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post #1 of 25 Old 11-04-2013, 12:37 PM Thread Starter
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What's in your Tool Tube?

I just ordered and intend to do a dual tool tube setup from Twisted Throttle. What do you keep in yours?

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I just ordered and intend to do a dual tool tube setup from Twisted Throttle. What do you keep in yours?
A litre and a half fuel bottle.

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I don"t have no tool tube but I was thinking if I got the right size and length I have a Wuinchester model 94 trapper carbine in 30/30 that might be just the right thing.

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Alternating vinyl glove pairs and rags with chain lube at the near end. Each gloves and rag set is good for lubing the chain at the end of each travel day.

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I don"t have no tool tube but I was thinking if I got the right size and length I have a Wuinchester model 94 trapper carbine in 30/30 that might be just the right thing.
Haha... a cut down mares leg lever gun... I would go 45-70....

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Alternating vinyl glove pairs and rags with chain lube at the near end. Each gloves and rag set is good for lubing the chain at the end of each travel day.
Dang... great idea for the multi-day trips!

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A litre and a half fuel bottle.
One of mine is going to have a MSR fuel bottle... combo of stove fuel when camping and spare fuel in the desolate regions if needed.

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One of mine is going to have a MSR fuel bottle... combo of stove fuel when camping and spare fuel in the desolate regions if needed.
The MSR bottle is 887ml. (30oz.) I don't recall where I got the bigger tool tube and fuel bottle, but I've been known to stick an additional MSR bottle in the luggage.

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The factory toolkit, some extra wrenches, pliers, hex bit for the front axle, vice grips, Leatherman-like multitool, disposable vinyl gloves, rag, zip ties, maybe a couple other odds and ends.

Generally I like to put the heaviest things down low.

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Tool Tube Contents...

I normally carry a full flat kit in a zip bag in the tool tube: pliers, ream, plugs and insertion tool, CO2 bottles. I also carry a hex wrench that fits the fairing fasteners and a 3/8" ratchet with extension and a 14mm socket for on-the-road oil changes.

I also have an 887 ml fuel bottle that fits in the tool tube perfectly, but I don't always carry that with me. If I know I'm going to an area where gas might be iffy, I'll put the flat kit in another location and put the fuel bottle in the tool tube.
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30 oz. MSR Fuel Bottle
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