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Went for a ride today and the weld where the clutch lever is is broke ? not sure if anyone else has had this issue. Can I just re order that part of the frame or should I have it ready welded. Pic is attached
Can't open the pic to see the exact spot, and the clutch lever part makes no sense but as a welder, I've not seen any part special on the vrod that a decent welder couldn't whip up a quick jig if needed, clamp it to eliminate distortion and reweld it.
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Can't open the pic to see the exact spot, and the clutch lever part makes no sense but as a welder, I've not seen any part special on the vrod that a decent welder couldn't whip up a quick jig if needed, clamp it to eliminate distortion and reweld it.
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It's the footpeg mount on the framerail (gear lever side)
Bike has obviously been laid over at some time and the weld has cracked. This is a very common weakness on these bikes but is no problem to repair. Remove the framerail and take it to a competent welder and it will be better than new. Simple fix.
 

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Yep, looks like it had been dropped on the peg before. These always bend and crack there. I've fixed a bunch of these, left and right sides. It's good when you have a spare frame as a jig to line everything up. I cut out the bad section of tubing and replace with a new piece.
 

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You know when insurance clowns see that, they love to go and say "that's frame damage, it's a total loss."
 

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Thank you gentlemen for the responses. I went to the dealership and ordered it new. It was pre painted. Should take 1-8 weeks they say.

If anyone else needs this info the part was $368 dollars ?
 

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If anyone else needs this info the part was $368 dollars ?
:eek: I think I just hurt myself falling off my chair. :rolleyes: Maybe I'll just start buying up a bunch of damaged ones that would get tossed away and splice in new tubing for years to come.
 

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Doesn't happen on D & R models with mid pegs and controls - that's why I went with the fwd. hwy pegs attached to the sport engine guards - they are higher up and don't hit when laid over - plus the cost of new lower frame tubes etc. put me off. Lay over a mid peg bike you may have to buy new bolts for the footpeg adapters as they bend pretty good, but no frame weld damage.
 

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:eek: I think I just hurt myself falling off my chair. :rolleyes: Maybe I'll just start buying up a bunch of damaged ones that would get tossed away and splice in new tubing for years to come.

Just laid my 03 vrod over coming onto a gravel road, and bent the foot peg frame too. How much for a welder to fix? Harley wants $480 for the part smdh. Supply must be running thin.
 
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