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Bagger toolkit
« on: March 16, 2019, 09:33:53 AM »
I've long been trying to come up with a simple, inexpensive, compact took kit to keep on the bagger ('15 Limited Low). A while back I bought this...



figuring I would pick a few items that I wanted to carry, sh*tcan the rest. I think I paid about $25 on sale at harbor freight. I just couldn't justify hundreds of $$ in tools to more than likely never get used.

Soooo, a month goes by, then another, and another.... just never could seem to come up with THE perfect storage solution. The other day a member on another forum mentioned there were some cool products at https://www.storagepouches.com/ and he was right!
$60 + shipping gets you custom fitted tool storage bags that sit down in the wells at the bottom of the saddlebags. The saddlebags have a raised hump running the length of the bag making the space next to the hump pretty much useless. These bags fill that space, taking up almost no extra room. I was able to get the ENTIRE HF tool kit in the pouches with room left over. (I did not include the nails, drywall screws, or tape measure :) ) I also used a couple of cheep ($1 each) socket strips...









The weight is right around axle height instead of way up in the trunk where I usually carry such things, MUCH better. So for under a hunnert bux.... done :icon_toast:






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Re: Bagger toolkit
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2019, 09:51:07 AM »
I've seen those tool pouches before and thought they were a pretty good idea. Thanks for the link.
Just a thought to consider, think about replacing that ratchet with a better quality unit, maybe a pawn shop purchase or a spare from your box. I have two from a kit I bought at HF, and am less than impressed.
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Re: Bagger toolkit
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2019, 10:19:43 AM »
A hammer is a definite to carry.  Will get the job done when no other tool works and you are very frustrated..   :bike:

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Re: Bagger toolkit
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2019, 10:25:24 AM »
A hammer is a definite to carry.  Will get the job done when no other tool works and you are very frustrated..   :bike:
Plus if you've seen all the Then Came Bronson episodes you can do body work on the side of the road  :beer: :beer:
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Re: Bagger toolkit
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2019, 11:00:00 AM »
Sooner or later, everything becomes a hammer :)

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Re: Bagger toolkit
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2019, 01:11:25 PM »
 
  I have had a set of those about 5 years now and luv em, but when I filled them & put them in the bags they made a knocking sound over bumps so I lined the bottom of the bags with some thin terry towels.  Knocking gone!!!!

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Re: Bagger toolkit
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2019, 07:06:34 AM »
Great tip, thanks  :beer:
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Re: Bagger toolkit
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2019, 07:26:59 AM »
Bought a leather tool roll(custom made by some hippie) back in about 1990. Paid $75 back then and had a lot of second thoughts while peeling out the greenback back then but I have never looked back
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Re: Bagger toolkit
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2019, 04:40:22 PM »
Kathy's Tool Pouch, Sport Size works well.  $25.00 #SP-BLK.  Get it from Bob's BMW.  They make a smaller size also but the bigger one is better for what you need on a H-D.