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Old 06-16-2012, 03:20 PM   #106
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Slacked off at Slacker!!!

Slackadoodledoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Old 06-16-2012, 04:04 PM   #107
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In all honesty SLACKER, go ahead and blame it on MARYLAND. I used to live there too. When I was there I pissed off people every effin day. I took pride in it.
Then I moved back to California, and eventually to the desert where there's not so many people around.
I'm much mellower now and I don't have any stress anymore.
For you though, maybe Montana would be good..................
Anyway, thanks for mannin' up and doing the right thing. It makes us all feel just a little bit "mellower".
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Old 10-25-2012, 10:36 AM   #108
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Uhh...

I'd have those plates bracing the steering head welded to the down tubes, not to the steering head. They won't do much good where they are.
I agree! this is how i did it. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...1#post19892361
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Old 12-30-2012, 04:57 PM   #109
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Altus breaks his top tube.

Apologies if this is 205. I had not seen it and thought I had watched all his videos. Soundtrack is dreadful, but the break happens around, or is discovered at 11.00. Watch the whole thing as there is some good riding. I think that's Michael with him, who now owns HPN 663. Guess the brace for the top tube is important

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Old 12-30-2012, 05:07 PM   #110
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Apologies if this is 205. I had not seen it and thought I had watched all his videos. Soundtrack is dreadful, but the break happens around, or is discovered at 11.00. Watch the whole thing as there is some good riding. I think that's Michael with him, who now owns HPN 663. Guess the brace for the top tube is important

I have watched this before and studied it and the break appears to be rearward of any HPN bracing.
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Old 12-30-2012, 05:11 PM   #111
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I have watched this before and studied it and the break appears to be rearward of any HPN bracing.
Uhmmmm...wasn't being serious, PHil. Hence the smiley.
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Old 12-30-2012, 05:39 PM   #112
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Uhmmmm...wasn't being serious, PHil. Hence the smiley.
Opps , kinda buggered that frame though. Handling like the Rubber Cow
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:08 PM   #113
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I've never seen a fatigue crack at right angles to the tube before. Could there have been a previous weld or seam at that location?
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:21 PM   #114
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I've seen that exact same crack in the spine of a stock G/S that's done about 500,000 miles, most of it fully loaded and two up. It got repaired in a rural garage in India and has held for at least 150,000 miles.
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:33 PM   #115
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I watched about five minutes? I have never seen anybody stand up on perfectly smooth surface until having heard of people spending hundreds if not thousands of dollars basically learning to do just that. What a waste of perfect sit down and haul ass time. It saves your energy and gets you there faster doing it! But I guess it isn't trendy!
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:58 PM   #116
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I watched about five minutes? I have never seen anybody stand up on perfectly smooth surface until having heard of people spending hundreds if not thousands of dollars basically learning to do just that. What a waste of perfect sit down and haul ass time. It saves your energy and gets you there faster doing it! But I guess it isn't trendy!
Best part of the video is of the 2up LOADED Beemer at minute 12.48.
Priceless
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Old 12-30-2012, 09:26 PM   #117
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Best part of the video is of the 2up LOADED Beemer at minute 12.48.
Priceless

I washed that and I simply do not care. Not impressed but that was why I stopped watching it at around five minutes. Nein danka!

I caught him welding the frame. That is the weakest part of our frame. I have seen fatigue cracks at right angles to the tube many times over RRS. Not on beemer frames but. Where that frame broke does not surprise me in the least.
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Old 12-30-2012, 09:33 PM   #118
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Best part of the video is of the 2up LOADED Beemer at minute 12.48.
Priceless
You would need overload springs for your 1/2 ton pickup to carry all that crap. And people are surprised when their frames break.
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Old 12-30-2012, 10:05 PM   #119
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welding

welding on a frame causes the base metal grain to change and causes stress risers in that area. the tube is going to tend to crack at a weld. as an aircraft mechanic i have done a lot of welding on tube aircraft fuselages. reinforcements and repairs need to be done as diamond type patches with long longitudinal welds. Look at AC 43.13 for some ideas.

http://rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgAdvisoryCircular.nsf/list/AC%2043.13-1B/$FILE/Chapter%2004.pdf

enjoyed the video! on field temparary repairs are a bit crude some times!!
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Old 12-30-2012, 10:36 PM   #120
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Look at AC 43.13 for some ideas.
I read up to page 36 and so far its been riveting!
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