Re: Dual sporters, am I asking for trouble?
FINALLY! Got in a great ride yesterday, and for around here, in mid Jan, that's not bad. Took a chance and carried the fuel just as in the photo. Why? Beats the hell out of me! I have a 5.3 gallon tank, but the son-in-law only has 2.5 on his DRZ400, so I'm carrying it for him.
First 2 - 2.5 miles in the hills was on packed snow and ice, and a butt puckering ride. After that things opened up and got fun. Crossed 5 creeks, some flowing, some iced completely, and some that were flowing under ice, which broke when we rode over. Made 'em all though.
On the way home we hit a power line road full of dips, woops, rocks and other assorted obstacles. All my luggage flew off from jumping, and the gas can rolled over in the bag. Never spilled a drop though. Finally got smart and dumped the 1.5 gallons into the son-in-laws bike. Tied everything down and went like hell. WHAT A BLAST!!!