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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-08-2019, 06:16 PM Thread Starter
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Rotopax on the gs

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I am thinking of buying and installing a 1 gallon Rotopax on my gs. I know there are multiple ways and places to install but I have a Pelican case (top box) and I don't want to add side cases on it.

I was thinking of installing underneath the rack but not sure if will fit. I am almost taking the risk and buying, but wanted to hear from someone that might have installed or used Rotopax before.

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I was thinking of installing underneath the rack but not sure if will fit. I am almost taking the risk and buying, but wanted to hear from someone that might have installed or used Rotopax before.
My original plan was to mount a Rotopax under the rack too. But the standard Rotopax mount is too tall to get the can on and off unless the mount hangs way off the back of the rack. You might be able to hang a soft bladder under there somehow, but a Rotopax isn't going to work.

Instead, I mounted it on top of my Pelican case, using the standard Rotopax mount attached to some ROK Straps. Works great.
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My original plan was to mount a Rotopax under the rack too. But the standard Rotopax mount is too tall to get the can on and off unless the mount hangs way off the back of the rack. You might be able to hang a soft bladder under there somehow, but a Rotopax isn't going to work.

Instead, I mounted it on top of my Pelican case, using the standard Rotopax mount attached to some ROK Straps. Works great.
Thanks so much Woodworks, this is exactly what I needed to know

What capacity is yours? 1 gallon? Doesn't look bad at all on top of the case. Do you have some hooks bolted on the top of the pelican?

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What capacity is yours? 1 gallon? Doesn't look bad at all on top of the case. Do you have some hooks bolted on the top of the pelican?
Four flat loops. I put the Rotopax mount in the center, and thread the ROK straps through the loops, and then crossing over the 1 gal. can. Itís been rock solid so far.
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Nice! Thanks so much!

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That looks good I will do the same thanks for sharing.
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I have Givi racks on mine and am mounting the rotopax inside the left rack.
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fwiw. If you only need to carry an extra gallon to extend your range (which is the main reason for carrying extra fuel) then consider using something like a Giant Loop Gas Bag instead...



It's much more compact (as it rolls up and can be stashed in your luggage), and typically you only need to keep it filled for an hour or so anyway, then empty it into your tank and roll it up again.

I'd suggest this makes sense on a smaller, lighter bike with limited luggage capacity... in fact it make sense on any bike to be honest!

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