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Old 11-02-2011, 07:42 AM   #62
One Less Harley
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With your rear subframe reinforcement, are you welding the long brace down to the lower part of the subframe where it bolts to the mainframe. I think Airheadwrangler (an R80ST) had his subframe break just behind the grab loop. If you are reinforcing it where it bolts up at the bottom, then the top attachment point will still have the same amount of stress being applied to it...i.e. still weak. Your brace will help reduce the leverage of the tail section, behind the grab loop and transfer stress closer to the tank mounts and add stress to the lower subframe mounts down by the foot pegs.

Just a thought for you, I don't know if it's enough, it might be.
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