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Old 07-12-2010, 03:25 PM   #826
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what is it tube and where can I get it....

I'm getting my DR650 ready for a trip from SF to South America and I'm looking for a bigger storage space for my toolkit. I have seen this before and I'm trying to figure out where I can buy it...

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Old 07-12-2010, 03:26 PM   #827
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I'm getting my DR650 ready for a trip from SF to South America and I'm looking for a bigger storage space for my toolkit. I have seen this before and I'm trying to figure out where I can buy it...

Looks like the welding rod holders that they sell at Harbor Freight.
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Old 07-12-2010, 03:28 PM   #828
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I'm getting my DR650 ready for a trip from SF to South America and I'm looking for a bigger storage space for my toolkit. I have seen this before and I'm trying to figure out where I can buy it...

toolbox
home depot, blowes, e.t.c. Some auto parts stores may have them as well. It's a welding rod tube.
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Old 07-12-2010, 03:29 PM   #829
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Looks like the welding rod holders that they sell as Harbor Freight.
That's funny. I was googling a pic for "welding rod tube" and found your post
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Old 07-12-2010, 03:30 PM   #830
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You can make your own from pvc pipe any size you want
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Old 07-12-2010, 03:31 PM   #831
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Or ABS Tubing.

I went to Lowes and they didn't have any welding tubes. But, you can also buy ABS Plumbing Tubing and cut it to size and attach the ends on it. The nice thing is that you can get different diameter-sized tubes with the plumbing way. I think you can get a 2' for like $5.. I plan on cutting it into two and then using one to keep my tubes and the other for tools.

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home depot, blowes, e.t.c. Some auto parts stores may have them as well. It's a welding rod tube.
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Old 07-12-2010, 03:40 PM   #832
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thanks!

wow that was quick! thanks guys!

supposedly home depot has one..

http://www.homedepot.com/Tools-Hardw...atalogId=10053
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Old 07-12-2010, 04:02 PM   #833
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Measure your tool case.

I like the welding-rod tubes.. But I know I can't fit my roll-up tool bag in them. I need a good 4" diameter.. That's why I like the plumbing tubes..

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wow that was quick! thanks guys!

supposedly home depot has one..

http://www.homedepot.com/Tools-Hardw...atalogId=10053
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Old 07-12-2010, 04:52 PM   #834
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Laugh Tool Tubes

PVC Tool tube fore (behind front tires heavy duty hose clamped to bash plate)



And welding rod tube aft (orange between left pannier and frame)

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Old 07-14-2010, 04:32 PM   #835
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thanks for the help with the welding rod tube

$9.95 from home depot and an hour's worth of work later, here we are:

IMG_0775

thanks everyone for their help!
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Old 07-14-2010, 05:44 PM   #836
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Dude,

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$9.95 from home depot and an hour's worth of work later, here we are:

thanks everyone for their help!
Awesome tool tube, but just a head's-up: you're not goin' anywhere without a rear wheel.
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Old 08-17-2010, 09:01 PM   #837
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...., a trick is to put a rubber band around it before you stick it in.
I tried that once and became a parent.
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Old 10-02-2010, 04:37 PM   #838
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All in all you have a good setup. I would wrap the electrical tape and the duct tape around something with a larger diameter. In my quad I wrap the duct tape around a sigg bottle. Also, I use Gorilla Tape brand duct tape. (Highly recommended). As for the spark plug caddy, I would toss it and just protect the plug's tip with a bit of sponge (or some plastic cap) and some duct tape. I don't think the spark plug is that delicate that it warrant a container. The wire is good, but you might consider one length instead of two smaller ones. As for the sand paper, I'd take a gritty wet/dry one and loose the finer grit ones. Finally, consider all the things you take and then those that you have never used. Maybe don't take those, or take something else. I always take epoxy, super glue and pieces of inner tube. The super glue bonds inner tube and rubber in general extremely well. -Migs
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Old 10-02-2010, 04:45 PM   #839
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For those of you taking pills along in their blister packs: Put wide scotch tape along the label side to prevent the blister foil from breaking prematurely. On this tape use a marker to mark the use and dosage. For example: "headaches" on an Advil (ibuprofen) pack. For some of the other more obscure medicines, it's easy to forget what they are for and the right dosage.
I have learned from a medical friend how to administer intramuscular shots, and he has given me a few of the strong injectable analgesics/anti-inflamatories for when someone breaks a bone or such. -Migs
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Old 10-10-2010, 11:01 AM   #840
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Flipping through the thread, which is great by the way, I noticed that very few seem to carry around any multipliers. Do you store them somewhere else or do you always open up your tool kit for every little mundane task?

I have a couple of Leatherman multipliers. Mainly I use the model 'Surge', which is or was the most robust model they carry. It has two big blades(a good blade in my opinion is the most important tool you carry) and strong pliers(for a multitool). I have pretty big hands and find most multipliers too small to use properly. With the Surge I'm not afraid to use full force when operating the pliers. It has been designed so that you can operate the blades without flipping out the tool, with little practice you can flip the blades out with your thumb. Also you can flick the pliers open and operate them with one hand, which is also neat. Can't really do this with smaller models, because they don't have enough weight to flick them. Beside the blades and the pliers it carriers a variety of other stuff, screwdrivers, a good file and such. The edges of the frame are round, so it won't bite you even when you use considerable force with the pliers.

The Surge is big and heavy but they carry many smaller, lighter models. Of course all multipliers do every task with varying degree of success, but when you have them available you suddenly find a lot of use for them.
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