Chain Bunched, broke through magneto wall!

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by knitt31, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. knitt31

    knitt31 New Member

    Hey all, first post here, and unfortunately it is looking for some help. My jeans got caught in my chain today, causing the chain to bunch in the enclosure, and punched a hole straight through the all between the sprocket and the magneto. Just wondering if i can get away with maybe patching a piece of sheet metal into there to keep dust out the the magneto enclosure, or if this has happened to anyone else? Thanks!

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  2. Al.Fisherman

    Al.Fisherman Active Member

    That would be my first suggestion...Make it water proof. Take a pair of Vise Grips and clamp a little at a time to pull the piece together. Doesn't look like much of a problem.
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2011
  3. Sure you could put a patch over the broken section using a piece of sheet metal, perhaps some short sheet metal screws, and epoxy. If you can push the broken section back into place and have it welded by a professional welder it would be best. The case is definitely weakened and welding it would be the strongest repair.
  4. greguk

    greguk Member

    LOL at least you didn't lost a leg.

    I would straight it and glued it in or just rip out and glued piece of plastic there.
  5. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    Yeah, you could JB weld that broken piece back in there. Would be ok, until the chain slams into it again.
  6. Stan4d

    Stan4d Banned

    And when you finish.....put a chain guard on it.
  7. olow

    olow Member

    that what he said or dont wear baggy pants i would jb weld at least after straighteing