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post #11 of 34 (permalink) Old 02-17-2018, 08:51 PM
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I am a professional welder and I say paint cracking is always an indicator of metal cracks underneath, take it to a dealer and let them sort it out and let them sweat over the liabilities.
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Am I the only one who has went and looked at this on their own bike?

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Unfortunately the dealers not gonna be of any help to me. I bought the bike with a rebuild title from Texas. Was previous salvaged and I'm sure there won't honor the warrantee. I guess you win some you lose some.
The ride perfect, no issues. Could whatever impact it had been in caused this? Sure. But that is a junk weld and it would have eventually happened. The impact very well made it read it ugly head sooner but regardless that weld has little to no penetration on that side.
Any suggestions from you guys now? Got a guy I know who is a great welder. More than likely gonna have him grind and reweld. I appreciate all the input.
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Unfortunately the dealers not gonna be of any help to me. I bought the bike with a rebuild title from Texas. Was previous salvaged and I'm sure there won't honor the warrantee. I guess you win some you lose some.
The ride perfect, no issues. Could whatever impact it had been in caused this? Sure. But that is a junk weld and it would have eventually happened. The impact very well made it read it ugly head sooner but regardless that weld has little to no penetration on that side.
Any suggestions from you guys now? Got a guy I know who is a great welder. More than likely gonna have him grind and reweld. I appreciate all the input.
Sucks. But yeah, that's probably your only option at this point.

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just to be sure everything is aligned, there are not other stressed points and that everything is straight, I would place a call to this guy.
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It is a salvaged bike, If it was me I would invest in it.
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just to be sure everything is aligned, there are not other stressed points and that everything is straight, I would place a call to this guy.
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Thanks. He's a bit far from me but I'm definitely going to try out his do it's yourself section he has on the website to check from frame misalignment.

Anyone have any suggestions when welding on a finished bike? So far I've decided on removing battery, and disconnecting grounds. Also unplugging just about everything imaginable under the seat. Anyone know of any specific locations of grounds on the Rushmore road glides?
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Unfortunately the dealers not gonna be of any help to me. I bought the bike with a rebuild title from Texas. Was previous salvaged and I'm sure there won't honor the warrantee. I guess you win some you lose some.
The ride perfect, no issues. Could whatever impact it had been in caused this? Sure. But that is a junk weld and it would have eventually happened. The impact very well made it read it ugly head sooner but regardless that weld has little to no penetration on that side.
Any suggestions from you guys now? Got a guy I know who is a great welder. More than likely gonna have him grind and reweld. I appreciate all the input.
Well that certainly changes things. If it otherwise rides nice and straight without any funny quirks or unusable vibrations, unhook the battery weld it up and call it a day.
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Thanks. He's a bit far from me but I'm definitely going to try out his do it's yourself section he has on the website to check from frame misalignment.

Anyone have any suggestions when welding on a finished bike? So far I've decided on removing battery, and disconnecting grounds. Also unplugging just about everything imaginable under the seat. Anyone know of any specific locations of grounds on the Rushmore road glides?
move everything combustible out of the way and weld er up!


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Thanks everyone. I'll keep ya posted on how it comes out. Just got 6" of snow Saturday night so hopefully it will melt fast and I can get it to his shop asap.
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