Originally Posted by Starchamp
I agree with welding from the top, if only because it looks like 75% of the weld on the bottom was ground off to regain the flat surface. You can see places where it looks like the washer and stand are no longer welded together.
Seriously dude...its about penetration! How much weight does a kickstand actually support....not a tremendous amount.
On another note, a buddy came over and we pulled the swing arm and cleaned and lubed all the bearings. The swing arm bolt came out without much effort, I was a bit worried from all the horror stories I had read. The swing arm bearings showed a little sign of water intrusion but everything cleaned up and felt fine. Other than the wheel bearings, which I was going to replace anyway, everything looks good and went back together smoothly.