Build your own Fuel Can Strap

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A basic fuel can strap has two parts. There is the Ratchet Buckle Strap (RBS) and the Ladder Stap (LS). GageBroz is offering four different lengths of RBS’s and two different lengths of LS’s, which results in 8 possible combinations to give you the best chance of building a strap for your specific setup. We are also offering two different lengths of strap extensions, 3.5” and 5.5”, that give you even more options. For now, we’re just going to focus on the two basic parts, the RBS and the LS.

Step One:
Start by choosing your RBS based on where the buckle will be located. We generally want the buckled to be located on top of the jug. It maybe offset left or right to avoid the spout or the handle or to be away from your exhaust. With your jug in its desired location sitting on top any padding or rails that you might be using. Using a flexible measuring tape, measure from the center of the hole that your anchor your strap to the furthest point you want the buckle. We have RBS’s in 5”, 7”, 8.8” and 10” grip lengths. Choose the RBS that is closest to your measured length without being longer than your measured length.

Step Two:
Now you want to choose between a 13” or 18” LS. Either of these can be cut down to a shorter length. Measure from the center of your first anchor hole over the jug to the second anchor hole. This is going to give you your overall required grip length. In the chart below, find the RBS length you determined in Step One choose the LS that gives you the desired grip length.

RBSLSMax Grip LengthUsed for
5″ (M2-RBS5)13″ (M2-LS13)16.0″ 
5″ (M2-RBS5)18″ (M2-LS18)20.8″ 
7″ (M2-RBS7)13″ (M2-LS13)18.2″ 
7″ (M2-RBS7)18″ (M2-LS18)23.0″Tunnel Rack for LC Jug
8.8″ (M2-RBS9)13″ (M2-LS13)19.8″ 
8.8″ (M2-RBS9)18″ (M2-LS18)24.6″MH Replacement Strap
10″ (M2-RBS10)13″ (M2-LS13)21.0″ 
10″ (M2-RBS10)18″ (M2-LS18)25.8″Tunnel Rack for MA Jug

Strap Extensions:
If you need an RBS longer than 10” or a LS longer than 18”, you will need to use a strap extension. We offer 3.5” or 5.5” extension kits that include the hardware necessary to attach the extension to either RBS or LS.

Go here to get started: https://gagebroz.com/product/gb-fcs/

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