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Offline denislordm

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Re: Putting together a CB500X specific complete toolkit
« Reply #40 on: January 12, 2019, 01:22:40 PM »
Put Tool tube into Ebay 12.95 and Free postage easy peasy - have 2 on mine bracketed to front crash bars - no pics as yet will take some and put on here. good luck

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Re: Putting together a CB500X specific complete toolkit
« Reply #41 on: January 12, 2019, 09:29:29 PM »
You can buy the Tool Tubes from Adventure Spec in the UK - not as cheap as they are in the USA, but they are here, and the shipping is much less...

https://www.adventure-spec.com/default/tools-adventure-spec-tool-tube.html

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Re: Putting together a CB500X specific complete toolkit
« Reply #42 on: January 13, 2019, 04:14:01 PM »
I got mine from another forum (ABR) member name 'kitped' he gets batches in from time to time.

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Re: Putting together a CB500X specific complete toolkit
« Reply #43 on: January 28, 2019, 03:12:21 PM »
Hi All - I recently put on this post that I would add some pics concerning mounting of tool tube etc.
I used Large exhaust clamps - universal mirror brackets and a length of 25mm x 3mm aluminium angle bracket.
I chose this location in place of putting more and more weight on the rear of bike. I don't do off road just mainly long distance touring so have plenty luggage at rear with adding tool weight!!!
All can be clearly seen in the attached pics.
Another mention in a post was concerning support for soft luggage - have attached pics for my homemade solution, started off with a plate of mild steel cut to my design by local metal shop then powder coated and bolted to inside of rear carrier which topbox fits on. Red strip is a piece of hose split and cable tied to prevent chafing of the bags on the underside.
Not the prettiest solution but works for me. In over 3 years and 1000s of miles across Europe has never become an issue.
Hope this helps someone or gives an idea at least.  :047:










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Re: Putting together a CB500X specific complete toolkit
« Reply #44 on: January 31, 2019, 08:56:31 PM »
In the OPs initial list, you had a tyre pressure gauge, but (did I miss it?) nothing to increase pressure with. Seems a bit pointless? Relatedly, I use a gauge at home, but on bicycle I can get, and maintain, sensible pressure using a thumb, and on my van, parked level, I can fairly reliably see by eye if they drop more than about 5psi (out of 45 or so normal). Is there an equivalent way for an experienced motorcyclist to do a rough, fast, toolless, tyre pressure check?

Also, my suggestion for toolkit, (mine 2017 model), is a very short, I think #1 Phillips, for the poxy funny connector thing inside front that holds the fairing outside to the inside. Could be a short hex bit extension if your grip is good. Many short hex drive stubbies are too long to access this little b*gger.

And my other suggestion is to get some light nail varnish and paint the aforementioned and other inside black-on-black fixings, so you can find them (in the dark, without reading glasses).

 


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