XR400 Rear subframe: strengthening?
After my South America 1150GS got written off at 30mph in West London, I have since bought a XR400. Although not the same style, it is better suited to my new home of Tallinn, Estonia, given the road surfaces and ferocious enforcement of speed limits. However, I still want to retain the independence of the GS:
I have fitted a 22l acerbis tank, and pillion footpegs are welded on, so two up travel is an option.
Our main overland bike for future trips to Asia/Africa will be a Ural Sportman Deluxe combo, but for shorter journeys where the dog, Pretzl, can stay at home, the XR will be my choice.
So, hence my question: do I need to strengthen the rear subframe if I am to carry a pillion and enough kit to camp for 3-4 nights in the sticks?
If I do, how do I do it??
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Last edited by Warthog; 26 Dec 2007 at 21:19.