Mysterious travel cylinder, any ideas?

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Rasmustur, May 12, 2013.

  1. Rasmustur

    Rasmustur Adventurer

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    Hi experienced travelers,

    I have seen these pictures in a touratech travel catalogue of these special travel cylinder for tool, water etc. placed either underneath the exhaust pipe or uppersite the exhaust pipe(or both:evil)

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    Any ideas of there to buy these cylinder? They are shown in a Touratech catalogue of world travelers but Touratech does not sell them:thwak
    I would very much like to bring these on my trip to Norway this summer:rilla

    Best Regards
    Rasmus
    Denmark
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  2. ken_the_carp

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    Visit a building supply/hardware dealer, I believe it's ABS plumbing fixtures.
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  3. Ditch

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    PVC pipe, one with the screw in cap and the second with an expanding plug.
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  4. hugemoth

    hugemoth Long timer

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    Welding rod holders also work well but aren't as sturdy as ABS. Another advantage to the homemade ABS tubes is that you can make them any length you want.
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  5. Schlug

    Schlug JockeyfullofBourbon

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    put something on and stay in that position.
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  7. trc.rhubarb

    trc.rhubarb ZoomSplat!

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    The ones in the picture are ABS pipe from any hardware store with a cleanout glued on one end and probably a cap on the other. Remember if building your own, PVC glue doesn't work on ABS.
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  8. Schlug

    Schlug JockeyfullofBourbon

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    put something on and stay in that position.
    Make sure you match up CPVC or PVC or ABS glue or whatever material you're using.
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  9. Manventure

    Manventure Been here awhile

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    Like everyone else has said, that is ABS plumbing. I have a tool tube on my bike made of 4" with that exact same screw cap that you show in your pictures. I also have a few of the tractor manual holders on my quads and dirt bikes.

    If I knew what they called Home Depot in Denmark I would send you there but whatever your local hardware store is should be able too help you.
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  10. bomber60015

    bomber60015 Anatomically Correct

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    I would suggest you use a simple slip over end cap rather than the threaded caps . . . . . . my thread caps would, if left along for a week or so, need a wrench to open them . . .

    since one of mine has the first aid kit in it, tools should not be required ;-}
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  11. Rasmustur

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    Thanks guys for all your input. Will find a local hardware store and ask them to help me:D
    Maybe I will buy two of the tractor tubes and mount on the crash bars:lol3

    All the best
    Rasmus
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  12. Ricky Chuck

    Ricky Chuck Red Green Rulz!

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    I have to say the lids do come off my tool tubes much easier than the pvc ones I have made in the past, plus the o-ring seems to work well on preventing leaks. I did end up just using large SS hose clamps instead of the integrated bolt slots, though. If you put your items in a plastic bag or pouch, then work it into the tubes, you can leave them on the bike and just pull out the pouches when you stop for the night, nobody will steal those green logs, lol. I did notice the lids have a low percentage habit of loosening up, but I just check them daily. One could apply some gorilla duct tape around them for heavy-duty riding cases. Be prepared for "retro rockets" jokes, lol.
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  13. davsato

    davsato Been here awhile

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    i have experienced prices in denmark, i would go for a little ride across the border to the nearest german hardware store if i were you!

    also, if its like in England, they wont like to sell you less than a 2 or 3m length of soil pipe, so if you have some friends interested club together and make 5, or sell them?
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  14. 2 SPOT

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    hey rasmustr,,, i dont know what you might call them where you live, but when you go to the hardware store you will be looking for a clean out cap or plug, and a female adaptor.
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  15. davsato

    davsato Been here awhile

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    threaded inspection cap, in England
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  16. DaymienRules

    DaymienRules Traffic target

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    You're saying touratech hasn't found a way to make abs plumbing tubes with a logo available in their catalog, for the low price of $119.99?
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  17. gonzomup

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    I'm sure they already have. Only problem is their manufacturer has them on backorder. :lol3
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  18. RexBuck

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    PVC pipe with a cap glued on one end and the screw cap on the other.

    When I made this in preparation for my trip to South America, I had two concerns, security and altitude change.

    The lock is the short cable you can see in the picture. I drilled a hole through the square piece on the cap but since it is hollow inside, I packed some plumbers goop in there that hardens to keep the moinsture out. Then took it down to a local cable store and they made the short cable with the eyes on each end. Padlock one end to a bar on the frame and the cap cannot be turned a full turn while locked.

    Since I would be experiencing some dramatic altitude changes (as it turned out sea level to 16,000 feet) I was worried about being unable to open the cap with those dramatic pressure differentials. Also worried that the pressure differential could pop out that plug that I filled the square part of the cap with. My Pelican Cases had the same problem and were fitted with a little pressure valve. Contacted the Pelican people and got a valve from them.

    Worked like a charm.

    Edit: I do carry a large pair of pliars in my side bag. Only used them once to get a sticky cap off. Most of the time a firm grasp on the outside rim of the cap opened it right up.

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  19. bush pilot

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    problem with the welding rod holders is they aren't water tight in really heavy rain. I imagine the John Deere document holder would have the same problem. Cheap and easy though and I just keep a tool roll in it and let it dry after heavy rain.
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  20. Superfish

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    "I do carry a large pair of pliars in my side bag. Only used them once to get a sticky cap off. Most of the time a firm grasp on the outside rim of the cap opened it right up."

    I have one I made that is exactly like that. The hole is also useful to put a screwdriver or similar rod in and use it as a lever to open the top.

    sorry forgot how to quote.
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