Well, from what I have read people typically braze it. I am in debate phase about what to do. I will seal it with the Caswell stuff regardless, but I hate to leave it unfixed with epoxy functioning as the only barrier. My welding options are a little limited at the moment as I sold my TIG, with the intention of replacing it with a MIG, which I have not done yet. Oh well, I will update with the fix when I have one.I can't remember where I heard it, but isn't it wise to weld the back hinge? are you going to seal it to avoid that and preserve the paint job? Great thread by the way, I love write ups.
In the meantime:
I borrowed a friends welder a couple weeks ago (which I could certianly borrow again, but I think I would rather buy one now) and modified the rear of the frame with a few nuts. Then took all of the parts to get powder coated.
I welded the nuts into the back of the frame so that I can add a mounting pad for a cargo box in the back:
More on that Later
Everything came back from the powder coaters looking great!
That last one there is of a 2002 ST4S rear rim that I modified to fit on the monster aluminum 17mm axle swingarm. More on that later as well
Next up setting the cam timing!