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    Fuel jug for street/track bikes?

    Looking to purchase another fuel jug for the bikes. Not to carry on the bike, just a 5 gallon jug. Any suggestions or stick with the usual?

    I have two currently: Risk Racing and whatever Cycle Gear sold 10+ years ago. Both function fine but I occasionally spill gas or have it splash up, especially when the jug is full. Maybe I just need to use a funnel or lift more weights?

    Will be used for every genre of bike: cruiser, ADV, sportbike, etc.

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    Re: Fuel jug for street/track bikes?

    VP fuel jugs all day every day

    You can even get em on amazon.

    https://www.amazon.com/s?k=vp+jug&cr...f=nb_sb_noss_1

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    Re: Fuel jug for street/track bikes?

    Have one for my lawn mower haha. They are the best.

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    Re: Fuel jug for street/track bikes?

    I bought one of these for trackday duty and it's quite nice. Buy once, cry once.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003FZB3N0/

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    Re: Fuel jug for street/track bikes?

    I hate my VP jug, cap just does not want to seal.

    I've got a couple of the thumb trigger 'ez pour' 2.5gal jugs that work awesome though. Sucks filling two containers to get 5 gals of capacity, but much easier to deal with and no spills. For topping off the snowblower/etc, things are never going to eat 2.5 gals in one shot I prefer these. If I'm regularly pouring more in one shot, I dunno if I'd try the 5 gal ver of these, or something else, but it wouldn't be another VP jug.

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    Re: Fuel jug for street/track bikes?

    Operator error, probably just needs a new o ring

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    Re: Fuel jug for street/track bikes?

    These fit on the 5-gallon jugs sold at the hardware store.

    https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B08883FMM8

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    Re: Fuel jug for street/track bikes?

    Quote Originally Posted by xrocket21 View Post
    Operator error, probably just needs a new o ring
    It's gotten new o-rings, jug sealing surface re-ground to be actually flat, verified the o-ring is seating on both surfaces fully, just can't get the damn thing to seal when pouring.

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    Re: Fuel jug for street/track bikes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kurlon View Post
    It's gotten new o-rings, jug sealing surface re-ground to be actually flat, verified the o-ring is seating on both surfaces fully, just can't get the damn thing to seal when pouring.
    Hmm, sorry dude, that sucks

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    Re: Fuel jug for street/track bikes?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheIglu View Post
    I bought one of these for trackday duty and it's quite nice. Buy once, cry once.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003FZB3N0/
    I reached the point at which I got pissed off enough at the stupid plastic gas cans and bought one of those this year. Wish I had done it 10 years ago.

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    Re: Fuel jug for street/track bikes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kurlon View Post
    I hate my VP jug, cap just does not want to seal.

    I've got a couple of the thumb trigger 'ez pour' 2.5gal jugs that work awesome though. Sucks filling two containers to get 5 gals of capacity, but much easier to deal with and no spills. For topping off the snowblower/etc, things are never going to eat 2.5 gals in one shot I prefer these. If I'm regularly pouring more in one shot, I dunno if I'd try the 5 gal ver of these, or something else, but it wouldn't be another VP jug.
    I should probably get these 2.5 jugs for the generator, although I'm planning to try the cheapo electric transfer pump I got from HF when I'm at the track this weekend.

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    Re: Fuel jug for street/track bikes?

    I use vp with no issue. If your spilling try using the air vent to slow things down.
    The ones from cycle gear look pretty good too.

    You can buy an inline shutoff valve for both as well.

    Maybe get a couple Rota packs?

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    Re: Fuel jug for street/track bikes?

    Quote Originally Posted by 01xj View Post
    I reached the point at which I got pissed off enough at the stupid plastic gas cans and bought one of those this year. Wish I had done it 10 years ago.
    We have those at work and IMO, they suck. They are heavy and slow pouring.

    I actually like the Harbor Freight plastic 5 gallon with the safety foreskin nozzle. I'll probably add a vent to mine. Flip it over, hook the foreskin on the rim of the tank, press the safety if yours still has one, and let the weight of the whole jug sit on the nozzle. When the tank is full, lift it up to stop pouring.

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    Re: Fuel jug for street/track bikes?

    Quote Originally Posted by OneCheekRider View Post
    I should probably get these 2.5 jugs for the generator, although I'm planning to try the cheapo electric transfer pump I got from HF when I'm at the track this weekend.
    Dana used one of those when she was at the track, worked AWESOME. No lifting, no mess, pure lazy town win. I've been trying to find one with a real narrow snout that will fit down inside the tanks on my bikes so I can use them for quick drains too but so far no luck.

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    Re: Fuel jug for street/track bikes?

    Quote Originally Posted by boosten lebaron View Post
    I use vp with no issue. If your spilling try using the air vent to slow things down.
    The ones from cycle gear look pretty good too.

    You can buy an inline shutoff valve for both as well.

    Maybe get a couple Rota packs?
    You can mask the problem slightly by choking off the air vent so it instead has to draw in through the cap, pushing the fuel back. But that only works with a decent pour speed, and you get your gas in spurts which often splashes back out of shallower tanks. Pour slower so you can see what's going on and keep the splash back from happening and the damn thing weeps. I should just buy a fuel pump wand.

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    Re: Fuel jug for street/track bikes?

    Derailing my own thread here, but I fell into an internet wormhole and found out I can pair my generator with an outboard motor jug. Why didn't I think of this sooner??
    Fuel jug for street/track bikes?-generator-jpg

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    Re: Fuel jug for street/track bikes?

    Quote Originally Posted by PurplePackage View Post
    These fit on the 5-gallon jugs sold at the hardware store.

    https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B08883FMM8
    I bought some of these this past spring for my old jugs, work well. I reused the old threaded caps, they seemed to fit better.

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    Re: Fuel jug for street/track bikes?

    I like the "midwest" style gas jug, gut the spout out, and drill a hole for a valve stem
    https://www.harborfreight.com/5-gall...can-56419.html

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    Re: Fuel jug for street/track bikes?

    For long-term storage we use steel JustRite or Eagle safety cans.

    https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/pr...-gas-can-5-gal

    Plastic jugs we use No Spill, 1.25, 2.5 and 5 gal.

    https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/pr...-spill-gas-can

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    Re: Fuel jug for street/track bikes?

    I still have my two "pre-ban" Chilton 5-gallon cans & still love 'em!

    I also have two of their 2-1/2 gallon cans as well. Pre ban of course...

    I can't believe people are asking $50+ for them...

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/185625813770

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    Re: Fuel jug for street/track bikes?

    Love my VP. Only thing I don't like about it is the plastic hose gets harrrrrd & stiffffffffff

    At some point I'd like to pick up a 1.25 or 2.5 gal Tractor Supply NO-SPILL for quicker & easier filling of dirt bikes & whatever. Those look like a pretty good design with great reviews.

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    Re: Fuel jug for street/track bikes?

    Quote Originally Posted by OreoGaborio View Post
    Another vote for VP.

    And I'll prob pick up a 1.25 or 2.5 gal Tractor Supply NO-SPILL at some point too for quicker & easier filling of dirt bikes & whatever. Those look like a pretty good design with great reviews.
    https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/br...erAlt=NO-SPILL
    I got my son a smaller blue VP and its perfect for the dirtbike, I think its 3 gallons?

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    Re: Fuel jug for street/track bikes?

    Yeah, I thought about getting one of those but I like the auto stop feature of the No Spill. Don't gotta worry about overflowing.

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    Re: Fuel jug for street/track bikes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Stoneman View Post
    I still have my two "pre-ban" Chilton 5-gallon cans & still love 'em!

    I also have two of their 2-1/2 gallon cans as well. Pre ban of course...

    I can't believe people are asking $50+ for them...

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/185625813770
    one of my gas jugs is similar, originally a 6 gallon jug, has sat in the sun full of fuel so much, it now holds nearly 7

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