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Centrestand repair
« on: 07 September 2015, 09:43:58 AM »

A couple of years ago my centre stand started twisting and, rather than replace it again, tried welding the fracture and bracing the corners.





Unfortunately I have lost the photo I took of the result, but recently the bike has been leaning away from me as I try to get it up on the stand… a sure sign that it is failing again. You can see the new fracture below (and can just make out the triangular braces I'd welded onto the front side).





Yesterday I welded up the crack and added a large brace right across the back… probably should have done this last time.





OK, despite some tidying up with the angle grinder and a layer of black paint, you can tell my welding is piss-poor but it seems to have done the trick for the moment.



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Re: Centrestand repair
« Reply #1 on: 07 September 2015, 11:23:14 AM »
forks need cleaning  ;)

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Re: Centrestand repair
« Reply #2 on: 07 September 2015, 12:46:23 PM »
forks need cleaning  ;)
I cleaned them before the MOT,  it's next wash is due next year. :D

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Re: Centrestand repair
« Reply #3 on: 07 September 2015, 09:47:30 PM »
Nice repair fella,  :) I'll have to have a look at mine if it's to survive thro' the winter.
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Re: Centrestand repair
« Reply #4 on: 07 September 2015, 10:13:08 PM »
Next time fling it in the oven for a couple of hours at 180 or so after you weld it to temper it. Will stop cracks from reappearing for much longer.

Just don't let the missus see or she will go apeshit :lol