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    R1200R Puig hugger breakage (and repair question)

    Recently got back from an Alaska trip on my R1200R (21 days, ~8K miles). While washing the accumulated crud off the bike I noticed the rear mounting bracket for the Puig hugger had broken.

    It looks to me that all it is, is just pot metal; my guess is JB Weld (or equivalent) will work. If anyone has another (better) suggestion please pipe up. TIA!

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    If you just butt the pieces together, it'll break again pretty quickly.
    Create a hard metal sleeve long enough to cover the break and then some more, with just a "slip-on" clearance fit, and then put the JB all over inside everything (including the butt join). Oughta work.
    Judging by how it's hanging in the pic, you may want to reexamine the overall mounting & angles...

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    Thanks for the reinforcing tip! I'll give that a try. Looks like I gotta find a beer can to cut open, now where could I get one of those... ?

    For the photo I spread the two pieces apart to emphasize the break. The whole part is designed (or at least it's supposed to) pivot with the swingarm/driveshaft. When reattached the two parts match up perfectly.

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    A beer can would probably be too soft; maybe a piece cut from an actual "tin" (soup) can, or a piece of hard flashing?
    Or maybe even weld the silly thang...

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    Actual real welding is more than this thing is worth. I'll try using some alum flashing I have *somewhere* in the garage.
    I'm off on another road trip (taking the R1200RT this time) so this repair will have to wait for next week.

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    Have you contacted Puig about it? They may replace it, looks to me like it shouldn't have broken unless it took a pretty good hit...

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    Perhaps- https://www.amazon.com/FiberFix-Repa.../dp/B00B297WDG
    I’ve never used it but have seen the end results, and they looked pretty good.
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    Same trip(2017), same hugger, same problem. JBWeld seems to be working well so far.

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