Fitting Tool Tube for F800GS

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  1. PeterHOz

    PeterHOz Been here awhile

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    I bought one of the popular tool tubes for keeping the necessary basic tools. Same as the one below.

    Has anyone mounted one on the F800GS as I cannot find a suitable mounting point. I do not have pannier racks, and don't want to buy just to fit the tool tube.

    Any pics would be appreciated.

    Thanks
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  2. Bayner

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    I've been thinking on it but haven't come up with anything worthwhile yet either.
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    Only works if you are running Jesses. This has lived here for over 20,000 miles:

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    Sorry to distract the thread ...

    Where can I buy one of those?
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  5. Dieselboy

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    You can spend $24 and buy them from certain places :loco .....or you can spend $5 at Agri Supply :thumb .
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  6. JRWooden

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  7. Trippelke

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    My tooltube:

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  8. TexasMule

    TexasMule Float away ya fairy...

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    Mine's on the bottom of my right hand pannier, so that doesn't help you much. :nono

    I think I saw a pic over on UKGSer where some Brit put them up front, they look like gun mounts.

    Let me see if I can find it, back in a sec...

    Found it. Not exactly my cup of tea, but effective nonetheless.

    Won't let me post the pic here's the link

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  9. Maddaddy

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    I used a strip of aluminum bar stock which runs underneath and is bolted to the pannier mount.
    Total cost $15.00
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  10. PackMule

    PackMule love what you do Super Moderator

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    Can you show an underside shot of how this is mounted to the bike? :ear
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  11. Trippelke

    Trippelke BMW Adventurer

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    I have took 3mm steel strips and bent it. painted black and install it.

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  12. PackMule

    PackMule love what you do Super Moderator

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    Nice and simple! :clap

    How much weight would you say it carries? Wondering about long term vibration/crash durability.

    Also, does it stay totally watertight? I see what looks like a hole between the two mounting points.


    Thanks,
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  13. Trippelke

    Trippelke BMW Adventurer

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    I put all my gear inside to repare something on the bike with a litte compressor for air.

    Normally it isn't waterproof but I put some hot glue inside to make it waterproof.
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  14. PackMule

    PackMule love what you do Super Moderator

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    Awesome, Trippelke. Sometime the simplest solutions are the best! :beer
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  15. Zacharia_11

    Zacharia_11 11th Assassin

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    Check this mount out as well. I think its pretty much the same idea as above with some good pics of the home made brackets.

    Linky
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  16. PeterHOz

    PeterHOz Been here awhile

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    Hi Trippelke & Zacharia.

    Thanks for the helpful info.

    I was looking to install the tube in exactly that position - now I even have the step-by-step guide.

    What more could one ask for...:bow

    Pete
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  17. Gangplank

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    Dude thanks!! Just ordered two of them with shippng $17. :freaky :lol3 :1drink
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  18. Gangplank

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    I'm planning to see if I can mount it to the rear rack. either out back or one on each side right next to but not intererring with the BMW side cases.

    We'll see,,,,
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  19. klarue

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    Looking forward to seeing this Gangplank... I have the BMW side cases and usually just toss the toolkit into one of those bad-boys - not elegant! :huh
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  20. JRWooden

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    I have talked to one of the mfg. of these "tool tubes", and they have had many requests for a locking version ... I have asked to be kept informed and will post back if the locking product becomes a reality! :clap
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