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    Quote Originally Posted by bikerjosh View Post
    HenryJ how did you attach your tubes to the cyclerack? Your install looks pretty clean.
    Sorry I missed this post.

    I used a heat gun to form the mounting tabs to the Cyclerack, They are each attached to the rack using three 120lb heavy duty cable ties (Zip-ties).


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    That is just way cool, will have to find some.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Truelight View Post
    I opted for the top of the rack install, because I wanted two tubes. Your method works great on the left side of the bike, but on the right side the plastic and muffler get in the way.


    So why not mount 3?
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    Lacquer thinner works great to remove the graphics if you have any around. Just a bit on a paper towel and the graphics wipe right off. Be sure to allow your towel to completely dry before you throw it away - don't want any spontaneous combustion in the trash can ruining your day.

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    That looks like a really handy item. One question though. Can you fit your hand down into the tube to get things out? I assume it has an interior diameter of about 3". Don't know that I can reach into it.
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    Thats a very good question. Simply put, I don't know. All the stuff I put in the two tubes I use is long enough to reach once the cap is off. If I had to guess, I would say, the bottom of the tube would not be the best place to keep a spare key should you need to make a 'fast exit'. Gerry
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    What I need is a place to keep the stuff I put in the fairing pocket on the other bike. You know, registration and insurance card, face shield cleaner, tire pressure gauge. It looks like a genius idea but if all that stuff is stuck in the bottom of a 12" tube I might have to get good at doing wheelies to get it out.



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    Perhaps placing your stuff in a large ziplock bag and rolling it up so it slides into the tube but can be easily reached to pull out. Gerry
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    I've found my solution to that little problem, posted about it here. I'll probably go ahead and get a couple of the tubes. In fact, I'll probably get a couple of extras because I showed my buddy this thread and now he wants one for his Transalp.
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    I have found that if you have a rear cyclerack you can "mount" the document storage tubes without the use of any extra hardware whatsoever. No cable ties , brackets or bolts were used in the installation of my tubes. And they wont come loose and fall off under normal conditions. Not the prettiest install but hey ,it works! You could even custom trim the large plastic bracket of the storage tube to fit the curve of the cyclerack and make it look nicer.




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