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Last year I was out riding at night when I burned out a headlight bulb. Fortunately, I was not far from a parts store, so I was able to make a quick stop and replace the bulb. That got me to thinking about carrying a spare with me on the bike. Today I was able to figure out a good way to store a bulb as well as a few vinyl gloves to make the swap without getting finger oil on the bulb.

My thought was to get some 2” PCV pipe with Flush caps to make a container. I dug around my garage and found a vinyl container that I cut to length for the project. Also, I found some 1” thick foam to make a buffer. I traced the foam, cut it out and used a tent nail with my torch to burn some center holes to make foam washers. The bulb will now reside under the seat of my bike. It is rudimentary but effective. I hope that this will help someone.

Dimensions (At Least): 2” X 3.5” pipe with 2” caps

1. Container to cut.

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2. Ready container after cut and sand.

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3. Traced out foam.

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4. Finished product with bulb secured and gloves in place on both sides of the bulb ends.

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WTF is a "tent" nail???

Nice idea, I'll borrow it...
 

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Tent stake
 

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Gotcha.....
 

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Check Lowe's, Home Depot, etc... in their fastener aisle for "Viewtainers" in various sizes.

One end is fixed (bottom). The other has a slit for dispensing small contents.
I've cut a circle out of an old oil bottle and siliconed it inside that end to seal one off when needed, like keeping water out of one under a bike seat.
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