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Discussion in 'Equipment' started by wayno, Jun 13, 2008.
How does the tool tube NOT get pinched by the swing arm when the suspension compresses?
I dig it man, but how do you keep the lid on? I was thinking of the same design, but maybe threaded endcap?
maybe the pinch is taken by the rear brake line :huh
Yip, threaded endcap.
Actually, I use a drum sander to take some material out of the end caps so they will go on and come off. I think they may come with a bit of a tapper (tighter the further on they are). Rode through lots of heavy rain last year on my trip to Alaska on the VStrom and the toilet paper I had in the 4" ABS tube never got wet. It's just a little "Sand it and try it". Mine are tight enough that you need to rock the caps as you are pulling to get them off. A neighbor suggested I put a handle on the outside or use the threaded cap. I told him I could get the cap off OK. Just don't want it easy enough that some "D![K#eaD" doesn't get into it.
I recieved mine today. What a superb deal! I ordered 5, just incase friends I haven't made yet need one.
Just ordered 3 for $23 shipped.
I figure I'll stick one on each bike and then can move my tool roll from tube to tube depending on what I'm riding.
Thanks for the headsup gents!
Placed an order today for 2 tubes to be shipped to Canada. They agreed to ship them by mail so I don't get nicked by UPS taxes and brokerage. They are great to deal with. I haven't completely decided what to use them for yet but am thinking of keeping my travel bike cover in one. This way it's always there, nice and handy.
well, I think the tractor tube is cool, but not enough storage space fer me.
Heres my missile silo:
all in all about 20 bucks in parts, we'll see how it fares over this weekend.
Nice job!! Now all you need is a military looking stencil on the outside warning of snakes inside...
jesus..nice job Gents. Fecking Great ideas!
Ordered a couple of Tubes from Agri Supply. Who has pics of em on their R1200GS?
My welding rod tube, which cost me $8, I mounted with long wire ties (several of them) across the back of my temporarily installed floor drain grates rear rack. The thing held up great and the screw on water tight cap never came loose during 3500 miles of rough mountain gravel/dirt/rock/boulder/tree root riding. I keep my tire irons, some wrenches, couple of towels, hand wipes, and patch kit in the tube.
its on the front page of the website now. I guess a bunch of cheap FF's (including me) are buying a lot of them.
here is a good pic of the tubes installed...
Just ordered mine , I feel very confident that I can mount at least one of them I ordered two , for a weird reason I 'm Extremely excited about these simple little things
I have the tubes..but haven't found a good way for the 1200GS for mounting them? Anybody got them mounted on GS to share?
I happened to come across those same clamps!
How are you fastening them onto the tube itself (keeping the screw in there- I tried to get a 1/4" nut in the space but it won't fit)?