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Re: RD Moto Engine Bars

PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:25 pm
by BigBob
The welds on mine are fine too, though they are about 3 years old.

Re: RD Moto Engine Bars

PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:55 am
by Deano
Mine are a year old and welds are nice and solid.

Re: RD Moto Engine Bars

PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:49 pm
by H_Lime
Dr Mabuse wrote:Hi folks

I called into my machine shop with my new RD bars for an opinion on the welds. I explained my concern is that the weld 'bead' appears poor in that it is inconsistent and hadn't adequately penetrated the tube and had burned through in places.

I'm getting the welds ground down and rewelded. I was afraid the welding may fracture if the bike was dropped upon hard ground. I'll get him to drill the tubes also as suggested.

No doubt I'll drop the bike negotiating obstacles like my tent pegs.....


Any pics of the bad welds Dave? Seems quality can be hit and miss!

Re: RD Moto Engine Bars

PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:15 pm
by Mick75
I think I got a Friday afternoon set, some of the welds are a bit lumpy with a small bit of splatter, no where near bad enough to need to grind and re-weld, maybe I'm being too picky because I learned to weld properly as a apprentice