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Old 03-26-2014, 09:11 AM   #1
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Cracked Left Peg Mount XR650L-What to do?

Hello All,
Need some help please!!

New to the forum.....new to biking....and unfortunately, new to crashing!

Just picked up a 2003 XR650L last week.....my first ride around the neighborhood and dropped it at slow speed. (flipping idiot). I hadnt riden in 35 years......but, I've dreamed of getting a bike like this!

Slow speed crash....dropped it on its left side and bent the shift lever and cracked/moved the foot peg mount.

Should I try to pound it back to close and then try to JB Weld the crack perhaps? Hate to go to a shop.....I called one yesterday and he talked to me on the phone about frame replacement! OMG!

I appreciate any thoughts!

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Old 03-26-2014, 09:27 AM   #2
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I wouldn't trust jbweld on a structural component like that. Where are you located? Maybe we can put you in touch with a competent welder.

Frame replacement? That's ridiculous.
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Old 03-26-2014, 09:29 AM   #3
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Old 03-26-2014, 09:48 AM   #4
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Yes....will look for a welder here in Atlanta. I have a call into a Craigs List guy that mentioned in his add that he did motorcycle welding.

I know I need to get it fixed.....wasnt sure if I needed to hammer it back close before I take it to him to weld that crack. I know next to nothing about welding and bike frames......


Much appreciate the guidance. I'm hoping to get this fixed and then get out for my first long journey somewhere here in Georgia.
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Old 03-26-2014, 09:50 AM   #5
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This will have to be repaired by a welder. I would heat up the mount to get it back in position, open the crack a bit with a cut off wheel as to give the weld some surface area and zap it. The grind off excess weld and squirt some primer/paint on it. It'll be good to go.
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BTW... Go over to the XRL thread and get to reading. You have some catching up to do.

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Old 03-26-2014, 11:27 AM   #7
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BTW... Go over to the XRL thread and get to reading. You have some catching up to do.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=114834
You think! I had gotten through the first dozen or so pages of 69,839 pages!!!!!!! How many years did it take you!!!!
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Old 03-26-2014, 11:33 AM   #8
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Who do you think has been writing those pages???
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Impressive to say the least!!
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Old 03-26-2014, 11:54 AM   #10
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Also, bend or shifter back or replace it with a stock one. Don't buy an aftermarket shifter. Most are hardened steel and they tend to break the shaft coming out of the engine case during crashes instead of bending like the stock one.

You don't want that happening....
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Old 03-26-2014, 11:57 AM   #11
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any competent welding shop should have that fixed right up. It shouldnt cost more than 100$ to have it done, more like 50$.
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Old 03-26-2014, 01:28 PM   #12
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Thanks guys! Gentlemen from Craigs List is going to do it for about 50.....ill post how it turns out and another picture of it.

Hopefully my next post here is to tell of a real adventure.......

I'll get cracking on the other 69,000 pages of that post to catch up on too!

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Old 03-31-2014, 06:38 AM   #13
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$70...... Long drive to get to him, but Craigs List guy did a nice job. I probably should have paid him more....but will do more business with him.

Thanks for helping with this! You guys definitely saved me some money!!!


Finally got out riding this week.....im so hooked.

No more of these!
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