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Old 10-06-2008, 10:29 PM   #166
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agri tool tube lock?

Anyone work out (perhaps in their head) a locking mechanism for these tubes? Something to at least slow someone down ... or deter them from simply uncorking it and walking off with the tool kit? Any ideas?
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Old 10-07-2008, 07:13 AM   #167
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OK now fer the next question, but first aint it nice to have friends with tools 'n equipment , whatcha doing with the seat pan????

I been thinkin bout attachin a carry bag or something to one so I don't havta strap it on
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Old 10-07-2008, 11:37 AM   #168
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I spoke with Station Chief about the mounts....he's currently on vacation and will be back in about a week. Says he has enough aluminum round stock to make a few more tool tube mounts if anyone wants them. Said the cost for the alum, ss hardware, and labor (machining) would run $45 for a complete set (not including shipping) from Arizona.

PM Station Chief for more details....

Matloik....about the locking.....Station Chief was saying he had figured out an easy way to lock them.

RocknTroll....good eye....it is another project that I am working on. I have a Sargent rear seat ordered, but have been working with a friend that designs ballistic nylon gear for parachutes on making a rear lockable bag (with back support) that uses the seat pan locking mechanism (secure and lockable without bungees).

Also just finished an addition to my Twin Headlight Ernie skidplate (great skidplate!) I will post pictures later.
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Old 10-07-2008, 01:12 PM   #169
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RocknTroll....good eye....it is another project that I am working on. I have a Sargent rear seat ordered, but have been working with a friend that designs ballistic nylon gear for parachutes on making a rear lockable bag (with back support) that uses the seat pan locking mechanism (secure and lockable without bungees).
Post some pics if ya work it out.
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Old 10-07-2008, 01:14 PM   #170
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Anyone work out (perhaps in their head) a locking mechanism for these tubes? Something to at least slow someone down ... or deter them from simply uncorking it and walking off with the tool kit? Any ideas?
A simple way would be a springband-retained ball that pushed out from the inside, into a detent in the top cap, where you would need to push the ball back in in order to get the cap to unscrew. You could put a couple in there, say 120 degrees offset, and it would take a bit longer to get the cap off. If you're looking to buy yourself maybe a minute or so.
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Old 10-08-2008, 07:49 AM   #171
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A simple way would be a springband-retained ball that pushed out from the inside, into a detent in the top cap, where you would need to push the ball back in in order to get the cap to unscrew. You could put a couple in there, say 120 degrees offset, and it would take a bit longer to get the cap off. If you're looking to buy yourself maybe a minute or so.
I saw something once where the "lock" was just a little rod that sat inside a plastic case , with gravity keeping the rod in place. "Unlocking" the deal meant holding one of those tiny (but strong) magnets from a Sonicare toothbrush over the hole on top, bringing out the little rod. Drop it back in when you close it next time.

Always struck me as clever as heck.
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Old 10-10-2008, 08:15 AM   #172
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Awesome ingenuity in here. What's the easiest way to mount one of these to a KLR650?
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Old 10-10-2008, 09:41 AM   #173
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Awesome ingenuity in here. What's the easiest way to mount one of these to a KLR650?
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Old 10-10-2008, 11:03 AM   #174
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Anyone work out (perhaps in their head) a locking mechanism for these tubes? Something to at least slow someone down ... or deter them from simply uncorking it and walking off with the tool kit? Any ideas?

The GT-Moto tool tube uses a small set screw that tightens into an indent. in the threads.
Its kinda hidden underneath on the lid and uses a small hex to loosen.
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Old 10-10-2008, 12:46 PM   #175
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Please, zip ties would be less expensive
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Old 10-10-2008, 02:39 PM   #176
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He said easiest, not least expensive.
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Old 10-15-2008, 10:32 AM   #177
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The GT-Moto tool tube uses a small set screw that tightens into an indent. in the threads.
Its kinda hidden underneath on the lid and uses a small hex to loosen.
This was my thinking. Drill a small hole through the lid and body in a spot that will be inconspicuous when mounted but still easy to get to. Thread in a small allen head bolt and make sure you have the appropriate size allen key handy.
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Old 10-20-2008, 11:53 AM   #178
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Is it just me, or is it hard for others to pay twice what an item costs in shipping charges?
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Old 10-20-2008, 12:34 PM   #179
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Is it just me, or is it hard for others to pay twice what an item costs in shipping charges?
No, not just you.
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Old 10-20-2008, 02:52 PM   #180
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That's why I bought four, it spreads out the hurtful pain. These things are pretty cool, BTW. The square rubber gasket should do the trick to hold the cap on tight, there's a vent hole on the back side, and the wide flanges are great for mounting holes. My big MSR bottle fits with a satisfying "whoosh" of expelled air, and a wad of plastic at the bottom keeps it from rattling.
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