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    And there you have the foundation under my input...

    And there you have the foundation under my input to this dumb thread. These bikes are all over 30 years old, and all abused. WTF do you expect.
    You have to at least know what you are starting with...
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    Good on ya! We need more Brian Block's these days!

    Good on ya! We need more Brian Block's these days!
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    These are super high quality die-castings. Unless...

    These are super high quality die-castings. Unless it is catastrophic? Most can probably be repaired, budget willing.
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    Yes. And as you suggest, some better. ...

    Yes. And as you suggest, some better.

    Otherwise, exactly...................

    I talked to an old buddy of mine that I hadn't heard from in a long time last night. This thread made me think about...
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    Like I said: "all it has to do is look good on...

    Like I said: "all it has to do is look good on ebay".
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    Don't take the bait.

    Don't take the bait.
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    Bob, there are 4 bearing fits in these cases....

    Bob, there are 4 bearing fits in these cases. Crank shaft, balance shaft, tranny main shaft, tranny countershaft. 5 if you include the shift drum.
    One of these bearings happens to be a very precise...
  8. I have spent more time than I care to remember on...

    I have spent more time than I care to remember on these conversations.
    To often I am 100% familiar with the application, and I have to educate the "engineer" on "affordable manufacturability".
    The...
  9. This is excellent. And I wish I could be so...

    This is excellent. And I wish I could be so diplomatic. Thank you for the lesson!
  10. I doubt it. As it is, you have to set position...

    I doubt it. As it is, you have to set position parameters to position the column just so, to even do a pallet change. And the 4ths just clear the new wider opening created by the new sheet metal...
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    That was never the point I was trying to make...

    That was never the point I was trying to make bud. Seriously. None of what I posted in here was a "dig" at anybody.
    All I was saying is: this is not a simple job. And there is a reason these repairs...
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    Yes, foot peg is key. if there is no other option...

    Yes, foot peg is key. if there is no other option than tow. Towing a bike sucks!
  13. And.......SOLD! Thank you Gentlemen.

    And.......SOLD!
    Thank you Gentlemen.
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    This is my problem. The thing that I am still...

    This is my problem. The thing that I am still very proficient at is speed. Those techniques seem to stay with me no matter. The technical stuff slips away.
    Even wheelies, yea, perfect traction on...
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    I can totally relate to that stuff right there...

    I can totally relate to that stuff right there Bob. I lived dirt-bikes pretty much right up until I started my shop in 2013.
    At only 50 now, and 8 years in business, I already feel that way...
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    Also, I am not trying to prolong, or antagonize...

    Also, I am not trying to prolong, or antagonize the drama. It is just that I am very familiar with this stuff.
    I'm just trying to share the reality of this situation with my machinist peers who may...
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    Tell me then: what all do you intend to inspect...

    Tell me then: what all do you intend to inspect on this case after your repair? That has your name all over it.

    Even better, are you going to do a pre-inspection to determine if the requested work...
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    After Halloween every weekend in Glamis? You...

    After Halloween every weekend in Glamis? You would be amazed at the thousands of 250Rs buzzing around that 26,000 acres :eek:
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    See, this is just the fact and/or point I am...

    See, this is just the fact and/or point I am making.

    YES! These cases can usually be repaired. And, to just as good or even better than factory. They can provide a long service life.
    But each one...
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    Tell that to the guy with the scattered...

    Tell that to the guy with the scattered transmission because the main-shaft bearing spun in the case.

    You can put your name on a half-assed repaired part that had no post repair inspection. I'm...
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    I was just trying to save him some later agony. ...

    I was just trying to save him some later agony.

    Looky here: Machine Shop Services — Duncan Racing

    See under services "case welding and repair". These guys still to this day build tons of hot...
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    FYI: I'll just let the cat out of the bag. The...

    FYI: I'll just let the cat out of the bag.
    The reason Bud started refusing to repair cases (cheaply): even if the bearing bores measure good after the repair? (most wont)
    All the heat from welding...
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    Nope, guess again.

    Nope, guess again.
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    And therein lies your problem. And the dirty...

    And therein lies your problem. And the dirty little secret you obviously don't know.
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    Now your getting to the root of the reasons why...

    Now your getting to the root of the reasons why nobody else has really taken this project seriously since Jody Bateman and Bud fischer tried it in the late 90's.
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