Viking Bags Dirt Bike Bottle Case Review [Ténéré 700 Project Bike]

I stop to help other bikers who need support. When I throw two fingers at passing runners, I tell them I’m behind them. Even when I’m in my car, I stop to offer help if I see a stuck passenger. In all my years of riding off-road, the most frequent help I’ve rendered is gas. I pulled my crushed empty water bottle out of my backpack and gravity fed gas into it from my rubber gas line. the Ultimate motorcycling Yamaha Ténéré 700 Project Bike has no tap, so I carry a liter of gas to help a stranded rider get at least 10 miles closer to civilization.

I don’t always ride with panniers, so where and how to carry a fuel bottle became the subject of my research. If I ride in an OHV park, my interest in the bottle turns into drinking water. All the way that I do on the Ultimate Motorcycling Yamaha Ténéré 700 Project Bike requires a bottle holder that will withstand bouncing and jolts without coming loose. I’ve found Viking bags in Southern California had the universal mount, 2.5 x 3.5 x 8.25 inch one-liter bottle holder I was looking for.

The Viking Bags Bottle Holster is a Cordera bottle carrier bag designed to securely carry sealed fuel or water bottles off-road. It features four 24-inch long triple-stitched webbing straps with friction buckle, plus a top strap to hold the fuel or water tank securely in the holster. The four straps provide great flexibility to mount the bottle holder.

The location of the straps makes it possible to clamp a metal bottle against a frame member or hang it like a spider’s web. In all mounting positions, the long straps allow true flexibility. I mounted it at the rear end of the seat, the open space between the saddlebag supports and the tail, and above the hard cases. The bottle does not move and is easily accessible if necessary.

The Viking Dirt Bike bottle cage is reinforced with a webbing sewn around its midsection and two rows of reflective piping. The interior is lined with a smooth synthetic fabric that will hold water long enough to carry it from a stream to pouring over your head on a hot day.

Viking Dirt Bike Bottle Case

I can’t imagine the holster coming loose and bouncing around behind me, but if it did, the heavy Cordura – the same material found on the knees and elbows of my textile jackets and pants – would certainly protect him. The strap on top allowed for an extra inch of strap after squeezing it tightly through the top of my liter fuel bottle and my 24 ounce water bottle. This does not work for bottles over 10.5 inches.

The Viking Bags Dirt Bike Bottle Holster (aka Viking Bags Large Black Dirt Bike/Enduro Bottle Holster Bag) is a slew of utility and mounting options for $30 MSRP. Although it is marketed for carrying bottles, I can also see it carrying tire levers and other large tools. All Viking bags come with a one-year limited warranty and ship from Los Angeles in the United States and Canada only.

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