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  • Offline EftanD   gb

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    support arm on rear carrier sheared
    on: June 09, 2021, 07:45:28 pm
    June 09, 2021, 07:45:28 pm
    Hi all
    Got home form a run today and founbd the top box was waving about. Checked and found rhs support strut had sheared at the point just behind the plate mount. Will a weld fix it or is it new stuff time?

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    Re: support arm on rear carrier sheared
    Reply #1 on: June 10, 2021, 07:23:37 am
    June 10, 2021, 07:23:37 am
    Hi Eftan
    Is it the Ducati OEM rack or aftermarket ?

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    Re: support arm on rear carrier sheared
    Reply #2 on: June 10, 2021, 10:03:09 am
    June 10, 2021, 10:03:09 am
    good question, I think mostly it is oem although previous owner had installed hepco Becker top box with the bow etc.  I think, though, that was only a top plate not the struts etc... so for this problem OEM.

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    Re: support arm on rear carrier sheared
    Reply #3 on: June 11, 2021, 12:55:45 am
    June 11, 2021, 12:55:45 am
    Do you think it might be possible that the previous owner might have carried loads significantly in excess of the 10Kg allowed, perhaps over very rough roads? It is your bike and your money so of course welding is an option and will usually be cheaper then new parts. I suggest you think about how you want to use your bike. If resale value is the priority, then new parts are the way to go - or remove the carrier altogether. If carrying light loads suits your needs, then a weld will get you out of trouble, and you can remove the repaired parts before resale if you think they are unsightly. If you want to carry heavier loads, then chat with the guys doing your welding. Most of them know their way around force dispersal and are able to identify where reinforcement would prove useful. It will be ugly but functional.

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    Re: support arm on rear carrier sheared
    Reply #4 on: June 12, 2021, 03:06:00 am
    June 12, 2021, 03:06:00 am
    I have had two Givi case mounts crack from overloading on other bikes. In both cases a skilled welder repaired them much stronger than stock and with decent appearance. Most oem hardware is tack welded on an assembley line and is very weak. A skilled welder can add a nice bead of metal where it is needed and it will be much stronger.
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