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#76 Tad Haggard

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Posted 18 September 2017 - 04:54 PM

Hi Jester et al,
I have been very busy lately, it is/was our peak season. I've also been spending some time on a 1970 280SE 3.5 Mercedes Benz  sedan that I have transplanted a later model 4,5L motor into, my wife really likes this car and wants to drive it so I'm into that till it is purring and reliable then I will have it and her sorted and I can get back, guilt free, to the bike.
That cracked weld is a worry. Why did it crack? Rust? Bad workmanship? Catastrophic physical damage? All of these?
I would find a boilermaker that is interested in machinery and see if you could get a professional repair job done, (unless you are very competent with a welder yourself).  I find if you offer alcohol as a means of payment the whole transaction takes on a social rather than commercial feel, even if they take the money instead, and the professional will give the bike a look over and tidy up all the little flaws and tell you what to look for etc. Where it is located however means that the frame is held together by engine mounting bolts and swing arm bolt, it could have been much worse.
Good luck with it.

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Posted 20 September 2017 - 05:06 AM


Too much load on the bike while on the stand? It broke right next to the weld where the metal is a bit more brittle.
I'd just bent it back and weld it up, and weld on some sort of reinforcement.
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Posted 20 September 2017 - 11:40 AM

its all sorted now and a bit of extra plateing to help

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Posted 20 September 2017 - 12:41 PM

Well, that is fun!

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Posted 20 September 2017 - 04:04 PM

well now I got the center stand back I can get on with the list of other bits at last :smile:

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