As a general rule, use steel or titanium in stressed areas.
Such as sub-frame bolts, rearset bolts, suspension link bolts, axle and fork pinch bolts, etc.
For non-stressed areas, aluminum is fine and much lighter.
For example, mirror mount bolts, rear seat and fender mount bolts, etc.
7076-T6 aluminum is only about as strong as low-grade steel.
For light weight and strength (and corrosion resistance), titanium is your best bet, except for cost.
For strength and corrosion resistance (and less cost than Ti), go with stainless.
When i say over heating im saying 250+ when at high idle standing still, cleaned the system out and using wetter water. What is the correct to get the air out of the system? It seems that the water is swirling @ 160-170 so i think the thermostat is working. Ordered a new fan sensor and new cap...
I am still working on repairs following my brake locking issue, and I am looking for a 'new' tank for my 2003. Are there any available across this site, and/or via online resources? I have attempted Revzilla and Motosport without any luck. I would also consider having the tank repaired (dents...
Looking for front and rear harness for 03 rc51 used is fine.
I can find a front online which is super expensive but the rear is discontinued everywhere I look. Anyone parting out a bike orjust about gave up on theirs? Which I’m close to doing right now !!!!
Riding season is upon us. I would like to know some of your favorite methods, tools, products, etc. for making your bikes look their best.
What do you use on fairings to bring them back to new?
How about wheels, frame/swingarm, ?
Tips and tricks for detail cleaning?
I’m interested in hearing...
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