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Stator cover Repair - Cleaned up the etched in dirt with a power tool and a wire brush attachment

I have started a laundry list of items that I need to fix on the bike! First of which was a paint job, but getting motivated to do it has not be a priority as of late. I guess I am more of a plan it type of guy. I have been putting off some pain in the arse repairs for years now. I snapped off an exhaust stud years ago and have not gotten around to fixing it. This year I am going to do it. I finally took off the Stator cover this week to find out where it was leaking oil, found a nice crack in the side of the cover, a small hairline crack. I immediately ordered a new one. It has some road salt damage - it merely looked dirty but on close inspection it was etched right into the pot metal aluminum, looked like dirt but it was not scrubbing off.

I was thinking I was just going to throw it away with a cracked casing but decided to try this fluxless brazing rod repair I saw at a motorcycle show years ago, I bought it hook line and sinker and paid $50 bucks for the rods. So far I have never been lucky with repairing anything with it. This time though I prepped the cover with a wire brush mounted on a power buffer and went to town cleaning up and scrapping off the etched in dirt. I cleaned it up till is shined! Then I took a die grinder bit and V'd out the crack in the aluminum. At first I thought it was damage from a crash this summer but I think it was from over tightening or miss aligning the case and I cracked it when I tightended the bolts.

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Outer crack repaired grinded away excess flux material and sanded smooth

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flux-less rod brazed inside the crack struck it like a match on the hot aluminum pot metal till it filled the crack under a blue acetylene flame

I hit it with an aceytelene torch and brased in the flux rod and IT WORKED! I had brazed the inside and the outside and repaired the case! Wow now I have a new one comming and I think I am going to paint this one white when its time to paint. I grinded off the excess and sanded it smooth - left the inside as is.

Still not motivated to taken on the broken studs though, I had tried getting it out before with no luck, I am afraid to drill and use an easy out since I have heard of eazy outs snapping off. My hardend drill bits did not even make a dent! I now have a drill doctor so I can at least keep then sharp, that thing works too! I might have to take it to a machine shop but boy that would be a nightmare, taking off the head? I might try an eazy out but just not too keen on snapping one of those off. I read somwhere on the forum that there was a new freeze and release product out that works miricles I might try that first!

SO much work to do, take off the headers, drill away for hours, paint prep all the plastics, use paint remover on the tank then prep it for paint, do the valves again!

I did already get my taxes back and decided my stich was getting a bit worn, I have no real leather gear at all and I like to do trackdays. I have always thought leather was expensive and my wieght fluctuates too much to spend that much but I took the plunge. I bought a new AEROSTICH TRANSIT SUIT the waterproof gortex leather suit they started selling last year. I also bought some real sport bike boots too waterproof Vertigo Mega (wide sizes) Gore-Tex Boots - I will post a review of both when they come. I looked around in my closet and well there is some old gear I dont use anymore - sombody will use them besides me, another big guy like me needs gear at cheap prices so I put them in the classifieds section and later on ebay if they dont move.

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Aerostich Transit suit

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Vertigo Mega (wide sizes) Gore-Tex Boots

Lots of work to do!

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no zipper vents in the leathers? may get a little warm in there during the summer, even in CO!!!

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no zipper vents in the leathers? may get a little warm in there during the summer, even in CO!!!

big huge vent in the back, micro perferations.

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I'm sure you know this but you need a carbide bit to drill anything that is hard. From what I remember from looking at my 99, I wouldn't want to do this without the engine out of the bike.

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Yup thats my carbide bit too! I need to reface it with the diamond face drill doctor, I have a whole drawer full of dull drill bits to sharpen up.

Got my Sidi's today - knowing from a pair of Italian shoes that I was going to need the extra wide size, they still cramp my toes! big toe is ok but the little toe is all cramped - I double checked to see if they might have shipped the wrong boot nope. The boot is very stiff too, gonna have to wear them around the house for a few days to break them in. Italians must have long narrow feet cause my half patty half mexican feet are too flat and too short! Left boot is too tight - right boot is just right!

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Yup thats my carbide bit too! I need to reface it with the diamond face drill doctor, I have a whole drawer full of dull drill bits to sharpen up.

Got my Sidi's today - knowing from a pair of Italian shoes that I was going to need the extra wide size, they still cramp my toes! big toe is ok but the little toe is all cramped - I double checked to see if they might have shipped the wrong boot nope. The boot is very stiff too, gonna have to wear them around the house for a few days to break them in. Italians must have long narrow feet cause my half patty half mexican feet are too flat and too short! Left boot is too tight - right boot is just right!

Where did you pick your boots up from? I ask because a member of another message board that I frequent, ordered a pair of Sidi Mega Somethings from NE. He had the same problem - one side was just right, the other was "off". Talked to NE and they appearently sent out a new pair with a return label for the first pair. He was satisfied with the fit of the second pair, kept them, and sent the first pair back.

Something to look into maybe if its not too late.

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Where did you pick your boots up from?

New Enough and I dontated a buck to vfrd in the process! HEH Yea I put my boot streatcher in the toes and sprayed some stretcher fluid on the leather and let it dry overnight seems to have done the trick! I had to dig a hole in the crawl space to find the box I packed that boot stretcher in - My old Gramps had some great old tools and this old boot strecher of his was a God send!

I had to send the Transit pants back though, the jacket fit just right, but the pants hung on me too large and the knee pads fell down onto my shins.

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The exhaust stud in the head? The ones on my bike were not hardend studs, at least the new ones weren't. I used a super small drill bit to drill a center hole, then a slightly larger bit, then I used a 3/16th left hand drill bit....bought a set of 4 from Harbor Freight and long ago broke the 1/8th bit or I would have used that.

Prior to drill I soaked it multiple times in PB Blaster to try and loosen it up if needed. I then center punched the stud, then used my 1/16th bit, then a 1/8th bit, then the left hand bit. The left hand bit didn't even go that far into the stud before it started catching and backed it out.

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