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Gen2/3 Subframe Stiffy Kit by Garauld

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Klubis

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I got my kit from Gary last week and installed it on Saturday. I'm liking the quality and the ease of installation.

 

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Achiu was over on Sunday and we installed the stiffy kit. Well thought out and super well made, and installation was easy.

 

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Installed the stiffy kit today. Just had to file the hole on the one leg as per directions and it fit nice. I does stiffen the rack area. I put a PCA rack with a new Givi V47 case and it's very solid. Thanks Gary for a much needed product! Harold

 

erixun

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All right I am in! PM and Paypal sent... looking forward for some preventative measures, because normally I am on the 'response to catastrophe team!!'

 
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PM sent. No problem yet, but . . . this is a slow riding month and the opportune time to install this kit.

Shuey

 

UselessPickles

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Exactly where does the subframe crack? Where's the weak spot?
Mine broke right here:

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mer43

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Hey Gary,

thanks again. The bracketry looks great. Can't wait to get it installed.

 
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R6mike

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Hey Gary, Thanks for the sub-frame brace, Very nice product and it was a lot easier to install than I thought. Oh and I didn't realize until I saw a another post, my recently purchased 07 FJR has your rear rack and backrest also, very nice color match.

 

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ordered a stiffy this past Monday. Gary planed on making some up this week (not sure how many) ...hope to have my brace by next week or so - Gary makes some great stuff.

 

rbentnail

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Got my Stiffy installed today. Having never had the grab rack or rear cowlings off before let me say "that was an experience". My advice: MAKE SURE YOU READ THE DAMN INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE STARTING! They say something about some minor filing if the bolts don't fit. Not mine- I filed and filed and filed to get one to fit thru the bracket then said the hell with it and drilled the other bracket for the bolt to fit. And thinking ahead, I drilled out (just a little) holes in the arms the brackets fasten to. But, not thinking, I attempted to install it. Bolts for the grab rack wouldn't fit. So off it came and I drilled those out too. Then it was easy-peasy.

And yes, I attempted to loosely install all the bolts for the Stiffy and grab rack before tightening any of them. I just could not in any shape or form, get them all to start until I drill out a little all the holes.

So my advice, again, read the instructions. And file/ream/drill out ALL the holes prior to attempted installation.

 
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VanHarlan

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Installed my Stiffy Kit this week as well . . . very easy install . . . just take your time taking the rear light cowing apart. I did have to file the bracket holes to get the bolts through but that's nothing I didn't expect. I did have to enlarge the rear rack mounting holes a wee bit to get everything lined up - I found that was eaily done with a slightly bigger drill bit. Snugged everything up and buttoned her up.

That's for the great product and your ingenuity!

 

rbentnail

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Installed my Stiffy Kit this week as well . . . very easy install . . . just take your time taking the rear light cowing apart. I did have to file the bracket holes to get the bolts through but that's nothing I didn't expect. I did have to enlarge the rear rack mounting holes a wee bit to get everything lined up - I found that was eaily done with a slightly bigger drill bit. Snugged everything up and buttoned her up.
That's for the great product and your ingenuity!
Yeah, we've come to the conclusion that my bike, being a redheaded stepchild '07, is a little off from everyone else's.

Don't let my experience deter you from getting The Stiffy if you feel you need it. It's a great product, well made and worth every penny.

 

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