GSP2, on 18 February 2012 - 06:45 PM, said:
Because again, it adds a lot of weight at one of the worst places possible for any dirt bike AND you have to remove your headlight to mount it.. Most people that remove the headlight or their bike comes without one are racers and have no reason to carry extra gas. They remove the head light or don't want it again, because of the weight in that critical place on the bike.
The guys that want the head light are most likely non-racers and are the ones likely to travel long distances on single track trails so they need the extra gas AND the headlight... It all adds up to the conclusion I made 30 years ago that 1 liter MSR
style fuel bottles in a pack was the answer.
It's also the reason I chose the Stihl 200T chainsaw as the best fitting saw for a back pack. Some guys are happy with the front suspension
chainsaw holders and I agree that they look slick, but at a great cost to handling. With my Trials Bike weighing in at 145 pounds wet, adding 8 to 10 pounds anywhere on the bike really affects my ability to ride to where the work is needed. Plus, I enjoy very little loss in my riding ability
with the stuff in a well fitting
Nothing really wrong with a high quality fork tank other than the negatives I've mentioned above, and I'm sure they are far better than the ones that fell apart on me 30 years ago. but it's good to know all of the reasons from previous experiences before you jump in and learn the same way I did... But then, it is sometimes the best way to learn by repeating the process.
The water bottles also have a non gasoline friendly gasket that swells when it contacts said fuel.
Thanks Joe, I didn't know that but then I had already made up my mind to never use one.. Still, good to know
Edited by 2PLY, 19 February 2012 - 05:47 PM.