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Tool Tube

Postby colemadad » Tue Aug 26, 2014 8:04 am



Have any of you made and installed a tool tube on your GL1100? I'm thinking something like what a lot of the advrider guys/gals mound on the frame usually made out of PVC pipe with some sort of cap. on it.



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Re: Tool Tube

Postby 4wred » Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:53 am

Why don't you use your saddlebags to store tools?? Thats where mine are in my tool pouch.

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Re: Tool Tube

Postby Dogsled » Tue Aug 26, 2014 8:37 pm

Yeah most of the Adv.riders run on/off road bare bone bikes and carry minimal camping gear as payloads. Their problems are not always problems wingers have. I carry a top of the line multimeter to diagnose wiring issues.....something most adv. riders don't carry or experience for example.

colemadad, what tools exactly do YOU carry on your bike if you're on a long ride, just curious......
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Re: Tool Tube

Postby colemadad » Wed Aug 27, 2014 7:39 am

I usually carry a couple of screwdrivers, 2 pliers, assortment of sockets/wrenches, some bailing wire (which saved my butt when my pull throttle cable broke 250 kms from home last week) and a few other things. I like to have a decent assortment to do some basic repairs. If somebody has a clever idea for a tool tube I'd likely expand a bit and include tire repair kit that I know I should be carrying but have procrastinated - only a matter of time before that bites me in the butt. Thanks for asking...

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Re: Tool Tube

Postby littlebeaver » Wed Aug 27, 2014 10:32 am

Seems to me that you could get quite a few tools in a 1-1/2" pvc pipe with the caps on each end, good idea...

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Re: Tool Tube

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Aug 27, 2014 10:48 am

This has been talked about before, and some people came up with a few great ideas: What's in your saddle bags?

On a similar topic: What's in your first aid kit?

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Re: Tool Tube

Postby cbx4evr » Wed Aug 27, 2014 1:36 pm

I mounted a welding rod holder on my KLR 650 for my tire tools and other stuff. Works great but don't know where I would mount one on my Goldwing.



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Re: Tool Tube

Postby Dogsled » Wed Aug 27, 2014 3:32 pm

Oh that kind of tube.... :?

I have 1 I strap across my back seat to carry my flyrods in when I go fishing. Best way to carry them I found to date. good way to carry something that breaks easy.
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Re: Tool Tube

Postby themainviking » Wed Aug 27, 2014 4:03 pm

cbx4evr wrote:I mounted a welding rod holder on my KLR 650 for my tire tools and other stuff. Works great but don't know where I would mount one on my Goldwing.

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That is most excellent. I could think of a million (well maybe for or five) uses for that. None would be on my bike however.
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Re: Tool Tube

Postby littlebeaver » Wed Aug 27, 2014 8:24 pm

I can stuff my underwear in there and socks... :shock: :lol: And And butt powder lol..

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Re: Tool Tube

Postby colemadad » Thu Aug 28, 2014 1:38 pm

Hmmm... not seeing that anyone has actually installed one on the 'wing. I keep my stuff in a saddlebag and I'd like to free up that space if I can find a clever spot to mount a decent sized tube. I'll let you know if anything works out.




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