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What are your thoughts on the AT tool box? I think its a good idea but wondered what tools you get and is there any room in there for other stuff/tools. Is it easy to access?
 

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What are your thoughts on the AT tool box? I think its a good idea but wondered what tools you get and is there any room in there for other stuff/tools. Is it easy to access?
It's not that easy to access. You need to undo a couple hex bolts using a wrench kept under the seat. Would be a pita at night on the side of the road. I tried for a few seconds to stuff the tool set in there and soon gave up as they fit nicely under the seat where they are much easier to access.

I'll likely either put a fuse box in the tool box or keep a tube puncture repair kit in it.
 

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Someone clever will fit the allen screws with a turn handle of some kind to make the box more accessible.
 

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I bought the SW Motech EVO racks and a tool tube. I've had the tool tube on a few bikes and it's a handy out of the way place for a fuel canister, extra keys, tools on longer rides, etc.
 

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I've used the SW Motech Tool Tube on a few bikes. If you have their racks on the bike it's a cinch to add - simple hardware. I've used two on my Varadero since it has underseat exhaust.

I have extra keys, zip ties, a few crescent wrenches and simple tool kit, allen keys, rubber gloves, tire patch kit, and some duct tape in one side. The other I use for naptha/camping fuel or gasoline.

I'm pretty sure I can get one on the lefthand side of the bike on the AT.

I do also have a tool tube, so would like to know where others put their's!
 

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Yes, I'll have the racks next week some time. The bike... no idea. Still no word locally as to when the bike will arrive at the dealer or if I'll actually be far enough up the line to get one right away.

Can you post some shots of the racks once you fit them? Cheers.
 

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This afternoon I explored the 'toolbox', in a word it's crap. You can get all the tools into it and close it, but the rattle is annoying. Also I wonder too how long it will be before the tool set coalesces into a rusty lump as there is no apparent seal and the box is in an exposed position. The access as previously mentioned is not good, 2 dark-coloured allen bolts hidden above some gaps & traps, drop the bolts and you may have fun finding them. I'm beginning to understand why my KTMs cost more than the AT.

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This afternoon I explored the 'toolbox', in a word it's crap. You can get all the tools into it and close it, but the rattle is annoying. Also I wonder too how long it will be before the tool set coalesces into a rusty lump as there is no apparent seal and the box is in an exposed position. The access as previously mentioned is not good, 2 dark-coloured allen bolts hidden above some gaps & traps, drop the bolts and you may have fun finding them. I'm beginning to understand why my KTMs cost more than the AT.

Mike
Stuff a rag or 2 in there and the rattling will stop.:wink2:
 

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Hi Drum Dog,

Thanks for the suggestion, but I fear the box is not waterproof, and a rag will probably act as a sponge and keep the tools wet longer, at least that's my read of it.

Mike
 

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Hi Drum Dog,

Thanks for the suggestion, but I fear the box is not waterproof, and a rag will probably act as a sponge and keep the tools wet longer, at least that's my read of it.

Mike
I haven't seen a AT in real life yet so you just taught me something. If it isnt waterproof then I see your point.
 

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This afternoon I explored the 'toolbox', in a word it's crap. You can get all the tools into it and close it, but the rattle is annoying. Also I wonder too how long it will be before the tool set coalesces into a rusty lump as there is no apparent seal and the box is in an exposed position. The access as previously mentioned is not good, 2 dark-coloured allen bolts hidden above some gaps & traps, drop the bolts and you may have fun finding them. I'm beginning to understand why my KTMs cost more than the AT.

Mike
Does a KTM have an external toolkit box then?

It does appear to be an afterthought. If it weren't for the fact it's probably protecting the battery I would perhaps take the toolbox off permanently. As it is I'll probably put some tie-wraps, straps and other non-perishable waterproof stuff in it. Once I've got a new one - original was scratched by dealer when fitting my charger lead. Presumably with the razor-sharp cover edges...
 

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If it really is that much of a pain to get off, might it not be a good location to put things like spare keys and a credit card and things like that on a long trip in a small dry bag? Not sure the average thief would even know to look in a 'secret compartment' like that.
 
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