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Offline @offroad

Diff cover damage
« on: November 07, 2019, 05:01:37 pm »
Hi gents,

Any thoughts on this.

Not too sure what these bolts do as the diff cover bolts are on the inside against the wheel hub.
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Re: Diff cover damage
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2019, 05:30:55 pm »
Okay never mind.

It's a casualty of Breedtsnek - I must have broken off the hugger during this ride and not noticed. :redface:

I thought I had managed to do Breedtsnek unscathed - no such luck  :o

With hugger:
« Last Edit: November 07, 2019, 05:46:49 pm by @offroad »
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Re: Diff cover damage
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2019, 05:48:15 pm »
No hugger:

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Re: Diff cover damage
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2019, 05:55:00 pm »
I like to can be a bit dof sometimes  :imaposer: :-[
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Re: Diff cover damage
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2019, 05:57:49 pm »
Trust me I was also doff, looking at the pics, it is VERY different to the 1150 Poop Scoop fixing. :peepwall:
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Re: Diff cover damage
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2019, 06:34:16 pm »
I removed mine within the first week of getting mine. Safely stored in the garage...
 

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Re: Diff cover damage
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2019, 06:39:16 pm »
I removed mine within the first week of getting mine. Safely stored in the garage...

Do you need different bolts if you remove it?
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Re: Diff cover damage
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2019, 06:42:19 pm »
You can just remove bolts. Not needed other that mounting the poop scoop.

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Re: Diff cover damage
« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2019, 06:44:32 pm »
You can just remove bolts. Not needed other that mounting the poop scoop.

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ok they looked more structural  :biggrin:
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Re: Diff cover damage
« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2019, 11:00:10 am »
You can just remove bolts. Not needed other that mounting the poop scoop.

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ok they looked more structural  :biggrin:

Nah, what you are looking at there is the aluminium insert in the plastic hugger.  The hugger has broken off leaving the insert behind.  Just a normal torx screw through the insert.

You can actually see how the lower screw has bent.
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Re: Diff cover damage
« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2019, 01:35:40 pm »
I have been puzzling over how the I lost the poop scoop - I really don't remember an incident on Breedtsnek itself that could have caused it to be broken off :dontknow:.

They only event out of the ordinary was when I rode over a branch lying across the road on a farm track leading to Breedtsnek - I remember hearing some sort of clatter as my back wheel went over it but there was no change in the bikes behavior so I didn't think much of it at the time. I do remember thinking that when I stop I should check the bike but I didn't stop again until I was at Breedtsnek and by then had forgotten about it  ::).

I am going back to the scene of the crime tomorrow  :ricky: - I want to know what happened and pick up my litter (Dogs will understand).
« Last Edit: November 09, 2019, 01:38:16 pm by @offroad »
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Re: Diff cover damage
« Reply #11 on: November 11, 2019, 07:39:03 am »
Nope the poop scoop is not where I was expecting to find it - somebody must have picked it up. Maybe the local kids.

I figured there was a very good chance of finding the scoop as the track seemed to be unused and the bush is reclaiming it with branches growing across in many places.

Bit of a pity as I was hoping to learn something about what happened but now am none the wiser  :dontknow:.

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Re: Diff cover damage
« Reply #12 on: November 11, 2019, 08:12:43 am »
They vibrate hugely when ridden off-piste - drive behind someone with one on and you will understand what happened, it doesnt even need to be a big hit, just the constant strain causes the plastic to fail.....

I removed mine when I bought the bike......
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Re: Diff cover damage
« Reply #13 on: November 11, 2019, 09:18:57 am »
Bit of a pity as I was hoping to learn something about what happened but now am none the wiser  :dontknow:.
It is fairly common for them to break on gravel roads, on any bike.
I had a Suzki XF650 Freewind that had one that broke. My dad's 650 Dakar he had many years ago broke off.
Everyone I know around here with a 1200GS removed theirs because the do break.
 
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