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Old 05-03-2015, 12:17 PM   #1
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Skid plate mounted tool box

I am a big fan of the MOD skid plate and recently purchased one for my new '15 GSA. Unfortunately, it is uncertain whether Motoverland will be producing their toolbox (http://www.motooverland.com/index_files/Page2996.htm). I posted a WTB on the Flea Market hoping someone might have one for sale.

Anticipating that isn't the case, I am exploring other solutions that might be compatible with the MOD skid plate.

Thus far, I have found:

1. Touratech (for BMW OEM Enduro skid plate)
2. SW Motech (for their skid plate)

It is unclear whether either would be fully compatible i.e. based on width and mounting.

And, of course there are the DIY options e.g. Agritube and small Pelican cases.

I would be interested to know what other options exist.

Thanks.

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Old 05-03-2015, 01:25 PM   #2
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I have the TT one with the BMW alu skidplate and I'm pretty sure it won't fit on your MOD skidplate, principaly due to the fact that the TT toolbox has the same form the BMW skidplate has.



You can't see it's not flat like your MOD one...
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Old 05-03-2015, 02:09 PM   #3
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Rugged Roads?

I have their skid plate and tool box. From what I can recall the box mounts to a flat surface if that's what you are looking for?

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Old 05-03-2015, 02:43 PM   #4
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Thank you both; I agree the Touratech box is unlikely to work looking at the picture and others online.

But, I will look into the Rugged Road solution. Unfortunately, with shipping and the current exchange rate, buying from the UK is not inexpensive.
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Old 05-04-2015, 07:41 PM   #5
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Love my SW Motech skid plate and DIY mod tool tube mount!
I keep 15" tire irons, breaker bar, sockets and 21" and 17" light duty tubes in my custom 4' diameter x 16" long tool tube!
Very happy with keeping that down low and in front.


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Old 05-05-2015, 08:04 AM   #6
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That looks great, thanks for sharing. Did you modify the SWM skid plate to the accommodate the shape of the tube?
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Old 05-05-2015, 11:53 AM   #7
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No I just had the aluminum semi circular stand offs welded on. No other mods or holes drilled. I ran the SS clamps thru factory slots in the skid plate.
Solid and no issues at all! Easy mod if you can find someone to weld for you.
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Old 05-06-2015, 09:40 PM   #8
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I am a big fan of the MOD skid plate and recently purchased one for my new '15 GSA. Unfortunately, it is uncertain whether Motoverland will be producing their toolbox (http://www.motooverland.com/index_files/Page2996.htm). I posted a WTB on the Flea Market hoping someone might have one for sale.

Anticipating that isn't the case, I am exploring other solutions that might be compatible with the MOD skid plate.

Thus far, I have found:

1. Touratech (for BMW OEM Enduro skid plate)
2. SW Motech (for their skid plate)

It is unclear whether either would be fully compatible i.e. based on width and mounting.

And, of course there are the DIY options e.g. Agritube and small Pelican cases.

I would be interested to know what other options exist.

Thanks.
Hi LVGS,

Thanks for the compliment and sorry to say the Tool Boxes are in limbo as you know. They are made by a different fab shop and expensive to make. Last time they were made they went up in price but should've actually gone up more. I held it a little lower though. This time they'll have to go up again and I don't know how much you all can take!

Anyhow as has been cover the Touratech one is definitely a no-go because it is made for the "pointy bow" of the TT plate. RR and SW are options but be careful with the dimensions so it doesn't interfere with the front wheel during compression and also fork deflection.

I'll see if I can post some dimensions in the next few days....

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Old 05-07-2015, 04:27 AM   #9
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Check this site. I mounted two on my GS.

http://thetooltube.com/ToolTube.html
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Old 05-09-2015, 11:36 AM   #10
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Love my SW Motech skid plate and DIY mod tool tube mount!
I keep 15" tire irons, breaker bar, sockets and 21" and 17" light duty tubes in my custom 4' diameter x 16" long tool tube!
Very happy with keeping that down low and in front.


Very nifty DIY right there. Have you had any issues with the plastic cracking or even melting with it being so close? i just may steal your idea

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Old 05-09-2015, 05:40 PM   #11
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Old 05-09-2015, 07:04 PM   #12
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Been on there for 2 seasons it is PVC schedule 40 4" pipe. Never came loose or had any issues. SW Motech keeps the tube away form engine heat with those 2 aluminum stand offs. I love running low pressures off road and tubeless on my buddies tubless Woodies wheels keep deflating in the rocks when they hit hard and so we have chosen to go back to tubes on his sealed spoked wheels. This tool pack is there on the bike at all times to deal with flat tires but have only had to use them once on the trail and we ended up needing to put a tube in my buddies Woody wheels since he dented the front rim so bad it would not seal. He has not fixed that dent in years. Tubes are much more forgiving and let you run 20 psi in the mud!
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Old 05-09-2015, 07:34 PM   #13
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Here is my take on the tool tube idea.

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Old 05-10-2015, 07:52 AM   #14
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Already posted it somewhere else but there it is again. Agri tool tube.
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Old 05-10-2015, 09:14 AM   #15
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Already posted it somewhere else but there it is again. Agri tool tube.
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How did you mount the tool tube? It looks like you used a bracket mounted on the bottom of the rad grill shroud...
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