Pretty in Pink, dunno why
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Redondo Beach
I see that as doing something for no real good reason.
If the bolts are properly torqued and a bit of LocTite put in for good measure, the bolts are checked at least at every oil change and the rack is not overloaded there is no reason why the bolts would come loose. Bolts that come loose, even footpeg bolts, are a sign of poor maintenance. There's just no nice way to say that, but it is true.
If you have a Gen 1 then an upgrade to the same bolts used on the Gen 2 would be a good idea.
The downside to welding is that you can't get the airbox out should you need to, you can't easily replace the rear subframe if it gets tweaked, and you can't sell the bike to anyone you know (because they are going to cuss you out at some point for welding the subframe on).
Tom [email protected]
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