Broken rear light assm mount on subframe

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by TTU, Sep 27, 2020.

  1. TTU

    TTU n00b

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    Well was having a great day riding today until I stopped and noticed my rear right turn signal was melting!!!! After close inspection I could see the whole taillight assm was hanging lower then normal. I headed back home and removed the rear fender and found the plate where the assm mounts broken.

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  2. Beezer

    Beezer Long timer Supporter

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    you can see the crack continue up the left side tube from the toe of the weld. pretty sure I see the same thing on the right side. I would put money on it. the other cracks are more obvious. all due to lack of post weld heat treatment/stress relieving.
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  3. TTU

    TTU n00b

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    So you are thinking factory failure? If its a bad weld then I suppose a proper weld is all I need and do not need to figure a way to better support this area.
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