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post #1 of 11 Old 11-05-2013, 02:49 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone make a tool tube that fits the Givi V35 curved bags? I've seen mounts for the flat racks that the square bags mount to but nothing for the curved V35 racks. If anyone has tell me what you did.

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post #2 of 11 Old 11-06-2013, 08:44 AM
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I have the Givi v35 bags, I pondered over how to fit brackets for the tool tube and finally gave up, I decided to use black zip ties. It's the most practical and time consuming way of doing it. I'II post pictures of the setup asap
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Thanks..I'm open to any ideas.I want to fill in that area..
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I had the tool tube on all summer and it doesn't move at all.
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Thanks....I'll give it a try!
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post #6 of 11 Old 11-06-2013, 03:43 PM
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Maybe not exactly what you are looking for, but here is my solution:
https://www.stromtrooper.com/641326-post16.html

See http://whiskeytangohotel.com/gpi
to build your own V-Strom GPI and save, save, save!
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I'm gathering parts for the same project. I have Givi 35's mounted on my 2012 DL650. I'm going to mount a short fishing rod tube and a second tool tube on the bike. The tool tube will be mounted all the time but the rod tube will probably be removable.

I have the tubes and I plan on working on a mounting design during the winter. Plastic zip ties will work but I want something a little more secure and lockable. It's a shame there is a need to lock things but that's the world of today. In days of old the first time stealing cost you a hand, and second time your head. Seems like that might go well in todays world too.

Anyway, I haven't come up with a firm mounting design but I'm leaning toward some type of aluminum bolt on frame. If it works out I'll let you know.
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post #8 of 11 Old 11-07-2013, 10:50 AM
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No pics, but I used long radiator clamps top hold my tool tube in place. The Tie Wraps have a propensity to break after a while. I can remove the long hose clamps and reuse them.
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post #9 of 11 Old 11-07-2013, 11:14 AM
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Plastic Zip Ties will dry out and become brittle over time (say, a year exposed to the outdoors)......and may break at an un-opportune time. No problem using them if you change them out yearly or so.......

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post #10 of 11 Old 11-08-2013, 08:36 AM
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One option for fasteners is stainless steel, self locking zip ties. They are available on line and they aren't that costly. They will last longer than the bike and they're secure.
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