Would you store gas and batteries in the same box?

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by toytime, Feb 4, 2009.

  1. toytime

    toytime New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2008
    Messages:
    550
    Likes Received:
    0
    i just bought what I think is a fabulous rear carrier with plans of putting my gas tank and two batteries that run my electric bike into it.
    Now as I sat down I started to think about having a gas tank in a sealed plastic box along with 24 volt sealed bats. it would sure solve all my build issues for $33.
    Dumb idea?
    Canadian Tire
     
  2. 2door

    2door Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2008
    Messages:
    16,301
    Likes Received:
    25
    I'd shy away from the idea, Toy.
    It's one of those things that you could probably get away with for a long time and be perfectly safe but...it only takes one thing to go wrong and you could get hurt or at the least start a fire where you'd least want it. Think of it this way: The box is sealed, or at least with little to no ventilation, and a wire connection comes loose from a battery, causes a spark... See what I mean?
     
  3. HoughMade

    HoughMade New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2008
    Messages:
    624
    Likes Received:
    0
    99% of the time, no problem...but what happens in that 1% chances is enough to have me looking for another solution.
     
  4. jasonh

    jasonh New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2008
    Messages:
    1,590
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yeah, I don't think I'd do that.
     
  5. toytime

    toytime New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2008
    Messages:
    550
    Likes Received:
    0
    That's what I figured. It's OK, I'll just use it for the batteries, I just wanted to save having to get a custom gas tank made. I really like the looks of this carrier and it will act like a rear fender. I'm tired of slush hitting the back of my head!
     

Share This Page