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Old 11-02-2011, 08:08 AM   #63
Airhead Wrangler
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Joined: Mar 2008
Location: Back in Seattle, FINALLY
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Originally Posted by One Less Harley View Post
I think Airheadwrangler (an R80ST) had his subframe break just behind the grab loop.

I had one of the luggage mount plates on my original subframe break off. I then installed a R100GS subframe and it's been fine to this day. A friend of mine had his R100GS subframe separate behind the grab loop, but it was due to some VERY rough roads, VERY heavy loads, and a lot of play in his luggage mounts. They knocked a lot and led to a fatigue failure
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