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Offline Jules

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Re: Will cable ties fix this?????
« Reply #20 on: March 24, 2013, 09:50:10 am »
Im guessing the bike had modified dogbones and not the original ones?
What were they made of?

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Re: Will cable ties fix this?????
« Reply #21 on: March 24, 2013, 12:13:51 pm »
I have seen that Dr. KLR has a collection of Dogbones in his garage - ping him.
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Re: Will cable ties fix this?????
« Reply #22 on: March 24, 2013, 08:31:17 pm »
Yip, it was me posting on Cave Girls login and it was both dog bones (lowering links) that broke from the bolts - not the bolts.   I do have aftermarket links from Holeshot, so I will be contacting Alex tomorrow and asking him what they are made of and where they got them and as soon as Doc KLR is back from his trip, I'll be getting a strong pair fitted.  Rest of the bike still needs to be checked out, will have to wait and see where the insurance wants to send it.

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Re: Will cable ties fix this?????
« Reply #23 on: March 24, 2013, 08:41:53 pm »
Seems like those links were not the same grade of aluminum as the OEM ones. :-\
You were very lucky to be able to walk away from this... :thumleft:
 

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Re: Will cable ties fix this?????
« Reply #24 on: March 25, 2013, 02:55:50 pm »
Seems like those links were not the same grade of aluminum as the OEM ones. :-\
You were very lucky to be able to walk away from this... :thumleft:

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Re: Will cable ties fix this?????
« Reply #25 on: March 26, 2013, 01:59:11 pm »
ohhhhhhhhh holeshot doesn't have a good name with me cost me a new engin because of faulty handwork! on there side and now this :patch: makes me wonder about the quality products they reccomend.

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Re: Will cable ties fix this?????
« Reply #26 on: March 26, 2013, 02:06:37 pm »
Eish Pebbs..... when you told that the dogbones tore out of the bolts... I see what you mean! :eek7: Definitely get hold of holeshot to fix this. I recon they owe you! :thumleft:
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Re: Will cable ties fix this?????
« Reply #27 on: March 26, 2013, 02:19:16 pm »
That just looks like some mild steel flat bar that someone drilled two holes in!

Glad nobody got hurt - could have been ugly!

Personally I would rather deal with a slightly too high bike than mess around with back yard mod's to critical components.  The whole point of suspension linkages is to transfer force (which can get quite high).  Slight differences in dimensions can also change the leverage ratios and thus the amount of force carried by the linkage in normal operation. 

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Re: Will cable ties fix this?????
« Reply #28 on: March 26, 2013, 02:21:02 pm »
That just looks like some mild steel flat bar that someone drilled two holes in!

Glad nobody got hurt - could have been ugly!

Personally I would rather deal with a slightly too high bike than mess around with back yard mod's to critical components.  The whole point of suspension linkages is to transfer force (which can get quite high).  Slight differences in dimensions can also change the leverage ratios and thus the amount of force carried by the linkage in normal operation. 


The bars clearly were not the same calibre as OEM... :-\
 

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Re: Will cable ties fix this?????
« Reply #29 on: March 26, 2013, 02:49:42 pm »
Please post a picture of the dogbone when you have removed it from the bike.
And also glad you landed safely!!!
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Re: Will cable ties fix this?????
« Reply #30 on: March 27, 2013, 10:12:18 am »
Not OEM dogbones and not 'normal' after-market ones either.

Those suspension forces are massive - you are a lucky lady, Pebbles  :thumleft:

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Re: Will cable ties fix this?????
« Reply #31 on: March 27, 2013, 11:00:58 am »
Was a scary moment looking in the mirror and seeing a bike down and knowing it was my daughter  :'(
Glad she insists on ALL the kit and she was fine
Scary thing is my bike was also lowered and Groenie has warned me about my dog bones .... and I ride a lot rougher due to only having one eye and not being able to judge how deep ruts etc are and my bike is usually way more loaded than Pebbles or LD's as I carry a tookit, spare tubes & all the food ...
Going  to have to have them checked out!!
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Re: Will cable ties fix this?????
« Reply #32 on: March 28, 2013, 12:57:43 am »
Will post a pic once I strip th,agree don't look good at all!!!!
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Re: Will cable ties fix this?????
« Reply #33 on: March 28, 2013, 05:28:29 pm »
Seems like those links were not the same grade of aluminum as the OEM ones. :-\
You were very lucky to be able to walk away from this... :thumleft:

Shoo....I agree...that could've been nasty!
Wow that looks really bad. Glad you are OK.

Let us know what brand/make those dogbones are so we never fit them to any of our bikes in future.
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