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Offline supamag

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Re: broken frame
« Reply #20 on: Aug 10, 2019, 12:21 PM »
Great news Jim.

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Re: broken frame
« Reply #21 on: Aug 10, 2019, 12:40 PM »
 :celebrate: :celebrate: Great news.  :celebrate: :celebrate:

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Re: broken frame
« Reply #22 on: Aug 10, 2019, 02:02 PM »

 Excellent news, Jim. Are you going to put a dab of paint on the repair to keep the rust at bay  :notsure: .

 On yer bike, boy    :biker1: :biker1: .

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Re: broken frame
« Reply #23 on: Aug 10, 2019, 02:31 PM »
Great news Jim , did you get any feedback to say why it might have happened in the first place ?
I made a tow bar for my V a few years back and it snapped on the tube part not on the weld ,
i put it down to tube flex, had no trouble with tow bar mk2 flat and angle iron.
For those thinking why a tow bar ? well think big comfy tent and all the sh-t you can carry.

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Re: broken frame
« Reply #24 on: Aug 10, 2019, 03:16 PM »
Just been on You tube ,brilliant engineer, check out ( The workshop ) he bought a Z900 new and fitted engine guards,
well a bit snapped off the left hand side guard where it was attached to the bike  frame, it turns out that the bike frame flexing
was the cause of the engine guard snapping.  Time to give my bike the once over, maybe guards and other bits bolted to frames should be rubber mounted.
Any thoughts ?  Engine rubber mounts make a big difference.

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Re: broken frame
« Reply #25 on: Aug 11, 2019, 08:18 AM »
Rob he painted it as well.mac one he told one of the bolts had broken and said he thought that was the reason for the break and he re drilled it and fitted a new bolt.Fingers crossed shouldn't have any more problems
Thanks for all the advice

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Re: broken frame
« Reply #26 on: Aug 11, 2019, 09:43 PM »
It's great to hear you are up and running again. :celebrate:

Those dome headed hex bolts are the original bolts and are too short to go through the added thickness of the rack bracket and that could have been the problem in the first place.
I would change the bolt on the other side too Jim if not done already. :028:

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Re: broken frame
« Reply #27 on: Aug 14, 2019, 02:17 PM »
Glad your back on the road Jim!  :152:
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Re: broken frame
« Reply #28 on: Aug 14, 2019, 02:22 PM »
Get in there Jim you handsome bugger...a few more miles and smiles for you. :028:

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Re: broken frame
« Reply #29 on: Aug 15, 2019, 01:59 AM »
Congratulations on the repair.

Fabricating with metal and fixing broken metal by welding is the most rewarding thing. I learned torch, stick, mig and tig in our community college, and got to tig weld w/ some exotic metals in a glove box full of pure argon. Ran through all the courses, was controlling the puddle and running pretty beads if I do say so myself, and didn't want to quit. I thought about turning around and applying to the college to teach the next bunch of students.

But what I wanted was a $100/hr white lab coat job repairing jet turbine blades. Once I thought I was getting up to speed, I applied at several high-end aviation maintenance shops in DFW who do that kind of work. OMG they just laughed at me and said things like, "All right, just go weld up camper tops and lawn furniture for ten years, then come back and see me..."

Criminy, I was already in my 40's. I hung up the mask and gloves and went back to being a rock&roll bass player...  :027:
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