Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Busted Shock Mount

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Busted Shock Mount

    So, busted my shock mount. Does putting it back and re-welding it usually do it or is there a good way to reinforce it?
    Life is tough, it's even tougher if your stupid----John Wayne

  • #2
    You can reinforce it, just make sure your not restricting the movement or travel.

    Comment


    • #3
      Cool, will be tearing into it tonight.
      Life is tough, it's even tougher if your stupid----John Wayne

      Comment


      • #4
        Sorry to hear about the broken shock mount. It appears that this is a common thing. Good luck with the repairs. It would be nice if you can post pictures of what you did to fix the problem.

        Comment


        • #5
          I will try and keep a log on the repairs.
          Life is tough, it's even tougher if your stupid----John Wayne

          Comment


          • #6
            So, what I have so far. I forgot to take a before picture. The forward mount was pulled back and down. If you can see in the picture they are not welded on the vertical or look under your bike. I am going to weld that vertical.
            I removed the back of the bike. The easy stuff, rear fender assembly, rear wheel, inner fender/mud guard and the shock of course.
            Then I cut a piece of 3/8" water pipe to 4 7/8" (the width of the shock assembly there) and put it in place of the shock with a 7/16" x 6" bolt and tightened it down. (don't use the shock bolt) That is to keep things aligned while hammering on it.
            Then with my 1 1/2" axle shaft and big hammer (splitting maul) I hammered the ears back into place with 2 hits on one side then a couple hits on the other side until it was back in place. That's it for tonight.
            Life is tough, it's even tougher if your stupid----John Wayne

            Comment


            • #7
              Mike, dit it bend back easily? Hope you strapped the bike to the jack before hitting. You really should remove the fuel tank and drain the carb and fuel line before welding. Also wrap a wet towel around the engine case.

              Comment


              • Father Pobasturd
                Father Pobasturd commented
                Editing a comment
                You are such a killjoy Shores. There are few things that will get your heart racing like seeing your bike on fire.

              • davej
                davej commented
                Editing a comment
                I would also make sure the battery is disconnected.

            • #8
              Give 'er Hell Mikey!


              Comment


              • #9
                Yes, I am going to remove the battery and was going to place a heat shield between where I weld and the back of the engine case. Was also going to put a ground strap from bike to the ground besides the welder ground. Hoping not to fry electronics. It's not like a 69 chevy.
                Life is tough, it's even tougher if your stupid----John Wayne

                Comment


                • #10
                  Might not hurt to go the extra step and unplug the ign module and speedo head. As you said it's not a 69 Chevy. the extra steps may save a lot of aggravation later.

                  Comment


                  • MikeyC
                    MikeyC commented
                    Editing a comment
                    Oh, good point, that is easy insurance.

                • #11
                  O.K. Got her welded last night and put back together this morning. I forgot to take pictures of after. Actually,---- I was embarrassed about the welding but I'm pretty sure it's strong enough. Doesn't look that bad after painting. Took it for a one up test ride today and seams good but some 2 up riding will tell the tale. I welded the vertical and about 1 1/2" along the back horizontal. I think if your planning to ride 2 up welding that vertical before it breaks would keep it from breaking.
                  I was also wondering if it is the compression or the rebound that breaks that mount, it seemed to be bent in the wrong direction for compression.
                  Life is tough, it's even tougher if your stupid----John Wayne

                  Comment


                  • Father Pobasturd
                    Father Pobasturd commented
                    Editing a comment
                    You have to wonder why it wasn't welded that way from the factory. Maybe the Jap Robot who welded it had a little too much Saki the night before.

                  • MikeyC
                    MikeyC commented
                    Editing a comment
                    Yeah, I wondered why they just didn't weld that little vertical from the start.

                Latest Posts

                Collapse

                Topics Statistics Last Post
                Started by Pauli466, 3 days ago
                12 responses
                153 views
                0 likes
                Last Post Pauli466  
                Started by p birk, 1 hour ago
                2 responses
                26 views
                0 likes
                Last Post Tropicalrs  
                Started by Pauli466, 1 day ago
                12 responses
                99 views
                0 likes
                Last Post Tropicalrs  
                Started by Jaybo, 3 days ago
                5 responses
                167 views
                0 likes
                Last Post Questcap  
                Started by roadiemort, 13 hours ago
                10 responses
                83 views
                0 likes
                Last Post Lug Nut
                by Lug Nut
                 
                Started by thunderace4, 10-19-2019, 12:34 PM
                28 responses
                399 views
                0 likes
                Last Post thunderace4  
                Started by Father Pobasturd, 4 days ago
                42 responses
                251 views
                0 likes
                Last Post Father Pobasturd  
                Started by NCB, 2 days ago
                20 responses
                178 views
                0 likes
                Last Post NCB
                by NCB
                 
                Started by Herrindude, 1 day ago
                4 responses
                49 views
                0 likes
                Last Post Jclevesque  
                Started by MCMLXXIV, 07-25-2019, 01:08 PM
                14 responses
                392 views
                0 likes
                Last Post K. Clayton  
                Started by K. Clayton, 4 weeks ago
                10 responses
                236 views
                0 likes
                Last Post K. Clayton  
                Started by cromwell, 2 days ago
                14 responses
                97 views
                0 likes
                Last Post Bikerron  
                Started by Troyf19, 3 days ago
                10 responses
                145 views
                0 likes
                Last Post davej
                by davej
                 
                Started by roadiemort, 2 days ago
                19 responses
                29 views
                0 likes
                Last Post roadiemort  
                Started by NCB, 2 days ago
                9 responses
                122 views
                0 likes
                Last Post Questcap  
                Started by Ypsilonn, 02-24-2018, 02:22 AM
                93 responses
                3,662 views
                2 likes
                Last Post Ypsilonn  
                Started by NCB, 2 days ago
                9 responses
                79 views
                0 likes
                Last Post brianmac  
                Started by Pauli466, 4 days ago
                13 responses
                122 views
                0 likes
                Last Post Pauli466  
                Started by NCB, 6 days ago
                6 responses
                119 views
                0 likes
                Last Post NCB
                by NCB
                 
                Started by Father Pobasturd, 05-24-2019, 03:51 PM
                859 responses
                10,042 views
                1 like
                Last Post JoeBloShmo  
                Working...
                X