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Old 07-18-2005, 07:16 AM   #76
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A friend told me: why not just put some line clamps over the whole mess and be done with it? good idea sez me...

so after some measuring, looking at adel clamp specs, and saying well, lets just go look, I went to Home Depot and after asking a few employees who just shrugged I finally found a kid who knew his stuff. These were a $1.25 a pack:


I got the smallest ones they had there, 5/8", but even these were a tad too large. My measurements were (without anything fancy so if anyone has calipers and wants to refine this stuff I'd appreciate it! ) 1/2" tube, 3/4" from the center of the tube to the center of the bolt hole in the crappy tabs, and a 1/4" bolt hole (not important).




Just detach the Tool Tube (TM) and slip the clamps over the frame/tabs; in the case of the forward one you must wiggle it between the frame and the fender, but it went for me.



You can see these are too big, but they will help Loaded sleep at night now

Unless there are any objections I'd say this might be problem solved!

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Old 06-09-2006, 06:56 PM   #77
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Great idea Meat. You just doubled the factor of safety. Very good idea.
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Old 06-09-2006, 08:24 PM   #78
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Great idea Meat. You just doubled the factor of safety. Very good idea.
Thanks. Not sure if anyone else bothered to throw some $1 conduit clamps over their tabs.

Here is a merge thread:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=88032

That is where I was trying to get a better fit. I found the tabs that fit better; they just need one hole to be ground oval due to the tab not letting them close entirely. Still a cheap fix for a nagging worry.
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Old 09-25-2007, 10:33 PM   #79
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Can't find these parts in Oz

I like the idea of the stick electrode holder but I haven't been able to source one in Australia. I also enquired about the paint used on it and couldn't find any locally either. Could someone give me some detail on brands or distributors
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Old 09-29-2007, 01:51 PM   #80
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I like the idea of the stick electrode holder but I haven't been able to source one in Australia. I also enquired about the paint used on it and couldn't find any locally either. Could someone give me some detail on brands or distributors
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hey birko,

You are looking for a "stick electrode holder" and any good welding supply shop should carry them. The big 'merican manufacturer is Lincoln Electric, but there are others. Did you go to a welding supply shop and they said "huh?"?

The conduit clamps (i.e. adel clamps) are very common, and you will have to find a size that works or you can make work given this application. It wasn't hard - I did it.
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Old 06-26-2008, 10:03 AM   #81
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Old 03-11-2009, 09:50 PM   #82
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Hey y'all,

please review THIS THREAD if you have the tool tube setup are are considering it. There can be a problem even if the tube does not break away from the frame...

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