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Swing arm repair 954

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Kindly need your support to advice me what should I do as I did lay down with my bike couple of times on the right and my exhaust broke small part in my swing arm it still working good but my question is can I repair that part or not ?? please as it shown on the attachment can that part repaired and how ?
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Can you post a photo of the actual damage?
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It's like a hole there and yes I will have pic for the damaged area.
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Re: Swing arm repair 954

personally i would replace it. the whole swingarm. they are readily available on ebay from 30-100$ i dont really think itd be a very hard job. im not sure, but id bet any kind of possible repair like welding in the hole would cost as much. but im not sure id want my life riding on a swingarm with a "repaired" hole in it. im not expert but its an obvious weak point in a piece of kit thats been engineered to be as light as possible yet strong enough to do the job.

you might be surprised how much flex goes on under hard riding condition on a undamaged swingarm. if it were to buckle, itd be likely the worst possible time.

like i said drop 50$ on a good used one on ebay from a reputable seller with a decent feedback score and the option to return. then make a weekend out of taking the old one off n replacing it.

itll require a new masterlink for the chain and the tooling to install it. or just a new chain if your close. ml are like 15$

i think there is a tool required to remove the pivot bolt, same tool used to "hold" the front axle if im not mistaken. also a 10$ item online.

then just read up on the service manual on the removal and install. service manual download can easily be found online.

i suppose if it were a small hole, like no biger than 3/8" id consider having it filled by a professional welder, but if its any bigger, and i assume it is, id replace the whole thing.

the risk far outweighs the cost of 100$ + a few hours of your time to fix it. personally i cant ride the way i want to if im not 100% sure and confident my machine is in top shape. something i wont compromise on.
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Much better for peace of mind to just replace it with an undamaged one. As Kevin astutely pointed out... if it is going to fail it will be at the worst possible moment (a lot of flex).

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Re: Swing arm repair 954

Guys the problem is that I live in Egypt and con't easily find replacement :S
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Guys the problem is that I live in Egypt and con't easily find replacement :S
im sure that puts a hamper on things but some ebay sellers will ship internationally. im sure its expensive 150-250$ us. im not sure how your customs dept works or if there is a risk you might not get your parcel. i mean its a used motorcycle part so i wouldnt imagine it gets red flagged through customs as long as the documentation is in order. i suppose youll be responsible for import duties, but they couldnt be much on a 50$ item.

shipping n all id imagine you could get your part for 350$ tops. i understand thats not a small amount of money, but i guess chalk it up to motorcycle ownership in egypt.

like i said, im not sure about how often packages "disappear" once theyve hit your system. maybe importing one from the us is completely out of the question. i just dont know.

i suppose if you can locate a professional welder, i mean like someone with some real skill. not joe-blow around the corner who happens to have a welder. maybe they could fashion a small plate, bent to follow the contours in that area and sized a little bigger than the hole and weld it on around the perimeter, covering the hole. it would probably be strong enough to hold.

im no structural engineer. i think if this last resort is to work its going to be highly contingent on the skill of the welder. i dont think its an ideal situation, but i think its obviously better than leaving it open and hoping it doesnt fold up while your riding.

personally, i think id start contacting some ebay sellers directly asking if they can or would ship to egypt. a lot of sellers probably ship internationally on a regular basis. worth asking several n seeing what they say.

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