Tool Tube?

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

  1. wayno

    wayno Long timer

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    Since he is on the other side of pond he is prob trying to just find one.:ricky
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  2. jsb223

    jsb223 ADV Rookie

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    Got mine in yesterday...

    Gonna try and mount one this weekend...

    Pics when completed...
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  3. Valleyrider

    Valleyrider I Survived The '60s

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  4. Tim-Rodriguez

    Tim-Rodriguez Been here awhile

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  5. CA_Strom

    CA_Strom Cunning Linguist

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    My tool tube came in this week. Very nicely made for the price. I almost missed the cool little LED flashlight they threw in since it was burried in the packaging...

    FYI, one quick spray of carb cleaner, and those yellow graphics come right off the end cap and barrel of the tube. A quick dab of silicon will seal the drain hole in the barrel end.

    I played around with some mounting options on my motech racks tonight, and it looks like it'll mount to one of the existing rack frame holes perfectly and I'll either drill another hole to secure the closed end to my Pelican side case or make up a little bracket to use another Motech rack hole that's about 2" away... I'll get some photos up when I get this mounted...
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  6. CA_Strom

    CA_Strom Cunning Linguist

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    Ok, about 15 minutes and some leftover 1/4" stainless hardware/fender washers, and the tube is mounted on my Motech rack frames. I'm thinking of storing a few tools and a flat fix kit in this nifty tube.

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  7. Strog

    Strog Geek on two wheels

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    I have several of those in my paintball gearbag. :evil

    Just make sure to secure the lid. They are supposed to be easy to pop open to reload in the middle of a battle. You may have noticed some small piles of unshot paintballs on the field from a couple of those popping open a bit too easy. :lol3 There's a ton of different harnesses, mounts, etc. for those containers. I'm sure there's some creative ways to use them on a bike.
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  8. Hodakaguy

    Hodakaguy NorthWest Adventure Rider

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    Another idea if you want to do a little fab work. Here's what we used for a tool tube, its a toilet plunger that comes in a stainless steel tube. Bought it at the local hardware store.



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    We unscrewed the handle and your left with a nice light tube. Here we welded up some mounts for the lid and just finished powdercoating the assy.

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    This is the mount that we fabed up. It's going on my fathers TW200.

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    All mounted up. We made a rubber gasket for the inside of the lid to keep everything dry.

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    Rear View.

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  9. wayno

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    Nice work!!
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  10. noivson

    noivson Adventurer

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    Poor people poor ways....
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  11. freeflow

    freeflow get in or go in

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    I like the looks of your top loader pelicans :thumb

    BTW look like I will be able to fit 2 tool tubes on my SWmotech rack. I sized it up and they will fit, I need to drilla few holes though
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  12. markk53

    markk53 jack of all trades...

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    Do you have to have another rider ahead of you with a "Wide Load" sign? :lol3

    Damn that thing's wide. :huh

    Obviously functional though... don't be offended by the comments. I get teased regularly for the stock graphics and purple frame of the KLX.
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  13. markk53

    markk53 jack of all trades...

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    Red Green says the cheapest route is duct tape and a couple of Pringles cans... and you get a snack while installing them - $2 if the chips are on sale, the beer's extra. :1drink

    Hang in there, I'm pullin' for ya, we're all in this together. :D



    Lord I apologize... just had to say it though. I gotta get out of here before you guys get pissed...:fishie
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  14. Hodakaguy

    Hodakaguy NorthWest Adventure Rider

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    Yeah it looks even wider in the pics than in person. Be bags are just slightly narrower than the bars so it all works out good. Still narrower than my GSA setup.

    I should make a "Wide Load" sticker up for the rear :D It sure does work great though.

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  15. Monroe

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    When riding sans bags, my tool roll, compressor and plug kit resided in my tank bag. This was heavy and, as you might imagine, took up a bit o' space. When I saw the deal on these inexpensive tools, I decided to pursue and mounting site and came up with the following. It's attached via 2 aluminum strap I made and attached to the license plate mount. I took a few more pics and will attach shortly. Here's the first:

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  16. Monroe

    Monroe Been here awhile

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    shot from underneath tail of mounting straps and tube

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  17. Monroe

    Monroe Been here awhile

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    mounting check prior to attaching license plate mounting plate. The lateral adjustment is made prior to cinching the straps tight.

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  18. datchew

    datchew Don't buy from Brad

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    Ok, so, these look nice and all. The real question is... Are they really waterproof?


    :ear
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  19. Monroe

    Monroe Been here awhile

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    close up of right bag clearance. Made as close as possible to keep left end of tube away from exhaust heat.
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  20. Monroe

    Monroe Been here awhile

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