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Old 01-18-2013, 08:20 AM   #47
bmwktmbill
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The HB/Tourtech racks add a substantial amount of strength to the subframe...
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gunnerbuck quote.


Gunner, interesting comment, must be why my sub-frame is still in one piece without any bracing. I did break off the bolt on the top frame rail shown in the above picture.

Drilling it out was darn difficult as I believe the Touratech/Zega mounts use grade 8 bolts. All the pannier mount bolts routinely loosen and need to be retightened constantly when on tour.
bill
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The faster it goes the faster it breaks.
And high performance=high maintenance.
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