today I looked into getting some tool kit tubes made. I have some 3 inch pvc tube and a cap already, the other day got 2x 3" pressure end caps for quick access.
I've placed one on the left side, bottom rung of the rack. seems ok everywhere else was too awkward with the hose clamps. haven't decided how long to cut it down to tho. it's currently 20" and i wont be able to get anything from the bottom. I figure i can put a 1 liter bottle of gas in there or some odds and sods of tools. I jus tdont think a 4" inch tube will fit tucked into the rack and plastics.
I need to get a 4" inch tube on the skid plate but can't figure out how to plug it up cheaply. i need a sleeve, screw end and cap. about 30$ in lil peices. and the hardware store will only sell me a 32" peice.
I did up the electrical today, it already had the heated vest plug.I installed the power module that was broken on the oxford grips, and hooked up the lighter plug for my ipod power and gps. oh I bought the garmin 260W gps today. seems alright as a starter to play with.
Man there's a lot of plastic to remove to get at the tank! Removed them all in seconds.30+ to re install. took off the tank which was full! and slid all my cables away under it. I needed some longer bolts to have room for 3 hookups. lo and behold everything worked... the cig lighter is a bit touchy tho. doesn't make a great contact. need to jiggle it around a bit.
I hooked up my volt meter and at idle it was reading 14.4 volts. but when i revd the engine it was all over the place!? dont know anything about electricity so any tips would be good.
had a beer and made some more lists.
packing clothes for 4 months in yellowknife. do i try and cram it all on the bike or jusst send up a box for 60$ hmmm....
List of gear
60 L back pack
2x 10 liter dry bags
20 L dry bag
2x paniers 22 liters
Tank bag 20 liters
day pack 20 L
Tent 2 man
sleeping bag 0 degrees C
thermarest 3/4 long
500ml gas canister
long underwear top/ bottom
Rubber rain coat( my first gear jacket isn't as waterproof as i thought it'd be
now i need to figure out how to pack it all. with all my spare parts.