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Old 03-26-2007, 10:41 AM   #1
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G/S subframe upgrade/reinforcing options?

Looking to reinforce the subframe for greater load carrying. Ive seen pics of some on the web, but if anyone has done this and can offer pictures/advice I'd really appreciate it. I travel reasonably light, solo, but dont want to deal with a problem that could be prevented with a little welding.

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Old 03-26-2007, 02:30 PM   #2
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Check out Bruce Costello's subframe repair photo gallery:

http://bcostell.smugmug.com/gallery/846325#38039150

we used this to repair my son';s broken subframe on his 88GSPD plus he added an additional traingular tube as additional support. Sorry no pix of this one.

Search this forum as there have been a number of good threads re: repairing broken subframes asn well as other threads on beefing up the existing one before it breaks.

Good luck.

Also see this site at overland solutions and see what they do..m ight give you other ideas for beefing up or just buy one of Ernie's reinforced subframes - they are awesome. Met 2 brits in Labrador few years back who had these subframes as they were heading round the globe..boy they were heavy duty.

http://www.overland-solutions.org.uk/
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Old 03-26-2007, 04:02 PM   #3
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Sent a couple emails to these folks - no response. Do you have to call them? Geez, figuring the time zones makes my head hurt!

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Also see this site at overland solutions and see what they do..m ight give you other ideas for beefing up or just buy one of Ernie's reinforced subframes - they are awesome. Met 2 brits in Labrador few years back who had these subframes as they were heading round the globe..boy they were heavy duty.

http://www.overland-solutions.org.uk/
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Old 03-26-2007, 06:48 PM   #4
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Subframe

Another option is Gletter. Spendy, but nice. Depends on what you are trying to accomplish.

http://www.gletter.de/produktr.htm then click on "Rahmenheck"

Google translates better than me.

They have neat stuff.

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Old 03-26-2007, 07:37 PM   #5
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Well you're 6 hours behind in the Eastern Time Zone to the UK.

Yes, Ernie runs the place I think by himself and perhaps one other guy. He travels a lot so not always available to return e-mails real soon but he does get back to you. I've ordered a few things from him as did my son and it was easy and considering the distance pretty timely. He's got great hand-made "tough" products. Be patient he'll get back to you. He's probably on a trip to Africa again.
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