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post #11 of 34 (permalink) Old 12-03-2010, 03:08 PM
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I have twin jr. fuel pacs, one on each side of my hardbox with cap up, much easier and safer than hoping cap will hold lying on its side. imho

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post #12 of 34 (permalink) Old 12-03-2010, 03:33 PM
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We had one older Kolpin that always leaked no matter what we did. Although, we never thought to use the Teflon Tape trick... good idea.

Anyhow, we replaced it with a Rotopax's a few years back... no problems.
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Rotopax makes caps and spouts which will fit the fuelCell. I'm not sure that will cure the leak problem, but, it is a option.

I actually moved over the the Rotopax 2 gallon twist together and they work great.

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post #14 of 34 (permalink) Old 07-21-2011, 04:23 AM
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Well I have a 4 gal on mine pop has a other on his and two 1.5 gal on my wife's. Hers are vertical so I was not worried pops and mine are lying flat on the front boxes.

Guess what... Hers leak like sieves!!!!!! Mine is perfect pops leaks a bit.

Further examination showed you must be careful on position of the spout. Its angled to clear internals and if tightened in wrong position it WILL leak every time! If your careful it seals well even under pressure from all day riding and sun exposure.

I need to contact Kolpin to correct my two 1.5 gal cans on my wife's machine. The spouts are different than the 4 gal cans.

One thing i will say is I LOVE how handy and easy they are to use!! They pour effortlessly the many handles in the 4gal help allot. This is the first "new style" spout I actually like!!!!

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i got one for my birthday which is in dec never got to use it till may and it leaked.sent kolpin an email and they sent me a new cap and spout and no leaks now,all i can say is outstanding service and support i was so happy i bought one of the new ones with there no leak spout and it is awesome i am very happy with there product and support.i also have one of thier matrix cooler bags and it is very well built.if u clean the zippers after every ride works great.have had it for 3 yrs now

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I broke down and bought a Kolpin 4 gal. I had read the complaints about leaks but the price was so good I decided to give it a try. When I filled it I thought 4 gallons was going to be to full so I put in about 3 3/4 gal and tightened it up. I decided to put it on the front rack of my daughters magnum 325. when I layed it doun and started strapping it doun I noticed it leaked. After I blessed it and my own stupidity for buying it I unstrapped it and took the cap off and reinstalled it as carefully as I could so that everything looked like it was lined up and straight and I honked doun on it as tight as I could and when I layed it on the rack again it didn't leak. We did a 140 mile ride and it never did leak. My daughter ended up rolling her machine (shes OK) and the can tore loose of the stupid Velcro straps they supply to hold it doun but it never leaked. It was a good 20 feet from the machine when I found it. even found all the stupid Velcro straps in the weeds. If it wasn't a fluke and I can get it to seal like that every time I will be happy. Looks like I'm going to have to buy the twist locks for it though. But that is going to have to wait until after I put her Magnum back together.

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Jim at Koplin, was nice enough to send me some new caps for my 4 gal. containers. They sent me the 2 piece black caps. They leaked right away so I played around with them and came up with a way that does not leak. I even have them sitting spout down in the garage all week waiting for them to leak.

Take the center cap and mount the washer to the cap. Over the the top of it. Then insert the cap into the fuel cell. Next screw on the cap. It will screw down tight, makes a seal and does not leak - as of yet.

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I thought I had updated my posts on this... My apologies to Kolpin.

I contacted Kolpin and PROMPTLY received replacement parts and now NOTHING LEAKS!! I took them on my recent trip to Maine and they rode hundreds of miles, rocking and rolling along NO LEAKS! I would not hesitate to buy anything Kolpin makes!

Kolpin customer service is second to none!!!

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I just mounted the Kolpin 4gal flatpack horizontally on the front box of my 2011 X2, and then spent 2 weeks on the continental divide in both Idaho and Colorado. The fuel pack never leaked a drop, and worked flawlessly. Initially I was concerned with it bulging due to pressure, but it was never a problem. If I had to do it over again, I would make the exact same choice.
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I haven't used Kolpin products so I can't comment on them. I do have Rotopax fuel packs and have had no leaks with them. They have pressured up and swelled up to the point I thought they could burst but still no leaks. It was difficult to release them from the mounts as they got very tight when packs swelled up. I mount them flat on my front storage box.

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