Welcome, Guest. Please Login or Register

Author Topic: New Tool Bag (610)  (Read 662 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline alanB

  • Vendors
  • Forum Whore
  • ****
  • Bike: Husqvarna (all models)
    Location: Gauteng
  • Posts: 6,769
  • Thanked: 10 times
    • www.extinction.co.za
New Tool Bag (610)
« on: November 17, 2011, 07:38:33 pm »
The original tool bag had disintergrated to the point that it was more duct tape than bag, and that was falling apart as well.

So after seeing contact details of Tertia of Core Apparel recommended by Ganjora I asked her to make me a bag of own design.

After much discussion and a few changes this is what she made me


Over time I have accumulated what are the "right" tools for the bike - I can do most work on the bike entirely with those tools.  Not many of these are the tools that came with the bike, most are new.

I gave some of the original tools to some black guys changing a clutch on a bakkie on  the side of the road outside Opuwa in Namibia in 40C with what looked like a pair of pliers and a hammer!

When Tertia saw all the tools I was carrying in my old bag she asked me if I break down a lot   :biggrin: :P  I spluttered a bit and and just carried on with the explanation of my design.  (How does one explain that when bored on a Saturday morning I often end up browsing the tool section of Makro or BuildersWarehouse for any neat new stuff?  I'm a tool geek what can I say!)

But anyway she did a great job!



They fit in the bag well, as they should seeing as I designed it specifically for them!



And they fit onto the bike into the available space much better than the old bag.

Plus the new bag is 1000 dernier nylon so it shouldnt disintegrate the way the old one did.

Quite reasonably priced in the end as well!  Not dirt cheap but seeing as it was custom made for me by someone that knows what they are doing, quite cheap!


« Last Edit: November 17, 2011, 09:03:15 pm by alanB »
Husqvarna '09 610TE - Great Bike!

I just finished a SciFi novel Extinction: Task Team, download the preview.
 

Offline Buks

  • RR's no more!!
  • Senior Member
  • ***
  • Location: Western Cape
  • Posts: 1,394
Re: New Tool Bag (610)
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2011, 10:04:31 pm »
 :thumleft: Great, I like!! I'm waiting for a custom made ''GiantLoop'' bag for my bike. When finished I'll post some pics.
2012 Honda XR650L

THE PAST :   '83 Honda MT5; '84 Honda MTX200R; '8? Kawa GPZ550; '79 Honda XL185S; '94 Honda XLR250R; '08 BMW G650Xchallenge; '95 Honda Africa Twin; '10 Honda XR125L; '10 Yamaha XT250; '09 Husqvarna TE610; '10 Honda XR250 Tornado... and more than a dozen Honda + Yamaha ATV's + 1 Arctic Cat DVX400.
 

Offline TK

  • Member
  • **
  • Bike: Husqvarna (all models)
    Location: Gauteng
  • Posts: 361
  • Thanked: 7 times
  • Life's an adventure, enjoy the ride.
Re: New Tool Bag (610)
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2011, 08:36:57 pm »
Alan
Answer the question...........do you break down a lot? :pot:
How about another ride before the year is up.
BW, TK
 

Offline alanB

  • Vendors
  • Forum Whore
  • ****
  • Bike: Husqvarna (all models)
    Location: Gauteng
  • Posts: 6,769
  • Thanked: 10 times
    • www.extinction.co.za
Re: New Tool Bag (610)
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2011, 12:40:03 pm »
Hi Tony

Only time the bike has ever stopped on a ride was when my battery failed and my tools didnt help at all  :biggrin:

Ja would love to go for a ride, especially as I didnt get the chance last weekend.  How's this weekend looking?

Alan
Husqvarna '09 610TE - Great Bike!

I just finished a SciFi novel Extinction: Task Team, download the preview.
 

Offline TK

  • Member
  • **
  • Bike: Husqvarna (all models)
    Location: Gauteng
  • Posts: 361
  • Thanked: 7 times
  • Life's an adventure, enjoy the ride.
Re: New Tool Bag (610)
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2011, 09:19:14 pm »
Alan, just pushing your buttons there. :pot: Up in Lesotho this weekend with my son. Next week Sunday possibly but am in Kenya for the week. Will give you a call Saturday when I get back.
BW, Tony
 

Offline TK

  • Member
  • **
  • Bike: Husqvarna (all models)
    Location: Gauteng
  • Posts: 361
  • Thanked: 7 times
  • Life's an adventure, enjoy the ride.
Re: New Tool Bag (610)
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2011, 09:26:35 pm »
Hey Alan
Got a new tyre on (Mitas E-09). Well chuffed with it. Hooks up nicely. Lets see what milage we get out of this one.
TKC was only 3200km. Hows your tyre holding out?
We are also taking up a 2000 LT610 to Lesotho. Can't wait to let it loose there.
BW, Tony
 

Offline alanB

  • Vendors
  • Forum Whore
  • ****
  • Bike: Husqvarna (all models)
    Location: Gauteng
  • Posts: 6,769
  • Thanked: 10 times
    • www.extinction.co.za
Re: New Tool Bag (610)
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2011, 07:13:31 am »
My rear tyre must have done about 1000ks now.  Its fine!

Grips like velcro  :thumleft:
Husqvarna '09 610TE - Great Bike!

I just finished a SciFi novel Extinction: Task Team, download the preview.
 

Online sidetrack

Re: New Tool Bag (610)
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2012, 03:11:57 pm »
Contact details and price for the bag ?
Little by little, one travels far

J.R.R Tolkien
Ride reports :
http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=134175.0 Penge's pass and the Old Forest http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=9421.0 - Orange Atlantic adventure http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=7514.0 - 805 km day trip http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=20260.0 - East Cape Bash http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=70199.0 - Two KTM thumpers head north
 

Online dirtyXT

Re: New Tool Bag (610)
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2012, 03:36:41 pm »
yeah looks great. any chance you will share your design with us?
Bike history:
Ital jet 50 - sold, DT 50 - scrapped - AR80 - sold DT185 - confiscated  KDX250 - sold ZZR400 - sold KX500 - XT660R Swapped for R1 YZF R1 - sold - XT660Z - sold

 

Offline alanB

  • Vendors
  • Forum Whore
  • ****
  • Bike: Husqvarna (all models)
    Location: Gauteng
  • Posts: 6,769
  • Thanked: 10 times
    • www.extinction.co.za
Re: New Tool Bag (610)
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2012, 04:07:01 pm »
The best would probably to contact her. She should hopefully still have the design.

Tertia

Core Apparel
Tel : 011 326 0277
Husqvarna '09 610TE - Great Bike!

I just finished a SciFi novel Extinction: Task Team, download the preview.