Crack on steering stem

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9/17/2017 12:27 PM

Help ! Wat should be done or is it still ok to ride?

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9/17/2017 12:30 PM

Bike? Picture?

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Tomac and/or Anderson for 2020.....

9/17/2017 12:30 PM

Photo

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9/17/2017 12:40 PM

What year and model? That sucks!

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9/17/2017 12:41 PM

What year? If it's new take it to a dealer. If it's older, you need a new frame. I wouldn't ride with that, nor would I bother fixing it.

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9/17/2017 12:43 PM

Your only option is to take it to a well recommend machine shop/ welder or replace frame. Sorry about your bad luck, that does indeed suck.

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9/17/2017 12:49 PM

I wouldn't personally. It could hold on but the crack has already propagated pretty far, time to retire that frame!

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9/17/2017 1:08 PM

2001 cr 250r honda

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9/17/2017 1:10 PM
Edited Date/Time: 9/17/2017 1:12 PM

Hell NO that's not OK to ride!!!!...and no way in hell would I weld that either.

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9/17/2017 1:18 PM
Edited Date/Time: 9/17/2017 1:21 PM

Cory_Hirschfeld wrote:

2001 cr 250r honda

Check Ebay and Craig's list. People part out bikes and you can get decent frames for great prices. I have parted out bikes and sold the frames (with Title) for ~$200.

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9/17/2017 1:19 PM

Cory_Hirschfeld wrote:

2001 cr 250r honda

2001? Part it out, scrap the frame, and buy something "new".

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9/17/2017 1:23 PM

Motoxdoc wrote:

Hell NO that's not OK to ride!!!!...and no way in hell would I weld that either.

^^This^^ I wouldn't dare ride or weld that crack, send it to the recycle bin and get cash for it. It's not worth anything else. Either splurge and buy a new one or find a good used one for ~$200-$250.

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9/17/2017 1:30 PM

2000 cr250 frame ebay 160 shipped in USA. CAN shouldn't be much more if you have seller claim as salvage parts.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Honda-CR250r-Cr250-Cr-250-Frame-Mainframe-Chassis-2000-00-/332365695286?hash=item4d628a0936:g:il8AAOSwJx1ZqeVf&vxp=mtr

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9/17/2017 1:33 PM

I think you should just send me that engine. It's no good.

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9/17/2017 2:10 PM

"I'd run it" -David Pingree

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9/17/2017 2:11 PM

Having been a machinist / Precision Sheet Metal mechanic in a previous life (years ago), I would state that a good weld shop can repair it good as new, but it has to be done right, and that only fixes what you're seeing. You can't simply run a bead over it and call it a day. The question is what caused that crack, and is the aluminum in a state where it's going to crack somewhere else next week? That said, I would take the advice you've heard so far, and either buy another frame, or part out the bike and buy something newer.

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9/17/2017 3:36 PM

If someone brought that into my shop to weld, I wouldn't touch it. Too much liability when a used frame is less that $500.

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9/17/2017 3:40 PM

It looks more like, the steering stem on Crack

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9/17/2017 4:15 PM

Place on scrap pile, buy one..not worth the outcome of a failure man.

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9/17/2017 5:05 PM
Edited Date/Time: 9/17/2017 5:06 PM

coolhand wrote:

Place on scrap pile, buy one..not worth the outcome of a failure man.

It's worth saving for the story.

You also will not find someone capable of fixing that for near what you can find a good frame.

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9/17/2017 5:32 PM

Imoto34


Agreed , hang it on the wall and have a toast to not having a Ambulance ride...


Brapppp.

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The name on the rock is Arch...Arch Stanton.

9/17/2017 5:42 PM

I agree with the guys saying " replace it ". Just glad you found it by tearing it apart , and not while the front end blows off from the rest of the bike while you're riding it. Uuhhg! Could of been ugly!

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9/17/2017 5:45 PM

slipdog wrote:

"I'd run it" -David Pingree

LOL...to fkn funny, it was so dry I thought I was loosing skin!

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9/17/2017 5:45 PM

Do not try to fix it. Replace the frame.

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9/17/2017 5:56 PM
Edited Date/Time: 9/17/2017 5:58 PM

Put a stainless steel band clamp around it and ride it. Looks like plenty of meat left welded to the spars . Probably been cracked for years.

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9/17/2017 6:02 PM

cheapsmack wrote:

Put a stainless steel band clamp around it and ride it. Looks like plenty of meat left welded to the spars . Probably been cracked for years.

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9/17/2017 6:19 PM

Yea but how do the sprocket bolts look? Tight?

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9/17/2017 6:31 PM

You can ride it but no way in hell would I...

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9/18/2017 11:15 AM
Edited Date/Time: 9/18/2017 11:15 AM

Still okay to ride?

Is your insurance paid up?

Are you prepared to deal with a catastrophic failure?

Why is this even a question?

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9/18/2017 11:20 AM

Replace it. You should be able to get a used frame for a lot less than a hospital visit if it were to catastrophically fail.

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