Depending on the type of Honda Pioneer you own as well as other factors like ground pitch, terrain type, and riding style, you can only get a few hundred miles out of any given tank. In a Honda Pioneer 1000-5 deluxe, for example, you can expect to average 30mpg when traveling 30mph on flat, hard-packed, dirt trails. With a tank size of roughly seven gallons, that gives you around 200 miles on a tank when conditions are optional. When you add grade, soft trails, and high RPMs to the mix, you can safely expect around 125 miles of range out of your Pioneer. This might be enough for some riders, but for those that want to ride further, longer, and safer, installing one or multiple Honda Pioneer fuel packs is a must. There are various types of fuel packs for the Honda Pioneer, and many mounting options to choose from. Kolpin fuel packs and Rotopax gas cans are just two among many. There are several companies that make gas cans for the Honda Pioneer in a variety of sizes, shapes, and styles.
Kolpin gas cans are popular because they are leak resistant and tough as nails. You can mount them wherever you have room, and many riders like to put them on an extended tailgate or spare tire rack. Honda Pioneer gas cans are not only great for multi-day excursions, hunting outings, and long day trips, but they are also a great backup in the event something goes wrong. With spare fuel on hand, you won’t have to second guess yourself about wanting to summit that peak. If you want to go the extra mile, you can do so with the confidence of knowing you have backup fuel to get you home. But regardless of what fuel pack you’re using, make sure to use an additive if it’s going to sit for long periods of time. Non-ethanol fuel is a good place to start, but adding things like SeaFoam and Marvel Mystery Oil will help you prevent the dreaded “white rust”. You should also rotate your spare gas once a month or so for good measure, as this is far easier than having to rebuild your machine’s carburetor.