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What are you guys using to store your tools. I’ve tried a few different bags and they wear pretty quick, that being said, whooped out trails are hard on everything in the tunnel bag.
 

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What are you guys using to store your tools. I’ve tried a few different bags and they wear pretty quick, that being said, whooped out trails are hard on everything in the tunnel bag.

Pack it tight.

Under the seat bag for heavier items.

I use heavy duty ziplock style bags and swap them out every 4-5 rides. (Good chance to make sure you got everything back from riding buddies)

I just buy a pack of a hundred or so to last me 3-4 years.
 
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That sounds too simple.....lol
Last one I used was a tool bag that came in a 100pc set of screw drivers from Canadian tire.
I’ve heard money bags that the banks use are supposed to be really durable.
 

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This is simply the best IMO. It fits nearly everything I need/want and I probably carry too much. It fits nice and snug in my under seat bag. With room on one side for a ratchet strap and some hose clamps


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Like RanOutofTalent, I also use a tool roll in my under seat bag - different brand but same idea. Works well, except it's not waterproof so I have to take the tools out every now and then to clean them up with oil. It's made out of coated cordura so it may have been advertised as waterproof, but it's only a tool roll and not sealed in any way.
 

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I tried a small travel bag for my tools in the under seat bag, and really liked it, but it wore out quickly. I'm now using a tool roll, and trying to fine tune my setup.
Like the others, I do need to take it out and let everything dry out. I pack the underseat bag fairly tight with my tools/rope/etc so it's not too bad, and leaves my tunnel bag for food and extra layers.
 

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Powermadd roll tool bag, with a zip pouch. Replace every four years or so. Same as above, pack in a heavy ziplock freezer bag. Stuff tightly wherever you carry. Most everything goes in ziplock freezer bags, except jackets. Thanks for the Timbersled bag intro.
 

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Klim tool bag - and yes everything rusts - I used to use a bank bag but the zipper didn't work for crap in wet/cold situations and I was always digging around for everything. The Klim bag folds out flat on my tunnel or seat and everything is organized and handy to grab.
 

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Like RanOutofTalent, I also use a tool roll in my under seat bag - different brand but same idea. Works well, except it's not waterproof so I have to take the tools out every now and then to clean them up with oil. It's made out of coated cordura so it may have been advertised as waterproof, but it's only a tool roll and not sealed in any way.
if your sled isn't completely dry between rides it will freeze like hell. I use a few rags and when it's cold it's almost non openable frozen solid. I need a better setup too
 
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Small pelican cases for the stuff you definitely dont want rust on. Spark plugs. Wrenches, pliers. Then pack it all as tight as possible in the underseat bag. I hat a goggle bag under the hood for electrical tape, duct tape and zip ties so they stay relatively warm so that they are useable.

pick the brands you ride with lol. No skidoo’s=no clutch tools needed. No arctic cats=no to rope needed, no yamahas=no CAA needed lmao.
JK
 
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I appreciate all the suggestions. In my under seat bag I have a snow bungee( huge rubber O ring ) some chicken chains and a few other items. I’m leaning towards a small pelican case that I can store in my tunnel bag.
 

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Ridgid box from Home Depot. Think I paid like $25. Cut off the handle, and rip the plastic liner out of top. Replaced with foam.

Been beating on this thing for 2 years. One of my top 5 mods in my career. Waterproof, good latches, and the foam holds everything tight while riding.
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I've used one of these Husky small bags as my tool bag for several years at least. It's not waterproof so I make sure to open it up to let everything dry out after each ride. It's heavy duty, holds quite a bit of stuff, and cheap too. Whatever you choose, pack it in tight and it will last a lot longer than if everything bounces around. I have mine in my rear shovel bag.

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I've used one of these Husky small bags as my tool bag for several years at least. It's not waterproof so I make sure to open it up to let everything dry out after each ride. It's heavy duty, holds quite a bit of stuff, and cheap too. Whatever you choose, pack it in tight and it will last a lot longer than if everything bounces around. I have mine in my rear shovel bag.

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Always good to see others enjoying the majesty that is “corona saw”

#bestaldersawonplanetearth
 

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Hot tunnels make everything wet. Hopefully Polaris will eliminate the damn tunnel coolers and keep the tunnel cold. Oversize the bulkhead cooler, eliminate the tunnel cooler then ice / water problems solved.

Until then dry bag it up. Cabelas sells some decent dry bags; lots of sizes and weights. I use the heavy duty 10L models. Like ziploc bag on steroids.. put tool roll and everything else inside the dry bag.

Wet seat, wet stuff on tunnel, wet pant legs, wet everything is SO damn annoying especially when it’s important to stay dry.
 

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This is simply the best IMO. It fits nearly everything I need/want and I probably carry too much. It fits nice and snug in my under seat bag. With room on one side for a ratchet strap and some hose clamps


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Does anyone know what that socket holder is that is shown at 1:06 in the video for this tool roll? Seems like a great way to keep sockets together in the tool pouch!
 
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