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I am going to do some off roading in Utah soon, and would like suggestions on how you carry spare gas with you on the trail. I have an 06 WR450 with a stock tank. I am not prepared to buy a desert tank right now (though I do plan to in the future...)

TIA, Kurt T.

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I just strap a gas tank to the back of my friend's quad. He's my mule. :excuseme:

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I have had to carry gas a few times when going on some long rides. In the past I have used the endoro jug that mounts to the bars and I have also packed a gallon of gas in my back pack. I have been on a few rides where the first gas stop was at the 170 mile mark. Only once have I had gas leak out from a gallon jug. After about 40 miles I would dump the gas from my gallon jug. You can also use some of the camp stove fuel bottles to hold gas. They are just harder to fill back up at the station when doing a multi day ride.

If you do put gas in a pack make sure you place your cloths in a plastic bag.

Good luck

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Just use an antifreeze bottle in a backpack. Once you have used a gallon worth of gas stop and empty the bottle in the backpack.

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Go to Starbucks and order a "COffee Traveler" box of coffee. Better yet, talk the cutie at the counter into giving you one with no coffee in it, tell her its for your hiking trip to ______, to carry extra water in so you can make your sweetie a cappucino by the fire...they tend to be greenie types that dont like dirtbikers.

Drink/give away the coffee. Remove the bladder from the box, and save the bladder. Recycle the box.

Its tough thick Mylar, with a large top that seals well. They are amazingly tough and also a long, rectangular shape, so it fits nice in a back pack. It rolls up nice and small for next time too. It hold 1.5 gallons+, and fills/pours quickly and easily.

Leave air in it when you fill it, so the air can compress if you fall on it, preventing rupture.

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I have a "water bottle" that straps to my crossbar on the handle bars. It holds a half a gallon of fuel and works well. The number plate tanks work really well, someone makes a side panel tank as well. Good luck!

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Never had to do it, don't look forward to ever needing too! I know my post = useless! :excuseme:

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big gerry can strapped to my back like a giant zippo!!

naah j/k just a soda bottle in the pack.

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REI sells what they call a platypus it is for carrying water but works well for gas.After use folds up nice and small (light also).under $20.00

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Couple of empty Gatorade bottles in my pack... Works fine! Though the bladder idea sounds good - more comfortable on yer back I'd imagine...

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these all sound good, i think im gonna try some..but i would only have one worry..what if you were to fall and happen to land on it? oops, there goes your gas, backpack, and clothes??

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these all sound good, i think im gonna try some..but i would only have one worry..what if you were to fall and happen to land on it? oops, there goes your gas, backpack, and clothes??

Don't crash! why are you riding that fast on a long ride like that where you're a long way from medical assistance anyway?

They are amazingly tough, though. I filled mine with water, and left a little air in for compression, and I can stand on mine with no trouble. You'd have to fall HARD and directly on it to have it pressure-rupture, and if you were falling that hard on your back you'd probably want hydraulic padding anyway..I have seen Camelback bladders burst in a similar situation and literally prevent a probable spinal injury.

ANother tip: be sure to clear the compartment in your pack of any items that might puncture the bladder!

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Don't crash! why are you riding that fast on a long ride like that where you're a long way from medical assistance anyway?

Good point. You want to take it a little easy for the first 40 miles or so then dump the gas and then you can turn it up a little. The point of a long ride is to get to the end of the ride.

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Don't crash! why are you riding that fast on a long ride like that where you're a long way from medical assistance anyway?

you dont necissarily need to be riding fast in order to crash. you can simply clip a tree, hit a rock, hit a branch, spin out in gravel...there are many things that can get you to fall, even if you are riding slowly and cautiosly.

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When I went on a really long ride a couple weeks ago I stuffed a 2 gallon gas can and my .357 in my backpack (no room for anything else) :excuseme:

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Two of my buddies have drz400's and when I run out of gas I steal from them! They will complain until they realize 1 of them has to go back to get my gas jug! :excuseme:

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I've used 1 litre metal fuel cells. You can get them at any camping store. I think MSR makes them. They are crash resistant( i have first hand experience :excuseme: ). Not the same MSR company that this message links you to.

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