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Does anyone know for certain what type of metal those 4 bolt holes are made of? Magnesium? Or is it aluminum?.........I am gonna try to find someone that is good enough to weld these post holes back together
 

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I doubt its magnesium as the frame is cast aluminum. Call around and see if there's a local mobile welder.
A buddy had a guy come to his house and weld a broken load bearing mount onto an engine that would have necessitated removal of the engine and splitting of cases to fix via a replacement part. Charged him a lousy 50 bucks which boggles the mind.
If the welder will visit they can make an assessment onsite and either do the work or tell you it can't be done.
Send detailed high res pics in advance as well. Weigh the cost against the misery of transporting the bike with no stand.

If you had an appropriate pit stand you could of course drive to the welder.
 

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Im a bit confused did the frame mounting pint break or has the mounting plate for the sidestand failed?
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the problem is up in there and pics are ha4d to take
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I doubt its magnesium as the frame is cast aluminum. Call around and see if there's a local mobile welder.
A buddy had a guy come to his house and weld a broken load bearing mount onto an engine that would have necessitated removal of the engine and splitting of cases to fix via a replacement part. Charged him a lousy 50 bucks which boggles the mind.
If the welder will visit they can make an assessment onsite and either do the work or tell you it can't be done.
Send detailed high res pics in advance as well. Weigh the cost against the misery of transporting the bike with no stand.

If you had an appropriate pit stand you could of course drive to the welder.
I talked to a local bike mechanic and welder he said it could be risky, but what's the alternative? If it distorted the trans case during welding I would be in the same position I am now......buy a new tyranny case so.........I got nothing to loose by trying the welding
 

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Find a professional that can weld aluminium (aluminum). It's not like welding steel. The material HAS to be absolutely clean and free of oil, etc.

You'll have a better chance of welding it if you can take the part off of the bike and to the welder.
 
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Find a professional that can weld aluminium (aluminum). It's not like welding steel. The material HAS to be absolutely clean and free of oil, etc.

You'll have a better chance of welding it if you can take the part off of the bike and to the welder.
Thanks for the good advice, and I am hip to the part being separated from the rest of the bike, I don't like the idea of risking the electronics......the part to weld is in the middle and at the bottom and part of the drivetrain (outer casing of the tranny). But hey who doesn't love a pain in the @$$ challenge right. If I leave it on I will definitely take the battery out
 

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Disconnect the battery. Local ground and do a slow spot TIG weld letting it cool down a second between spots. V groove a bit all around for full depth weld and hold it in place with those threads and a bolt that has a lot of high temp neversieze on it, Nickle neversieze comes to mind. Or put a center stand on it and call it good. Do a search on which wires in the side stand switch connector to jumper for "always start" to go with the center stand.
 
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