8 WAYS  TO EXTEND THE RANGE  OF YOUR ATV OR SXS

8 WAYS TO EXTEND THE RANGE OF YOUR ATV OR SXS

Be smart, be safe By the staff of Dirt Wheels

There are several ways to carry extra fuel in your machine for those longer trips, wrong turns or emergency rescues. While all of these products should be safe enough for off-road use, and if used properly will not leak, you should never store one near, directly in front of or on top of hot engine components. Please use caution and mount them where you can easily view and inspect them during your day of riding. 

ATVs & UTVs

GIANT LOOP ARMADILLO BAG

The Giant Loop Armadillo bag is one of the most versatile ways to carry the extra go juice. It’s not machine-specific and comes in four sizes to choose from. You can attach it anywhere on your ride using bungees, tie-downs or ratchet straps. We typically toss it onto an empty floor board or into an empty seat. After it’s emptied, you can roll it up and stow it anywhere. We have been using one on a regular basis for five years now and it has held up great.

Options/prices:  1 gallon, $125; 2 gallons, $145; 3 gallons, $155; 5 gallons, $199

Contact: www.giantloopmoto.com or (458) 206-9113

NELSON-RIGG TRAILS END FUEL BOTTLE HOLDER

The Nelson-Rigg Trails End fuel bottle holder will accept those small fuel bottles that are typically used on adventure motorcycle trips. However, being that they are small, you can position them in more places on your machine. They fit in door bags, on the roll bar or even under some seats. They only hold 30 ounces, but a couple of them might be enough to get you back to the truck. Nelson-Rigg makes the perfect way to help you pack them.

Options/prices: 30 ounces, $34.95

Contact: www.nelsonrigg.com or (714) 850-1811

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IMS RZR AUXILIARY TANK

The IMS Products RZR auxiliary fuel tank was one of the first aftermarket UTV fuel tanks. IMS has not expanded the line and only lists two products on their website. However, we haven’t confirmed if they are in stock at the moment. So, keep in mind this option, as there may even be used products out there.

Options/prices: 5-gallon 2009–2014 RZR XP 900, $492.57; 5-gallon 2014–2021 RZR XP 1000/XP-T, $565

Contact: www.imsproducts.com or (951) 653-7720

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ROTOPAX

Rotopax cans are the bright-red square tanks you see strapped on people’s side-by-sides. They come in many sizes and mounting solutions. We like to have them mounted in an area away from the engine and in easy view for occasional inspection. Even sitting in direct sunlight, the plastic holds up well for years of use or non-use. When you check out the website, also visit the snowmobile section, as they have a 2.5-gallon container that might fit perfectly in a large door bag, in a glove box, or under or behind a seat. Also, check out their closeout section for some deals.

Options/prices:  1 gallon, $74.95, 1.5 gallons, $109.95; 1.75 gallons, $84.95; 2 gallons, $84.95; 2.5-gallon Snopax, $249.95; 3 gallons, $99.95; 4 gallons, $129.95; mounting kits, $40–$80  

Contact: www.rotopax.com or (801) 299-1885

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BRP LINQ

The LinQ fuel caddy is sold through Can-Am, Sea-Doo and Ski-Doo, but there’s no reason you couldn’t use it on a different-brand machine. They have a compact design, and the mounts can be installed anywhere you see fit. You can stack several cars on top of each other for those longer rides.

Options/prices: 4-gallon LinQ stackable fuel caddy, $239.99; 5-gallon fuel caddy, $199.99; 3 gallons, $169.99; 1 gallon, $154.99

Contact: See your Can-Am dealer

TRAILTANK

TrailTanks are stock-replacement fuel tanks that add 2–4 gallons of capacity. So, if space is at a premium on your rig, these will fit the bill. We installed one on our project Talon HCR-3, and it worked great.

Options/prices:  Yamaha YXZ 11 gallons, $375; Honda Talon 2 10 gallons, $420; Honda Talon 4 11.5 gallons, $425; Polaris RZR 800 9 gallons, $360; 2011 RZR XP 900 9.25 gallons, $350; RZR XP/Turbo 11.5 gallons, $420; Can-Am X3 14.5 gallons, $450

Contact: www.trailtank.net or (503) 318-3139

AGM EXR TANKS

The AGM EXR fuel tank is an addition to your stock tank. At any time during your adventure, you can push a button to transfer fuel from the AGM tank into your stock tank, or by using an optional transfer hose, you can fuel up a buddy in need. AGM tanks are available for the Polaris RZR 4 and the Can-Am X3.

Options/prices:  Polaris RZR, $1489.99; Polaris RZR 4, $1499.99; Polaris Pro R 4, $1199; Can-Am X3, $999.99; Can-Am X3-4, $1249.99

Contact: www.agm-products.com or (760) 884-8319

RPM POWERSPORTS  AUX TANK 

RPM Powersports has two options for auxiliary tanks for the Polaris RZR Pro XP, Pro R and Turbo R four-seaters and one for the two-seat models. Basically, these 4mm-thick, Tig-welded aluminum tanks will fill the void under the rear seat or the floorboard area in front of it or both. The under-seat tank carries 4.5 gallons, and the floorboard tank carries 7.5, and they can both be used together with your stock tank in place to extend your ride even further. The two-seater tank fits behind the driver’s seat. RPM also sells an $79.95 Fill-A-Buddy accessory that allows you to transfer fuel from your rig elsewhere.

Options/prices: RZR XP, $569.95; RZR Pro XP 2, $769.95; RZR Pro 4 7.5-gallon floorboard, $455.95; RZR Pro 4 4.5-gallon under rear seat, $569.95; RZR Pro R 2 4-gallon behind seat, $769.95

Contact: www.rpmsxs.com, (406) 253-3915 or (402) 657-3653

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