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Post by muttley1 on Mon 24 Dec 2018, 8:11 pm

Happy Christmas to all.

I decided to give my bike a good ol' clean up before Christmas, always a good time to check it over.

The topbox I use is a Honda branded one with its own fitting plate and this fits to a Honda rack, the fitting points are as for the grabrail. The rack has been on the bike for a good few years and is usually empty, I only use the box itself when I go to town or for a day out. It only ever holds a few books or a spare helmet.

But.. the welds where it fits the bike under the seat have failed. One had come away entirely, the other was on its way out. Might be because the box itself is pretty heavy or due to wear and tear, perhaps a good idea to check yours!

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Post by Jameshambleton on Tue 25 Dec 2018, 9:58 pm

My fivestars/fehling one did that, in the end it actually cracked the lugs on the subframe. I need to buy a TIG welder to fix my subframe as my mig isn't powerful enough
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Post by eternally_troubled on Sun 30 Dec 2018, 6:32 pm

In addition to this, from having looked at a number of the givi monorack arms, I'd say that it's worth checking the welds on them to (once you've scraped the rust off!).

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