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Old 12-11-2012, 10:06 PM   #1
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Screw holes inder the tank

What are the 3 threaded inserts above the rear wheel on the bottom of the tank supposed to be for? I was thinking of using them to help with a custom rack, still using the top for weight but those for bracing. How strong are they and am i just begging for a cracked tank?
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:12 PM   #2
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:30 AM   #3
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They are for what ever you want. They all tie into the subframe. The two bigger ones are M8 and the smaller are M6 (or M5, can't remember). I am using the M8 ones for a mudguard.
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Old 12-12-2012, 04:03 PM   #4
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I believe that the BMW Vario side cases may have used those points also. Been a while since I un-installed them, so can't really recall/.
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Old 12-12-2012, 05:17 PM   #5
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Your properly referring to these.... Yes the BMW cases are/were mounted here. I am using them for my custom make rack as well.....

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Old 12-12-2012, 05:39 PM   #6
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Look at that beastly weld

I do not think that this will damage the tank but I am sure another opinion exists
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Old 12-12-2012, 05:57 PM   #7
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Look at that beastly weld

I do not think that this will damage the tank but I am sure another opinion exists
Hey now..... Don't be mean... Whilst I do suck at welding... I am lethal with a grinder..... Unless you can't see it.....
Is this better.... Other side.....
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:09 PM   #8
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They are great welds, why? Because they are holding up.
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:12 PM   #9
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What are the 3 threaded inserts above the rear wheel on the bottom of the tank supposed to be for? I was thinking of using them to help with a custom rack, still using the top for weight but those for bracing. How strong are they and am i just begging for a cracked tank?
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They aren't into the tank, they are into the subframe so yes they are fine for mounting racks, tool tubes etc.
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They are great welds, why? Because they are holding up.
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Old 12-13-2012, 01:13 PM   #11
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Thumb subframe brace

I made a brace that follows the couture inside the fender to help support the subframe and bolted it to those holes.
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