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any aluminum welders on here?

So the right rearset is cracked, and apparently not manufactured anymore

I would imagine an experienced guy/gal wouldn't have an issue, cracked cleanly at 2 points, ~1" long each, I'd guess near 1/2" thick. I can get pics later tonight if they'd help. TIA

If I can get it done soonish, that would be awesome! I was planning on $45 for the new one, hopefully thats enough.. No idea what to expect on pricing for welds tbh. I'm in mchenry county, closer the better! lol

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Best I can do for a pic for now, taken off a microfiche. Part seen from left side (seeing inside edge)

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Danke! Hi Dave! In Florida for the easy access to disneyworld I take it?

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So the right rearset is cracked, and apparently not manufactured anymore

I would imagine an experienced guy/gal wouldn't have an issue, cracked cleanly at 2 points, ~1" long each, I'd guess near 1/2" thick. I can get pics later tonight if they'd help. TIA

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Heya Steve, besides your clean crack (giggity), how's your bike coming along?
lol almost done

had to rebuild carbs, new oil cooler, forks, clutch cover, had wills rim repair do the front rim (spectacular job btw).. now just waiting til a warm weekend to throw another $25 primer paint job, its too ugly for pics yet

Just the rearset and a 'real' carbtune and it's done, wooot. Still have to find someone that is good at carbs yet though, not sure if woodstock harley does carb tuning; have to get over my social anxiety and actually call them up sometime I guess, lol.

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lol almost done

had to rebuild carbs, new oil cooler, forks, clutch cover, had wills rim repair do the front rim (spectacular job btw).. now just waiting til a warm weekend to throw another $25 primer paint job, its too ugly for pics yet

Just the rearset and a 'real' carbtune and it's done, wooot. Still have to find someone that is good at carbs yet though, not sure if woodstock harley does carb tuning; have to get over my social anxiety and actually call them up sometime I guess, lol.
Would a Harley dealer give you crap for bringing a crotchrocket in for carb work?

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oh clsb how I <3 thee

job well done by BandM, can't thank him enough! Next on the list is a carb sync and see how she runs from there

So I've decided that harley is a last resort, now that you guys mention that..my gangly ass looks out of place around harleys as it is, added to the jap-crap I'd be bringin in

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what about Gus - its a little bit of a drive, but i have heard good thigns. If the bike runs at all you could probably ride it down to him.

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what about Gus - its a little bit of a drive, but i have heard good thigns. If the bike runs at all you could probably ride it down to him.
Ressurection Gus? I'll see how it runs after the sync, has bog at WOT that goes away 1/8th turn off full throttle, assuming jet size is wrong (clips settings are 3/4 throttle if i'm not mistaken?) It's no where near as bad now that i've gotten the pilot screws set closer to where they should be (or at least better than they were)

But then again, reading up on it if my pilot circuit is jacked up (I still have it set slightly rich to keep it from running lean and burning shtuff up) it affects everything else. Still in the air as of yet..

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Gus does not have an aluminum welder. We do however have a resource that can weld aluminum.

With that being said you cannot weld the cheep pot metal crap the stock footpeg bracket is made out of. Gus could make you one out of aluminum or steel though that would work exactly the same but it would be several hours of work if I had to make a bet.

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With that being said you cannot weld the cheep pot metal crap the stock footpeg bracket is made out of.
Not so, it welded just like any other aluminum casting repair I've done in the past 30 years, like butter.
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Ressurection Gus? I'll see how it runs after the sync, has bog at WOT that goes away 1/8th turn off full throttle, assuming jet size is wrong (clips settings are 3/4 throttle if i'm not mistaken?) It's no where near as bad now that i've gotten the pilot screws set closer to where they should be (or at least better than they were)

But then again, reading up on it if my pilot circuit is jacked up (I still have it set slightly rich to keep it from running lean and burning shtuff up) it affects everything else. Still in the air as of yet..
if it runs at all now have Gus sync the carbs. That was what I meant.

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