sledgegreen wrote: ↑Fri May 03, 2019 12:33 amI realised that this wouldn't satisfy all of your needs, but there is nothing that says you have to find a single solution to the whole requirement, and 4L capacity for £100 seemed so much better value than the 6L tank for £400 which you mentioned in your initial post. I also wonder whether you will always want to use all of you extra capacity, or will you carry just enough extra fuel to reach the next fuel station (plus a safety margin)? So, sometimes the standard tank will be enough, whilst other times you will want a bit extra, and other times you will want a lot extra?OB1 wrote: ↑Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:22 pmsledgegreen wrote: ↑Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:33 pmWould a pair of 2L alloy tanks be of any interest? £45 each or £100 the pair. Available here:
https://adventurebikerider.com/forum/vi ... 27&t=48464
I don't understand the pricing strategy either, but they look very pretty.
Two litres (even twice) isn't going to be enough on this trip. My goal is to, at the very least, double the range of the bike from around 160 miles to over 320 miles which would require another 10 litres, hence my thought of using two Desert Fox bladders or a combination of bladders and/or tanks.
I did see the advert earlier but I hadn't noticed the pricing strategy!
Any way, I found your thread interesting, so I did some googling, and I came across this website:
http://www.atlinc.com/custom-fuelocker- ... dders.html
It seems to be an american company (with a branch in Milton Keynes) which specialises in fuel bladders for boats. Amongst other things, they offer bespoke bladder manufacture so that boat owners can store fuel in bait lockers etc. I wonder whether they would make a bladder to fit in a Kriega bag, or a hard pannier or some other container.
Doing this would mean that the bladder doesn't need to take the strain of being fastened to the bike - it just sits snuggly in its outer bag or box, and that mounts on to the bike in the normal manner.
I suspect this will be a red herring, but it is the only fuel bladder manufacturer with a UK base that I found except for manufacturers of large bladders (1000L upwards).
Thanks for doing the research! I have found a big cross over with the nautical and long distance motorcycle communities which started when I found Lomo dry bags and was previously searching for fuel cans: many of these questions have already been answered, probably because they've been around a lot longer and have more money!