Tool Tube?

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

  1. MotoMigrant

    MotoMigrant Been here awhile

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    I used 4" pvc pipe, u could use 3" & home depot sells 3" plugs too

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  2. MotoMigrant

    MotoMigrant Been here awhile

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  3. jon_l

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  4. RTinNC

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    Yep ... recognize the plug as it is the same type plug I carry in case my oil sight glass blows out. Was not sure if they fit the Tractor Supply type tubes. Thanks for the response.
  5. Tewster2

    Tewster2 Long timer Supporter

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    FWIW I've got the "Owner's Manual Holder" mounted on the inside of my right pannier (I know the photo is crap). You can see the end cap at the back with the yellow symbol. It holds all my tire repair stuff. It's been on the bike for 60,000 miles and has not talked back to me yet :) I know the photo is crap....
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    I do put a little condensation packet in the tube also to keep the moisture down.
  6. Tewster2

    Tewster2 Long timer Supporter

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    Here's the one on my WR

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  7. jon_l

    jon_l Long timer

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    And a Tractor Supply tube on my (ex-) WR250R:

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  8. JensEskildsen

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    Why go through all this effort, and then use just about the cheapest lock available... Any street thug will have that lock opened in 5 seconds...
  9. 16VGTIDave

    16VGTIDave Reaver made me do it...

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  10. Maggot12

    Maggot12 U'mmmm yeaah!!

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    No need to lock imo,

    I've used this plug. If tightened enough almost impossible to get off without a wrench. If needed to lock, one can drill a hole thru the square and put wire thru it.

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  11. jon_l

    jon_l Long timer

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    Maggot - I used the same cap on my home-made PVC tool tube:

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    You're right, it wasn't easy to remove without a wrench.
  12. Cabrito

    Cabrito On the mend 76% Supporter

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    You guys be careful with this cap.. Maggot12 is right about it getting so tight you can't get it off without a wrench, but if you don't get it tight enough and your ride a KLR the cap can back out and you will see it rolling down the road in your rear view mirror... I only lost a few tools and had to reach down with my foot to hold the other stuff from falling out while I pulled over.. Now I carry a cap wrench just for that.

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    I've also used the wingnut compression caps on a smaller tube with much success, but the smaller tube don't hold much.
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  13. Maggot12

    Maggot12 U'mmmm yeaah!!

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    Can drill a small hole thru the edge of the lid and the tube and put a small cotter pin. It won't affect the waterproofness, but will prevent from spinning off.
  14. allowishish

    allowishish Boof Master

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    I have a tenkara fly rod tube zip tied to the bike (inside the side case mounting rack) I have never had an issue with people even noticing it. Keep the color black or something that matched the other pieces/parts in that area and nobody will even see it.

    for the record my bike is daily ridden, frequently in bad parts of the town and is mostly parked outside (the wife blocks the garage)
  15. RTinNC

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    LOL ...I agree ... I don't usually lock my bags so not sure locking the tool tube would be required.
  16. OklahomaRider

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    I made an oring to fit inside my home built 4" pvc tube, sits against the flange and helps keep the cap from vibrating loose.
  17. Maggot12

    Maggot12 U'mmmm yeaah!!

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    The cap I mentioned above with the square tab comes with an oring. It fits pretty snug.

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