Affordable Jerry Can

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Re: Affordable Jerry Can

Post by bgenest » Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:44 am

May not be "affordable" but I got one of these for my hack. Very good quality.

http://lexingtoncontainercompanysonline ... -for-fuel/
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Re: Affordable Jerry Can

Post by dogboy443 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:45 am

That looks like a great can and the video was well done and full of info. Mine came with the support mount with a lockable bracing arm, so for the price, as long as it holds and doe snot leak, is a win.
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Re: Affordable Jerry Can

Post by rivers » Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:04 pm

bgenest wrote:May not be "affordable" but I got one of these for my hack. Very good quality.

http://lexingtoncontainercompanysonline ... -for-fuel/
Depending on vendor. Those also come in a taller thinner 10L version rather than those short fat 10L cans like those in the link. Even the short/fat ones are good cans though. I have a couple for misc, lawn etc equip. Also those are real Nato Spec cans not just Chinese Nato Style lookalikes which are horrible quality.
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Re: Affordable Jerry Can

Post by BigJames » Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:55 pm

I have seen that can mounted on the sidecar step long ways, nozzle pointing up. Also want to see this mounted because I have one and just haven't put it on anything. Looks small next to my Watsonian though!
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Re: Affordable Jerry Can

Post by yipcanjo » Mon May 14, 2018 12:20 pm

Did you ever mount this huge jerry can? If so, could you post a picture or two??
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Re: Affordable Jerry Can

Post by chaos2 » Mon May 14, 2018 1:33 pm

Tomcatfixer wrote:The 20-liters are awful big cans on a Ural.......
Heck, it's a Ural! An extra 22 1/2 GALLONS is doable! :lol: :lol:
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Re: Affordable Jerry Can

Post by Bendog02760 » Mon May 14, 2018 2:48 pm

I reinforced with a hefty metal plate inside the trunk. I’ve watched for any metal fatigue but so far have none. Yes it’s a heavy container and it will drip some gas when pouring but so far it was worth the $10 I spent. Anyone in Mass area could find used ones at this event this weekend.

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Re: Affordable Jerry Can

Post by dogboy443 » Mon May 14, 2018 4:06 pm

Nice looking event, but I'll be in VT for my anniversary.
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Re: Affordable Jerry Can

Post by dogboy443 » Mon May 14, 2018 4:07 pm

yipcanjo wrote:Did you ever mount this huge jerry can? If so, could you post a picture or two??
Nope, going to go with a smaller newer leak proof jug and put it in the trunk. Probably sell the big boy jug online or to anyone here who wants it.
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Re: Affordable Jerry Can

Post by INSUBORDINATOR » Wed May 16, 2018 12:31 pm

dogboy443 wrote:I figure I'm just going to half fill it. I agree 5 Gallons would be a lot to try and tip over and fill.
LOOK INTO GERMAN ARMY 20L mounting system. They but the 5 gallon cans on their side -ON THE SIDECAR STEP- with lids up - pointing forward. I think they carried 2 that way in a special bracket.
I think the 10 liter Nato cans are best for sidecar mount.
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Re: Affordable Jerry Can

Post by rivers » Wed May 16, 2018 2:13 pm

Just an uncalled for opinion for those of you considering buying a 5 gal/20L aux fuel can. I strongly advise borrowing one, filling it with whatever and try pouring it into a small opening container. NOT FUN or done gracefully. I hate 5 gal cans. Heavy and awkward to use gracefully. Done it too many times in Nam topping off a 5/4 ton M-715 truck. Only plus was not having to worry about the paint job. ;) For a motorcycle 10L/2.5 gal cans are "much" more user friendly.
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Re: Affordable Jerry Can

Post by dogboy443 » Wed May 16, 2018 2:30 pm

I found that out the hard way. I filled mine halfway and it's a bear to put in place and pour.
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Re: Affordable Jerry Can

Post by windmill » Wed May 16, 2018 10:53 pm

I have a couple of little 5l Czech jerry cans. Probably enough to get one to a gas station in a pinch, and doesn't take up too much room. The surplus ones have gotten scarce, but similar new ones are available, if not common.
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Re: Affordable Jerry Can

Post by Tomcatfixer » Thu May 17, 2018 4:50 am

Jerry can Goldilocks:
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Re: Affordable Jerry Can

Post by dogboy443 » Thu May 17, 2018 9:11 am

Ha!!!!
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