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Old 01-25-2013, 12:16 PM   #5520
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Location: OZaukee county Wisconsin
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Originally Posted by Some Dude View Post
That's a sure way to a cracked subframe, I've gone through 3 different re-inforced subframes with a kolpin fuel can in the same location and gave up, fortunately I've got a 3.2 gallon midship tank now That rotopax will likely survive the rally but I wouldn't use it any other time or with any regularity. I only got 3-4 dual sport rides before the first failure, and less with subsequent re-engineering.

Also I've seen the rotopax mount set-up shear the bolt right off,.......particularly on the ole mans F650GS Dakar 2 weeks ago in S America, wont ever see that gas can again, fortunately we didn't end up "needing" it
At what locations did the subframe fail??
500cc two-strokes are effective as laxatives too.
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