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hi all,
just a heads up really:

Recently bought a "sigg fuel bottle" from
Overland-Solutions.com: Rally & Overland Fabrications

they say and advertise them as fuel bottles but as sigg stopped makeing/marketing them years ago I am not to sure on their proposed use, I think they are selling water bottles as fuel,tut ,tut:confused::(

Have asked sigg for comformation as would hate to have a leak on the bike and worse still have the bottle explode.

becarefull out their.

Russ
 

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hi all,

they say and advertise them as fuel bottles but as sigg stopped makeing/marketing them years ago
Russ
Are you sure they dont make them any more, camping shops are full of branded SIGG bottes ?
 

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hi stuart,
yeh shops full of "sigg bottle" but only for water and hot food . NOT fuel am awaiting reply from sigg uk as we speak.
 

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hi stuart,
yeh shops full of "sigg bottle" but only for water and hot food . NOT fuel am awaiting reply from sigg uk as we speak.
you can buy "fuel" seals for Sigg bottles so perhaps the bottle's the same but the seal needs to be petrol resistant, failing that MSR and other such manufacturers use there own brands of "sigg" bottles for fuel on the're
presurised petrol/paraffin stoves, I v'e certanly used SIGG bottles with fuel grade seals for years without a problem, including having them sat in the sunlight in Spain in August.
cheers:thumbleft:
Of course if I'm wrong please let me know before I blow myself up.
 

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yeh read that too alan,
thats what made me think they`ve sold me a waterbottle not a fuel as stated on their invoice:mad:.

still we`ll find out this weekend wether it leaks or not;) must remeber to keep it upright in pannier.
just incase i`m lurking on one on flea bay near to me, or could just get new fuel seal as stuart suggested
 

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From the post it sounded like it was not usable for fuel because the bottle has a lining rather than it being just a seal issue. The last thing you need is bits clogging up your fuel filter when you're miles from anywhere and on your last litre of fuel.
 

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I think its all to down to health & safety over conciousness although I have read somewhere that the paint or lacquer used on the inside is no longer fuel proof

I've got a sigg bottle, took it out of service this summer though cos the seal has finally perished after 8 years
I'll be ordering new seals soon though
 

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I appreciate the thread was about Sigg but Trangia do fuel bottles for their stoves, they are very strong plastic with a pourer / nozzle. Now I come to think of it MSR do fuel bottles to, and Primus for that matter.

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trangia also do metal bottles to go with the multifuel converter they do now (pressurized)
i think its a re-branded MSR, like the burner.
 

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hi all,
yeh stuart thats what they should look like , mine are med blue to match the bike;) but doesnt say anything on them except on base has a sigg sticker for hot liquids and drinks:(. still not heard anything from sigg. will send email to switzerland office and I will get to the bottom of this hate being sold something its not and not fit for purpose.

will try it this weekend at xrv meet , i wanted a sigg because they have suck a good reputation bit like Honda xrv`s:D

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I have a Sigg bottle which i have used for fuel for the last 8 years or so, i also have a cupple of water ones which are exactly the same just for the colour.
There are no marks or wrighting on them so it could be confusing for some people.
Didnt realise they had stopped doing the fuel ones.
 

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mmm, nice! petrol flavoured tea........
 

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Think the water ones are thiner and a bit more tinny if i remember rightly
 

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well all ,
what can I say ,:mumum:

got home after christmas meet and checked seal on "suposed sigg fuel bottle" only to find the screw cap seal has started to melt. After only 48hrs in the bottle.

THIS IS GOING BACK:angryfire::angryfire::angryfire: and will be contacting sigg in switzwerland .

s dont buy a fuel bottle form "overland solutions" they aint no godd for fuel.

will kepp me eye out for a replacement thats designed for fuel and you can buy new seals for petol not water, think they should be "nitirle" or something like that.

"the things that make you go boom"

goods not fit for advertised purpose-sale off goods act
 

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overland-solutions.com has the most validation errors I have ever seen on any web site. The Firefox HTML validator takes a few minutes to count them but there are

129,840 !!!


...just for the home page!
 

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hi all,
just got a update from "overland solutions" so as they say sre the facts concerning Sigg fuel bottles for those interested.

Thank you for your email explaining how you got on with your Sigg bottle.

Your friend is quite correct in the fact that since a law came out in Switzaland that they are not allowed to carry / transport spare fuel.

We have been asked this question many times and keep going back to our suppliers to ask them. Their reply to us is that the bottles can carry fuel. The bottle will eventually detireate due to the fuel, but not for many years.Sigg also used to sell a fuel seal instead of a water seal ( black instead of the cream colour), but have not sold this for a few years now.

We will contact our supplier and tell them of your problem and advise them of this.If they require the bottle for tests we will send it to them and update our details accordingly.

So basically they suck:( will get a MSR bottle as they have spares avilable;)
 

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well folks,
got this reply today from "sigg" sort of clarifies things :

THEY DONT MAKE FUEL BOTTLES ANY MORE:-

Dear Mr Moss

Thank you for your email and I am sorry but I cannot find your earlier email on our Server to us on this subject.

This matter is concerning because SIGG do not manufacture bottles for fuel. We manufacture drinking bottles. True, we have made fuel bottles in the past and these were coloured red and declared that they were for fuel.

I hope this helps to clarify matters between you and your supplier.

Thank you and regards

Douglas


Douglas Downer-Smith
Operations and Logistics Co-ordinator
UK and Ireland

SIGG UK
575-599 Maxted Road
Hemel Hempstead
Herts
HP2 7ED
Tel: +44 (0)1442 419744
Email: douglas.downersmith@sigg.com

SIGG SWITZERLAND AG
Walzmuhlestrasse 62 , CH- 8500 Frauenfeld
Make a SIGG-nificant choice: visit our website www.sigg.com
SIGG: Simply ECO-Logical

so dont buy from "overland solutions" even thought they have saud a full refund is coming ,my way as I have returned their water bottles.


will buy "msr" as they have a full back up in the uk of spares-



if anyone wants new seals for their siggs i am sure the msr will fir and at 0.50p per seal aint dear.


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I can confirm that Sigg bottles don't like petrol, the cap swells and the threads tear off when you try to open it.
I used to carry a litre of petrol in a fork bag on a Harley sportster,because of the silly peanut tank,it wasn't long before the cap F***ed up,in fact I still have it hanging in my workshop.
Does anyone know what the thread is? I could turn a cap up out of brass and use it again.
Lee
 
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