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Post  TomCom on Sat Jun 09 2012, 20:08

my engine have crack on in have leek but not big one. i try use quickstell not working what do you thing about Welding??
can i do it by my self? what is the engine material ?
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Post  ScoldedCat on Sat Jun 09 2012, 21:46

Based on your questions, no, I wouldn't recommend you try it yourself!

Secondly, it depends where the crack is and how bad. Probably cheaper and more reliable to get a second hand engine.
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Post  TomCom on Sat Jun 09 2012, 21:49

problem is t cant fit it by self. and have no money to pay someone to do it people take a loot to do that.
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Post  TomCom on Sat Jun 09 2012, 21:52

crack is not bad , but oil leak like 1 dot every 10 min :( not bad , but nobody will buy that bike
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Post  mechy69 on Sun Jun 10 2012, 08:02

the casings are all aluminium, so you would need to find someone who can weld this type,,
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Post  robertcains on Sun Jun 10 2012, 09:39

Can you swap the engine from your other bike?
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Post  TomCom on Wed Jun 13 2012, 19:11

@robertcains wrote:Can you swap the engine from your other bike?
will that no cost me more?? i cant do it alone

@mechy69 wrote:the casings are all aluminium...
THx
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Post  past-it on Thu Jun 14 2012, 17:57

To be honest TomCom if you can't change the engine by yourself you'll never be able to weld it. It'll also cost loads to have some one weld alloy on a stressed engine casing.

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Post  TomCom on Fri Jun 15 2012, 09:36

So it looks like after 1 year i have to finish with bikes
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Post  robertcains on Fri Jun 15 2012, 10:18

@TomCom wrote:So it looks like after 1 year i have to finish with bikes

If I lived a bit nearer to you Tom I would offer to help you swap the engines over one weekend, Sorry mate
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Post  Rosco on Fri Jun 15 2012, 13:11

Hi Tom.

Unfortunately owning and running a motorbike isn't cheap.
Food in mouths, roof over head and necessary family expenses need to come first.

If you can't spend less on 'other stuff' and if there isn't enough left to pay for a motorbike then yes you will have to at least postpone your motorbike dreams.

New rules have come in fairly recently regarding insurance and any vehicle must either be SORN 'ed with DVLA or have insurance.
It is free to SORN your bike but you then need to keep it off the public roads or risk points, fines, crushed vehicle.

Fingers crossed for you.

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Post  stretchie_ on Fri Jun 15 2012, 13:34

Swapping an engine over isn't hard, but you MUST have the tools and a basic understanding of the different bits that make your engine up and how they work together.

The knowing what you are doing part isn't compulsary, the first time I did it was following this guide (http://www.offwidth.co.uk/bike/cat/engine.html) but as mentioned I had an idea of what bits are attached to the engine and what they all do.

We completley stripped an SV to swap the main frame for someone over a weekend but could have done it in one day if we started at a decent time and didn't dick about. But if you don't dick about then it's no fun.... and if it's no fun then what's the point?
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Post  0ldcat on Sat Jun 16 2012, 19:49

@stretchie_ wrote:.... and if it's no fun then what's the point?
The sharp end of a needle green smile
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Post  stretchie_ on Sun Jun 17 2012, 03:03

Who rattled your cage?
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Re: Welding , engine

Post  Snowcat on Sun Jun 17 2012, 09:40

Get your Haines out, take it slowly, 1 bolt at a time, take plenty of pictures and make loads of notes and stripping the engine is an easy job, just imagine it as undoing the re doing a jigsaw, paint by numbers!!
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Re: Welding , engine

Post  mrfrance on Sun Jun 17 2012, 11:08

I have had an oil leak on my cat for 1 year about the same amount as yours Tom. I have done 15,000 miles on her in the year and no problems Smile ...Although I don't think mine is cracked.

I am not suggesting you should ignore it but perhaps get a professional opinion to see if it is worth the hassle! May be ok for a bit whilst you save the pennies so you can pay someone to swap engines. Just a thought?
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