Has anyone used a water bottle like this for a tank?

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  1. Nashville Kat

    Nashville Kat Active Member

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    http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Durable...02ba168&pid=100005&rk=3&rkt=6&sd=181713686894

    These can be had for about 3 dollars. The interesting part is the thread on cap- vent the cap somehow and I think this might make a great little tank that weighs NOTHING. Theres also alloy Handlebar bottle cages on ebay for $1.50.
    Whole setup under five bucks!

    I think I may try to drill the bottom and thread in a petcock- is there a gas proof sealant out there for the threads?

    The bottles also come in 500ml besides this 750 (3/4 liter) one

    Now if they'd just give us a clutchable 33cc china girl I could slap it on a vintage Schwinn with 700 wheels and fast 28 mm narrow tires. A 35 pound bike with afterburners that peddles like a road bike!.fly
     

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    Nashville Kat Active Member

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    Here's anther interesting aluminum bottle- supposedly designed for fuel- and one liter-

    I can see this on a back or front rack or lashed inside a basket

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Outdoor-Coo...965308?hash=item43f41720fc:g:3p8AAOSwIgNXwT-Q

    If you haven't seen these- they are fairly lightweight- much lighter than a comparable steel wald folding basket and cheaper two- a couple of these on an alloy rack- held with plastic zip ties if you want make a lightweight saddlebag basket

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Firm-Grocer...796ffca&pid=100005&rk=2&rkt=6&sd=152309018836
     
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  3. Agreen

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    I bought one years back at a goodwill store for less than $1. It has a silicone seal around the cap, so it's fuel resistant. I use it for carrying extra fuel, because I always forget to look in my tank before riding off. That's mostly due to the fact that I fill up so rarely with my 48cc.

    Anyway, it works great. It's compact, light, and doesn't leak.
     
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    Years ago, they only sold 2-liter peanut tanks. I was running twin Mitsubishis on my girlie cruiser bike. On long trips, I had to carry extra fuel. I fit one of those longer fuel containers. in my bottle cage. Even after I installed a 4-liter tank, I still had that fuel bottle in the cage.
     
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    I usually bring food while trail riding. Also one or two of those extra fuel (MSR aprox 1 qt) to refill on longer ride. The food is good to eat and rest and let engine cool. I have fair amount of concern to refuel while engine is very hot.
     
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    I use one for remote start up. Even made a holder out of 3"" abs cut a lil more than in half, and it snaps into. And good ole jb weld to attach petcock.
     

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    I just bought a similar stainless .750l bottle and holder yesterday for my little trimmer FD. I think it only holds an hours worth of fuel in its original tank. Not leaving home with out a reserve.
     
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    I actually used one as a tank on my axle mount lol.
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    You can't even make it around a block with that small bottle! ME, I'm always paranoid of running out of fuel so I always top off the fuel tank and carry extra gasoline in my backpack before going out..... and for you to think about running that little thing on your bike? BLASPHEMY!!!
     
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    Actually that bottle would fill an empty 1.5L tank almost all the way. And that g43 was great on gas! I only ran out of gas once as i turned on to my street, coasted into the garage lol.
     
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    Wait..... Nashville_Kat, are you a chick? :)
     

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