Traveling with smol moped tank and BIGUN CRABs

My hobbit now has a 26mm carb and the stock tank. I could use a fuel reserve bottle..

Is there cheaper things to use than the $25 1.5l fuel bottles I see on the internet? What about aluminum or stainless water bottles?

What’s the best thing to use on the cheap (edited)

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Didn’t someone say they bought those premix shelf stable cans from the hardware store and just reuses them?

The plus was that they come with fuel, so ya aint buying an empty bottle.

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One of the liter bottles of trufuel ethanol free gas from the hardware store. It's a nice steel bottle. Been using one for years.

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I've been looking at these to shove into the step through of my Peugeot. They range from 1 liter to 15 liters, just have to look around.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4001346706856.html

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It would cost a little bit but they make some pretty large yeti tumblers. But maybe a double walled version is not ideal, so maybe there is a single walled yeti knock off that would be cheaper.

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> Aaron Blair Wrote:

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> One of the liter bottles of trufuel ethanol free gas from the hardware

> store. It's a nice steel bottle. Been using one for years.

That is a fantastic idea.. thank you

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I use a msr white gas bottle for a camping stove. I know this is exactly what you're saying you don't want to spend the money on but they're designed to last basically forever, rugged enough to throw around in a backpack and im 100% sure it won't leak. I can't say that about a bottle designed to sit on a shelf and then be discarded once empty. 20 bucks is well worth the peace of mind when im carrying extra fuel in a backpack. Just sayin

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Old fire extinguisher, lots of sizes to choose from

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my dad has this mounted behind the long seat on his big carb lil tank puch maxi

you can see the included bracket to attach the tank

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Emil Kniemel /

> Jared Rut Wrote:

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> I use a msr white gas bottle for a camping stove. I know this is

> exactly what you're saying you don't want to spend the money on but

> they're designed to last basically forever, rugged enough to throw

> around in a backpack and im 100% sure it won't leak. I can't say that

> about a bottle designed to sit on a shelf and then be discarded once

> empty. 20 bucks is well worth the peace of mind when im carrying extra

> fuel in a backpack. Just sayin

My friend uses this as he also would use it for camping. The HUGE bonus about this is that the wall mounts for fire extinguishers fit this perfect. They are literally the same dimensions for the neck and body of the bottle.

We mounted it underneath the actual tank (drilled into the crossbar).

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Tweaker trash /

Wtf why do U guys with top ranks have extra fuel? My cobra holds like 2 gal (edited)

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🇮🇹💦 Of the Loin /

Lose weight is best fuel conservation advice

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Ok cut off your legs meaty

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If anyone needs a fire extinguisher.... I know a guy 😂

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The thing I don’t like about fire extinguishers is that the steel ones are very heavy. The aluminum ones shed aluminum particles even after being cleaned multiple times.. so I’ll pass

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I looked around for fuel bottles for occasional long trips, and found that it was real hard to beat a bottle of trufuel for my particular use case. A quart of that stuff costs $6 filled with 50:1 fuel, but I bought a couple just for the bottles. Dedicated reusable 1L fuel bottles like $25. The trufuel bottle is definitely flimsier, but folks reuse them for years.

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Is the cap plastic or metal

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Dirty30 Dillon /

> JBOT Admin Wrote:

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> Is the cap plastic or metal

TruFuel caps are steel. I've also used these for years. Buddy works for a small engine shop and people bring these in to recycle their gas and he just keeps them.

Had them upside down in backpacks and never had a leak.

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This is some good info. The fire extinguisher bracket ideer is a good one.

I've bought a bunch of those shitty aluminum water bottles at goodwill, they work good, I've replaced o-rings on them because the ones they come with are usually shot. I have a really purty purple one

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I've used the MSR fuel bottles, they're $20 ish at REI. The 20oz fits in a bicycle water bottle cage.

I know you said you wanted something cheaper, but these work great, single walled, lightweight, cap never leaks, and you can strip the paint off and polish them.

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Emil Kniemel /

> Tweaker trash Wrote:

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> Wtf why do U guys with top ranks have extra fuel? My cobra holds like 2

> gal

Garelli SSXL is less than a gallon

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> Emil Kniemel Wrote:

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> > Tweaker trash Wrote:

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> > Wtf why do U guys with top ranks have extra fuel? My cobra holds like

> 2

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> Garelli SSXL is less than a gallon

True that. My tank is always out of gas. Dang thirsty kits.

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When I was cutting trees I used to carry a nos energy drink bottle full of gas. Not sure if they make them like that anymore but they were a good sized thick aluminum bottle with a screw on cap.

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> Aaron Blair Wrote:

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> One of the liter bottles of trufuel ethanol free gas from the hardware

> store. It's a nice steel bottle. Been using one for years.

On the rare occasion I have needed to carry xtra fuel this is what I have used, purpose built, never leak.

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Emil Kniemel /

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There are tons of really cool and sturdy fire ex brackets you can buy for racecars, fire trucks, tow trucks, etc. Can't believe I've never thought to do that.

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Would one of those mini kegs be too big for you? Like the Heineken ones? I've also seen virgil's root beer does a rootbeer keg...

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What I really want is to see available for sale is a 1gallon tank that can easily and quickly strap between tall style handlebars or to a rear rack.

Or a thin seat designed with a tank under it. Most bench seats have so much room under them.

Or an easy diy tube frame tank kit for frames that aren’t usually filled, no cap needed.....just vented up top so let’s say on a hobbit you could fill the main tank and the frame would fill and it output fuel thru the T fitting at the petcock. Of course you’d have to seal any bolt fittings into the frame. But having an extra 1/2 to 3/4 gallon without another tank on the bike would be pretty awesome

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campeona del mundo /

acerbis handlebar tank

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Haha cool.

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