Tool Tube?

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

  1. jon_l

    jon_l Long timer

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    Thanks for the feedback guys. I am pretty sure this is condensation, since it hasn't gotten wet for a couple months (Sept), but the temperature has dropped from highs in the 70s to lows in the upper 20s

    The entire inside was damp, but no water pooled.

    Pretty sure it is not a leak. The cap is angled up when parked so water can't get past the threads when on the sidestand, and the small drain hole is facing down and well sealed with silicone.

    I doubt the cap is air tight, so the pressure differential idea may have merit. And it usually lives in a cool garage, so rolling it out into the sun on a warm day would cause the black plastic to warm quickly while still having cool air inside.

    Exhaust doesn't get hot enough to bother the saddlebag 3/4" away on the plastic heat shield, so I don't think it could affect the tube a foot away, especially with air flowing over the bike.

    If it is condensation, I can't be the only one. Mine is mounted in a fairly exposed location, but I see photos of them on the back of panniers all the time, so hopefully guys who have them mounted can comment.
  2. jonnyc21

    jonnyc21 Trials Ninja

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    I pull my tools if the bike sits for a time because of the same thing. I found that plugging or not plugging it didn't seem to change my results much. Just my EXP.

    FYI: mine is mounted to the sub frame opisit to the pipe so not close by heat from the bike involved.
  3. wayno

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    Might unplug hole during storage or the desicant packs are cheap...or just take the lid of if stored inside....
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  6. NellieDriver

    NellieDriver Been here awhile

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    For german riders: does anyone of you know where to get a box like those (it seems they are owner's manual boxes ) in Germany? Maybe by internet.

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  7. ben2go

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    Check with welding shops or welding suppliers,may be tool suppliers.They have tubes very similar but made for holding heavy arc welding rods.About 16 inches long(400mm to 450mm). Some maybe be bigger or smaller.
  8. NellieDriver

    NellieDriver Been here awhile

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    Thank you, I think I found something.
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  9. Simonhantler

    Simonhantler waiheke simon

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    whats that pipe on your hp2?
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  13. c-m

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    I bought one of the manual holder canisters. Turns out I can't mount it on my bike the way it's configured, so that sucks.

    Crash bars get in the way and the tabs are the pain. Will have to look for an alternative.
  14. k-moe

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    Cut the tabs off and use hose clamps around the body of the tube.
  15. 9Realms

    9Realms Drawn in by the complex plot

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    WD40 and a rag also takes off the yellow writing, I just cleaned it off the cap area. On my previous bike -a KLR, a tube fit nicely between the Motech rack and the frame on the non-exhaust side of the bike. It all but disappeared when the Pelicans were "docked" om the SW Motech racks.

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  16. Antti

    Antti Been here awhile

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    Well, I wouldn't recommend this popular tooltube.
    I had mine in GS and it did last just a bit over a year.
    Dropped it yesterday.

    It was properly assembled from both ends. I have given some rough rides for the bike but still..

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  17. c-m

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    Ah you used the tabs. They are flimsy rubbish. Use a P-Clip or Worm drive clip.
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    geolpilot Been here awhile

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    Tools, not tolls.
  20. John Smallberries

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