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Hi all

Slowly replacing the "black bits" on the H2, looking at the rear side/seat struts that are black plastic and look quite substantial, has anyone replace theirs with carbon fibre ones as I would have thought they are a structural part of the rear assembly

I know carbon fibre is very strong and I can only presume they would be up to the job or companies woudn't be selling them

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You arent looking at anything. I was just replying to h2madness! that not all of the manufacturers improperly represent them. That one calls them what they are "panels." (covers)

NOLA
 

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None of those are "covers" NOLA. They all replace the piece. Tekarbon has them as well.

I installed them on my bike, and after feeling the flex it had, I removed them before even riding the bike. I do know a couple of guys that have had them for over 2 seasons.
 
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interesting.Yeah,I wouldn't trust em either.Not much holding those on there to begin with.CF can be brittle in some applications.It may be overall 'stronger' in a non weight bearing piece.But those bolt holes have a lot of force being applied while riding.For Carbon that is.
 

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None of those are "covers" NOLA. They all replace the piece. Tekarbon has them as well.

I installed them on my bike, and after feeling the flex it had, I removed them before even riding the bike. I do know a couple of guys that have had them for over 2 seasons.
Interesting, I have got a set to put on

Boosted, looking at the install ,it looks a lot of faffing about according to the service manual, did you manage to install without taking everything off the rear, do you know any shortcuts

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Follow the service manual. You have no choice given where the bolts go at the back near the tail light.
 

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Follow the service manual. You have no choice given where the bolts go at the back near the tail light.
I've got the rear bolts out, also got the swingarm mounting plate bolt out, I take it the bottom fixing of the strut (B) is on a lip on the frame tube, thats the part that dosnt want to come off

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Did you remove 'D'?All the way out?Looking at the diagram,it appears to be pretty long?(relatively speaking).(the diagram just below that pic you're showing)Looks like it goes all the way through the frame...with the nut on the other side(right side). You pulled the bolt out,right?It doesn't have anything to 'hang up' on.No lip or anything.

It's got to be that bolt from what you describe.
 

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Any idea what the tq values are for the CF?You want to be cautious about tightening those bolts down.Probably gonna be less tq than the factory aluminum?????I'd definitely get some metal washers for those bolts.One on the left at least.Don't want to have a crack starting at the CF hole in that frame piece.
 

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Did you remove 'D'?All the way out?Looking at the diagram,it appears to be pretty long?(relatively speaking).(the diagram just below that pic you're showing)Looks like it goes all the way through the frame...with the nut on the other side(right side). You pulled the bolt out,right?It doesn't have anything to 'hang up' on.No lip or anything.

It's got to be that bolt from what you describe.
Yeh, had the bolt out, got the panels off now, they were just very, very tight in there, sprayed some wd40 around them to help them out

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Any idea what the tq values are for the CF?You want to be cautious about tightening those bolts down.Probably gonna be less tq than the factory aluminum?????I'd definitely get some metal washers for those bolts.One on the left at least.Don't want to have a crack starting at the CF hole in that frame piece.
Already planned on putting some washers there

Not to worried about strength of the cf, its used so widely now in multiple disciplines, as for torque values, I'll look into that

Cheers Rob
 
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