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Offline Damaraland

Fuel Cell Suggestions
« on: October 18, 2017, 09:12:02 am »
Hi Chris & Team,

Recently took your 5L cells across VZP and through Kaokoland and they stood up fantastically well, survived a couple of tip overs on the rocks.  Awesome product and great value for money, can't recommend it enough.  There is just one change I recommend you make to the design, and that is to invert the ridges on one of the cells (if sold in a pair), so that when mounted the cap points up and to the back on both sides.

One thing that did not work well at all is the spout - the glue used to stick the sealing rubber to the spout doesn't stick, this made refills very messy.

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Ruan
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Re: Fuel Cell Suggestions
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2017, 09:44:27 am »
Hi Damaraland!


thanks for the feedback, all noted.


will speak to manufacturers - you ARE speaking about RED 5L fuel cells?:


Recently took your 5L cells across VZP and through Kaokoland and they stood up fantastically well, survived a couple of tip overs on the rocks.
Awesome product and great value for money, can't recommend it enough. 
There is just one change I recommend you make to the design, and that is to invert the ridges on one of the cells (if sold in a pair), so that when mounted the cap points up and to the back on both sides.

I think changing the mold could be prohibitively expensive, so re-alignment of the cap unlikely to happen, but WILL let them know...
Why would you WANT the cap position changing? Please elaborate!

One thing that did not work well at all is the spout - the glue used to stick the sealing rubber to the spout doesn't stick, this made refills very messy.
OK, the spout design has been CHANGED, not sure which 'edition' you have, but the seals are now 1-piece, and are essentially a WRAP-AROUND sealing rubber ('washer'); if yours are NOT that type, let us swap them out for you, at no charge/!


Thanks for some great feedback :thumleft:
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Re: Fuel Cell Suggestions
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2017, 10:44:30 am »
Hi Chris,

Yep the 5L ones.  Thanks for the offer for the free replacement (seems I have the 1st gen), but I just glued it back myself when I got home, no biggie  Awesome after sales service as usual though :thumleft:

I mounted them on my pannier racks, which on my 990 isn't level, it points upwards to the rear (if that makes sense).  So primary reason is that I'm lazy and don't want to take it off to refill, and the forward facing spout presses against my Giant Loop.  A second benefit would be that in case there is a leak from the cap for whatever reason, it will not spill fuel.

But really these are minor gripes, as it stands it's fantastic solution for carrying fuel.

This pic illustrates the orientation well:

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Re: Fuel Cell Suggestions
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2017, 12:25:59 pm »
all understood.


What is to prevent you from REVERSING the orientation, so the cap sits high - presumably the 'bumps' that prevent the tank from rotating, but I have a solution for that....

See THIS orientation here... (pics...)
Let me know, thanks for most recent feedback  :thumleft:
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