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Old 10-26-2011, 03:56 AM   #72
gefr
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I strongly advise you people not to trim the frame on the Adv in this specific spot!!

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Originally Posted by ACP View Post
As with the Black Dog relocator plate, 03 and 04 Adventures will need some modification to the frame >>>



Approx 1" square part of the frame needs removing. This took 5 mins with an angle grinder.

Charlie will be sending me the prototype as soon as it's been fabricated for testing.

From what I've seen, the final product is going to be better than any other on the market. Charlie has put in a lot of time and effort to make this so, otherwise the endeavour would have been pointless I guess.
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Originally Posted by charlie264 View Post
03 Frame with material removed for plate to fit. Cutting the plate here would cause a weak spot, this part of the frame is now the same as 05 onwards.

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There were several early bikes with cracked frames at exactly this spot. A crack developed that propagate to the centerstand mounting hole.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=82334

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=70372

The replacement frame had the corner made with bigger radius.
Cheers.
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