Times I came across a stranded biker who HAD ran out of fuel and was able to help : 2
That and the added peace of mind that it gives me when the fuel gauge light starts flashing make it a no-brainer for me, at that cost anyway.
Plus, I need to safely and securely carry fuel for my Coleman camp stove which was the primary driver in all this.
[There was room for it inboard of the Givi Pannier Rack and I also managed to install a lock screw.Tiny Tim]
Please elaborate on the "lock screw."
Synching it up "a little tighter" could prove to be just as bad. Trying to unscrew a tight lid with cold wet hands and a bike out of gas.....
So, I drilled a hole and forced in a sholdered 6mm nut into the hole from the tube side. This I then araldited in place and drilled a corresponding dimple in the lid in the required position. I marked the lid and the tube with a witness mark so it was on in just the right position then inserted a 6mm wing bolt into the nut until it seated in the lid. One more turn for tightness and Bingo!
Now the lid can't rattle loose and the lid can't be removed unless the pannier is removed.
Mine fits just under the sw motech rear rack. I use sw motech quick release side racks and soft bags. From my trip to see the total eclipse of the sun.
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Has anyone fitted a tooltube with Givi racks and the E35 cases?
The tube is zip tied to the two holes in the back of the platform. It's not elegant or pretty, but I can clip the ties to get it when I need it off (usually I just take the tools out), and then put more ties on when i'm done. I have three ties on each side since the tool tube mounts have 3 holes each.
It's very secure, stable, doesn't rattle. I forget it's there... until I need tools.
Last edited by StratTuner; 9th January 2018 at 16:42.
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