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Aluminum welding...

OK, well i don't have money to get a replacement, but i'm itching realy bad to get back on the road... anyone knows a place that would do this small welding job for cheap? And if this is weldable...
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hey Jay.......How about alumiloy?

I have some if you care to try. It works REALLY GOOD on aluminum!

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I had a feeling you'd be the first one to respond lol so what is this alumiloy stuff?
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I had a feeling you'd be the first one to respond lol so what is this alumiloy stuff?

Its like JB Weld for aluminum.
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Its like JB Weld for aluminum.
no way! shit, where can i get it and how much is it, and is it as easy as JB weld?

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Is it just the guard or the foot peg/brake itself?

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hey Jay.......How about alumiloy?

I have some if you care to try. It works REALLY GOOD on aluminum!
umm.. yeah and then you will just crash again when it breaks.. get it welded man.. don't half ass it.. i could see if it was a cover or something.. but your gonna have your foot on that thing.. all you need is someone with a TIG welder..

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Hell Jay, you'll spend as much for the Alumnaweld as you would for the part. I don't know if you want to use that for a peg though. (That looks like what you're gonna weld.) If it was something non-structural like a bodywork bracket or something, I'd say go for it. But, something you're gonna stand on? NO.

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yeah, it is something that is gonna be under stress... here, i pointed out the crack...
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I assume you've already tried ebay and wreckers right?

That looks like cast Al. Cast Al usually has impurites within making them more difficult to get a good penetrating weld.

Do any other bikes fit??

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Fitting isn't a problem.. shit i'd use sheet metal, but the whole thing on the bandit incorporates the f'n rear brake... and it needs a funky bracket for it which unfortunatelly is one piece with the whole thing...
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Bwa, check out the price for a new bracket. I bought one once and it only cost about $35. Worth the peace-o-mind, IMHO.

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if your welding it with a torch, you need to watch out how you do it. If you overheat it, it will liquify and turn into that guy who was after terminator in the 2nd movie.
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if your welding it with a torch, you need to watch out how you do it. If you overheat it, it will liquify and turn into that guy who was after terminator in the 2nd movie.
If it's cast aluminium, and you hit it with a torch, it can spider web crack from the heat very easily. Cracks will eminate outward from the point of contact with the torch. The piece must be pre-heated slowly with the torch before you go for the weld. Just an FYI.

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$70 for a whole new part is well worth it, for somthing like that. If you pay a good welder to do he'll probably charge you atleast $50 if he'd take it at all.
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watch ebay. cheapest way to get used parts like that. I personally would not trust Alumiweld or a weld job. It is a casting and they suck for a good strong weld. Your relying on this to support you. Dont risk it to save a few bucks. Just my 0.02

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Jay, if you wanna bring the bike by, I've got some elmer's glue and zipties.

I talked to a friend that is a welder today...he said he wouldn't touch it. A lot of that stuff is just compacted, recycled aluminum.
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Do a search for a thread i made in general sportbikes about bike junkyards. The place up in Palatine might be able to hook you up.
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