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Old 07-05-2011, 11:01 PM
userix userix is offline
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Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: LA
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Default Re: Frame Reinforcement Issue

Just for prevention's sake and hoping the existing crack won't propagate all the way through, I fabbed some reinforcements using the leftover aluminum flat stock from my custom tensioner and some adel clamps (big fan of them as you can tell) from Ace. I don't know how to weld or have the equipment and the local muffler shop won't weld metal to anything that has any gas in/near it. I was too lazy to take off my gas tank, as it was a bitach to get it on the curved top tube without it splitting at the mounting studs and causing a leak (like my previous two tanks). Not exactly sure if these are considered "gussets" (not even sure if I am using the right term), but it is very sturdy and would seem to prevent any forward horizontal compressive forces exerted by the motor and drive chain.
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