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Post by Bender » Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:59 pm

what does the large bolt do above the bit thats snapped off.
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Post by MarkW » Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:10 pm

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Post by XTreme » Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:12 pm

Richzx6r wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:54 pm
Failing getting it fixed just use the centre stand
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Post by kingmunky » Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:49 pm

I like @MarkW’s suggestion!

I know I can just use the c/s but it’s not as convenient and a bit of a faff always using the c/s. It’s a bit seized anyway so I’d planned on stripping and lubing it but that’s just been made much harder.

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Post by kingmunky » Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:50 pm

Bender wrote:
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what does the large bolt do above the bit thats snapped off.
That’s the lower engine mount.

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Post by megawatt » Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:38 pm

Weld the sidestand bracket to the top of the centrestand and cut off the lower centrestand. You can use a paddock stand instead when at home.
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Post by kingmunky » Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:49 pm

Yeah that’s not actually a bad idea, or something along those lines, worth sketching out anyway.

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Post by megawatt » Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:08 pm

If I was closer I'd do it for ya. Or make a clamp to clamp sidestand to centrestand and make one leg removable.
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Post by Bender » Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:46 pm

bracket bolted to engine mount and the center stand, looking at tinternet they are prone to snapping, folks fit bigger pads to remove some of the lean and reduce stress
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Post by Smithers » Fri Sep 20, 2019 3:36 pm

Don't entirely give up on the welding. I worked in an industry where welding aluminium was common. It's often the case, the welded part is actually stronger than the parent material. Check out a good engineering shop.
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Post by Bender » Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:08 pm

Smithers wrote:
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Don't entirely give up on the welding. I worked in an industry where welding aluminium was common. It's often the case, the welded part is actually stronger than the parent material. Check out a good engineering shop.
Welding is not out of the question but on a section that thick it's likely to fail, ideally it needs to have the correct filler, be heated and most importantly a good welder.

If a supporting section can be added to the lower part of the frame it would help, I have had aluminium chassis welded in the past with varying degrees of success, the most important variable is the welder.
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Post by Smithers » Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:34 pm

Bender wrote:
Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:08 pm
Smithers wrote:
Fri Sep 20, 2019 3:36 pm
Don't entirely give up on the welding. I worked in an industry where welding aluminium was common. It's often the case, the welded part is actually stronger than the parent material. Check out a good engineering shop.
Welding is not out of the question but on a section that thick it's likely to fail, ideally it needs to have the correct filler, be heated and most importantly a good welder.

If a supporting section can be added to the lower part of the frame it would help, I have had aluminium chassis welded in the past with varying degrees of success, the most important variable is the welder.
Agreed.
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