Tool Tube?

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

  1. HaChayalBoded

    HaChayalBoded Brooklyn Bored

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    Any chance you stressed it by overdoing the bolts or maybe bent the tabs a bit too much? I have the larger ones that hold 2L of fuel each and never had an issue on some pretty gnarly roads (Brooklyn and NYC). :D

    How much weight did you have in it?
  2. UnclebudinTX

    UnclebudinTX Been here awhile

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    got any pics of that??? you must have bought some cheap product,, most seem pretty durable... I got mine at a farm equipment dealership... they put operators manuals in them and they bolt to the machine..
  3. Meritlane

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    Has anyone figured out a mounting solution for an 800gs with vario cases besides mounting them to the case?
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  4. Spiritwalker2222

    Spiritwalker2222 Been here awhile

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    The tabs were flat and I don't believe I over torqued the bolts. I mounted it on the inside of my wolfman luggage bracket. I only had 2 or 3 pounds of tools in it. Most of the space was taken up by the tool roll I bought with it.

    I bought it online from tool tube website.

    I have some pictures on my computer at home. But the tube tabs flexed excessively when I took the cap on and off. The first time I took the cap off I though it was going to break.

    I think the tube would have lasted on my sport touring bike, or any bike that only sees paved and gravel roads. But not for enduro use.
  5. donny662

    donny662 Been here awhile

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    What website? Do you have a link?

    Did the tube interfere with the tire, swingarm, chain, etc.? A lot of pictures of mountings on here look like they could have interference problems, but that wouldn't be an issue unless the suspension was put under full compression, which rarely happens on the road but happens often on the trail.
  6. Witness

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    I built a rack for my camping gear on my sportster and added two tool tubes for a little extra fuel

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  7. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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  8. donny662

    donny662 Been here awhile

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    Google doesn't sell tool tubes.

    I wanted Spiritwalker to be specific in the website he purchased it from, so I could know the exact model of tool tube and the claims the website makes about it.

    From the Google search I could purchase a tool tube from:

    http://www.thetooltube.com/ToolTube.html
    http://www.thetooltube.com/NanoTube.html
    http://www.amazon.com/Tacx-Tool-Tube-Water-Bottle/dp/B002SR0JRM
    http://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade/productview/5343/
    http://www.agrisupply.com/operator-manual-canister/p/67670/
    http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/category_metal-fabrication+benders+pipe-bar-benders
    http://www.adventure-spec.com/default/tools-adventure-spec-tool-tube.html

    Or I could purchase the components according to these guides:

    http://www.bluepoof.com/motorcycles/howto/xt225_tool_tube/
    http://www.backpacker.com/june_2000_skills_making_tool_tube/gear/635

    Again, I wanted to know where and what Spiritwalker bought as his tool tube not where someone could buy any tool tube.
  9. Spiritwalker2222

    Spiritwalker2222 Been here awhile

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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.

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  10. TJ Willy

    TJ Willy ADV, this, I crave.

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    W00t! I just ordered two - probably use one for a 1l fuel bottle and the other for tools/tubes. Probably will mount them on either side of the Storm top box. Undecided on that location though... we'll see.
  11. donny662

    donny662 Been here awhile

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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.
  12. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    Mine kinda did the same thing as above. He replaced mine for free.
  13. Meritlane

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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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  14. Spiritwalker2222

    Spiritwalker2222 Been here awhile

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

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

    bross Where we riding to?

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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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  16. One Less Harley

    One Less Harley OH.THAT'S GONNA HURT

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  17. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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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...

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  18. UnclebudinTX

    UnclebudinTX Been here awhile

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    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.............
  19. surfin

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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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  20. vanseagal

    vanseagal Adventurer

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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