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  1. #1
    I endorse self propulsion
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    she'll always have a place in my heart

    well, after reading these forums a week or so ago and reading about all the cracked swing arms on mkIII's, i checked the rear triangle of my 2006 mkIII, and sure enough found a crack. I loved this bike and i thought it would last forever! i felt like i had been dumped by a girlfriend of 6 years! so, after being pissed off for a couple of days, i decided i had to get back out there and see other people...bikes. after all, i am a man and i have needs

    The crack:


    The old girl:

    The new girl:
    "Pops trippin', he want me to ask for my bike back. You know I wouldn't trip."

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    Sorry to hear it. I have an 07 MkIII - it is an awesome bike, but I know eventually I'll have to buy another frame... or source another rear...

  3. #3
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    I feel your pain, man. I still miss mine (`07). I'm on a Turner 5 spot, and while the frame is a whole heck of a lot stiffer and better built, I actually think the implementation of the DW Link is better on the MKIII.
    15mm is a second-best solution to a problem that was already solved.

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    Get it welded. Find someone local that repairs motorbike frames and alloy wheels, they'll know how to do it + heat treatment to get it back to strength. Respray or go raw and enjoy.

    *assuming you can't locate a replacement rear!

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