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Holy Crate! Enjoy!

Yes ...2400 miles in the back of a truck! Thanks.
Probably taking it down to the frame and strip the paint off for a good look.


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Ok, Wasn’t going to share this out of embarrassment. I have been Lackadaisical the past 2 seasons on tearing the long bike down and inspecting everything. Handlebar clamps snapped off in the staging lanes during the last race weekend. Completely separating the handlebars from the bike. A very close call to near devastation, my son just made a pass and I was on my up for round 2 qualifying. Anyhow, paranoid now and looking for ideas on a solid set up that will hold up.











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I have turned the top triple tree upside down to utilize the 4 bolt holes to mount a plate ect to.


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Well I’m not qualified to answer that but I’m relieved to see that happened before you got down the track!


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That looks to me to be Galvanic Corrosion that drastically undermined the already too thin cast aluminum in those stand-off clamps. How fortunate it broke when it did.

Stainless fasteners and nickel antiseize compound with a thicker billet clamp are definitely some things to incorporate in your new setup.
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That looks to me to be Galvanic Corrosion that drastically undermined the already too thin cast aluminum in those stand-off clamps. How fortunate it broke when it did.

Stainless fasteners and nickel antiseize compound with a thicker billet clamp are definitely some things to incorporate in your new setup.
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You could try bridging the upper clamp to the top portion of the tree. Utilize the same holes in the tree being used to bolt the lower piece. A third piece could be used to tie the clamp to the top of the tree, basically sandwiching the top tree with the new piece. It could be lightened with some vertical holes as well.

This is of course after the upper clamp is assuredly at the same plane as the top of the upper tree.
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I’ve had one side break, gets your attention. I just made things more robust than they were. That’s not the place to save weight. Glad to see everyone’s ok.
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Good that nobody got hurt.
Looks like even the portion of your clamp where the handlebars are clamped is a bit on the slim side. Perhaps having a mirror (almost) image of the bottom, clamping the bars from the top would solve the future issue,with some meat added in the clamp area. Added bonus would be that depending which side would be the top, you could slightly change the height of your bars.
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