- Member28 April 2012 at 5:54 pm
Got this today for….£10
Got 2 small cracks at the swingarm pivot points (common) getting them sorted or track down a good swingarm.
Will be sanding down, spraying then building up. Not going to go wild as im only doing light XC.
- Member28 April 2012 at 6:47 pm
Total bargain. 😀
It will be very interesting to see how this project ends up as the “finished bike”.
- Member29 April 2012 at 11:26 am
- Member5 May 2012 at 2:42 pm
Right, ive sorted the swingarm, I originally asked the blokes at my work to weld the problem area which turned out to be more than a crack, the small lower pinch end broke off. They tried to MIG weld with aluminium rods but the job was too small and we only have big equipment.
So I tried this Durafix aluminium solder/brazing stuff. http://durafix.co.uk/
Wasnt expecting much and….was I proved wrong! It melts like solder and hardens solid. Had a trial go on a piece of aluminium and I couldnt break the weld. So I done the swingarm and its great, just needs tidying up then sanding ready for paint. I also replaced the pivot bearings with Timken bearings.
Just need to decide on what colour now 😕
- Member5 May 2012 at 4:32 pm
good luck with it mate look forward to seeing it finished 8)
- Member5 May 2012 at 9:55 pm
cant wait to see the build pics!!
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