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PostSubject: DIY Tool tube   Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:37 pm

Revzilla sells one but mine has faux carbon fiber!  Start with 12" of PVC pipe...

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PostSubject: Re: DIY Tool tube   Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:25 pm

Looks good!! From what material did you make the ends?
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PostSubject: Re: DIY Tool tube   Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:08 am

Standard rubber caps that fit the 3 inch PVC. They came with hose clamps but fit pretty tightly. Big hardware stores will have them.

I will make some hard mounts to finalize the project now that I see how it looks and fits.
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PostSubject: Re: DIY Tool tube   Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:42 am


Super.

Likely to do that for Stornello -- where cargo of any kind is a challenge -- even before GRiSO.

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PostSubject: Re: DIY Tool tube   Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:37 pm

No clearance issues? Would love to see a picture from the back.
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PostSubject: Re: DIY Tool tube   Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:49 pm

Street wrote:
No clearance issues? Would love to see a picture from the back.

Good point.

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Standard rubber caps that fit the 3 inch PVC.  They came with hose clamps but fit pretty tightly.  Big hardware stores will have them.

I will make some hard mounts to finalize the project now that I see how it looks and fits.

That confuses me.  In my world, cable ties ARE hard mounts.  cheers

Seriously, those look pretty good and work.  Why bother with a "fancier" approach?  

That seems especially true for my Stornello, which is supposed to have a bit of an industrial look, so cable ties and rattle-can black will do nicely vice hard mounts and CF.  OTOH, maybe our Grisos deserve something a bit more upscale.

Really a nice piece of work.  I'll be at HD this evening to pick up a 3x12 tube for the GRiSO and, after I check measurements on the Stornello, something for it, too.  Oh, and -- while hose clamps have some appeal  Wink -- more cable ties, too.  Very Happy  

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PostSubject: Re: DIY Tool tube   Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:30 pm

Bill, remember that cable ties are very susceptible to UV damage - they look fine until the day they let go! I hate losing tools, especially ones I have paid good money for. Some I have had since 1972 and are still in good working order.

Just Saying...

However, I have some holding on some 1" electrical conduit on the inside of my C-Bow racks. These are to strap my camp chair (on one side) and my bed (t'other side) to, so the weight is inboard and lower. Works a treat. If the cable ties breaks, the conduit will not fall of, if the load is attached. If they fall off while unloaded, I'll just have to make some more. Orange conduit is better because it is more UV resistant.

Velcro straps could also be quite effective, he says as he muses the possibilities...
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PostSubject: Re: DIY Tool tube   Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:52 pm

Black cable ties are UV resistant. White and coloured ones are not.

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PostSubject: Re: DIY Tool tube   Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:46 am

It looks great.

i dont suffer from OCD, but shouldn't it be at the same angle as the exhaust and bodywork Razz
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PostSubject: Re: DIY Tool tube   Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:36 am

Bill, Check the Hot Rod Shops in Winchester for Faux Carbon wrap.  Much easier than spray paint.  

Bags clear, no problem.  If the rear suspension compresses enough to touch
I will have bigger worries than scraping my tool tube.  

I would prefer it if the tube was aligned with the exhaust and bodywork so that is a future goal.  Right now I am commuting with it empty and thinking about what I will put in along with the stock toolkit.

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Now aligned with bodywork, it does look better!

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PostSubject: Re: DIY Tool tube   Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:48 pm

Just needs a "faux" exhaust outlet on it (at the rear of course) to really confuse the punters - what, a twin with three exhausts?
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PostSubject: Re: DIY Tool tube   Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:59 pm

I'm thinking that the std exhaust is so big you could just convert the end to removable & stick your tools, tent, tyre pump and luggage for a weeks trip....if anything it would likely be quieter than stock setup; and probably wouldn't even affect the BACK PRESSURE (sic) Very Happy ....and Mark's probably already got a map for it !
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PostSubject: Re: DIY Tool tube   Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:06 pm

Trying to think of a witty retort. Nup, got nothing.




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PostSubject: Re: DIY Tool tube   Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:52 pm

Oz1200Guzzi wrote:
Just needs a "faux" exhaust outlet on it (at the rear of course) to really confuse the punters - what, a twin with three exhausts?

Perfect! cheers

I may, however, do the tricolore thing on mine.

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PostSubject: Re: DIY Tool tube   Thu Oct 19, 2017 5:14 pm

Do, Bill!
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PostSubject: Re: DIY Tool tube   Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:52 pm

This is more in Street's line than mine:

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PostSubject: Re: DIY Tool tube   Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:02 pm

Das is it!
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PostSubject: Re: DIY Tool tube   Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:28 pm

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PostSubject: Re: DIY Tool tube   Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:53 pm

I opened up the big end of my stock muffler with the intent of storing tools as suggested in this thread. Then I considered the heat and dimensions and decided to go with a slow-cooker instead. About perfect for quail and small Cornish hens...
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PostSubject: Re: DIY Tool tube   Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:40 pm


Nice smoke on that little bird!
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PostSubject: Re: DIY Tool tube   Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:28 am

Don't forget to adjust the CO trim for crispy skin cooking Wink
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PostSubject: Re: DIY Tool tube   Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:55 pm

Well done!
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PostSubject: Re: DIY Tool tube   Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:36 pm

Room for spuds??
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PostSubject: Re: DIY Tool tube   Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:25 pm


Reviving this thread because I finally got around to starting on this project.

Am (typically) undecided -- sounds much nicer than "wishy-washy"  Rolling Eyes -- about which side to mount the tube.  Am inclined to mount on right, opposite of the can, yet retaining the asymmetrical look as it's a two and one view from the rear.

Anyway, here, below, are some pix of things so far.  Have faux CF on order.  Went with near invisible plug to be glued on forward end, and am inclined to go with that same rear plug that guzziowner used, i.e., a Fernco Inc. PQC-103 3-Inch Qwik Cap; [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]  For the GRiSO, at least with probably an Italian Air Force roundel on it, [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] also inbound from Manaus.  

On the Stornello -- also some pix, below -- think I'll use what I bought today, i.e, this: [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]  I kinda like the industrial look on the Stornello, and that "Stand Back from Jet Blast" (or something  Wink ) is cool.

Anyway, happy to have your thoughts on any aspect of this, especially placement, angle, and attachment.  Cable ties may work -- those in pix are just temp for experimenting with mounting -- but open to any suggestions.  

I am also a klutz at sawing the PVC.  Used a new hacksaw blade and had pipe in vise, but made a sorry crooked cut.  The CF and end plugs may hide my sins, but what saw (or technique) should I be using?

Grazie mille!

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PostSubject: Re: DIY Tool tube   Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:38 pm

Nice, Bill. You could do one each side...
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