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 Post subject: Re: PVC Tool Tube
PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 12:13 pm 
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walesy wrote:
Just a thought on the straps. Has anyone tried the exhaust hangers from after market pipes. You know- stainless with a rubber "band" between the hanger and the actual exhaust pipe. Like this. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/EXHAUST-HANGE ... 564633d208


Yeah, I like that idea. Originally I looked for something like that but gave up. If it would fit the 3" PVC I'd think it would be perfect. With the mounting holes you could also eliminate the aluminum mounting piece. :good:

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 Post subject: Re: PVC Tool Tube
PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 2:34 pm 
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Great post, and thanks for sharing... i think i got my next project lined up.

Question: Would you mind listing out exactly what you carry in your tool box? I see your picture, but not really sure what some of the tools are or what size. my stock tool kit is missing some tools and i want to do an inventory check against yours. thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: PVC Tool Tube
PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 3:55 pm 
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How cool would it be to use the 4 in. and spray the end cap so it looks like another pipe? DUALS! WooHoo! :clapping:
That would fry some people's brains on first glance! :sarcastic:


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 Post subject: Re: PVC Tool Tube
PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:43 am 
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Something like this perhaps?

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I used another GSXR 750 muffler for a tool tube to match my muffler.

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I like how it came out but it takes a LOT of hours to gut the muffler and make the end caps.
A simple plastic pipe tube is much easier, cheaper, and faster to make.

I like coming up with something different and enjoy the shop time.

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 Post subject: Re: PVC Tool Tube
PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 11:39 pm 
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kthom wrote:
How cool would it be to use the 4 in. and spray the end cap so it looks like another pipe? DUALS! WooHoo! :clapping:
That would fry some people's brains on first glance! :sarcastic:


Yes. . it does weird some people out. Very handy tho. Lots of room. Got 7" of 3" dia' in front of the rear fatter 14" of 4". Be SURE to plumb tube to clear the chain at full travel. Mine juuuuuuuust moves the guard a tad, but clears the sprocket. I did it to twart sticky fingers at motels. :s_thumbsup Not as cool as that REAL can. . .but cheap. Really cheap.
Home-made straps from galvanized stud bracing. Two of those, two worms, working ok for some tippies so far. :good:

JagLite: awesome job, man,. . . .,awesome.

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 Post subject: Re: PVC Tool Tube
PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 2:01 pm 
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The only thing I've noticed about using those insulator caps, are that the rod seems to get in the way going all the way through the tool tube, I like the looks of the caps, nice and clean :good: . I wonder if there is a way to create a bushing stop, like how handle bar weights mount, or aluminum hand guards mount, just in a bigger design. So that you don't have the rod, and the cap just bites the inside of the tool tube?

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 Post subject: Re: PVC Tool Tube
PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 7:33 pm 
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Here is my tool tube:

post80583.html#p80583

Well over 10,000kms of hard riding. Maybe 10% of that 10,000kms was highway and it has held up great. In fact I am starting to see the tools are showing rubbing wear but the tube carries on.

I used these style clamps on my bracket:

https://www.google.ca/search?q=heavy+du ... 24&bih=643

With a nylock style lock nut on the end of the bolt to stop the bolt from loosening. And I think that the clamps that go around the tube and up around the subframe help a lot also.


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 Post subject: Re: PVC Tool Tube
PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 7:41 pm 
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just gave me an idea for a fishing rod holder....thanks


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 Post subject: Re: PVC Tool Tube
PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 1:46 am 
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sandwash wrote:
A 10$ welding rod holder:
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This looks like the best bet. Do you know the diameter? Looks like it's at least 3".

Found one:
https://www.zoro.com/lincoln-electric-rod-storage-container-kh550/i/G3548334/?gclid=CjwKEAjwm_K_BRDx5o-sxq6ouXASJAC7TsFL96i4wYvAwUEpR8O-m8qI7RaDxkIM6uZ7e21hgB0sIxoCMSzw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds.

Thanks for sharing!


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 Post subject: Re: PVC Tool Tube
PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 2:23 am 
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JagLite wrote:
..................A simple plastic pipe tube is much easier, cheaper, and faster to make............
Why most of us would take that option but............
JagLite wrote:
I like coming up with something different and enjoy the shop time.
I fully understand this. Nice job.

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