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Old 11-03-2008, 03:18 PM   #1
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Beefing up XR650L subframe

Any ideas on how I may beef up the subframe on my XR. It seems to be on the weak side. I have ridden the bike thru out Mexico and to some rallies 3-400 mile away but am concerned that its not up to carry gear and extra fuel for an extended trip.
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Old 11-03-2008, 03:28 PM   #2
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subframe reinforcement.

Turbocity has a subframe associated with its rack. Contact Tom there. Here it iis on my 1983 XL600R.

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Old 11-04-2008, 09:15 AM   #3
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Wow, I've never seen that one. What a cool idea.
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Old 11-05-2008, 11:07 AM   #4
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Nice -- that subframe (or similar) fits the XR650L too? Looks like I'll be going with Turbo City racks...

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Old 11-05-2008, 12:33 PM   #5
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The 650L rack is a little different. When the rack is bolted up, you can still feel some flex in the subframe. Not bad, but noticable. Sorry, no pictures of mine yet.
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Old 11-05-2008, 05:55 PM   #6
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I beefed up my frame before it cracked or broke.
Go to post 10 here.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...86#post8245686
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Old 11-06-2008, 12:57 PM   #7
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Here is where mine broke. Hope it helps with where to beef it up.

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Old 11-06-2008, 03:43 PM   #8
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Look at dirtbagz.com, they have a subframe support for $50 plus or minus.

I have one on my 650R, and it only took about 20 min to put on
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Old 11-07-2008, 12:55 AM   #9
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I beefed up my frame before it cracked or broke.
Go to post 10 here.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...86#post8245686
Good luck Corky
Wow, nice. I wish I knew how to weld.
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Old 11-07-2008, 06:45 AM   #10
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Any ideas on how I may beef up the subframe on my XR. It seems to be on the weak side. I have ridden the bike thru out Mexico and to some rallies 3-400 mile away but am concerned that its not up to carry gear and extra fuel for an extended trip.
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Key word here is "gussets". That one illustration of a broken frame shows where a longer simple triangular 1/8" thick gusset welded under that portion of the frame to distribute the load over a longer part of the tube, could prevent the break. That sort of thing was what we did on swing arms back in the mid 70s when we moved the shocks up. We welded a long gusset on top, rather then just a tab, to mount the shocks. You see the same sort of design around the head set, motor mount, and swing arm pivot. Check it out and do it where you think it might be needed.
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Old 11-03-2011, 04:17 PM   #11
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New subframe support available for the XR650L:


http://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade/productview/6887

No cutting, welding required. A few simple tools and you've got some instant peice of mind. Depending on how thirsty you are I would call this a one beer install.


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Old 11-03-2011, 07:24 PM   #12
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New subframe support available for the XR650L:


http://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade/productview/6887

No cutting, welding required. A few simple tools and you've got some instant peice of mind. Depending on how thirsty you are I would call this a one beer install.


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Man for $50.00 that looks like it's worth a try! Nice job!
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Old 11-03-2011, 07:34 PM   #13
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Man for $50.00 that looks like it's worth a try! Nice job!
Kind of what I am thinking.
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Old 11-03-2011, 09:49 PM   #14
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Also look here.....http://www.manracks.com/#!about01
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Old 11-03-2011, 11:32 PM   #15
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sure looks like you could use both the turbo city and the twisted throttle one at the same time.
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