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post #1 of 65 (permalink) Old 01-07-2011, 10:15 AM Thread Starter
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Fuel packs - Kolpin vs Rotopax

Was looking at adding a fuel pack or 2 since the 2010 Sportsman 850 XP EPS isn't the most fuel efficient beast around . Not that I would trade it in for better fuel milage . Been looking at both Kolpin 1.5 gal and Rotopax 2 gal. Kolpin is about half the price but reading reviews, they appear to leak. Anybody have any opinions on this. I would rather spend the extra money than having my extra fuel on the ground. Just looking to verify what I am reading is true

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post #2 of 65 (permalink) Old 01-07-2011, 11:42 AM
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Rotopax is the bomb, and well worth the $$ !

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ive had both rotopax the way to go threw kolpin in the dumpster leaked from day one at the brass vent tried every thing to seal
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post #4 of 65 (permalink) Old 01-07-2011, 03:34 PM
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Rotopax, unless you want half the gas to leak out. I won't buy another Kolpin product because of their leaky paks that they won't make good on.
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I've never had kolpin but I read a bunch of reviews like the ones above before buying my rotopax. They've been through hell and back with no issues. Pricey, but worth it.

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There is no comparison. Rotopax is the only way to go. Sure, they cost a bit more but are well worth the money in the long run.

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rotopax! you can't beat the customer service.
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post #9 of 65 (permalink) Old 01-08-2011, 04:34 AM
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Too bad companies like Koplin don't read through forums like this to get feedback on their products. If they did, maybe they would see what a bad rap they get by selling "junk".

I would send them this link, but they would just ignore it and say "don't believe anything you read on the internet".
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Thanks guys. Got a 1.5 gal Kolpin for Christmas and was wondering whether to even mount it. Sounds like Rotopax is the way to go.

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