Let me see your Jerry cans

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Let me see your Jerry cans

Post by RandyGarner » Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:07 pm

The Jerry can that came with my GU is far less than desirable. I bought a "storage can" that I thinking about mounting on my tub, I'm just not sure which side. I'd also like to add a "real" Jerry can to my bike, again not sure which side of the tub. Your thoughts and suggestions will be appreciated as well as how and where you mounted yours. Photos will really help.
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Re: Let me see your Jerry cans

Post by jaybird » Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:54 pm

What kind of Gerry can comes with a 2016 Gear Up? "Photos will really help". The ones I've seen look pretty decent, certainly capable of carrying some extra fuel. Hell, I'm still using the one that came with my 2005 Gear Up that everyone said was no good, I did move it to the right rear of the sidecar though. BTW, that storage can looks a little large for a Motorcycle, more for a Jeep or a Truck.

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Re: Let me see your Jerry cans

Post by rivers » Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:07 am

Guess by "real Jerry can" you mean US style 5 gal can? 5 gal of fuel is a lot of weight to be hanging from the tub sheet metal especially off pavement. Only place I would consider mounting a 5 gal gas can would be on top the sidecar step. It'll support the weight but handling wise it's a lot of weight to be hanging outside the safety triangle. Don't know what an 016 Ural came with for the aux fuel can. My 014 came with a Nato spec 10L can that works very well. The Nato cans IMHO are a much better design than the old style US mil type 5 gal cans. In the Army I used enough of the 5 gal US cans pouring fuel into trucks to gain a strong dislike for those awkward, leaky, PITA cans. Ever pour gas into a motorcycle tank from a 5 gal fuel can with a crap leaky spout? Lotsa fun. Even more fun w/o a spout. For practical use and you need to carry 5 gal extra fuel, get two 10L Nato spec cans and mount the left/right side of the rear of the tub. It's your bike your call but I'm betting you'll regret buying/using a 5gal can.
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Re: Let me see your Jerry cans

Post by Tomcatfixer » Sun Apr 16, 2017 6:46 am

I played this game a while back.

The 5L can is compact, but doesn't really hold a lot of fuel.
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The 20L can is a monster, too heavy and awkward to refill the Ural's tank without making a mess. Plus, as rivers mentioned, I also had real concerns about all that weight hanging off the sheetmetal as I go bounding around.
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The 10L can is the best compromise of "handle-ability" and capacity. This is probably why IMZ chose to equip the Gear-Up with it.
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Additionally, the 10L can is narrow enough to allow the fitment of my Baraholka boxes, in which I store various random sundry items. I'll probably end up mounting the 5L can forward of my fuel-nozzle-holding cannister and turning the 20L can into a mini-bar. :wink:
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I've also got one of those Rampage jerry-can-lookin' toolboxes which I had planned to mount to my tub, somewhere. It ended up being too big, too heavy, and too noisy.

My humble Amazon-purchased tool roll ended up being the ideal tool storage solution for me: convenient to transport, quiet, compact, and, once unrolled, I can quickly pluck out the too I need without digging around.
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If you're dead-set on mounting that Rampage box, please post images here, so we can see how the install turns out.

Good luck.
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Re: Let me see your Jerry cans

Post by RandyGarner » Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:46 am

I was definitely concerned about weight which is why I sought your advice. The GU can is a 10L can doesn't pour worth a flip but it fits great on the left side of the tub and is mounted solidly. I guess I'll leave it alone and use a siphon pump that I already have laying around. As far the Rampage can, I have a friend who straps his to the sidecar step that seems to look and work great; I guess I was trying to enhance the cool factor of my rig. Speaking of cool, I've been thinking about Baraholka boxes and just haven't pulled that trigger. Perhaps one for the left side would carry my tool roll, the siphon and various other things I carry in the trunk. And, I like the idea of a mini-bar, that would make base camp a lot better. Thanks again for the advice.


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Re: Let me see your Jerry cans

Post by jaybird » Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:07 am

RandyGarner wrote:The GU can is a 10L can doesn't pour worth a flip but it fits great on the left side of the tub and is mounted solidly. I guess I'll leave it alone and use a siphon pump that I already have laying around.
They actually pour quite effectively when used properly. It's somewhat counter intuitive but, the cans where designed with the neck offset, so when you pour, you hold the can flat, with the offset up, no Glug, Glug, Glug. A spout is nice if you have one, but unless it's vented, I find a funnel (which I carry anyway) to be just as effective. I've watched a lot of people pour liquid from gerry cans over the years, most don't think to hold the can flat, might be a good quick tech session at the rallies.

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Re: Let me see your Jerry cans

Post by RandyGarner » Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:46 am

Thanks for the advice. I'll give it a try and see how to do it correctly.


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Re: Let me see your Jerry cans

Post by Mr Wazzock » Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:00 am

+1 for 10L.

20L (= 4 gal.s in UK) is a massive lump. I used to store kerosene in those things and they're a bu99er to carry and lift and pour.

10L is more manageable but not too small. I think mine is like half a 20L, in other words half the height, but same width and thickness.
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Re: Let me see your Jerry cans

Post by siberman1 » Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:26 am

Some people use RotoPax cans. I think they are plastic and come in various sizes, plus white & red. Someone here did some research and had a photo of about 5-6 different gas cans side-by-side for comparison. I can't find it now, maybe someone else remembers where to find. Anyway,there are all sorts of sizes and most likely, one or 2 of 1 that may fill your need.

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Re: Let me see your Jerry cans

Post by rebelrider » Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:48 am

Here's mine:
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I positioned it so it can't be accessed unless the trunk is open. Although the spout clips to the can, it fell off at some point and I had to buy another. Now I keep it in the trunk.
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Re: Let me see your Jerry cans

Post by Tomcatfixer » Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:46 am

Speaking of cool, I've been thinking about Baraholka boxes and just haven't pulled that trigger. Perhaps one for the left side would carry my tool roll, the siphon and various other things I carry in the trunk.
You need to check out a set of Baraholka boxes before you buy 'em. They look good on the bike, in my opinion, but they're not the most practical cargo management solution. The openings are quite small, which limits what you can put in them. Your tool roll, for example, won't fit.
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Re: Let me see your Jerry cans

Post by isldtime » Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:37 am

Went with the 5L. Tucks in nice:

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Re: Let me see your Jerry cans

Post by Tomcatfixer » Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:43 am

Went with the 5L. Tucks in nice:
Your 5L can looks remarkably larger than my 5L can:
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Re: Let me see your Jerry cans

Post by Mothra35 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:04 am

Been searching since I seen this thread.....

Why is it so hard to find a 10L "red" tall style (not the short fat) Jerry can. sheesh.
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Re: Let me see your Jerry cans

Post by Tomcatfixer » Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:15 am

Why is it so hard to find a 10L "red" tall style (not the short fat) Jerry can. sheesh.
Every Ural dealer sells 'em. Should be around $140 for the can and the mount.

EDIT - Oh, you have to make it red, yourself.
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