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Re: Show me your Water Carrier
« Reply #40 on: July 16, 2015, 03:40:15 pm »
Just a note that I drank from my 'emergency' water everyday last year and eventually ended up taking an extra 1.5l tied to my handle bars after day one. You can't do anything about it being 40C for the air temp but it could be quite kak if it is at 90C from the engine and you have to drink it.

Yip. I guess its all about personal use and what happens out there. I carry 3L on my back. I have yet to run out on Amageza. This being said - your use of water increases dramatically if you struggle or get stuck or spend 12 hours out there due to whatever reason. So mine if for if I get lost or break down. I carry water purification tabs too for if there is water available.
As a mate of mine says - extra water and extra fuel weigh NOTHING! ie - you can never have too much  ;)


Quite true. I did spend some time out there each day. Just also a note - Be careful what water you drink even with purification tablets. Dessert water is very brackish and even just a small sip can make things a lot worse, trust me.. I now know.
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Re: Show me your Water Carrier
« Reply #41 on: July 17, 2015, 10:39:16 am »
Just a note that I drank from my 'emergency' water everyday last year and eventually ended up taking an extra 1.5l tied to my handle bars after day one. You can't do anything about it being 40C for the air temp but it could be quite kak if it is at 90C from the engine and you have to drink it.

Yip. I guess its all about personal use and what happens out there. I carry 3L on my back. I have yet to run out on Amageza. This being said - your use of water increases dramatically if you struggle or get stuck or spend 12 hours out there due to whatever reason. So mine if for if I get lost or break down. I carry water purification tabs too for if there is water available.
As a mate of mine says - extra water and extra fuel weigh NOTHING! ie - you can never have too much  ;)


Quite true. I did spend some time out there each day. Just also a note - Be careful what water you drink even with purification tablets. Dessert water is very brackish and even just a small sip can make things a lot worse, trust me.. I now know.

Good advise thanks!
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Re: Show me your Water Carrier
« Reply #42 on: July 17, 2015, 11:09:01 am »
I can courier you 2 each a 20l can of water from my borehole for conditioning purposes.  Don't put it in your radiator or kettle.
 

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Re: Show me your Water Carrier
« Reply #43 on: July 17, 2015, 11:42:06 am »
I can courier you 2 each a 20l can of water from my borehole for conditioning purposes.  Don't put it in your radiator or kettle.

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Re: Show me your Water Carrier
« Reply #44 on: July 17, 2015, 01:51:17 pm »
A few years ago at the Dakar a water carrier used to be the guy who carried extra water and sometimes fuel on his bike for the lead guys.
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Re: Show me your Water Carrier
« Reply #45 on: July 22, 2015, 10:40:23 am »
Sent my pics to Alex. My water carrier is 100% legal and will pass scrutineering  :biggrin:  :biggrin:
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Re: Show me your Water Carrier
« Reply #46 on: August 21, 2015, 09:41:35 am »
My bashplate/water carrier is fianally finished.

It is made of 2mm stainless steel and all the dangerous edges have been folded double and welded on the iside.
The water carrier is held in place by M6 bolts with Nylock nuts and can be removed if not needed. It comfortably holds a 3 liter bladder with 2 liters of water
The lid is held in place by two M8 wingnuts with spring washers to keep them from rattling loose.



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Re: Show me your Water Carrier
« Reply #47 on: August 21, 2015, 10:41:14 am »
My bashplate/water carrier is fianally finished.

It is made of 2mm stainless steel and all the dangerous edges have been folded double and welded on the iside.
The water carrier is held in place by M6 bolts with Nylock nuts and can be removed if not needed. It comfortably holds a 3 liter bladder with 2 liters of water
The lid is held in place by two M8 wingnuts with spring washers to keep them from rattling loose.





Looks good bud. Can I make a suggestion? You brace it up to the crash bars?
That weight far forward and hanging on one attachment point concerns me. Mate on 690 last year - that broke off at that point and we had to do all kinds of plans that night to fix.
Easy enough with your skills to just make a flat bar brace with a temporary attachment to the crashbars?
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Re: Show me your Water Carrier
« Reply #48 on: August 21, 2015, 10:59:34 am »
Looks good bud. Can I make a suggestion? You brace it up to the crash bars?
That weight far forward and hanging on one attachment point concerns me. Mate on 690 last year - that broke off at that point and we had to do all kinds of plans that night to fix.
Easy enough with your skills to just make a flat bar brace with a temporary attachment to the crashbars?

Thanks Bonova,

I wish I could claim it as my own work but my SIL actually did the design and 90% of the work. I just told him what I wanted and he put my ideas into reality.

That weight has been worrying me as well. I had a look at another rally bike on Saturday and his bashplate was mounted on the standard points as well as to the crashbars.. I will definately do that as well.

Thanks for the suggestion :thumleft:
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Re: Show me your Water Carrier
« Reply #49 on: August 21, 2015, 12:48:56 pm »
Not sure how to post pics, but I've attached something.

I attached a 110mm PVC pipe between the Front wheel and Bashplate, with normal Plumbing supplies. This setup "survived" Markdivers roadbook training route. The Tube contained a 2L Ortlieb bladder, tyre levers and Tow rope.

Then on another prototype I used the 160 mm PVC piping. I was going to test on the last GOC, but picked up some unfortunate engine trouble. So I couldn't put this through it's paces. But obviously, a lot more space. I had levers, Tubes, Bladder, Medical kit, tow rope and a lot of other nitty gritties.

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Re: Show me your Water Carrier
« Reply #50 on: August 25, 2015, 10:28:22 am »
As per Bonova's Suggestion I strengthened the bashplate mountings a little. Only need to grind away the two sharp corners and put some rubber edging on both sides of the brackets.
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Re: Show me your Water Carrier
« Reply #51 on: August 25, 2015, 04:18:41 pm »
As per Bonova's Suggestion I strengthened the bashplate mountings a little. Only need to grind away the two sharp corners and put some rubber edging on both sides of the brackets.


Now THATS a meneer!
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Re: Show me your Water Carrier
« Reply #52 on: August 26, 2015, 02:18:30 pm »
You have spare to put some tools on top too; maybe tyre spanners with cable ties...that kind of thing.
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Re: Show me your Water Carrier
« Reply #53 on: August 27, 2015, 11:31:52 pm »
You have spare to put some tools on top too; maybe tyre spanners with cable ties...that kind of thing.
Fortunately I am using mouses and I have a big ugly rack on the bike where I will carry a few tools
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Re: Show me your Water Carrier
« Reply #54 on: August 28, 2015, 03:19:44 am »
As per Bonova's Suggestion I strengthened the bashplate mountings a little. Only need to grind away the two sharp corners and put some rubber edging on both sides of the brackets.


Now THATS a meneer!
Excellent work
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Re: Show me your Water Carrier
« Reply #55 on: August 28, 2015, 06:43:41 pm »
As per Bonova's Suggestion I strengthened the bashplate mountings a little. Only need to grind away the two sharp corners and put some rubber edging on both sides of the brackets.


Now THATS a meneer!
Excellent work
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