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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-20-2008, 09:13 PM Thread Starter
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broken spool mount, what to do?

well today I low sided during a track day. I had woodcraft spool sliders and it snapped off the mounting point on the swingarm. What can be done to fix/replace this?

I still want to protect my swingarm, what are other options for swingarm sliders if i cant replace the oem mounting point?
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If it is just the nut that they weld under the swingarm that has snapped just take it to a welder. Any good welder could put that on in five minutes and very cheaply. If they made it any stronger at the factory I would think the swingarm would get damaged in crashes.
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Or you could probably use some JB-Weld from Home Depot or Lowes or NAPA if you wanna go ghetto.
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I wouldnt trust the jb weld. dont get me wrong, I love some jb weld, but I dont know if I would trust my bike on stands to jb weld, and if you go down again, it definately wont hold up to that.

I say take it to a welder
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well i lost the mounting point along with the spool slider, "left everything on the track". ANyone know if thats a seperate part you can purchase from an oem dealer?

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Welding a new tab on is the only option for fixing it. You can buy a new swingarm too.

For protection, R&G, Motivation, and myself make sliders that fit over the rear axle that offer even more protection then spools.
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Just go to the hardware store and get a Big nut that holds the same size bolt. Take it home and pull out the dremel or grinder and shape it like the stock one. Then get it welded. Or you can get someone to drill and tap a chunk of metal then reshape that and weld that back on.
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You might be able to get these welded on. http://www.pit-bull.com/Merchant2/me...ode=spool_kits
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i did the same last month when i went down. gonna have a welder fix it. the insurance is gonna cover it.
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i've never delt with a welder before, do you go thru your bike's shop or do you have to specifically find a welding shop?

Also, would the swing arm have to be removed from the bike to have this piece welded on?
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The swing arm does not have to be removed
just find a wlder shop and haul your bike to them



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find an aluminum nut with the same threads as you had before. Weld it back in place with Aluminum rod/wire.
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If welding, just make sure the alloys are similar. Not all aluminum is compatible with each other.
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well, what type of alloy is the swingarm?
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