Installing Garauld "Stiffy" Sub-Frame Stiffener on Gen 2 and Gen 3 FJR1300 - Page 2 - Yamaha FJR Forum : Yamaha FJR Owners Forums
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post #11 of 162 (permalink) Old 06-27-2015, 12:50 PM
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I can't seem to find a web page for them to order the part.
Is it call in only?
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Recently installed the Garauld Stiffy kit, sub frame cracked plus the hand rails, damaged rear fender required replacement, plus rear light assembly. Total cost including labor $2,000. Should you have a rear case installed get the support bracket or sooner or late you will hit a pot hole and a big problem will develop.

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Recently installed the Garauld Stiffy kit, sub frame cracked plus the hand rails, damaged rear fender required replacement, plus rear light assembly. Total cost including labor $2,000. Should you have a rear case installed get the support bracket or sooner or late you will hit a pot hole and a big problem will develop.

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Do I understand this correctly that your subframe cracked despite having the stiffy kit installed? Or did you install it after repairing the break to prevent another one in the future?

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I'm pretty sure he means he installed the stiffy kit as a result of the broken subframe. I'm getting a stiffy kit sent to me for my new-to-me 2008. I hope I don't find a broken subframe under the tail section when I remove it.
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I can't seem to find a web page for them to order the part.
Is it call in only?
You start communication with Gary via PM (personal message) on the fjrforum.com site. His forum name is Garauld. You tell him what you want and he will respond...usually that same day.

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To the guys who drilled out/enlarged the top mounting holes on the stiffy frame kit, what size drill bit did you use? Were any other modifications needed or necessary to install the kit?
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Hit a pot hole with very little in the rear case. The force of the hit broke the sub frame & the plastic passenger handles plus the rear light. The rear fender also had to be replaced as well. Ordered the Stiffy just put 8,000 miles on the FJR, no problems, if you have a rear case this is a must have part!!!

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I just installed the frame stiffy last night. Installation was real easy, no modifications needed to the bracket on my 2009 FJR. Thanks to Gerauld TechWorks for producing such a great piece of engineering on the frame stiffener. Well worth the money.
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I want to add a Stiffy kit to my bike, but it has the MCCruise system installed and the brain is mounted on the rear of the sub frame under the rear seat. I assume that I would have to relocate it if I were to install the Stiffy kit. Does anyone here have the MCCruise with the Stiffy kit installed?

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I recently installed a Stiffy kit on my '06. The sub frame is still intact and I'm pretty sure this kit will keep it that way.
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