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Old 09-20-2013, 02:40 PM   #1
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R1150GSA Cracked brackets under instrument cluster

Just got back from Birdsville and Innaminka trip. After about 10 million corrugations the instrument and front beak became quite the wobbly. Upon inspection the small frame that loops around under the instruments was broken under the bolts, which were still done up tight. Hope this makes sense. Anyway wired and zip tied it up and got home ok although I blew the RHS fork seal as well.

My question is
1. What is this part called?
2. Can it be welded or fixed in situ?
3. If I take it apart, would replacement be in favour of repair with extra bracing?

Anyone had experience with this? My bike is a 11/03 build R 1150 GSA with servo brakes and ABS. she's no garge queen , has
85000 on the clock and gets used as it should. I love her dearly though.

Hope some one has some genuine advice out there! Thanks in advance.
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Old 09-20-2013, 03:16 PM   #2
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Do you mean this part?

Have a look on one of the online parts fische might help.
http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fic...1&rnd=04302013

Strange you "blew" a fork seal. Might just be old age, I changed the seals on my 1150 at about 90k. Check for rust spots or nicks in the chrome leg. Fork seals are easy fix on the telelever front ends, there are no springs. Just fresh oil, don't need "fork" oil, my mechanic sold me a small bottle of 10wt, all good.
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Old 09-20-2013, 03:28 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply, the part will be the fairing bracket. The tabs are broken off on both sides near the numeral 1 on the Max diagram.
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Old 09-20-2013, 05:20 PM   #4
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If you know someone who can do neat welds, get it fixed, reinforced, a lick of paint and you're done.
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Old 09-21-2013, 03:05 PM   #5
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After looking at the diagram on Max's site that the way I will go first. Rang Southbank in stock for $220. Not as bad as I thought. Better get cracking!
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Old 09-21-2013, 05:32 PM   #6
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You could try the BM Shop in Brisbane, Chris may have a spare.
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Old 09-22-2013, 02:02 AM   #7
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Hmm. I must keep an eye on mine. I've had it work loose before...

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Old 09-22-2013, 04:08 AM   #8
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I took the frame off and got a skilled welder to weld it back together, no problems from then on.
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Old 09-30-2013, 01:49 PM   #9
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Thanks Notsoslow, that's what I having done at the moment, with some strengthening and 5mm collars. Will see how it goes.
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