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Old 11-18-2012, 05:53 AM   #1
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my r100gs grab rail has broken

the welding on the grab rail of my r100gs has snapped on the left side by the seat lock. so got to take it to collage and get it welding back up. i wonder what the next thing will be to brake on the bike.
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:58 PM   #2
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I am surprised by this and wonder if it has not been damaged in an accident in the past, my GS, 160,000 miles and counting has done several overland trips heavily loaded on some pretty rough roads and the whole subframe is fine. I know of a few broken monolver G/S subframes but have never heard of it on a GS.
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:11 PM   #3
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That's an odd thing to break in an odd spot. There must be more to the story.
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Old 11-19-2012, 11:36 AM   #4
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the only thing to happy to the bike was it got stolen recovered and the seat lock plate was ripped out of the bottom of the seat.
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:01 AM   #5
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just got the it welded back up so just need to sand it down and get the paint out before i fit it back on
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:06 PM   #6
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... fit it back on
with all four bolts (aka socket head cap screws)?
thinking if the grab rail was attached in only two places, there would be enough flexing to eventually fail... though not on the rail itself but at the plate it's welded to.

just my first guess.
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:17 AM   #7
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with all four bolts (aka socket head cap screws)?
thinking if the grab rail was attached in only two places, there would be enough flexing to eventually fail... though not on the rail itself but at the plate it's welded to.

just my first guess.

its held on with 4 allen bolts on to the rack.
the welding that holds the rail on to the metal plate that the seat lock is bolted to failed
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