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PostSubject: Extra fuel   Sun Feb 24, 2013 3:37 am

Just wondering how often extra fuel is needed when you ride. I have a fuel station on the toy hauler to top off each day but I am talking about while your out on the trail. I have never had an issue of running out of fuel. Looking for reasons to justify bringing along an extra few gallons. What are some of your horror stories. I have noticed most here bring a couple gallons along. Looking forward to meeting some of you at Trails End in March!!
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PostSubject: Re: Extra fuel   Sun Feb 24, 2013 7:32 am

Well, in the old days when we were all riding Rhinos I guess we just sorta got used to the idea that we had to carry extra fuel to ride all day. I've never had to use it for the RZR but I still carry it even if I just give it to someone that can't make it back without it.

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PostSubject: Re: Extra fuel   Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:19 am

If you were to follow me around, you would probably need spare fuel... at least 2 gal min... I usually carry five extra.
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PostSubject: Re: Extra fuel   Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:47 am

On group rides no, just a full tank, then fill again before going on night ride etc..

If I were following Jodyt or Dan around in a small group I would.

Also depends on which year RZR you have. If i recall correctly it was 2010 and later when Polaris changed fuel injection and ran the machines more lean but better gas mileage by far.

Also depends on if you like to "play" in mud holes etc..
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PostSubject: Re: Extra fuel   Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:32 am

Most of the time you don't need it. I always carry at least 2gl. You never know. There has been many times that I have need it.

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PostSubject: Re: Extra fuel   Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:08 pm

I always have five gallon extra...never know when we might decide to go That-a-Way...and that can add miles in a hurry!
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PostSubject: Re: Extra fuel   Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:28 pm

ok heres a good question on carrying extra gas that might also help mike-D, that might be helpful whats a trail proven gas can.
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PostSubject: Re: Extra fuel   Sun Feb 24, 2013 7:08 pm

wvregulators wrote:
ok heres a good question on carrying extra gas that might also help mike-D, that might be helpful whats a trail proven gas can.

Pep Boys around $10.00 for 2.5 gallon with fill tube inside. Outside tubes get lots of mud on them. I can't find a pic of the can by itself.



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PostSubject: Re: Extra fuel   Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:12 pm

i love the chain saw
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PostSubject: Re: Extra fuel   Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:52 pm

Put in 75 miles yesterday at windrock and needed the 2 extra gallons I took along
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PostSubject: Re: Extra fuel   Mon Feb 25, 2013 4:41 am

Thanks all, looks like I'm gonna use the
2.5 department store cans if one will fit behind the rear seat. If not I will pull the trigger on a 5 flat koplin. Again thanks!!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Extra fuel   Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:29 am

Thats what I carry also is just a 2.5 gallon can that the nozzel can go on the inside. Most of the time you don't need it.. But I've put it to use several times.. Fuel, water, ammo and food are always good to have more on the trail then you think you need IMO...
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PostSubject: Re: Extra fuel   Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:46 pm

wvregulators wrote:
i love the chain saw

It is great when climbing where you need to hold onto with one hand. Not good for heavy use. I use one of my Stihl's for the big stuff.
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PostSubject: Re: Extra fuel   Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:44 pm

GIMPY DO U TAKE YOUR CHAIN SAW EVERY RIDE? IM IN THE PROCESS OF MODIFYING MY REAR RACK TO HOLD MY CHAINSAW
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PostSubject: Re: Extra fuel   Mon Feb 25, 2013 11:00 pm

I take mine everywhere I go on the mountain... and I carry some seasoned dogwood wedges. If I need to use a wedge, I pound it in with a rock... no hammer needed that way...
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PostSubject: Re: Extra fuel   Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:48 pm

I carry two 2.5 gal cans every ride. You just never know. I've never needed them. Now that i have them. But almost ran out once on a very long day ride followed by a decent night ride and had to have someone lone me a few gallons. Roto Pax are expensive but they never leak, there compact and offer several mounting options. I have not had a problem with them yet.
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PostSubject: Re: Extra fuel   Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:50 pm

roto pax how pricey are they
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PostSubject: Re: Extra fuel   Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:55 pm

wvregulators wrote:
roto pax how pricey are they

lol last time I looked they were like a 100 bucks for a 3gallon can plus mount...... coco
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PostSubject: Re: Extra fuel   Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:56 pm

holy crap!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Extra fuel   Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:03 pm

I have room left for either a spare tire or a gas jug. Not 100% sure yet what it is gonna be but I am leaning toward the tire. Have never had a problem running out of fuel yet.
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PostSubject: Re: Extra fuel   Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:05 pm

we have ran out before and got lucky and the gas station owner opened up the store in pickens WV so we could gas up. we literally ran out when we pulled up to the pumps. i use the kolpin 5 gal flat gas can
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PostSubject: Re: Extra fuel   Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:29 pm

wvregulators wrote:
GIMPY DO U TAKE YOUR CHAIN SAW EVERY RIDE? IM IN THE PROCESS OF MODIFYING MY REAR RACK TO HOLD MY CHAINSAW

Yes, got stuck on spring rides before were the hillside's slide the trees in the trails.
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PostSubject: Re: Extra fuel   Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:41 pm

that would suck gimp, but im modifiying my rear rack to carry my chainsaw and 2 gal gas can for the saw and i am rigging up the rack so i can carry my kolpin flat 5 gal can too
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