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Giant Loop Motorcycle Saddlebags & Motorcycle Tank Bags: Panniers, Soft Luggage for Adventure & Sport Touring

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Old 8 Jun 2009
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Thanks for the infos guys!

I will be careful. There is no address of the business in the website which is unusual.

I would not worry too much able "legal" usage of the bladder though as I would plan to use it through Kazakhstan/Mongolia/Siberia and I don't think it would be an issue over there!

Other possibility are the very nippy jerry cans suggested by flyingdoctor.
I could get something built on the bikes to fix these....

I'm just playing with possibilities at the moment. I have to fill my long working days until departure date by something fun to do!
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Other possibility are the very nippy jerry cans suggested by flyingdoctor. I could get something built on the bikes to fix these....
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Have a look at what Paul Read did on his VFR for some ideas. He put a petrol tank on one side and water on the other.






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crash... boom...

That looks a bit scary to me. The first thing to hit the ground in a fall is the plastic petrol can.
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That looks a bit scary to me. The first thing to hit the ground in a fall is the plastic petrol can.
No, it's fine. There are rubber mushrooms in place on the ends (centre of the tanks) to protect the bike and tanks in the event of a fall. He designed it well.

But even without the mushrooms, would there be any difference to if a bike (like mine) with a plastic fuel tank goes over?

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I did not get a response last time.
I filled 2 forms of his online site today and hope he will answer.
If not phoning may be next option.
What is the time difference btw UK and OZ Gold coast????? (where ever that coast is!) ...
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Paul at Liquid Containment was all good when I dealt with him. Didn't even mind me meeting him at his place, and went out of his way to deliver the good once as well. It's a small operation though.

He supplies the life savers with fuel bags for the boats as well. Mate of mine took the bags accross the simpson on several occations. Plenty of info on Advrider.
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Interesting. That's exactly the bag I've got. Wonder if they contacted LC direct.
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Interesting. That's exactly the bag I've got. Wonder if they contacted LC direct.
Yes it is the same, Paul told me he had a retailer in the US. He manufactures those but do not retail them. He was looking for a retailer in Europe. I contacted Ernie at Overlands Solution and Ernie will be selling them very soon.

details in this thread I put earlier today:

http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hub...lable-uk-43442

Ask Ernie for it at the Ripley meeting!

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Yes, coke bottles are fantastic at storing fuel when needs must. Mainly because a) they don't leak and b) they're free.

They are also cylindrical, a pain to lash onto bikes securely and have to be filled individually at a painfully slow rate.
Have to disagree on Coke or similar bottles being a pain to lash securely to the bike. I put two 1.5 liter bottles in a sturdy plastic bag, knot the bag at end, and lash with a bungee between the bottles over the seat, or atop a soft bag on the seat.

Solid as a rock. Use the same technique for carrying two or even three bottles of water.

I definitely prefer Coke/water bottles for fuel when needed vs. a costly bladder thing that you're obliged to tote along even though you have no use for it 98% of the time.
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