Tool Tube?

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

  1. Ceri JC

    Ceri JC UK GSer

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    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)

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    These things are designed for keeping paper manuals dry on tractors that do 15mph. Not Advriding, IMO.
  2. ben2go

    ben2go Moto Flunky

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    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.
  3. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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  4. gatogato

    gatogato Been here awhile

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    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.


    Thank You,
    Jeff
  5. zoomzu

    zoomzu Been here awhile

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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
  6. Laconic

    Laconic Anodyne

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  7. CDNbiker

    CDNbiker Lost in Space

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    Nice Job! I have not seen those plumbing stoppers before - that's a perfect solution.:clap
  8. jonnyc21

    jonnyc21 Trials Ninja

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    Have parts list I can use to make one? if not place you picked it up?
  9. Nanuq

    Nanuq Aventurer by Trade

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  10. Laconic

    Laconic Anodyne

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    Sorry I missed your question.

    The tube is 3" PVC with a cap glued on, painted black and a pressure test plug on the other end, all available at the hardware store. The plate is the remnant of an old street sign. The clamps come from McMaster-Carr; search for cushion clamps and select the size to fit the OD of your pipe.
  11. Andrew

    Andrew Optimus Primer Super Moderator

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    Nice. And it looks like you can easily remove a fair section of the plug bolt - or put a hole through it and place a small padlock to hinder hoodlums from tinkering with the wingnut.
  12. DDT Rider

    DDT Rider Been here awhile

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    What did the OD of that 3" PVC turn out to be..3 1/4 or 3 1/2?
  13. Grinnin

    Grinnin Forever N00b

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    I used thin-walled grey CPVC. The pipe and fittings both have thinner walls so the end bulges are thinner than some I've seen. Then I replaced the big wing nut with a phillips/slotted screw. If I lose the screwdriver in the regular tool kit then any key or scrap of metal can open this.
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  14. tuna101

    tuna101 Been here awhile

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    That's keeping the weight low:lol3
  15. Grinnin

    Grinnin Forever N00b

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    It holds 17" and 21" tubes, tire irons, aluminum bicycle pump, and the heavier of my tools. So I didn't want it with the other luggage.

    Plumbing sizes are all nominal and a thin-walled pipe fits the same fittings as a thick-walled pipe. I.e. thin walled has a larger ID for the same named size.
  16. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    I've broke 2 of the Mega tubes now. Time to move on! Same place broke on the last one too.
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  17. majorpayne

    majorpayne Been here awhile

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    That's why I went the PVC route. However, mounting with some rubber washers could help. But a direct hit to the tube will probably still break the tabs.
  18. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    It wasn't hit and it was secured below separately. Just rattled away and broke.
  19. majorpayne

    majorpayne Been here awhile

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    Rubber washers/isolators could work then...but it does reaffirm why I went with the PVC tube.
  20. ben2go

    ben2go Moto Flunky

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