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Old 05-25-2011, 04:52 PM   #19
Dare to be Stupid
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Joined: Jul 2008
Location: Washington, DC, USA
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Having weight to the rear of the axle makes wheelies easier

I found out today that my main frame is snapped where the sub-frame attaches to the shock mount. The back of the shock mount came off letting my subframe hang back. I have a brace on my box racks that runs down to the passenger peg n the right but the bolt rattled loose while bashing it through the woods. All that weight tugging down on that top mount caused it to snap. I replaced the bolt on my rack an it's holding it up on it's own but I'd take it as a cautionary tale. You NEED added bracing on the sub-frame. Also, use nylox nuts everywhere! That's a lot of weight bashing down...especially if you've recently discovered the joy of jumping

If you're smart you'll make the boxes quick-release and ditch 'em when you hit the trails. If you're dumb you'll make the boxes quick-release and not ditch 'em when you hit the trails. Guess which category I fall in
'85 BMW r80G/S--Another G/S on the road--Central America on a Shoestring--Nova Scotia on a Shoestring--Never Leave a Man's Behind

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