ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Gear > Equipment
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-31-2007, 09:01 AM   #106
Hotfoot777
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Mar 2007
Oddometer: 124
i fit it all in a pelican 1400 and tool tubes
Attached Images
 
Hotfoot777 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2007, 09:04 AM   #107
Hotfoot777
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Mar 2007
Oddometer: 124
tubes and quick jack, 30ft tow rope in top tube
Attached Images
 
Hotfoot777 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2007, 09:15 AM   #108
Exurban
Studly Adventurer
 
Joined: Sep 2007
Location: Wilmington, DE
Oddometer: 592
Nine pliers? Is that a fetish or something I don't want to know about?
Exurban is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2007, 09:21 AM   #109
KCDakar
What are we waiting for?
 
KCDakar's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2006
Location: South of Kansas City a spell
Oddometer: 3,386
Quote:
Originally Posted by Exurban
Nine pliers? Is that a fetish or something I don't want to know about?
I count 10.
__________________
To me, the best kind of trips are the ones you planned on the way, allowed yourself to change, and maybe didn't end up where you expected. Klay

I tell it what it wants to hear, and it does what I want it to do. I made that Motronic my bitch. Poolside


Save $5 on Smugmug by entering coupon code: GJBcMk1uLoZm6
KCDakar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2007, 10:00 AM   #110
Hotfoot777
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Mar 2007
Oddometer: 124
did you count the 3 multitool pliers and hemostats?
Hotfoot777 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2007, 07:58 PM   #111
HaChayalBoded
Brooklyn Bored
 
HaChayalBoded's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2006
Location: BRC \ NYC
Oddometer: 7,401
What kind of tool tubes are those? Standard plumbing tubes? I like the large square ends on em, Are they part of the end cap or bolted\glued on? I have a decent idea on how to lock the tubes but no good way of locking the tube to the bike itself. I'll have to come back to this thread with some pics of my tool kit which is surprisingly similar to the ops tool kit, save for his pharmaceutical collection.
HaChayalBoded is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2007, 08:10 PM   #112
swjohnsey
Banned
 
Joined: Mar 2006
Oddometer: 3,568
Yeah, that is PVC painted black. One end has a cap the other a clean-out. I use a clean-out on both ends of mine. Unless you ride a KLR they will make fun of you if you use these.
swjohnsey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2007, 05:19 AM   #113
hilslamer OP
2XRedheadedstepchild
 
hilslamer's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2007
Location: Chch, EnZed
Oddometer: 1,785
Quote:
Originally Posted by HaChayalBoded
...the ops tool kit...
I think maybe you just named my tool kit..."special ops"..."ops"...thanks!
hilslamer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2007, 10:56 AM   #114
Nixels
Face fears - live life
 
Nixels's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2006
Location: West Oakland, CA
Oddometer: 7,645


hilslamer:

Kudos to your well-researched and detailed thread. I've read this about five times now. I see more that I missed first few times around - sign of a well-written article since you pack so much information in with a minimum of words.

I've been refining my pack - now that I've got a dualsport, I'm making up a kit for it. No need to carry a tool pack back and forth between rides, I'd rather make up a bike-specific, on-the-bike toolkit. None of the tools you have outlined is all that expensive - maybe the SOG leatherman's the most expensive one there.

The discussion's been useful as well, so thanks all you tweaky FF's for doing the heavy lifting for me. Now I just take what I like and leave the rest.

__________________
Coffee first, then all your other mundane bullshit. Benjava

SmugMug coupon: cwbkgu7KGL2D2/save $5
Nixels is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2007, 01:37 PM   #115
ibafran
villagidiot
 
Joined: Apr 2007
Location: chicagoland
Oddometer: 1,284
mylar coffee bladder?

mylar coffee bladder intrigued me. so i collected a couple for experimentation. great fun. my observations:

-material seems to be tough enough.
-shiney reflective surface might be good for signaling.
-make sure that its marked durably if you are using more than one. one ought not to fill the fuel bladder with water if that can be prevented.

my tests were done with water:
-the cap doesnt seal reliably/easily. be carefull. when it works, it seems ok and doesnt loosen inadvertantly. getting the cap to seal in the first place is the problematic part. double check is best.
-filling the bladder to capacity creates problems. removing the cap on a full bladder will have fluid pouring/spilling nearly instaneously.
-experiments with water showed that controlling a fluid pour could be problematic. thus, practice with water is a very good idea before using one containing fuel.

bladder capacity was about 54 fluid ounces. because it is a bladder, it can be filled just enough to fit the desired space.

having some sort of fluid container seems like a very good idea. i will pack one for trips for awhile to see if there is a need.

on another note: i usually dont name/label my kit. "special ops" amused me. i have refered to my kit as 'bag o' tricks' and as my 'bag of possibles' abreviated to "possibles". i think that i will use a marker and label my tool roll, "special oops".
__________________
"beware the grease mud. for therein lies the skid demon."-memory from an old Honda safety pamphlet

ibafran screwed with this post 12-08-2007 at 01:43 PM
ibafran is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2007, 01:05 AM   #116
MasterChief
Adventurer
 
MasterChief's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2006
Location: Whidbey Island
Oddometer: 1,157
This is a great thread. Lots of good ideas to make my toolkit better.

I like the idea of carrying a tow strap. I use CycoActive Tow Downs. They can be used to tow or to tie a bike down in a pickup when no regular tie downs are availble. They work great I've used them both ways.
MasterChief is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2007, 09:53 AM   #117
Hotfoot777
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Mar 2007
Oddometer: 124
new pics here. http://www.oldskoolklr650.com/
Hotfoot777 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2007, 10:21 AM   #118
PackMule
love what you do
 
PackMule's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2005
Location: New Hampshah
Oddometer: 19,459
Quote:
Originally Posted by MasterChief
This is a great thread.

I like the idea of carrying a tow strap. I use CycoActive Tow Downs. They can be used to tow or to tie a bike down in a pickup when no regular tie downs are availble. They work great I've used them both ways.

+1 for the tow-downs. I used them this summer to tow an XR up a very nasty hill. Saved a lot of hiking.
__________________
Nate in N.E.

Yes, I have a Dakar problem -- that there are 50 weeks of the year without Dakar!

They don't expect you to finish. That's why it's the Dakar. -- PPiA
PackMule is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2007, 10:27 AM   #119
KCDakar
What are we waiting for?
 
KCDakar's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2006
Location: South of Kansas City a spell
Oddometer: 3,386
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hotfoot777
Nice!
__________________
To me, the best kind of trips are the ones you planned on the way, allowed yourself to change, and maybe didn't end up where you expected. Klay

I tell it what it wants to hear, and it does what I want it to do. I made that Motronic my bitch. Poolside


Save $5 on Smugmug by entering coupon code: GJBcMk1uLoZm6
KCDakar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2007, 12:27 PM   #120
Lav1200
Pig Pen
 
Lav1200's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2004
Location: Calgary, Canada
Oddometer: 1,213
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hotfoot777
Any idea what is the weight of your tool tubes and pelican with all the stuff you carry?
Lav1200 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 11:49 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014