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OK, put in the new water pump. Shoot, old gasket leaking oil. OK, so pick up some gasket paper and make a new gasket. No more oil leak, fill the rad. Hmmm.... why do I hear running water? Look down and there is a big puddle forming under the bike. The left hand side that leads from the water pump to the left hand case cracked at the nub for the bolt.:X So now I either need to try to fix this or need the left had case for an 1100.

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OK, put in the new water pump. Shoot, old gasket leaking oil. OK, so pick up some gasket paper and make a new gasket. No more oil leak, fill the rad. Hmmm.... why do I hear running water? Look down and there is a big puddle forming under the bike. The left hand side that leads from the water pump to the left hand case cracked at the nub for the bolt.:X So now I either need to try to fix this or need the left had case for an 1100.

James, banging head on desk, HARD
I'd JB Weld that in a heartbeat. Use the Aluminum JB Weld. If for some reason it doesn't work (and I can't imagine......I've JB Welded engine covers and side cases that have held for YEARs with no issues), find somebody who can weld it. You can tig that withought even taking it apart.
 

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One think about aluminium, it expands & contracts when heated & cooled.


In "MY" past when I used JB Weld on alum (and cast iron), I pressed it in, & rubbed, & pressed, & rubbed, & pressed, & rubbed, & pressed, & rubbed, & pressed, till my thumb & fingers got sore.
Point is, make sure you got it IN that crack. IF it oozes out in front of the crack or other side all the better, you know its filled.



my $0.00002 (after tax)worth :shock:
 

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If it were my bike I'd go for a new part, or at least have it welded.
 

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I pressed it in, & rubbed, & pressed, & rubbed, & pressed, & rubbed, & pressed, & rubbed, & pressed, till my thumb & fingers got sore.

my $0.00002 (after tax)worth :shock:
:cooldj::doh::cheeky1::coollep:
 

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I'm trying the JB weld and see if it holds for the Fall. I'll pull the engine again this winter and have it welded up right. It's in a nasty little spot to weld, no way it can be done while together. I just rebuilt this engine too, so don't want to have to split the case to fit a new side.

James

PS: You would be surprised at some of the stuff I have fixed with JB Weld. 86 Sunbird blinker leaver comes to mind as one.
 

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I need to be riding the wing and wrenching the 550 not the other way around.

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jb weld can be a savoir or a pia, hard to weld with that crap in your crack.:cheeky1::cheeky1::cheeky1::cooldevil::action::waving:
 

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jb weld can be a savoir or a pia, hard to weld with that crap in your crack.:cheeky1::cheeky1::cheeky1::cooldevil::action::waving:
Ah ****, now I have beer in my keyboard.:cheeky1:

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guess that's better than that crap in your crack:D:D:D:D:action::waving:
 

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Well, JB failed to fill and hold the waters back. Time to pull the engine again and take it to the welder to have it done.

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sorry to hear, but when in doubt yank it out. good luck:action::waving:
 

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Well, JB failed to fill and hold the waters back. Time to pull the engine again and take it to the welder to have it done.

James
Did you give it a couple of days to harden before you added water and started it up?
 

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never even started it up, just added water and it leaked
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Motion Industry sells a casting repair epoxy that can be used to repair steel castings for industry. You might try it before you take it all apart. I have seen it keep machines running when a collar or some other cast part breaks off.
 
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