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2009 GSA Upper crash bar cross member mounting breaking
« on: August 06, 2020, 11:33:29 am »
hi
on the upper crash bar, there is a rod which goes across the bike just under the beak. this is then mounted to the sub frame with a flimsy metal strip.
I have been replacing the small mounting rod under the beak. I think I've gone through 3 and then upgraded the piece of metal to something stronger.. and now the mount itself has snapped. Has anyone else experienced this?
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Re: 2009 GSA Upper crash bar cross member mounting breaking
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2020, 11:48:25 am »
Howzit, yes mine did the same. I just had it welded back together.


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Re: 2009 GSA Upper crash bar cross member mounting breaking
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2020, 11:57:49 am »
hi
on the upper crash bar, there is a rod which goes across the bike just under the beak. this is then mounted to the sub frame with a flimsy metal strip.
I have been replacing the small mounting rod under the beak. I think I've gone through 3 and then upgraded the piece of metal to something stronger.. and now the mount itself has snapped. Has anyone else experienced this?
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Yes, it is a common issue.  It usually stems from the upper crashbar being bent from a fall or fall over.  The brackets are then under tension and the vibrations starts them cracking.

What you need to do is weld the bracket back on.  Then fit the crashbar inserting only the screws at the bottom.  Now check the alignment of the top brackets/mounting holes.  These should be snug and lined up perfectly before inserting the screws.  Tightening the top screws should not cause and flex or movement in the bracket.
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