoline weights approx. 7.5 pounds per gallon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RTRandy View Post
    For what it's worth when trying to consider CG issues. Gasoline weighs approx. 7.5 pounds per gallon.
    And much more if it is leaded.

    Fred

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    Those Peg Packers setups look really well thought out for large amounts of fuel carried low. Definitely brings the weight to the COG.
    I have some Touratech holders for the larger MSR bottles and mounted them in front of the TT cases. they come with nylon straps,but I added a ziptie to prevent easy walk-offs. I use them when crossing West Texas,not so much for me but for my riding partners R bike that "almost" makes the next station when they are 250 miles apart

    saw this set up on ADV rider...not mine...I mounted two in front
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