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    Oil Caddy Build

    Well the reason I couldn't find the pictures of this mini project was that in my rush to get the bike ready, I didn't take any.

    Here is the oil caddy I built.

    I bought two of these. Powermadd Polaris GEN II Chassis Oil Caddy.
    (Well the actual ones I bought did not have that large side plate and did have the black bungee strap to hold the oil in the caddy.)





    This is the exact one I bought. PowerMadd 74805 Spare Oil Storage for Polaris Gen II



    And a bar of 1" x 4" aluminum stock.

    I mount it in place of the right rear foot peg and was able to use the OEM bolt. I put it there for two reasons. One, it was closest to the oil fill on the K11 and two, I didn't give up any premium storage location.



















    It worked perfectly!

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    Nice installation!


    But you left out two critical items:

    What was the price of the Polaris Oil Caddys?

    Where's the picture of the bike with oil bottles in the caddys?




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    Thank you. It needs to be cleaned up with sanding and paint which I'll do this summer when I do the rear main seal.

    Prices very, but look to pay $25 to $35 for each one.

    PowerMadd-74805-Spare-Storage-Polaris





    Quote Originally Posted by 98lee View Post
    Nice installation!


    But you left out two critical items:

    What was the price of the Polaris Oil Caddys?

    Where's the picture of the bike with oil bottles in the caddys?




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    Very nice! You even have blue oil bottles to go with the blue bike. Blue lid on the drink bottle, blue pouch, you thought of everything. But what's with the RED cooler. They make them in blue ya know.



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    I never even noticed the bottles matched the bike!
    That is TOO funny.

    DAMN! I never really looked at it like that, but now that you pointed it out, that is SO strange!

    The blue caps were on the ONLY 1 liter wide mouth water bottles I could find. (REI)
    The blue pouches were the only CHEAP ones I could find. (They are modified Lowes tool belt pouches)
    The blue stop watch was the ONLY 100% waterproof, big display one I could find anywhere! (amazon I think)


    Now I HAVE To find a cooler in blue!


    Quote Originally Posted by 98lee View Post
    Very nice! You even have blue oil bottles to go with the blue bike. Blue lid on the drink bottle, blue pouch, you thought of everything. But what's with the RED cooler. They make them in blue ya know.



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    SWEET, great job.
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    Why?

    Great job, but, why do we carry this much oil with us on a ride on the RS? Just curious, mine never used 'that much' oil that I couldn't pick up a quart where I was going.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 58058D View Post
    Great job, but, why do we carry this much oil with us on a ride on the RS? Just curious, mine never used 'that much' oil that I couldn't pick up a quart where I was going.
    my thoughts exactly. Spare fuel would make more sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 58058D View Post
    Great job, but, why do we carry this much oil with us on a ride on the RS? Just curious, mine never used 'that much' oil that I couldn't pick up a quart where I was going.
    It was part of setting up the bike for an incredible record setting cross country (both ways) attempt. No time to search out a quart of oil in the middle of nowhere at 3am.

    Read about the trip and the meticulous preparation here: http://forums.bmwmoa.org/showthread....was-I-thinking



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    Quote Originally Posted by 35634 View Post
    my thoughts exactly. Spare fuel would make more sense.
    The extra fuel was added shortly after. Read the above link.



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