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Brian_in_Long_Beach

WR426 Alum sub-frame question

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Is it common for the side panels to wear grooves in the subframe? I just received the subframe I bought from a guy on E-bay and there is a groove worn ~1/2 thru the tube wall just above the chain roller. I have a '99 w/steel subframe so it's not really an issue. If it is a common problem I won't bust the guys chops because he described it as 'great' condition but I'm sorry a groove like this that has to weld repaired is a far cry from great in my world. And, no I did not get a smokin' deal so having to pay to have it welded doesn't make me happy....

Brian

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Yes it happens to all bikes with the aluminum subframes you need to fix it and, I cover it with number plate back ground for that not to happen you have got to stay out off the mudd and sand.

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The alum subframe on my '90 KX500 doesn't have any grooves worn in it.... It does have the normal wear/tear associate with boots but not something like this. I didn't know if it was a common problem on the alum subframe equipped YZ/WRs.

Brian

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