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AT Rear Sub Frame

Hi all...

Nipping off RTW next year 2 up, fully loaded on my AT...

Wanna strengthen the rear sub frame before I leave... Save learning to weld on route... Anyone got any pointers? Tips?

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duno maybe try at http://www.xrv.org.uk
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Yep tried there )

Weld Everything ;o)
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offcourse whatels were you thinking off?
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LOL

What, u mean I can't use double sided sticky tape!
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I consider the AT subframe to be pretty sturdy. I have heard that Honda usede twice the thickness of the tube compared to the 650 and Transalp. You should give careful thoughts were you weld on the supporting bits. So servicing is not restricted. And stiffening up one place may lead to more vibration other places, that may lead to fatigue of the metal.
Maybee designing the luggage rack so the front fastning point is not on the pillon footrest but on the drivers. just for peace in mind

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AT Sub-frame

Fletch,

I´ve ridden about 15,000 miles fully loaded on my AT since June. About 4,000 were off road (Transamtrail) with the vast majority of the rest two up. Over all of this the bike has been fully loaded and had to withstand a couple of slow (5mph or slower) drops and one quite nasty one (45mphish). Over all of this the sub-frame has stood up to the test very well, with only a slight bit of lateral twisting caused by the big-off.

IMHO I'd think twice about adding extra weight to a frame that is already very strong.

Good luck with the prep!

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