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« on: April 08, 2012, 09:27:27 AM »

Hey gang. I am in need of a good welder. I have SW-Motech rail system that was holding my E41 GIVI bags that snapped in the place that makes no sense why. Preferably in northern burbs.

Thank you in advance.
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« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2012, 09:33:44 AM »

Here are few pics. I on purpose left out  "G" at the end of the file as image is BIG.

https://mishacycles.com/store/images/Z/SW-Motech-rack-broken.JP
https://mishacycles.com/store/images/Z/SW-Motech-rack-broken2.JP
https://mishacycles.com/store/images/Z/SW-Motech-rack-broken2.JP
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« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2012, 10:33:28 AM »

Looks like aluminum.  You need someone to braze it back together.  Not as easy as welding, but not real expensive to get done either.  I had the same thing done locally (Detroit) for about $30.
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« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2012, 07:47:51 AM »

from what I have found out it is steel. So, noone is stepping forward Smile
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« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2012, 09:26:17 AM »

well, you DID specifiy a "good" welder . . . . . . this will limit your responses, I'm thinkin
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« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2012, 09:53:45 AM »

I can weld (somewhat) but it's not pretty.

And there that chance of burning a hole through the tubing to.


BTW your links don't work.
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« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2012, 12:26:52 PM »

WTF that's weird looking.

I know of Marquette Steel in Ottawa. http://www.ivcontractors.org/marqsteel.htm

Not sure if they work with aluminum, and can't really vouch for them personally, but they're in my town and that's all I know.

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« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2012, 02:08:22 PM »


WTF that's weird looking.

I know of Marquette Steel in Ottawa. http://www.ivcontractors.org/marqsteel.htm

Not sure if they work with aluminum, and can't really vouch for them personally, but they're in my town and that's all I know.

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WTF Jeff, you live out in the middle of hick town.
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« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2012, 02:47:39 PM »

You are correct sir. Smile
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« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2012, 02:58:43 PM »





WTF Jeff, you live out in the middle of hick town.


By design, I believe.
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« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2012, 03:03:46 PM »


BTW your links don't work.


Read the text above them carefully.
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« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2012, 03:35:18 PM »

I've never seen a steel piece crack like that. It sure looks like aluminum.

Anyone with a heliarc setup can weld that back up in about 10 minutes. You might be able to do it with a small mig welder that will run aluminum wire. Which means about any welding shop could fix it.
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« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2012, 03:39:10 PM »


By design, I believe.


You are correct sir. Smile
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« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2012, 05:37:45 PM »




Read the text above them carefully.



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« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2012, 06:19:13 PM »

OK, I can finally see the pics (hint, make me smaller next time) . . . .

You are right -- that break is in a very strange place, indeed -- I can't tell from the pic if there is a void in the metal or not . . . I would try to figure out what caused the break before welding it . . . next time, it ight let go at a really inconveninet time . . .

Lastly -- welding that place so it is invisible when done is far beyond my skill . . . .
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« Reply #15 on: April 10, 2012, 08:10:59 PM »


Says 404 Page not found.


Put a G at the end of the URL.  They will pop up then, just like the guy said.
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« Reply #16 on: April 11, 2012, 09:09:39 AM »




Put a G at the end of the URL.  They will pop up then, just like the guy said.


But then go for coffee - - - in Michigan -- very large pics, indeed ;-}
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« Reply #17 on: April 14, 2012, 10:12:11 AM »

hehe. Step away from a day and you guys have all sort of fun Smile

From what I gather this mount is steel, but I could be wrong. There does not appear to be a gap. It does nto have to win an sexy contests, but has to be done right i.e. wont come apart on me on the ride.

Reason for the big pic was to so you can truly see it, that is why I removed the G, so only those that really wants to see, see it.

History. I am not fully sure when and what caused, but I suspect is this is from when another FZ1 rider decided to fall on me with his bike at the stop and left bag ended up supporting both of the bikes.
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« Reply #18 on: April 14, 2012, 11:32:18 AM »

that makes perfect sense (failure mode analysis) . . .I have a similar setup, and magnets stick to mine, so I would agree that it is steel . . ..  

there are a bunch of structural welding joints on rt 176 in Roundout . . . . ..
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« Reply #19 on: April 14, 2012, 11:56:25 AM »

John, where around on 176 are you reffering too?
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