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Old 01-06-2013, 03:43 PM   #4701
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Joined: Oct 2009
Location: Arkansas
Oddometer: 32
Rookie mistake - broken subframe bolts

Yesterday the subframe bolts broke on my KLR. I only noticed it when the back-end was sitting on the tire all the sudden while I was riding.

They seem to have been broken for a while and my mistake was not checking them earlier. The good news is that I was only 1 mile from home.

Looks like I'm going to have to attempt to use an easy-out to remove the broken bits and then attempt the upgrade to the bolt.

When the rear was dangling off the back this put tension on the battery cable and other wiring; this tension broke the neg. battery post. Looks like I will be getting a new battery out of the deal, unless I can figure a way to salvage the broken post.

steed:2004 KLR650
1998 Dodge 2500
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