Originally Posted by markincyberspace
Xander, have you thought about strapping a couple of 10 litre plastic jerry tanks to the back of your panniers (if you're taking hard luggage)? They can be cheap and almost hassle free.
Yeah that is plan C (well A actually). I just really like the idea of the extra tank being inside the panniers, and central to the bike.. I think I would have liked then to go on the bottom of my panniers .. but this has it own set of issues.. The other issue is that i like the idea of putting the fuel on the bike so things like jerry cans on/below panniers can be use for water.. (I have been called a hydration nut).. but my work shows me exactly what dehydration can do to a person.. and it does worry me...
(in the desert: 5 litres h20 a day , 2 people..always carry at least an extra days worth.. it only takes two days and I am already talking about 30kgs of weight)..
Over in XRV.ORG, I am talking about constructing something that will go in the Bike's underseat storage area, and then moving the tool box to somewhere else (africa queens like). I really am not sure what the best solution is.. but I have a while..
C you all at the meet on the weekend