Posts by flyfifer

    Ahhhh . I was wrong in my assumption then, Xpurposes or Xthreaded !

    So it sounds like you could screw two to The Valve Thingie but only one way to confirm I guess🙄

    Hello Alec,

    Steve T is a man of many talents and changing bikes is certainly one of them !

    Hope you find the forum useful and we all get to meet up ----- sometime this year !


    in our wanderings we spotted this just off Toward Point where the Firth of Clyde carries on north past Dunoon and Port Bannatyne on Bute is behind the ship.

    It is the RFA tanker Tiderace and was presumably on its way to the depot in Loch Striven, which is just round the corner out of sight, to either dump a load or get filled with one !



    Campbeltown was a ghost town with the two main hotels apparantly still closed and the Hostel door open but not for guests.


    We have decided to be brave and have three nights away in an hotel. Four wheels however --- four new wheels mind !

    It will no doubt be interesting, hopefully it will be as enjoyable as the many previous nights we have had there.

    Another respondent preferred MSR above all as they had graduations marked on the canister --- so you could float it in water and know how much gas was left.

    Nice, but you could keep an empty MSR and mark up another --- they are practically all the same.


    That's an excellent image and commentary on how to cure the big yellow flames!


    I posted a link to the video on a well populated heavily read outdoor forum.

    I billed it as The Definitive Gas Cylinder Review, making no comment on the Conclusion.

    I posted it as a wee bit of a joke really but one respondent thought it was a shame he didn't have access to a Gas Chromatograph to check the butane propane mix to see if it corelated with any of the data.

    No pleasing some folk ! 😁😁

    Personally I loved the conclusion !


    Your comment ref gas and liquid output caught my attention.

    When you say there is an Lshaped output tube ----

    Is that inside the can itself ?

    The top "outside" is simply the flange with the notch, the recess with the spigot and the spigot itself - yes ?

    A key thing, which I guess I should have recorded but most campers will know, is that the cheap gas in the long tall cylinders is straight propane.

    Propane on its own doesn't like low temperatures --- not a great problem for motorcycle campers in general though.

    (It doesn't do to well at altitude either so Three Dawg shouldn't take it to the Atacama!).

    I enjoyed the wee video and liked his frank summary -- buy the lowest cost brand i.e. what's available in a place you pass by !

    The 100gram cylinder that had already been with 43gms of gas, with both it and the donor cylinder at ambient, had a lie down in the freezer for an hour.

    The donor cylinder, at ambient, was reconnected to the cold recipient 100 cylinder, using the bits and sat above it for 5mins or so.

    The kit was split and the recipient 100cylinder reweighed.

    Objective met -- the recipient cylinder now had 82grams of gas so the freezer "trick" does work.

    Having bought the adaptor to use the cheapie Gas Cylinders I decided to buy the other wee adapter valve that allows you to put the cheap gas into an empty "posh" camping gas cylinder.

    Link to a similar device below.

    I connected the devices together and the empty posh 100 size cylinder took 43gms.

    It is now in the freezer to try getting more gas into it from the donor cylinder --- in an hour or three.…id=p2332490.c100891.m5206

    The freeze idea reduces the potential for leaving a bit when you "twist and shout" the wee fork devices.

    Allegedly the suddenly frozen beastie just drops off.

    A wee bit of reversal of the old burn them off technique.

    Boots do one for a tenner but I did see some products at £30 from other sources. Hence my £ comment, especially if "the dog" picks up two a day !