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Offline RoyC

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Front brake anchor
« on: 30.06. 2017 20:05 »
I am fitting a TLS brake to my A7.
I have to modify the anchor on either the forks or the brake plate or both.
My question is - Has anyone tried HTS rods to build up the anchor on the alloy brake plate.
Thanks, Roy.
My bike is a 1958 A7SS
Staffordshire UK

Offline chaterlea25

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Re: Front brake anchor
« Reply #1 on: 30.06. 2017 20:48 »
Hi Roy
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Re: Front brake anchor
« Reply #2 on: 30.06. 2017 22:14 »
 If I was going to do this, it would be the fork slider I modified.

 It's easy to weld shape and paint.

 It's almost impossible to weld polished aluminum and have it blend decent.

 Plus if you ever want to go back, 2 minutes with a grinder, a little paint and done. Plus your expensive break plate is still unmodified.

Anyone should be able to easily (And cheaply) weld the slider. Not so the break plate.
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Re: Front brake anchor
« Reply #3 on: 01.07. 2017 00:44 »
hi guys, yes coater that is what I did and recommend, cheers
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Re: Front brake anchor
« Reply #4 on: 01.07. 2017 07:48 »
OK guys, I have a snap on welder so will go for the fork option.
Thanks to all,
Roy,
My bike is a 1958 A7SS
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Re: Front brake anchor
« Reply #5 on: 01.07. 2017 10:09 »
The fork slider tube is quite thin.

The art of welding it is not to distort it.

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Re: Front brake anchor
« Reply #6 on: 01.07. 2017 11:11 »
The fork slider tube is quite thin.

The art of welding it is not to distort it.

I will wrap a wet cloth around the leg prior to welding.
Roy
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Re: Front brake anchor
« Reply #7 on: 01.07. 2017 15:23 »
I went the other route, built up the brake plate nubs with Tig. It welded nicely .

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Re: Front brake anchor
« Reply #8 on: 01.07. 2017 17:46 »
Roy do you have the slider off and forks dismantled?
Just checking that you know a wet towel isn't going to protect your fork seals or other internals?  Remember it'll be somewhere in the region of 3000 degrees C at the point of welding. Maybe a few thin layers with a quench in between layers would be the way to go.  Again though as Julian pointed out the slider tubing is not thick so you'll even have to be careful cooling it down too.  A good clean out afterwards too as there will be scorched oil residue etc.
Good luck and let us see how you get on.
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Re: Front brake anchor
« Reply #9 on: 01.07. 2017 20:42 »
Hi All,
Welding to the fork will be onto the existing lug not the tube?
I would not weld onto the tube, it will distort
The original question was about HTS rods which as far as I know are low temp "solder" type ???

John
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1963 RGS (ongoing)