>Message from Kory:
>I want to carry either a 2 gallon gas can (rotopax, kolpin, blitz, etc) or build a permanent 4 gallon tank on my 2010 Kawasaki Versys. I saw a few basic guidelines for tanks, but what are your rules for cans? Also, are there more detailed rules for tanks, such as how they are to be mounted, does the tank have to be bonded to the metal of the frame through welding or a jumper wire? Any information would be very much appreciated.
Although we would presume you would carry any additional fuel in a safe manner, we have no rules regarding the subject for any of our certificate rides, other than having to document and account for on your ride log any additional fuel used. Rules concerning the carrying of additional fuel are normally found in competitive rallies. Those rules generally prohibit carrying fuel in cans or bottles and only allow for expanded main tanks and fuel cells.
Those rules generally limit the maximum total fuel on board to 11.5 US gallons, including fuel lines and filters. The fuel cell needs to be approved by the NHRA, NASCAR, or other approval organizations or be inspected and approved by the rallymaster. Mounting must be sturdy and be securely attached to the bike frame. No straps are allowed. There are normally additional rules that vary somewhat from rally to rally regarding grounding, fittings, overflow tanks, one-way valves, and other components. In essence, it is looked upon as an auxiliary fuel system, and not just a fuel cell.
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