Best Ural Tool Roll Ever?

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Re: Best Ural Tool Roll Ever?

Post by Tomcatfixer » Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:52 pm

No go. Not on the Gear Up, anyway.
The bag works for me because I only keep tools in it. My spare parts and tire tools go here:

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Have you considered a second bag or alternate location for parts?
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Re: Best Ural Tool Roll Ever?

Post by Peter Pan » Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:00 pm

I bought a 3*80mm mortar box for to mount it right where Chad mounted his box... but never came to the point to weld the rack for it! (By the way that is the same point as where I used to carry my spare wheel on the MZ-rig.)
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Re: Best Ural Tool Roll Ever?

Post by Lofty » Fri Feb 21, 2020 5:04 pm

Tomcatfixer wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:52 pm
The bag works for me because I only keep tools in it. My spare parts and tire tools go here:

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Have you considered a second bag or alternate location for parts?
If your hybrid ammo can carrier was an off-the-shelf accessory, I'd be sorely tempted to purchase and install it for precisely the same purpose.

My tool bag has provided yeoman service for going on two years now, and my back-up plan is to avail myself of the underseat storage tray if or when necessary. All good for now. The ChiCom tool roll was a worthy experiment, and it got a fair shake.

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That said, I might solicit the feedback of the Ural-owning mob before deciding how to proceed here. :idea:
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Re: Best Ural Tool Roll Ever?

Post by GHGoodwin » Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:29 pm

As a snide aside ---- how about the one that never gets needed?
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Re: Best Ural Tool Roll Ever?

Post by RC20 » Sat Feb 22, 2020 4:45 pm

Have you considered a second bag or alternate location for parts?
That is an intigueing idea. Not sure I need it.

I did fine a use for the toolroll yesterday. Its been snowing a lot of 2-6 inch falls lately. I sort of got stuck into having to run some residential streets from where I was at to get on the road I needed to.

Worst stuff since the AK/Canada border bad road. Worse even, throwing me all over the place at 10 mph.

Tools were clanking and clanking. Like ski moguls. At least a towel if not a tool roll.
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Re: Best Ural Tool Roll Ever?

Post by Tomcatfixer » Sat Feb 22, 2020 6:23 pm

That is an intigueing idea. Not sure I need it.
Thank you. I didn't make it for you. :wink:
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Re: Best Ural Tool Roll Ever?

Post by RC20 » Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:15 pm

Thank you. I didn't make it for you.
Man, my inner Uralist is weeping on the floor. sigh.

I still like it.
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Re: Best Ural Tool Roll Ever?

Post by windmill » Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:56 pm

My M70 came with the tarp size tool roll, anybody have the new smaller one?

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Re: Best Ural Tool Roll Ever?

Post by RC20 » Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:01 am

Being woefully ignorant of Ural minutia, I don't know if that is the old one or newer one.

Its the one I have.
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1 x R80GS (ok to start with, learned to love it for what it was)
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Re: Best Ural Tool Roll Ever?

Post by windmill » Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:08 am

RC20 wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:01 am
Being woefully ignorant of Ural minutia, I don't know if that is the old one or newer one.

Its the one I have.
The old one is silly huge, like 44" X 32" unrolled and opened.
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The one shown in the prior post is the new smaller one. How do you like it? Any bad points?
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Re: Best Ural Tool Roll Ever?

Post by aduthie » Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:18 am

Honestly I like the old enormous one — when you’re working on the side of the road, that big expanse of fabric is great for laying out whatever parts come off the bike, making them harder to lose and less likely to pick up dirt from the ground.
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Re: Best Ural Tool Roll Ever?

Post by RC20 » Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:21 pm

I have just put it atop the freezer in the shop without tools in it.

Never used tool rolls and found them annoying to store and find tools in. Better response would be from someone who likes tool rolls.

The one Chad shows is a maybe, I am still working out how I want to store tools. Some like the billet Nico Hex will go on a socket stick. Keeping in mind I was on the road with the original set to start with and only started to flesh it out after I got home.

Unlike many I do have the tray so I am a somewhat different approach.

With the tray under the seat they will be there and free up as much space as I can in the trunk for things I want to lock up. I suspect tools would be left behind as unlike say a laptop, there arn't worth anything as a stolen item (if those people wanted to work they would have tools) - the meter is kept i in the trunk (I know its easily broken into but motivation to do so now known if its worth it is the idea, so far no issues).

Its going to take me a few years to sort out my setup. One big one (for me) was the Gore Tex hiker are as good as rubber boots in the rain. So a fairly large space taker is gone (kept those in the tub). I was told they would work but had to prove it. Now I have suddenly a knee high by size 11 rubber boot x 2 space is open.

That does allow entertaining idea of a tool roll stashed up in the nose. If so it will be Chads Chi com.
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2 x CB750K (one a true Japan Model flown to Hawaii by a P3 Orion Sub Patrol Aircraft!)
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1 x R80GS (ok to start with, learned to love it for what it was)
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Re: Best Ural Tool Roll Ever?

Post by Tomcatfixer » Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:50 pm

That does allow entertaining idea of a tool roll stashed up in the nose.
The hack nose is where I stow my tow rope, in a throw-bag suspended via bungee cords from D-ring anchors attached to my hack nose rack's mounting bolts.

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This "under-bonnet" location might be effective for tool storage, but I try to keep weight as low and as far rearward as possible to minimize it's impact on handling.
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Re: Best Ural Tool Roll Ever?

Post by windmill » Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:28 pm

Considering all the options, and my goals, I settled on an $14 canvas military style tool bag. Everything I need fits in it with room to spare for rags and work gloves.
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Sits nicely next to a 6 X 8 tarp with jack handle, flashlight, and camp tool under it.
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A folded Plash-Palatka keeps everything neat, with room for a helmet, and sundries.
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Re: Best Ural Tool Roll Ever?

Post by rougaroo » Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:45 pm

Chad said:
The hack nose is where I stow my tow rope, in a throw-bag suspended via bungee cords from D-ring anchors attached to my hack nose rack's mounting bolts.
Which reminded me of the sidecar nose tool box Van and I saw prototyped out at Ural HQ for the LE +Air (2018) with the drone. We immediately asked whether IMZ would make enough of them to offer them as an add-on, and Jason seemed surprised that anyone might consider it.

A tool box trunk on the front deck of the sidecar seems like a natural. Out of the way, doesn't effect leg room for a passenger, doesn't take away capacity from the gas tank. Only problem would be sealing it from water intrusion, but then that's already a problem with the back trunk lid. Yeah, that and I guess another problem would be the sheer quantity of tools many of us choose to carry around. Too many heavy tools in that toolbox and the sidecar would be nose-weighted.
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