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Was unlucky enough to drop the TTR yesterday. The side cover for the starter motor struck a rock quite hard. I didnt think too much of it initially but after a while i noticed a slow leak of oil from the bottom hex bolt. I thought id just dislodged the seal and limped her home to check it out.

On removal of the hex bolts i noticed the bottom one was loose. Thinking maybe just a loose bolt. Unfortunately after removing the cover and gears inside i noticed there was a definite crack in the case where it runs along the bolt hole, top and bottom about 1cm long. (Sorry i havent got a photo yet, its at a mates house)

Just a thought before i go about replacing the whole left side cover, anyone think something like JB WELD would be any good for a repair? Ive seen youtube vids of repairs on crank cases using it. 

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Cam.



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There is a good chance JB Weld will sort it but this stuff Alutight or similar is the best home fix low heat do it with a blow torch at home have used it to fix Engine case's before with a 100 % success it loves cracks and fills like brazing steel. take your time cleaning it. A dish washer is best score it up a bit with sharp knife point and needle file wash a 2nd time clean with panel wipe or similar before you try it.

www.youtube.com/watch

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Pug that looks good. Where can I get it? Im in Aust.

Ive ordered some JB so I'll have a go, first.

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That's impressive Martyn!  I saw a similar demo at the Classic Car and Bike Show but lost the guy's business card



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Brian its good stuff its got me out the **** with stripped threads a hand full of times as well. Cam dare i say look on Goggle AUS there is lots of makers of this sort of rod out there the rods I have hear are Durafix Ebay
www.ebay.co.uk/itm/10-x-Durafix-Easyweld-Aluminium-Welding-Brazing-Soldering-Low-Temp-Brush-E05/302225666380

Worst / hardest fix I ever did was on the Timing plug hole on the Harley after stripping the thread in the crank case I did it with the bike on its side with the oil still in the motor. I'm thinking this stuff would fix a stripped sump plug on the TTR if you flipped the bike onto its handle bars like a push bike

Martyn

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The JB seemed to work ok on the crack so far. Haven't taken it for a good ride as yet, but after idling for 5 or 10 and a quick ride around the yard, No leaks. Fingers crossed.



-- Edited by Base on Friday 11th of May 2018 05:10:32 AM

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