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My rear skid mount repair!!

Discussion in 'SideWinder Trail Talk' started by yamamarc, Apr 24, 2020.


  1. yamamarc

    yamamarc VIP Member VIP Member

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    This is NOT a known issue but it happened to my 2019!
    Last season I pulled my skid to do a full inspection . I did torque to spec and use blue loctite when I reinstalled but over the course of the season (specifically on our 3 day 1500+km trip ) my chaincase side rear skid mount bolt loosened up and "egged"the hole.

    Here is what I decided to do to repair my worn hole on my rear skid mount!!!

    I decided to fabricate some 1/4" aluminum reinforcements.
    As I was fabricating and trying to figure out the best repair I was talking to my buddy Hellflyer(ty member)! He offered to send me some aluminum brazing rods to fill the hole and redrill!
    Once they arrive I will attempt to plug weld the hole and redrill and mount my brackets for reinforcement!!

    I am just fitting the bracket once it's 100% I will have them powdercoated black and ready for a permanent install with 3/16 structural rivets


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    Last edited: Apr 24, 2020
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  3. hellflyer

    hellflyer TY 4 Stroke Guru

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    Looks good Marc!
     
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  4. Sevey

    Sevey TY 4 Stroke Master

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    Looks good
    Will that create any issues when reinstalling? Closing that distanced by 1/4”?
    MS
     
  5. ClutchMaster

    ClutchMaster HUGE Member VIP Member

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    tomahawk
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    2002 Viper W/162 A.C. skid, SRX pipes &CDI, 780 BB
    LOCATION:
    Wisconsin
    1/8” per side won’t hurt a darn thing.

    Use red loctight next time :drink:
     
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  6. swampcat

    swampcat TY 4 Stroke Junkie

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    On the red, a little goes a long ways.
     
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  7. 1nc 2000

    1nc 2000 Lifetime Member Lifetime VIP Member VIP Member

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    Nice work! Looks like the plates are going on the outside so it wont effect the mount spacing.
     
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  8. yamamarc

    yamamarc VIP Member VIP Member

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    One pic is the left side and one is of the right side!
    The brackets are mounted on the outside of each oem bracket
     
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2020
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  9. justinator

    justinator Lifetime Member Lifetime VIP Member VIP Member

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    NIce work Marc!
     
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  10. sideshowBob

    sideshowBob Lifetime Member Lifetime VIP Member VIP Member

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    Looks like you have a good helper.
     
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  11. kinger

    kinger VIP Member VIP Member

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    Always use Red. Been using it in my ZX2 forever and have removed it from sled maybe 12 times. Never a issue breaking them free. Nice repair.
     
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  12. yamamarc

    yamamarc VIP Member VIP Member

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    That's the boss..haha
    He makes sure I don't cut corners..lol
     
  13. RAMSOMAIR

    RAMSOMAIR TY 4 Stroke Guru

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    You're just silly, we know who the real boss is and she isn't in the photo!!
     
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  14. yamamarc

    yamamarc VIP Member VIP Member

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    Haha!! Well we like to think we are the boss when she isn't around
     
  15. RAMSOMAIR

    RAMSOMAIR TY 4 Stroke Guru

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    True story
     
  16. yamamarc

    yamamarc VIP Member VIP Member

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    I put the real boss to work today:D 20200425_150349.jpg
     

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