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Old 01-28-2010, 06:53 PM   #16
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Tool Tube

Hi Trippelke & Zacharia.

Thanks for the helpful info.

I was looking to install the tube in exactly that position - now I even have the step-by-step guide.

What more could one ask for...

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Old 01-28-2010, 08:47 PM   #17
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You can spend $24 and buy them from certain places .....or you can spend $5 at Agri Supply .
Dude thanks!! Just ordered two of them with shippng $17.
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Old 01-28-2010, 08:54 PM   #18
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I'm planning to see if I can mount it to the rear rack. either out back or one on each side right next to but not intererring with the BMW side cases.

We'll see,,,,
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Old 01-28-2010, 10:58 PM   #19
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I'm planning to see if I can mount it to the rear rack. either out back or one on each side right next to but not interfering with the BMW side cases.

We'll see,,,,
Looking forward to seeing this Gangplank... I have the BMW side cases and usually just toss the toolkit into one of those bad-boys - not elegant!
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Old 01-31-2010, 09:29 AM   #20
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I have talked to one of the mfg. of these "tool tubes", and they have had many requests for a locking version ... I have asked to be kept informed and will post back if the locking product becomes a reality!
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Old 01-31-2010, 09:44 AM   #21
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Looking forward to seeing this Gangplank... I have the BMW side cases and usually just toss the toolkit into one of those bad-boys - not elegant!
Just waiting on the tubes. Should be here pretty in a week or so. I have two cable that came off my Kawasaki track bike that I am plannin to use to lock them to the bike/make locks. In my mind it seems simple.... how many hours have I wasted fiddling with fitment with a statement like that.
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Old 01-31-2010, 06:02 PM   #22
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I searched and searched to find the name of the Swed that inspired my tool tube fab to give credit to him; similar to Trippelke's install but with a PVC tube. I wanted something to support soft luggage. So I fab'd up a tool tube for the right side and a heat shield over the muffler. I don't have a welder so I built up the supports with flat stock aluminum, aluminum square stock, and some stove pipe. The pipe is held off the muffler with rubber bumpers, no melting, and no drilling of anything on the bike. It can all be taken off and bike returned exactly back to stock.













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Old 01-31-2010, 07:19 PM   #23
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You ever think about hoisting those bags up and running them up tighter?
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Old 01-31-2010, 07:42 PM   #24
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Progress update & adding security lock....

Hi - given all the inspiration and ideas I have progressed to the point where the tube is now fitted. I have an idea about how to make the unit lockable and retain the watertightness - just need to experiment a bit - will post results here in the next few days.

Watch this space.....

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Old 01-31-2010, 08:06 PM   #25
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You ever think about hoisting those bags up and running them up tighter?
Ya, I did adjust them up some; those pics were just after installing them.
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Old 01-31-2010, 08:40 PM   #26
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Old 01-31-2010, 09:10 PM   #27
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You ever think about hoisting those bags up and running them up tighter?
I ask that to all the teenage boys around here about their pants.
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Old 02-01-2010, 01:38 PM   #28
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Watertight security lock

Hi,

I have now added a security lock to the tube without making any holes in the tube. The system shown uses the fact that the cap has quite a large threaded section, to secure the cap. I have used a length of steel cable (shrouded to protect the tube) with a "not-so-elegant" clamp and a normal lock which is shown in the pictures below. The one end of the cable is secured with a clamp on the back of the brace. The cable then loops around the cap twice before being held by the lock which goes through another small hole in the brace. The cap can only turn about 1 revolution before the cable tightens (gripping the cap and stopping any further movement either rotating or moving further along the thread)

The lock holds the cable in place and is conveniently positioned to allow easy access for the key and at the same time protecting the keyway from dirt being kicked up from the tyre.

Perhaps there are better ways of locking the tube, but this works, is very simple, does not compromise the water-tightness of the unit and is cheap!!







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Old 02-02-2010, 09:19 AM   #29
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Great idea.
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Old 02-07-2010, 11:45 AM   #30
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Got em. Doesn't quite fit as I had planned.

Ya know it'd be nice if they put a tool storage spot designed into a bike already.

Anyway... I'll see if they fit otherways with bags. If not it'll be back to a tail bad tool bag plan.
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