AC aluminum subframe (PICs)
Posted November 05, 2002 - 03:14 PM
I had to TIG weld a bracket and spacer so I could keep the coolant overflow bottle. Other than that, the fit was superb, and is much lighter than the steel subframe !
I ordered it from Power Sports Pro for $178.
Posted November 05, 2002 - 10:53 PM
Have you weighed them to determine the difference? Is the aluminum subframe made of larger tubing or thicker gauge than stock?
Posted November 06, 2002 - 03:42 PM
In regards to your motor, I’m sure something will come up on ebay, or maybe the Parts for Sale section of TT. Sounds like a fun project though, good luck!
Thanks Dominator, I didn’t weigh in the subframes (steel vs. aluminum), but the weight deference is EXTREMELY noticeable. I’d guess half or so the weight of the steel subframe.
The outside diameter of the tubing is the same, but the thickness of the aluminum tubing is twice that of the steel one, much thicker gauge material.
One nice feature that AC did was the steel thread inserts. Adds a bit more durability to the aluminum subframe.
Posted November 06, 2002 - 06:06 PM
Posted November 06, 2002 - 06:47 PM
Sounds a bit awkward, fortunately I have a replacement subframe. Bike really does feel better after shedding some weight.
Posted November 06, 2002 - 08:04 PM
cool thanks.. nice work too.. just installed the ti subframe on a friends, but looks way too industrial, have to say, i like the aluminum look better....
Posted November 06, 2002 - 08:06 PM