|Posted on Friday, September 20, 2019 - 09:36 pm: ||
Most people are dejected when something doesn't sell.
Not me! Thanks to the tip here, the primary has been repaired by Dave Flack at DMF Machining for the princely sum of $150 return shipping.
Turnaround was ONE DAY and the quality of the repair is top notch.
He offered to paint it black (must be a Rolling Stones fan) but I told him to just leave it as the rest of the bike looks pretty snotty so it would stand out like a sore thumb.
The repair came with three stainless lock washers to space out the primary cover and two Lifesavers for my bad breath, I assume.
Highly recommended, you can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Bike has close to 128,000 miles on it so I guess I can forgive it for wearing away the recess in the cover. That's a lot of clutch action over the years.
|Posted on Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 11:31 pm: ||
Mine broke much earlier than that.
My repair is MUCH more ugly and about 1/75
Hidden under the cover anyways.
The only way you can see that something "wrong" is under that cover is the three chopped 1/4X20 coupling nuts on the outside.
I drilled the three mounting holes and tapped them 1/4X20. Then my fiend milled the inner surface flat. (He took too much off. I should have done it myself)
I then dremeled out a steel electrical cover to the approximate shape of the missing lip.
threaded rod takes the place of the three screws with nuts on the inside and coupling nuts outside.
Because my friend chewed away too much of the lip, I had to chop the center spring down to make room.
I don't think I even took pictures of the kludge. It was UG-lee!
It was one of those temporary fixes that last longer than the original correct part.
|Posted on Monday, February 17, 2020 - 11:35 pm: ||
|Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 11:58 am: ||
It was one of those temporary fixes
Nothing is more permanent than a temporary solution.
Or so I've heard...
|Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 12:34 pm: ||
Looks nice Steve! Yes, those temporary fixes last forever. I think my C-clamp I used for a temporary fix on a case conveyor is still there, 20 years later!!
|Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 12:56 pm: ||
I used a pair of vise-grips to repair a broken fastener on a chimney cover over 20 years ago. I forgot about that. I never climbed back up there with a nut and bolt. So, that's why I can't find that tool.