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post #1 of 15 Old 03-12-2012, 06:15 PM Thread Starter
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Carrying extra oil

Where on your bike do you locate extra motor oil? And do you use the original quart container (which tends to weep after the top has been popped) or transfer the oil to something less prone to leaking all over?
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post #2 of 15 Old 03-12-2012, 06:47 PM
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Tank panniers.. I just buy a quart of Rotella, use what's needed, and toss the unused portion in my tank pannier. As long as the quart sits with the top up, I've never had an seepage...

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Tank panniers.. I just buy a quart of Rotella, use what's needed, and toss the unused portion in my tank pannier. As long as the quart sits with the top up, I've never had an seepage...

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Nalgene bottles are tough, don't leak, and they offer a HDPE bottle which is the same material as the bottles the oil comes in.
http://store.nalgene.com/product-p/2079-0016.htm

My second choice would be the old standby MSR fuel bottle, designed specifically for containing petroleum products.
http://cascadedesigns.com/msr/stoves...ottles/product
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Tubes on the trunk - one on each side. A cheap thermos from Walgreens or two depending on the trip. Angle keeps it from leaking. Also keep matches, a knife, a pen, gorilla tape, paracord, zip-ties, etc in there.




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Good lloking bike. I need to run out and wash mine.
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post #7 of 15 Old 04-20-2012, 05:45 PM
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I keep a litre in my top box. Use a stainless steel water bottle with a good sealing wide mouth cap. Like the idea of a tool tub attached to the top box. Will have to look into that.

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post #8 of 15 Old 04-20-2012, 08:57 PM
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It's handy. I have two bike water cages on the trunk now, too. More space=good.




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post #9 of 15 Old 04-22-2012, 10:58 AM
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cheap and effective, and fits a KLR perfectly:

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...=45&zmap=41847

The outside-most pocket is pefectly sized for a quart of oil, and cinches down via drawstring to keep it from bouncing out . Hint - slice a tiny hole in the bottom of the oil compartment to allow water to drain.
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Sometimes I put oil into small camping fuel containers like the MSR ones or similar. They don't leak and you can toss them wherever they will fit.

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