Cracked Swingarm

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by KingoftheRoad, Apr 30, 2014.

  1. KingoftheRoad

    KingoftheRoad Member

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    Howdy Folks,
    I have a 01 Ultra Classic that just turned 100,000 on the clock last week. I ordered new tires and was in the process of removing the rear wheel when I noticed a small crack in the swingarm above the shaft hole. After wheel removal I inspected the swingarm more throughly to find a small crack on the bottom side of the swingarm at the bottom of the shaft hole. The cracks don't appear to be going all the way through. I am hoping to remove the swingarm and have the crack welded or a fish plate welded. What is your thoughts on welding the swingarm? I have a factory H-D manual but was looking for more info on the swingarm removal. Gotta act fast, Rolling Thunder is in 3 weeks! Thanks for your help.
    Ride safe,
    David
     
  2. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    [​IMG] list price 575.00 for new , I would check to be sure it is true after welding, may be have dealer check it with their frame jigs?
     
  3. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Sure, isnt a place to take a chance IMO. Too much heat, like Jack says may distort things....
     
  4. stray dog

    stray dog Junior Member

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    $575.....If me I'd be looking for a used one.
     
  5. ciscokid

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    a good welder man can fix that right up. thats how they were build from the very beginning. somebody in a garge weld thought humm let me build a bike and so it was the beginning of motorcycles hahahahahaha (hey u got to have fun or else life sucks man)
     
  6. stray dog

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    yah maybe a good welder man, but read the OP carefully to where the crack is.
    do you really want to be welding there? :58::newsmile100::newsmile100:
     
  7. BUBBIE

    BUBBIE Well-Known Member

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    I have repair welded my 00 dyna with a wire feed. Put on a 1/8" cut angle fish plate (bottom and outside)... No problem there after...

    Just make sure you find a Certified welder on the process he uses... It can make a difference.:s

    signed....BUBBIE

    Had my own One Man Shop for about 25 years... Yes WABO certified in stick and wire feed...
     
  8. ofdironhead

    ofdironhead Member

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    I have a 04 swing arm for sale if your interested.
     
  9. hillbilly81

    hillbilly81 Active Member

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    Any good welder could weld that right up with no probs