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post #1 of 4 Old Jan 2nd, 2010, 10:10 am Thread Starter
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Broken footrest plate

Help! Taking off Tupperware and hardware to do annual fluid change and to add some new farkles! But I discovered a break in the Right footrest plate. Any idea how to put this back together for a quality fix!?! Dealer is 140 miles away and it is 16 degrees outside today!
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post #2 of 4 Old Jan 2nd, 2010, 10:45 am
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Re: Broken footrest plate

Looks to me like it would need to be welded. I would think a Gas weld rather than Arc weld. I don't know if it is true but I have heard that Arc welding can damage some electronic components, such as in the EFI system in automobiles. I would think that would also apply to motorcycles.
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Re: Broken footrest plate

I would just put the broken tab back on with some JB weld. Install the clip to hold the part while it sets and insert the screw to let the tupperware hold it all inplace. Not a very high stress area.

But if you want a quality repair buy a new foot rest for $280.00. Welding would also be good just remove the footplate from the bike before welding it.

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Re: Broken footrest plate

x2 on the JB Weld..........I've used it on quite a few different in field repairs........you can shape it with a file after it sets and actually do some buffing on it as well............you may be surprised at the results if you have not ever used this product before............available at any hardware or automotive parts store...................
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