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Thread: Small Gasoline Safe Fuel Bottles

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    I prerun for the Baja 500 and Baja 1000 on my dirt bike. I used small gatorade bottles for many years with no problems, and I would carry them in a backpack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgolden View Post
    I prerun for the Baja 500 and Baja 1000 on my dirt bike. I used small gatorade bottles for many years with no problems, and I would carry them in a backpack.

    Yerrrp, Gatorade bottles work just fine...and are dirt cheap...so cheap, I dump that nasty swill on the ground before I pour gas in...

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    Mountain dew bottles ftw, carry them in my saddle bags on my moped. I can go to Spokane from Tacoma with just what I can fit in my saddle bags.

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    I've been using some MSR/Primus bottles, but they sure don't hold much gas. Only time I've used one was to give to another rider and it only got him a few more miles. Pouring them into the gas tank gets a little dicey too.


    I also carry a super siphon to share gas or get gas from someone else.
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    Another vote for primus fuel bottles, i've a pair of 1.5L.

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    I haven't contributed to this site in quite some time, but I plan on using the bottles from the pre-mixed ethanol free fuel I use for my chainsaws. You should be able to find Tru-fuel or Stihl somewhere nearby and the bottles work quite well for storing gasoline. It's almost like they were made for it! The bottles are typically $6-8 and even come with a quart of free fuel inside.

    http://www.stihlusa.com/products/oil...-fuel/motomix/
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    Second on the Gatorade bottles. They are super strong. I fill them 95% then squeeze them until the fuel is at the very top, then screw on the cap. Leaves no room for air, and then you have no pressure build up when they get warm. Seal inside a quality zip lock bag if you are paranoid.

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    On a recent trip to Baja with a large group of Moto's several folks used MSR Dromedary bags with great success.. You can't over fill them or they will leak, and don't put them inside your luggage because they do vent fumes, but they are easy to lash onto the outside of stuff and hold up well.
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