Looking for gas can

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by ex-28, Apr 6, 2011.

  1. ex-28

    ex-28 New Member

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    is there anywhere i can purchas a gas can in the shape of a watter bottle ?

    i have my water holder under the cross frame so the bottle lays down i been useing an aluminum water bottle for my spare gas incase i ever run out , but the gas eats away at the small washer and gas leaks out over time.

    would love to find a water bottle shaped gas can i can use for this.
     
  2. Damraider

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    Use a soda bottle . They are built stronger due to the pressure of the carbonation .
     
  3. ex-28

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    not sure a pop bottle will work , i will be storing gas in this bottle all the time and only use when i run out of gas. i think it will eat away at the plastic.
     
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    I would not have suggested it if I did not think it would work . Do a search , there is a guy making a cap to use one as a permenant tank , he has had gas in it for over a year .

    Steve
     
  5. matthurd

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    the plastic isn't the issue, its the gasket in the top of the bottle that creates the seal that gets worn away.

    i know some people have used these in the past http://www.rei.com/search?query=msr+bottle&button.x=0&button.y=0
     
  6. Roadwarrior

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    Go to your local camping store (walmart might have them too). Look for "fuel bottle" they are usually made by MSR or Primus. Check out REI if you want to order online.
     
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    ok great , thanks for all the replys will look around , thanks
     
  8. 42blue15

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    MSR makes one fuel bottle that is the same height and only a tiny bit fatter than a regular bicycle water bottle. It will not fit in all water bottle holders, but it will fit in the ones that grab the bottle "sideways", if you get my drift. So you may need to buy the fuel bottle and then take it along to bike shops to find a water bottle holder that it will fit in.


    Also I have noted a problem with the MSR fuel bottles before: I had some fuel I left sitting in a closed one for a couple weeks, and the cap swelled up so tight that I could barely twist it out. Since the cap/loop is one piece molded plastic, if the loop breaks off you've got no way to get the cap off then.
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    What I have heard is that this (cap swelling) is caused by the alcohol now mixed into USA gasoline. It is only a problem if you LEAVE the gasoline in there for days at a time though. So now you just only put the gasoline in right before you ride, and pour it back out into a regular gas can after the ride.


    Thirdly,,,, why not just use a regular soda/water bottle? Because (US) gas stations won't let you put gasoline in them. Every US state now has laws saying that you cannot dispense flammable fuel into a container that isn't designed for it. Since the MSR fuel bottles are marked as liquid fuel containers, they legally qualify as gas cans.
     

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