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    Burn-em Upus Icephaltus Gojohnnygo.'s Avatar
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    Transporting fuel on a bike?

    I need to cut my lawn 6 1/2 acres.So I need about 3-4 gallons of fuel.Does anyone have any tips on hauling that much fuel?I am more concerned about how the bike will handle the fuel sloshing around.
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    I make sure that I have a small Fuel can and I fill it right full (to avoid sloshing around). I then use 3-4 bungy cords and strap it to my rack on the back.
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    Fill up yer bike frame!! j/k!
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    Originally posted by Resident
    Fill up yer bike frame!! j/k!
    I would but I can't find the gas cap.
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    Get lots of bungee cords-

    I've bungee corded a lot of stuff to my bike and I've not had problems before. I've done more than 3-4 gallons... just be careful that no cars hit YOU on the way back, ok?

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    locole's advice is good. Get a gas can that is the right size (or even slightly larger) and fill it up as much as you can. This will prevent the sloshing, then just bungee it to the back of the bike. 4 Gallons of gas is heavy though, must weight at least 30 pounds, make sure that whatever you mount it on can handle it.

    Perhaps you should add one of those explosion diamond signs to the back of the bike, so cars will think twice before rearending you j/k
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    Burn-em Upus Icephaltus Gojohnnygo.'s Avatar
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    Thanks everyone,I made it home without blowing myself up. I was worried about smokers tossing butts out of there car windows.
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    If I were you I'd worry a lot more about static electricity than smokers' cigarette butts.

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    Get one of those huge Camelbaks and fill it up with about six 100oz. bladders.
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    Just make sure if you're using the Camelbaks, you don't use them to drink out of accidentally, unless you plan to audition for Kiss! If you are auditioning, just make sure your tongue is long enough!

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    Originally posted by Spire
    4 Gallons of gas is heavy though, must weight at least 30 pounds, make sure that whatever you mount it on can handle it.
    That's a little heavy. Gasoline weighs between 6 to 6-1/2 pounds per gallon. So you're looking at 24 to 26 lbs. Still no small amount...
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    You are both right. Spire was using Canadian gallons (1,14 L) while Khuon was using U.S. gallons (0,78 L approx.).

    BTW, unless you use a trailer -- and maybe even if you use one --, you would be better with 1-gallon containers, which are lighter and generally safer.

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    Originally posted by mgagnonlv
    You are both right. Spire was using Canadian gallons (1,14 L) while Khuon was using U.S. gallons (0,78 L approx.).
    I think this incident now relates this thread to the "24 hr. Clock..?" thread and the discussion about the airliner that ran out of fuel due to unit conversion confusion.
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    Originally posted by Spire
    Perhaps you should add one of those explosion diamond signs to the back of the bike, so cars will think twice before rearending you j/k
    So you are in compliance a quick check of my Dangerous Goods manual you will need a Class 3 Sticker (Red with the wording Flammable Liquid) Below that in a size that is big enough for the authorities to see you need to write Gasoline, UN1203 PG III oops I'm not at work I got carried away. I agree with the above mentioned method of filling the can as full as you can and bungee it to a rack if you don't have one the Khuon's idea of using camelbak bladders might be good and you could probably catch a slight buzz from it the next time you use them. Also a big plus would be to ride with a light cigarette.
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    Originally posted by ngateguy
    if you don't have one the Khuon's idea of using camelbak bladders might be good and you could probably catch a slight buzz from it the next time you use them. Also a big plus would be to ride with a light cigarette.
    I wonder if by carefully positioning the hoses one could turn a gasoline filled Camelbak into a rocket-backpack. I'm sure you could get enough pressure built up by cinching the compression bungee. I sense a Darwin Award in the works.
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    Originally posted by khuon
    I wonder if by carefully positioning the hoses one could turn a gasoline filled Camelbak into a rocket-backpack. I'm sure you could get enough pressure built up by cinching the compression bungee. I sense a Darwin Award in the works.
    or a real cool way to beat the traffic on the Eastside eh?
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    Originally posted by khuon
    I wonder if by carefully positioning the hoses one could turn a gasoline filled Camelbak into a rocket-backpack. I'm sure you could get enough pressure built up by cinching the compression bungee. I sense a Darwin Award in the works.
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    I carry fuel with me all the time. I keep it in my 'frame'. It's called methane!
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    Originally posted by khuon
    I wonder if by carefully positioning the hoses one could turn a gasoline filled Camelbak into a rocket-backpack. I'm sure you could get enough pressure built up by cinching the compression bungee. I sense a Darwin Award in the works.
    and you have two extra fuel tanks/bottles just in case.

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