High-G FJR Junkie!
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Rolling Prairie, Ind
Phil, i’m Sorry to hear of your troubles. Now if it were me,,,,,,, I would pull the subframe out and take it to a competent “tig” capable welder and have him not only weld the piece back in but also add some gusseting or reinforcements on the bottom side so it doesn’t interfere with the seat pads. Should be a fairly straight-forward repair, probably cost you a little bit but I think you’ll end up with a better/stronger piece that’s cheaper than a new $700 subframe,,,, that’s what i’d do.
Phil: after looking at Rays eBay deal above i’d Agree that it’s a real bargain, but ill add that I still would add some reinforcements at the seat brace and might as well add some at the infamous back tab while you have it out to keep it from flexing as well. This kind of thing fires me up and makes me want to kick someone at Yamaha in the azz for this flimsy subframe, but I am a bit predjudiced.
Red 2014A, the fastest color !
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Last edited by passx; 11-22-2019 at 10:27 PM.