Di Martino 20-litre fuel can
Rutter Tests are a logistical challenge, getting four bikes and the necessary paraphernalia to a track, as well as conducting the test itself. PB’s fuel can deficit was a problem: all the big cans had been nicked, and we’d got to the point where we were dicking around filling multiple five-litre cans with missing spouts. So we bought three of these to try and make life easier. One attractive feature was the integrated spout: thread it in upside-down for storage, screw it on the other way to pour. Good idea, but the flimsy plastic is very susceptible to heat, so the fuel expands easily and pressurises the can. When you undo the cap, the air at the top can’t escape, so the pressure forces fuel through the spout. We’ll stick to the classic Jerry can next time – they’re much more user friendly.
Some clever features, but no substitute for a proper Jerry can