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Old 08-12-2012, 09:32 PM   #571
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This is the tool tube I had.

http://www.thetooltube.com/ToolTube.html

There was no way the tube made contact with the tire. Possible with the swingarm, but I doubt it. If the swingarm made contact with the tube it would have stessed the lower mounting point which was fine.
The seller does say "satisfaction guaranteed," but I think that expecting those mounting tabs to hold up to aggressive off road riding is extremely . . . optimistic.

After the tabs broke on one of my tool tubes (from a high side crash), I sawed what was left of the tabs off and attached the tube to my bike with big hose clamps.
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Old 08-13-2012, 06:55 AM   #572
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The seller does say "satisfaction guaranteed," but I think that expecting those mounting tabs to hold up to aggressive off road riding is extremely . . . optimistic.

After the tabs broke on one of my tool tubes (from a high side crash), I sawed what was left of the tabs off and attached the tube to my bike with big hose clamps.
Mine kinda did the same thing as above. He replaced mine for free.
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Old 08-22-2012, 02:27 PM   #573
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I figured out a system to mount a couple of tubes on an F800GS with Varios. I didn't want to drill any new holes so I could return the case to native when the tubes are not in use. I popped out the rubber feet and attach this rig via those two holes, adding some 2x2" square aluminum stock inside for reinforcement. If I add a couple of well place holes I'll be able to put the tube unit on the bike easily when the varios aren't needed. I added an additional eye hook that's the right size to hang a wheel lock when not being used.




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Old 08-27-2012, 05:33 PM   #574
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The seller does say "satisfaction guaranteed," but I think that expecting those mounting tabs to hold up to aggressive off road riding is extremely . . . optimistic.

After the tabs broke on one of my tool tubes (from a high side crash), I sawed what was left of the tabs off and attached the tube to my bike with big hose clamps.

I was on some bad washboard trails, but two days!

Anyways, the guy at tooltube refunded me my money. No harm, no foul.

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Old 08-29-2012, 02:17 PM   #575
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We'll see how mine holds up. My wife and I are off on a 4 day dual sport ride next week.



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Old 08-30-2012, 10:22 AM   #576
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Tool tube on DRZ 400, with a quick release looped around the cap. AGRI supply for $4.99



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Old 09-12-2012, 09:25 PM   #577
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4 day adventure ride

Just got back from the BC Big Trailie Ride, was way rougher that I expected, no issues with the tool tube at all...

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Old 09-13-2012, 06:17 AM   #578
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Just got back from the BC Big Trailie Ride, was way rougher that I expected, no issues with the tool tube at all...

I hate it when the road turns to powder!!! First thought is "it wont last long i can ride it out" a few minutes later second thought say "crap i v gone this far, i cant stop now" a little later " why didnt i stop when i first entered this powdery crap", "help me pick this thing up".................lol been there done that.............
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:01 PM   #579
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I have used the tool tubes a bit differently and used them as water canisters.

2 at the front filled with water, with camelbak tubes coming from them. Works great and keeps the weight off my back

I also have one mounted just behind my front bumper for any tools I need to carry



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Old 12-06-2012, 02:03 AM   #580
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The question is how to mount tool tube to -06 DL650 with no pannier rack? Is there a cheap and easy way? I know the Dan Vesels products but it is very expensive to order it from USA to Finland.

I have a Pelican 1500 top box. Has anybody mounted tool tubes to the sides of a top box? I tried to find pictures of any bike with that set up but failed. I'm afraid that if I mount the tool tubes to top box, the bike will look like a rocket launcher or a Spacehip.

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Old 12-06-2012, 03:14 AM   #581
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The seller does say "satisfaction guaranteed," but I think that expecting those mounting tabs to hold up to aggressive off road riding is extremely . . . optimistic.

After the tabs broke on one of my tool tubes (from a high side crash), I sawed what was left of the tabs off and attached the tube to my bike with big hose clamps.
I agree and have proof. I had one of these sat in my garage ready to fit to the bike; I thought better of it when I saw one snap on a dirt ride. The rider didn't crashed, nor had it taken a hit in the past. The mounting tab just sheared from the vibration/impacts of the bike. That's why were are pulled over at this part of the video below (rewind the video to see the sort of riding that it couldn't handle)



These things are designed for keeping paper manuals dry on tractors that do 15mph. Not Advriding, IMO.
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Old 12-06-2012, 05:09 AM   #582
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The question is how to mount tool tube to -06 DL650 with no pannier rack? Is there a cheap and easy way? I know the Dan Vesels products but it is very expensive to order it from USA to Finland.

I have a Pelican 1500 top box. Has anybody mounted tool tubes to the sides of a top box? I tried to find pictures of any bike with that set up but failed. I'm afraid that if I mount the tool tubes to top box, the bike will look like a rocket launcher or a Spacehip.

Thanks,

Tuomo
Do you have crash bars or case guards to protect the engine in the event of a drop?I have seen other inmates mount tool tubes to those and also to the top of their skid plate or bash plate.
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Old 12-13-2012, 07:02 PM   #583
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The question is how to mount tool tube to -06 DL650 with no pannier rack? Is there a cheap and easy way? I know the Dan Vesels products but it is very expensive to order it from USA to Finland.

I have a Pelican 1500 top box. Has anybody mounted tool tubes to the sides of a top box? I tried to find pictures of any bike with that set up but failed. I'm afraid that if I mount the tool tubes to top box, the bike will look like a rocket launcher or a Spacehip.

Thanks,

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So what have you done with the holes in the official agri-supply operators manual tubes? I mounted them on my top case as seen below, and will be using them for fuel storage. The holes are on the mount-side, and I assume it would not be ideal for water to get in. Any reason not to seal them?

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I wanted to paint them like rocket boosters, but that sounded like work. Decided on the Buell pegasus instead. Anyway, holes: sealed? Unsealed? Also, loving the reflective tape idea.
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Old 12-14-2012, 10:55 AM   #584
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The seller does say "satisfaction guaranteed," but I think that expecting those mounting tabs to hold up to aggressive off road riding is extremely . . . optimistic.

After the tabs broke on one of my tool tubes (from a high side crash), I sawed what was left of the tabs off and attached the tube to my bike with big hose clamps.

Hey guys, I am kind of an expert on these tubes. The mounting tabs are not made to withstand off road riding or carrying all the weight of fuel.

You can grind the tabs off and attach the tubes directly to one of your frame bars with large hose clamps if you want to use it for that purpose.


I am running a holiday special on these tubes and definitely have the best deal on them. You get 2 tubes shipped to your door USPS Priority insured for only $22.99

Agri Supply charges ridiculous shipping on them.

Here is my group buy thread in the vendors section:
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=841622


btw: I have sold panniers and helmets in bulk on advrider before and have a great reputation so no need to worry about integrity.


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Old 12-14-2012, 08:02 PM   #585
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I mount mine on my skid plate full of tools. Did the beginning and the end of the WABDR flawlessly. Still in one piece. The one I keep mounted yearly, not problems been on for 1 1/2 yearso far. The only one I've broke was when I crashed on it. My $.02
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