MSR XGK II EXPEDITION 2003

Discussion in 'MSR - Mountain Safety Research' started by Li Ding, Oct 30, 2013.

  1. Li Ding

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    i just got a xgk

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    maked 08 03

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    bulin bl100 t2 , MSR WLU and xgk

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    bulin and msr pump they have different fuel tube size

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    the bulin adapter and msr WLU adapter see fuel tube not the same
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    Before light i fond the pump fuel bottle o-ring and valve o-ring are old. so replace then.
    ues X jet burn kerosene. first i ues GK jet have some yellow frie,maybe my kerosene are old and low quality,X jet burns good
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  2. Li Ding

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  3. Doc Mark

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    Good Morning, Li Ding,

    Congratulations on getting your X-GK!! They are great stoves. However, the red and grey pump you have IS going to break, usually at the little tabs which hold in the pump rod. So, do yourself a favor and get a brand new MSR Standard pump. They are much more rugged, and far less prone to breakage, than that red and grey pump you have. As you probably know, MSR went through a period of years when their pumps were horrible. The red and grey ones were amongst the worst, and the blue and red ones were very poor, too. Have fun with your new stove, and God Bless!

    Every Good Wish,
    Doc
     
  4. yonadav

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    Congratulations, Li Ding!

    Great stove, and excellent photos.

    Enjoy!

    Yonadav
     
  5. yonadav

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    These photos bring up a question:

    Bulin's stove comes with a fuel line that attaches to standard gas (propane) canisters, and their adapter allows connection to the liquid fuel pump.

    MSR stoves, on the other hand, connect directly to a liquid fuel pump (exclusively).

    Has anybody come up with an "inverse" adapter that would allow one to connect an MSR stove to Propane canisters?

    Yonadav
     
  6. Li Ding

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    thx Doc Mark:
    for years i come to ccs. i read alot of you post about xgk :thumbup: . so i got a old one thxs.
    i have a new msr WLU.so i can use new pump for this old xgk.

    yonadav: it's very easy ues a appropriate size silicone tube. xgk can brun canisters :D 1383232576-QQ______20131031181720.jpg

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  7. yonadav

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    Thanks, Li Ding,

    I will try it soon.

    Yonadav
     
  8. fatfog

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    Recently, I've got mint MSR XGK Expedition too.

    Now time for upgrades:

    1) as suggested Doc, I will change the original unreliable red and grey pump, but instead of new MSR Standard red&black pump would like to find a fuel hose adapter to connect my MSR XGK Expedition to Primus Omnifuel ErgoPump which seems much more robust than all MSR pumps.
    Here is a link where these adapters are available but unfortunately for Optimus 111 only:
    http://luontola.com/luontola/ultimate/index_eng.htm

    2) to attach a bicycle pump adapter (even more interesting upgrade).
    Please check this link where theses adapters were described (start from: "An alternate method for pressuring a stove is to use a bicycle pump":
    http://zenstoves.net/Petrol.htm
    And here is a video but with USSR version of Optimus 8R:
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    I liked Li Ding's silicone adapter for LPG canisters (and it should work for other modern flexible fuel hoses), but it looks very flimsy and potentially dangerous.


    If anybody knows the place where I can find one of the adapters mentioned above please let me know.
     
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