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Old 02-24-2013, 03:56 PM   #84
clintnz
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Originally Posted by gunnerbuck View Post
Hi Clintz,
Just curious, with your subframe cracking were you running luggage racks that brace down to the footpeg area or just a unbraced load on the tail with softbags...
They did attach down at the pax peg mount also but were not really rigid enough to provide any support to the subframe:



They cracked at the front mounts once per side, & broke the long cap screws at the back twice, but this was over probably 70K+ km of loaded touring & a few crashes. I just got some 5/8" dia .049" wall 4130 tube to make the Mk2 versions out of & have been machining up some beefier mounting bushes. The new ones will be similar in layout but might be stiff enough to brace the back end a bit.

I got no idea why my subframe has been less durable than yours Gunner...





I think the first breakage I had owed a lot to Australian corrugations while carrying camping gear & extra gas, although I travel fairly light compared to many. The extra gusset I put in after the 2nd breakage really should have been done during the first repair in hindsight.

Cheers
Clint
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