Damaged crankcase with pictures -- FIXED

PaddyO

Supercharged
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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While transporting my R3T in a moving truck, the kickstand was left down without my knowledge when it was strapped in. At the first stop, I checked to make sure the straps were still tight and discovered the kickstand was down. I reset the straps with the stand up. However, when it came out of the truck, it appeared the kickstand bracket had broken and the bike was leaning way over. Tonight I was going to replace the bracket and discovered it was not the bracket that was broken, but where the bolts attach to the crankcase that had broken. Pictures below.

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The last two pictures show each piece held in place by the bolt.

I am wondering if I used JB Weld epoxy to attach the pieces to the crankcase if it would work? I am thinking of wrapping the bolts with teflon tape so the epoxy won't attach to the bolts and after the epoxy sets, I would then be able to back out the bolts. I might have to use some washers between the heads of the bolts and the crankcase pieces to press the pieces against the crankcase. After the epoxy sets, I could apply some more epoxy around the outside of the pieces to further attach them to the crankcase.

What do you more knowledgable members think? Any other suggestions?
 
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Danvitt

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JB welds pretty good stuff, I don't see why it wouldn't work. If it were me I'd probably get it to set without the bolts and just run a tap through after it hardens. The teflon may work though. Doesn't hurt to try.
 

Scorp

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I had similar issue with my RHS running board fixings after accident. You will find you can tap in a longer thread and use a longer bolt. Still do the epoxy for cosmetic purposes.
 

1olbull

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Not "all-welder" -- rather "ali (that's an 'I') - for aluminum. The proper term in the US is brazing.
Good luck, and let us know how it works.
That's a bummer of a birthmark Hal.
I sure hope the mover's insurance reimbursed you.
heliarc
 
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