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Offline Lord Knormoer

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Fitting a Tooltube
« on: January 15, 2014, 02:48:03 pm »
I spent some time trying to find the ideal spot to mount a tooltube on my K50 without performing major surgery. Anyone done this yet?

The plan is to carry all things related to puncture repair.

I have an idea that I will test this weekend. If one end of the tube is mounted with the upper bolt of the left hand pillion peg then the other end could easily be mounted to the rear frame by way of a clamp or even heavy duty cable tie. I guess I would need to space the other bolt on the peg mount equal to the thickness of the tube bracket.

Will post pics and notes if I get it right. In the meantime, any comments/suggestions will be welcome!
 

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Re: Fitting a Tooltube
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2014, 02:51:38 pm »
Het al dae lank om die bike geloop en plek soek, hier gepas en dar gepas.........pas nog die beste op die rak in my garage
 

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Re: Fitting a Tooltube
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2014, 03:04:37 pm »
We have tool tube mountings at the shop if you dont mind spending R15  :sip:
 

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Re: Fitting a Tooltube
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2014, 04:09:15 pm »
We have tool tube mountings at the shop if you dont mind spending R15  :sip:

Do you have a picture of those mounts used on a K50?
 

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Re: Fitting a Tooltube
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2014, 04:12:55 pm »
We have tool tube mountings at the shop if you dont mind spending R15  :sip:

Do you have a picture of those mounts used on a K50?

Ja, I'd like to see as well...have always considered this. But also don't know where to fit it.

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Re: Fitting a Tooltube
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2014, 07:17:13 am »
Pack the stuff into your jacket.
Maybe find a place for the reamer to zip tie it onto the bike's frame somewhere as it might puncture you painfully in a fall :o
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Re: Fitting a Tooltube
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2014, 07:24:57 am »
Tooltube net vir puncture repairs? Ekt n puncture repair kit (rasper, wurmpies en solution met CO2 bomme) wat ek als onder my sitplek inpas. Dit is wel op n 2012 GS. Nie seker of die LC plek het onder die seat nie?
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Re: Fitting a Tooltube
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2014, 07:58:22 am »
Pack the stuff into your jacket.
Maybe find a place for the reamer to zip tie it onto the bike's frame somewhere as it might puncture you painfully in a fall :o

Exactly what happened to a friend a week ago during a fall and that was only the CO2 canister. The reamer would have gutted him. I will never put anything but paper money and energy bars in my pockets again when riding.

Tooltube net vir puncture repairs? Ekt n puncture repair kit (rasper, wurmpies en solution met CO2 bomme) wat ek als onder my sitplek inpas. Dit is wel op n 2012 GS. Nie seker of die LC plek het onder die seat nie?

Daai was nog altyd my plan en daar is genoeg plek ook. Maar toe ry ek saam met iemand wat baie teenspoed kry op een dag en sy wiel ysters vergeet het. 'n Spaar binneband sou ook gaaf gewees het. Die eind resultaat was dat ek in die donker, in die reen oor 'n bergpas 50km moes ry vir die naaste dorp op 'n Saterdag aand en nood nommers bel en aan deure klop om te leen wat nodig is terwyl hy in die veld langs die pad sit en wag. Nou ry ek alles saam net ingeval dit weer gebeur.

Hou nou sommer 'n stel ysters en spaar binneband ingeval ek my wiel buig teen 'n klip as ek ver is. Wynn's tyre fix, 'n koplig, seepwater, lappe, handcleaner en ander dinge maak die res op. Het my lysie gemaak gebaseer op alles wat ons daardie aand in die veld gekort het.
 

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Re: Re: Re: Fitting a Tooltube
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2014, 08:02:17 am »
We have tool tube mountings at the shop if you dont mind spending R15  :sip:
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Re: Fitting a Tooltube
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2014, 08:11:45 am »
We have tool tube mountings at the shop if you dont mind spending R15  :sip:

Do you have a picture of those mounts used on a K50?

Come now Aziz, we have waited untill 8:10 for you to get back to work. Where are those photo's? :joker:
 

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Re: Fitting a Tooltube
« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2014, 09:43:44 am »
No compressor? Will the CO2 bomb be enough to pop the tyre's bead back onto the rim?
 

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Re: Fitting a Tooltube
« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2014, 09:53:31 am »
I will never do an overnight trip without the compressor again, although you probably have a better chance of popping the bead with a few CO2 canisters than with the compressor.

Could this be another fun thread to argue about? :joker:

What is critical is lubricant to make this task easier. Using either a small compressor or canisters, lot's of lubricant is required.
 

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Re: Re: Re: Fitting a Tooltube
« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2014, 11:31:13 am »
I will never do an overnight trip without the compressor again, although you probably have a better chance of popping the bead with a few CO2 canisters than with the compressor.

Could this be another fun thread to argue about? :joker:

What is critical is lubricant to make this task easier. Using either a small compressor or canisters, lot's of lubricant is required.

What lube do you use?
 

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Re: Fitting a Tooltube
« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2014, 11:36:51 am »
I see some shops sell tyre fitting lube, for now I just use dishwashing liquid mixed with a bit of water.
 

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Re: Fitting a Tooltube
« Reply #14 on: January 16, 2014, 12:40:16 pm »
What lube do you use?

The best will be tire fitting paste used by the truck-tire fitting guys.
 

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Re: Fitting a Tooltube
« Reply #15 on: January 16, 2014, 12:52:19 pm »
We have tool tube mountings at the shop if you dont mind spending R15  :sip:

Do you have a picture of those mounts used on a K50?

Redelik eenvoudig, 2 skroewe met moere, 3 cable ties en twee klampies met rubbers.
 

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Re: Fitting a Tooltube
« Reply #16 on: January 16, 2014, 12:53:48 pm »
We have tool tube mountings at the shop if you dont mind spending R15  :sip:

Do you have a picture of those mounts used on a K50?

Redelik eenvoudig, 2 skroewe met moere, 3 cable ties en twee klampies met rubbers.


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Re: Fitting a Tooltube
« Reply #17 on: January 16, 2014, 12:54:19 pm »
We have tool tube mountings at the shop if you dont mind spending R15  :sip:

Do you have a picture of those mounts used on a K50?

Come now Aziz, we have waited untill 8:10 for you to get back to work. Where are those photo's? :joker:

Sorry Master Lord Knormoer moet asb nie begin knor nie  ;D :biggrin:
 

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Re: Fitting a Tooltube
« Reply #18 on: January 16, 2014, 01:02:28 pm »
We have tool tube mountings at the shop if you dont mind spending R15  :sip:

Do you have a picture of those mounts used on a K50?

Redelik eenvoudig, 2 skroewe met moere, 3 cable ties en twee klampies met rubbers.

Thx but those will only work on the pannier bracket of a GSA and not anywhere on the K50.
 

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Re: Fitting a Tooltube
« Reply #19 on: January 16, 2014, 02:32:23 pm »
How about the tail racks frame tube above the pillion foot peg? or above the drive shaft close to the front pivoting point (not that it would be in the way of your leg)?