That is a great weld job.... the person who did that knows what he is doing.Gday guys,
I've just finished repairing my subframe for the second time. I highly recommend you use one of these kits if you don't have the Givi 357. I probably would have used one if they were available at the time.
The broken subframe
The repairs, underneath
The repairs, top side
1. Re wood blocks: There is a sticker on my rear fender that says something about a max load for tools etc on it is something like 2 pounds, so the fender cannot support any weight. (Have to look at the label to be sure of the weight limit.) Besides, the fender is supported by the subframe, not the other way around. The wood blocks will not add any strength whatsoever.
Wanted to get opinions on this, trying to keep busy on a rainy day. Given where the subframe breaks with the topboxes on them. Seems like it's because the frame hangs out of the tire with no support and with the bouncing of the topbox just gives out in the same place most every time. The whole weight of the back section is putting stress on that one part of the subframe. The stiffy kit braces the sides of the frame and holds it up the frame from the top of the back of it. I'm sure it's a quality product and if this doesn't work will be getting one myself.
What about simply supporting it from the bottom so it doesn't bounce and has that extra support? The plastic bottom is hard and won't give much and disperses the weight, If the woods starts to give you can always add a metal plate on top. Just a piece of 2x4 with a couple of shims to fit it in there tight.
Sure there's a technical reason why this isn't a good idea, any thoughts?
Hey, does this mean I AM good at something?To test this you need someone that has pioneered almost every possible failure on this platform. A man that could destroy an iron ball with his bare hands.I won't mention any names, but the initials dcarver come to mind