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Old 06-25-2014, 12:44 PM   #1
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Has anyone had any experiance with the aluminum subframe? I don't plan on boxes or luggage, just a dual sport that will be decent in the dirt, but good on the road. I bought a 2002 640 with 4700 miles. scored a Supertrall LD2 for $160 like new and a '99 aluminum subframe for $.01. Trying to drop weight, also got a complete set of plastics,shrouds,fenders, side panels, small tank and seat, all perfect for $100.
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Old 06-25-2014, 01:51 PM   #2
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Save your money, its a 640 its a heavy pig, learn to use its weight to your advantage
Have the suspension worked on, better use of your $$$$
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Old 06-25-2014, 02:53 PM   #3
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Not sure how you'll go fitting the airbox & battery etc into an earlier subframe. Probably worth a look as the parts were cheap but the stock cro-moly steel subframe is actually fairly light anyway. It'd be interesting to know the difference if you are able to weigh them both.

The 640 only seems like a heavy pig until you have to help pick up your mate's 1150GS/KLR/F650/950Adv... The 625SXC certainly feels a bit lighter to ride than a 640 although there's not much in it on paper.

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Old 06-25-2014, 05:54 PM   #4
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the part #s are the same for the airbox and the battery box. everthing appears to be the same, except no holes for passenger footpegs which I don't want anyway. will try to get weighed this weekend. So far removed 11.5 pounds and haven't taken 18L tank off yet.
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