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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-23-2016, 07:16 PM Thread Starter
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Empty SeaFoam can for extra gas storage

I've picked up a Willie and Max sissy bar bag that I like. I got it not for additional junk/stuff storage but to carry extra gasoline for long distance, mystery rides where you're not entirely positive the next gas station is in range. It can easily hold two 16 oz SeaFoam cans and I'm pretty sure I can slip another one in sorta like bullets in a double-stack magazine. If filled with gas then that's an extra 48 oz of fuel. I seem to remember reading where someone keeps gas in the SeaFoam cans and it seems like a nice idea to me. If the cans are in this 8"W X 11"T X 4.5" Deep bag then they're held up vertically so it seems perfect to use. I plan to put nothing else in there except perhaps a towel for some extra insulation/temp control. Any negative thoughts on such storage?

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nice way to recycle those empty SeaFoam cans. that should give at least 15 miles of insurance.

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As long as it's well marked no problem.

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To be clear, you're using the True Fuel CANS and not the actual fuel inside, correct? I've not actually seen this product as my lawn mower and weed eater are electric so I've no need to seek it out. But the cans themselves have promise. Regardless if its True Fuel cans or SeaFoam cans putting the gas IN them can be messy. Once in though, they both seem safe to use for those unwanted, side-of-the-road events.

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I bought a couple of these (various sizes) awhile back that I use to carry extra fuel, Seafoam, oil, and even vodka in:

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They are specificly designed for fuel and have a pressure release hole built into the cap.
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KM you just touched on something that was the driving concern behind me starting this thread. That something, or concern, is the building up of pressure when they're bouncing around on a ride. I have seen those orange storage containers before but hey, the SeaFoam cans were already here anyway. I wonder if pressure buildup in a closed can (either SeaFoam or TruFuel) would prove to be a show stopper. I want the extra fuel but I want it safe, of course. And cheap.

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Pressure buildup control is the reason I do have a towel in there to act as insulation. I don't know how hot they'd get in a black leather bag on a sunny good-riding day but every little bit helps I guess. There's not much I can do about the shaking, though. Maybe I can get by if I crack open the tops each time I stop.

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Custom seat (made by a local guy)
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