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    Transporting Extra Gasoline

    Ok BCSB'ers I need some advice. How can I transport approximately 20 litres of gasoline a short distance. My dilemma - I ride to track days (out of town) and one tank of gas only lasts half a day at the track. I do gas up just before the track. So far I have been able to scrounge gas from kind souls but trying that too many times will quickly wear out my welcome.
    I tried searching for collapsible gas cans but nothing viable has presented itself.
    My bike is outfitted with Givi luggage although I do not usually take the top box

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    Top box mount + 20L jerry + bungees or a ratchet? Seems simple enough.

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    My suggestion, put a call out to someone who's driving, and can do you a favor, by
    carrying your gas on their trailer, truck, whatever.....20 extra litres on a bike is a lot.
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    ^ Also a good idea. He said short distance though so figured he was alright with having it somewhere on the bike for that distance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHIA View Post
    My suggestion, put a call out to someone who's driving, and can do you a favor, by
    carrying your gas on their trailer, truck, whatever.....20 extra litres on a bike is a lot.
    Agreed........also, I will point out that riding to a track day is a bad idea just in case you have a spill and your bike is no longer able to be ridden. You then need to beg for a lift home and in some cases you will not be able to find a ride. You are always better off either driving yourself down or if you don't have the necessary vehicle catch a ride with someone who does and split fuel costs in return for the lift.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHIA View Post
    My suggestion, put a call out to someone who's driving, and can do you a favor, by
    carrying your gas on their trailer, truck, whatever.....20 extra litres on a bike is a lot.
    Less than 50# is a lot? Lighter than any passenger I would ever carry.

    Strap a jerry can to your passenger seat and go.

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    Kinda on and off topic.. And dont mean to hijack, but in a car, bringing 1-2 or even 3 gas cans back across the border, do they hit you with taxes and duties? are you even allowed?
    Just tell em you bought XXX amount of gas and be on your way????
    Sorry to hi jack your thread..
    But to contribute i would agree with CHIA. Buy the gas, chip the driver a burger at the track and off you go.

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    The only real issue I've found in riding to track days is that I'm usually spent at the end, and the ride home requires a lot of focused concentration to make it home safe.

    Heh, and it's also possible to stick your plate back on to make a quick fill-up run to the nearest gas station between sessions. I haven't had any issues with taped-over lights on the few excursions I've been forced to make

    Or get a BCSB'er to haul your gas -- there's a lot of really great folk here!
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    How far is "out of town".

    You could certainly ride with a Jerry can strapped to the back.

    Do what I do, get a friend on a bigger bike to follow you with a Jerry can strapped to their bike. Win win

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    I wouldn't go with the MSR bladder, the second link posted above. That one is definitely for drinking water and not much else. I am pretty sure the gasoline would eat through it in short order. I wonder if you could seal it with another product though...

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    meant to post the ADV rider link too. it's been extensively tested, and holds up fine for fuel.

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    partner with someone at the event who can bring fuel there on your behalf , make new friends at the same time
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    Grab a Honda NC700. It can fit a helmet in its trunk. You can probably toss a 4L milk jug in there easy

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