Tool Tube?

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by wayno, Jun 13, 2008.

  1. bikefree

    bikefree misadventurer

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    Curious, watcha puttin in the tubes? Other than tools that is.
  2. dirty_sanchez

    dirty_sanchez Dirty_Sanchez

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    You can put your WEED in 'em.

    Dirty
  3. UnclebudinTX

    UnclebudinTX Been here awhile

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    I originally wanted to put an inner tube and tire repair stuff... but a tube wont fit, so i got some tools, some bungee straps, if you are real creative you can stuff a cargo net in there for those impulse purchases you make then realize you rode your bike to the store. I got my insurance card in there... I try to keep it lite...
  4. Snowbound

    Snowbound Been here awhile

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    I bought a two each of the large and the small from Agrisupply to save on shipping. I used the large mounted with 5/16 U-clamps that I fashioned to fit. Round is not quite as effecient as a rectangle for my needs so I am looking for a box that will fit my sockets mounted on a rail with hex head bits on a rail inserted into the working part of the sockets . About 4''by2'' by 12''
  5. zoomzu

    zoomzu Been here awhile

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    I put a 1 litre fuel bottle in one and tools in the other.
  6. oisterska

    oisterska d00b

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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.
  7. zoomzu

    zoomzu Been here awhile

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    I siliconed mine, just to make sure.
  8. oisterska

    oisterska d00b

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    Sweet, thanks. Also, any idea if storing the fuel canisters sideways will be a bad idea? Spillage potential? This occurred to me after I had drilled and mounted them to my topbox...
  9. 07wee

    07wee Adventurer

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    Awesome setup!

    Good call on adding a dab to keep it water tight
  10. zoomzu

    zoomzu Been here awhile

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    I have the brunton 1 litre bottles. No leaks in over a year. :deal
  11. rouser

    rouser Buell Not Dead

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    Here is my set up, welded a bracket to the subframe, used a 3.5" muffler strap, and added a cable and lock.

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  12. BigEasy

    BigEasy Long timer

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    CLASSIC!:lol3
  13. Hubbman

    Hubbman Been here awhile

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    Nice job with the custom welded bracket!

    However, you lost me with the clunky Master Lock and the cable. I don't have mine locked up with my tool roll in there, and I've never had a issue with theft.

    I say forget the lock!



  14. oisterska

    oisterska d00b

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    And here is the final tool tube setup.

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  15. UnclebudinTX

    UnclebudinTX Been here awhile

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    I m think that lock tells me there is something in there that i might want to take.. and truth be know if i want that tool tube that lock aint gonna stop me.
  16. Hubbman

    Hubbman Been here awhile

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    Very happy with the results, repurposing the Vario Case clamps to attach the tube! This is by far the cleanest install option I observed in other posts while doing my research.

    I also went ahead and painted the clamps flat black to match the bike and blend in. I'm very happy with how solid this install is!

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    I used some 3M black reflective tape on the screw cap for extra visibility (might as well, it blended in nicely!)
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    :D
  17. sTE610vE

    sTE610vE Long timer

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    I wonder how many of these they have sold since the Moto world identified it as a near perfect tool tube???
    I cant belive there were many buying it as the Tractor Opertaion Manual Canister it was designed to be? :D
    (the manuel graphics wipe off with a little laquer thinner by the way)
  18. Hubbman

    Hubbman Been here awhile

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    Yep, first thing I did when I took delivery was wipe that ugly lettering off! Cant believe how many people just leave it on there....

  19. Shimie

    Shimie n00b

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    Hi, it's my new setup, two tubes in the right side of Givi racks in my '01 R1150GS.

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    Regards.
  20. Spiritwalker2222

    Spiritwalker2222 Been here awhile

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    I bought and installed a tool tube on my dual sport bike. It lasted a whopping two days before breaking! What a piece of shit, it even felt like it was going to break early when I installed it. But though it only needs to last 2 weeks.

    I'm trying to get a refund, not that it cost much but out of principle. But the email address that I got thru paypal or on the website are invalid.