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RotopaX

Discussion in 'Teryx Talk' started by Ride, Mar 19, 2015.

  1. Ride

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    Finally decided to bite the bullet and buy the most expensive gas-can I've ever bought.:38: Especially after I asked a certain 9-year old if he had gas in his quad. He said "Yes" 10 mins. later.................Out....sheesh.
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  2. TimN

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    Is that the 1 gallon can? I have looked at them on line and I don't really see a good place for one on a T4. There isn't any room in the bed without anything in it. By the time you purchase the bracket and the can it is expensive . I figure I will strap a five gallon can in the bed and call it done.
     
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  3. Ride

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    It's a 1.75 Gal.
     
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  4. TimN

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    I like it perhaps I will run into someone on a trail that has one so i can put my hands on it and look for a place to mount it.
     
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    I carry a 2.5 gallon regular style plastic jug. I understand the risk, the rotopax is much safer.
     
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  6. TimN

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    What is the risk? I'm probably over looking somthing.
     
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    I think maybe leaking or rupturing during a roll or such.
     
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  8. MIKE_D

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    Yes. The gas jugs most of us use are just cheap lawn and garden units. If they leak for any reason be it poor design or an accident they are most likely right over the exhaust and then BOOM!!!
     
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  9. TimN

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    Thanks guys that makes a lot of sense. I hadn't thought about the exhaust directly under the bed.
     
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  10. jschmidt

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    There's some chance fuel will ignite if drips on a hot exhaust, but not much. If it flows it won't ignite. And there is no circumstance where gasoline will explode.
    It won't ignite if you through a cigarette at it either. Looks good on TV though.
     
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    It's the vapor that you can worry about and yes when fuel spills their is vapor which will ignite.
     
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    Vapor goes up, like any other lighter than air gas. And it requires a flame source or spark to ignite.

    But I really don't want to argue on the side of carelessness. No one ever went wrong by being safer than necessary. I don't deliberately drip fuel on my exhaust, even though I am confident it will just evaporate.
     
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    :08:This is a great idea you have schmidt!!!! Let's do a myth busters show, using your machine of course.
     
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  14. TimN

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    I am familiar with ignition points for fuels gasoline will go into auto ignition at around 495 degrees F. I work in the natrual gas field and the ignition temp for natural gas is about twice as much. You don't need spark only fuel, oxygen,and heat in the right proportions. I could see a situation where the fuel leaks down to the frame and lays on the skid plate and as the exhaust heats up it evaporates mixing with the air and when the exhaust get to the correct temperature you will have a fire.
     
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  15. MIKE_D

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    DING!!! Thank you!! I'll be here all night!
     
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    Rotopax are nice. I don't have one, but I should. I'm still sporting the lawn mower can too.
     
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  17. TimN

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    Does anyone have one on a T4 and can share some mounting options with photos?
     
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  18. Ride

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    Tim just do a Google-search for "RotopaX T4 mounting pics". There's a bunch out there.
     
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    I'm not sure how they mount, but I thought where the crossmembers meet on the rear part of the cage would be a good spot.
     
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  20. TimN

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    I thought about that but I don't like the idea of a couple of gallons of gas above my girls head. I have an EMP front bumper with a hoop. I wonder if it would cause the engine to overheat if it was mounted inside the hoop between the hood and bumper.
     
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