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Old Mar 11th 2013, 12:40 PM   #1
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Steering Stop Broken-JB Weld?

I had a very slow low side and the steering stop broke off the steering head base unit. I found the broken off bit and was wondering if I could use some JB Weld or similar to glue the stop back on. No other damage to the unit. Since this broke off so easily I don't see where it is designed to do anything except prevent your fingers from getting smashed when turning the bike to the left. The steering head costs around $560 and looks like a pain to replace. I'm trying not to go through my insurance. Thoughts?
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Old Mar 11th 2013, 12:45 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by AlohaMark View Post
I had a very slow low side and the steering stop broke off the steering head base unit. I found the broken off bit and was wondering if I could use some JB Weld or similar to glue the stop back on. No other damage to the unit. Since this broke off so easily I don't see where it is designed to do anything except prevent your fingers from getting smashed when turning the bike to the left. The steering head costs around $560 and looks like a pain to replace. I'm trying not to go through my insurance. Thoughts?
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Old Mar 11th 2013, 12:49 PM   #3
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dunno, I'd want to get the front end and headstock checked by someone. you could've tweaked something, bent fork etc. Also don't think jbweld would do it,

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I had a very slow low side and the steering stop broke off the steering head base unit. I found the broken off bit and was wondering if I could use some JB Weld or similar to glue the stop back on. No other damage to the unit. Since this broke off so easily I don't see where it is designed to do anything except prevent your fingers from getting smashed when turning the bike to the left. The steering head costs around $560 and looks like a pain to replace. I'm trying not to go through my insurance. Thoughts?
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Old Mar 11th 2013, 01:11 PM   #4
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yup. stops are next to nothing. they are made to brake off and not damage the "monocoque".

How do I know?



I always work on my lift or rear stand. The one time i didn't was hurrying to take the mirrors off for the track. I turned the bars to get a the other side while it was on the SIDE stand, went over to my box for an allen wrench and then... the noise that I hope NONE of you ever hear...

I didn't even turn around as I knew what just happened. I then verbally expressed multiple times (at volume) what an asshole I was. Clearly, even post said exhibit of expression the point wasn't made clear enough of my "backside of a horse-like" actions.

FYI: To all who read is that it barely fell and broke the stop. It also broke my clutch lever and didn't do any other damage. 17 years of riding and owning bikes and until this one, was my 1st to knock over to completion. Close calls, but never the full monty... I consider myself lucky.

Bottom line:

- Mistakes happen, but taking your time will avoid them

- Don't be like me and knock your bike over

- Get a new tree

- Yes the replacement is extensive, but not crazy.

- Forget the JB weld

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Old Mar 11th 2013, 01:50 PM   #5
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Found some Loctite epoxy resin for metal with a shear strength of 3200 psi. Will have the dealer check it out but it seems the stop is not structural.
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Duct tape, black glossy. Done.
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Old Mar 11th 2013, 02:21 PM   #7
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Forget JB weld. Try to find a shop which can weld it back on...
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Old Mar 11th 2013, 02:32 PM   #8
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Forget JB weld. Try to find a shop which can weld it back on...
I ditched the JB weld for some epoxy resin.
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Old Mar 11th 2013, 06:36 PM   #9
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Yup my tri was a week old when it rolled of the side stand and made that sickening crunch !
Took out the steering stop, scratched the mirror and the bar end (both replaced from this list) but left everything else untouched !
I had the dealership quote for replacing the bottom clamp in case I wanted to discussing with insurance what I wouldn't claim for (brownie points ?) $1800NZD !
I'll prolly have it welded during winter if I can't source a bottom clamp myself.

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Old Mar 11th 2013, 06:42 PM   #10
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Why not tap a thread and put an appropriate size bolt in there with a locking nut for proper extension? Quick fix and not likely to snap off like any weld might.
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