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    RotoPax mount options

    I'm about to order a 1 galllon RotoPax fuel pack and mount. There are three mount options available: standard mount (one T-handle), deluxe mount (double T-handle) and the locking mount (double with a lock). I'm leaning toward the standard mount. The deluxe may be a tighter mount but it looks like it sits higher above the tank wall. I think I'd prefer the closer flush fit of the standard mount. I know there are many RotoPax owners here - any advice on which mount to get? Thanks!
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    Whatever fits your rack/bike set up, I prefer the single t handle
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    I went with the Deluxe (double T handle). Yes it does extend above the "can"; but I wanted to avoid the looser fit when bouncing around off-road.
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    Single handle works fine and stays tight..... I've hauled the 1.75 gallon rotopax cans both vertically and flat with lots of rough terrain in the mix..... Carried two vertically on my Super Tenere and one flat on the TW.... Of more concern is the strength of the rack you mount them to.

    Double handle is just a bit easier to tighten....
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    i went with the standard mount, but then found the whole set up to be a pain in the ass, and sold it all and went with the Clark tank. never regretted that move
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    I like the double handle mount. Be aware that tightening just the single handle puts more wear on the raised retainer bumps on the pac as you need to give the single handle more turns to make sure it is tight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grewen View Post
    i went with the standard mount, but then found the whole set up to be a pain in the ass, and sold it all and went with the Clark tank. never regretted that move
    I have the big XT350 tank on the TW and still carried one 1.75 roto when up the North Canol road. Big tanks rule.... Fuel can be an issue in remote areas of Yukon.

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    I got the double locking mount, figuring that the only time I was likely to use it was on trips into unfamiliar territory, where the perceived risk of theft was much higher.....like Phoenix.
    Yes, the double handle does stick up, and I put my tailbag on top of it, so I got a piece of hard foam and made a cut-out for the handle. My mount is a plate of aluminum bolted to the crossbars of the CycleRack with holes for the Rotopax mount. I remove the mount when back home, when two MSR 32 oz. bottles in the tailbag are plenty.
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    Thanks for all the thoughts, ideas and advice. I ordered the standard mount. I'll be carrying the RotoPax flat on a ManRacks utility rack. I'll likely stack another box or bag on top so the single handle should work well. And I can always upgrade later. Because we all know it's fun buying more motorcycle stuff!
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