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Old 02-05-2014, 10:02 AM
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gas can racks

I have a 2012 sportsman 550 eps and I'm planning a trip to Maine this spring and will need to be able to carry extra gas. Any suggestions? I have a good size cargo bag on the rear rack but nothing on the front rack. I looked at Kolpin & roto-pax but they are pretty expensive. If someone tells me the Kolpin works well I would probably go with it. However some of the Kolpin reviews I've read say that the bracket for the lock & ride does not stay tight. Any suggestions will be appreciated.
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Old 02-05-2014, 11:25 AM
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Rotopax look it up. I'm going to be getting a few myself when I sell my stock rims.
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Old 02-05-2014, 12:12 PM
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Sounds like you have done some research. Some guys never have a problem with Kolplin, others can;t seem to get a can that doesn't leak. I haven't heard about the the brackets not holding tight. If you can afford it, Rotopax is the way to go. Bombproof and rock solid attachments. Other than those two, you can find a bracket/basket that hangs off the back that holds gas cans.
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Old 02-05-2014, 01:05 PM
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roto-pax and get the deluxe handle. makes for a secure and tight fit. some guys ride with them in there bags/boxes. I keep food and other belongings that I don't want near a gas can so I just mounted it to my front lock n ride.

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guru front brush guard
guru rear brush guard
polaris front lock n ride cargo box
polaris rear rack extender
warn RT 3.0 winch w/amsteel synthetic line
aluminum haus fairlead
polaris front spring adjusters
ricochet a-arm guards
ricochet full frame skid plate
itp T-7 beadlock 14" w/OMF inner rim guards
maxxis big horn 2.0 26x9 front
maxxis big horn 2.0 26x11 rear
QSC clutch kit
EPI HD springs front n rear
ODI rogue 130mm grips
ultraseal commercial grade tire sealent
c-tek 3300 trickle charger
added 7 zerks
beefed up wiring harness
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ROTOPAX 1gal. gasoline can
Jccapri bushing kit
Koplin Over Fenders

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Old 02-05-2014, 05:26 PM
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Does that get in the way of your pod light?
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Old 02-05-2014, 05:48 PM
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Does that get in the way of your pod light?
yes to a slight degree. I don't ride a lot at night and if I do its not a long ride where I would be in danger of running out of fuel. if I needed to remove it for more light its no biggy.
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2011 sportsman 800 efi
guru front brush guard
guru rear brush guard
polaris front lock n ride cargo box
polaris rear rack extender
warn RT 3.0 winch w/amsteel synthetic line
aluminum haus fairlead
polaris front spring adjusters
ricochet a-arm guards
ricochet full frame skid plate
itp T-7 beadlock 14" w/OMF inner rim guards
maxxis big horn 2.0 26x9 front
maxxis big horn 2.0 26x11 rear
QSC clutch kit
EPI HD springs front n rear
ODI rogue 130mm grips
ultraseal commercial grade tire sealent
c-tek 3300 trickle charger
added 7 zerks
beefed up wiring harness
OGIO rear bag
ROTOPAX 1gal. gasoline can
Jccapri bushing kit
Koplin Over Fenders
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Old 02-05-2014, 06:03 PM
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Go check out Thor's store Hey! ATV Parts and Accessories are Here You have a xp 550, he has a kit to put 2 one gallon rotopax gas cans in the front box. Also he has a polaris lock and ride fuel pack bracket for the back. It can hold a 1,1.5 and 3 gallon rotopax for the back. I think you can put one on each side.
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Old 02-05-2014, 06:09 PM
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I hang my rotopax off the back bumper. I carry two when needed as my 550 is lucky to get 60 miles out of a tank. I use this as a hanger.
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Old 02-06-2014, 04:26 AM
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Good info, I will definitely go with roto-pax since it seems to be everyone's top choice. John Henry 1978, I have checked out the website you provided and will most likely be making my purchase there. Thank you to all who provided the pictures this helped out a lot.
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Old 02-06-2014, 04:49 AM
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i looked at the roto pax and koplin...and i can see why a price difference...the Roto is much better made...thicker....the 1.75 gallon seems like the best deal....
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