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post #1 of 10 Old 08-05-2019, 01:46 PM Thread Starter
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Home made tool tube.. where to mount?

Bought the materials to make a tool tube storage for my 19 wee. Got 3" and pipe, an end cap and a screw on fitting for the opening end. Cannot decide where to mount. I do not have side racks. Was thinking on crash bars behind front tire but it seems a little sketchy. Any thoughts?
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Do you plan to install panniers? If not, the spot that looks most adaptable would be directly above that gigantic muffler. The bracket that the muffler bolts to and the bracket for the pillion footpegs looks like good points for attachment. If there is room to do so, it would be good to tuck in so that panniers could be added in future.

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Do you plan to install panniers? If not, the spot that looks most adaptable would be directly above that gigantic muffler. The bracket that the muffler bolts to and the bracket for the pillion footpegs looks like good points for attachment. If there is room to do so, it would be good to tuck in so that panniers could be added in future.
Awesome idea friend! No panniers for now but the tube can be moved easily . Will need to be aware of distance from exhaust for heat
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This tool tube is just bolted to the frame using the existing bolts plus an adapter on one side. The tubes used to be had at an ag site for under $5 online. I actually keep a can of Chain Saver and a rag in there.

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https://www.agrisupply.com/manual-ca...large/p/80881/


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Mine was mounted to my skid plate by the prior owner.

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Mine was mounted to my skid plate by the prior owner.
. Is it 3" diameter and any rubbing from tire?
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By mounting to the front of the skid plate, any chance of catching the front fender under emergency braking, https://www.stromtrooper.com/dl1000-...der-trim.html?
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If you do go down the track later with pannier racks I am pretty sure the newer 1000 & 650 are like the 2014 1000 and this is what we did

https://www.stromtrooper.com/dl1000a...tool-tube.html

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. Is it 3" diameter and any rubbing from tire?
Yes, it's 3" dia. No rubbing at all.
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By mounting to the front of the skid plate, any chance of catching the front fender under emergency braking, https://www.stromtrooper.com/dl1000-...der-trim.html?
No. Th picture makes the fender look closer than it actually is.
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