Tool Tube

Discussion in 'British Beasts: Triumph Tigers' started by Armyswammy, Feb 13, 2014.

  1. drketamine

    drketamine Adventurer

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    Thanks! I'm all in a tizzy trying to figure out the best luggage solution for me. Liked the look of that rack and thought I'd ask, thanks for following up.
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  2. CaptnSlo

    CaptnSlo Derelicte

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    This store has mounting hardware
    http://www.thetooltube.com/Hardware.html

    I think the tube they sell is the agri supply one. I have it mounted to my left Givi side rack with an extra zip tie or two. Never had a problem in the 3 years I've used it, but my bf's has broken off his F800GS a few times and he has the same setup.
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  3. ben2go

    ben2go Moto Flunky

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    Thank you dear, for posting this.
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  4. Adventurespokes

    Adventurespokes n00b

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    Hi Trev
    wondering what the panniers in particular the top plate is ?
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  5. Aussie Trev

    Aussie Trev aka DRTrev

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    Apologies AS, didn't see this until just now.

    The pannier racks are Wolfman and the top plate is the Hepco Becker enlargement plate. The plate used to be on my Tenere but I used some pretty basic workshop skills to adapt it to the Tiger, but I think I saw recently that they make a kit for them to bolt straight on. Originally I reckon I got it from MAP. It's a great rear rack which allows me to tie down some pretty bulky soft gear which stays in place with plenty of stability. I use Gotcha velcro straps which have to be the cheapest and strongest around.

    Here it all is being used heading off to the Flinders.....

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  6. xbonez

    xbonez 2016 Tiger 800 XRT

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    I mounted the Agri supply tool tube to my Tiger roadie this past weekend. I mounted it on the left side using the mounting points available under the frame (they are covered with a black plastic thing)
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  7. Adventurespokes

    Adventurespokes n00b

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    Hi Trev,

    Found the enlargement plate at http://www.motorcycleadventure.com....duct/product&path=101_143_592&product_id=3827

    Wondered how you found the weight distribution. Would be 40 to 50 litre duffel with sleeping bag, 2 man tent few clothes, all heavy load in saddle bags. Or at times just extra 5 or 10 litres of fuel for my tiger. Just appears simple with good tie down points.
    Any pros or cons appreciated? As rear case has served me well, just thought everything in one soft bag would be a good next step.
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  8. TogaPete

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    I had looked for a long time at tool tubes and thought they would be my only option to have a fixed storage option. I looked at advmotorad.com where the DS Raid box is sold, but it is only for the SW-Motech rack. Then just this week I discovered the website of the manufacturer of the Raid boxes and found that they sell a Raid box that is designed to mount on the Givi luggage rack. So I placed the order and it should arrive in about 1.5 weeks. Here's the link: https://www.dsbikeprotection.com/en/triumph-tiger-800/97-raid-toolbox-tiger-800-xc.html

    They accept PayPal and shipping was reasonable (they are in Spain).

    I'll throw up some photos once I mount it and give my two cents on the product and the install.
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  9. K1W1

    K1W1 Long timer

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    Cheap knock off Pelican box, some alloy and some screws and nuts. Holds my electric pump, tyre plugs and various other items with room to spare if I really want to stuff anything else in there. As you can see in the second photo there is a high security cable tie lock so it can be easily broken open should the need arise beside the road. The other cable tie around the alloy bar just stops the handle of the box flapping not that I have ever noticed that it does.

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  10. K1W1

    K1W1 Long timer

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  11. Black Rhino

    Black Rhino Hopelessly optimistic cat herder

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    I'm running this sucker I got off of fleabay. It has enough room for a modest but complete tool kit , all of my irons , a couple rags , and room to spare. I have thoroughly put it through the paces , and it has held up well.
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  12. bcliff

    bcliff Been here awhile

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    I made a tool tube from 3 inch PVC but wasn't crazy about it. Also tried a couple different Pelican type boxes but couldn't find a properly sized one to fit with my Wolfman racks. Then I remembered I had a Wolfman Enduro Toolbag laying around. My Wolfman racks have a Rotopax plate mounted so I made a similar sized plate from an old road sign as at attachment point for the Wolfman velcro mounting harness, secured it to the backside of the Rotopax plate, and attached the Toolbag. Holds all my tools and irons.
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  13. TogaPete

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    Clever!


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  14. RonkoRider

    RonkoRider Wrong Island, NY

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    Anyone using them with the OEM Luggage setup? I bought the big sucker with thoughts of ziptieing it to the bottom of the top case rack. it was too big so I traded for the smaller size. Anyone else have a suggestion?
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  15. BoomerE30

    BoomerE30 Been here awhile

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    Very nice! Care to share what mounting bits you used? Just ordered the same tube from ebay as well.
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  16. Black Rhino

    Black Rhino Hopelessly optimistic cat herder

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    Sure , the tube already had a leg built on it (left end) , so I just drilled the Givi luggage rack to match it. The cap end was just metal clamps with rubber isolation I picked up at the local Ace hardware. It has held up perfectly.
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  17. Bugchewer

    Bugchewer Piece of Work

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    I bought mine at Tractor Supply and mounted it on inside of HT rack opposite muffler as well.
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