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went out to a local track to practice and skill up on the woops and stuff

mainly riding the woops all day and after washing down the ride today this is what i discovered :shocker: :icon_neutral:
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so i can say with confidence that the woops caused this since the track was flooded out in most section and really all i was riding was that and a high speed step up double double over and over...

******* QUESTION: is welding it up a good fix? has anyone had thier swinger fixed this way? how long did it last? **********

I know i can just buy " :blahblah: " swinger and never look back but thats more $ then i really feel like dumping off... and looking for a quick fix if possible

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zum maybe if u went through like nsya or norcal rider u wouldnt have this prob
 

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^ HAHA! no coment

but thats why i was out there and all i could hear in my head was you and jimmy saying "just pin it"..." pull up and just pin it" :shocker:

well by the end of the day i was just pulling up and pining it

and now im like :disgust:
 

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haha thats hella funny.

now me and jimmy ahve more reaosns to give u crap haha i got no room to talk i think i got like last everymoto and a second? lol


u cant crash even if u case it as long as ur ont he gas to keep goin ur alright ahha
 

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Welding will not work. Welded 2 times with different (very good) companies and It broke of after one ride.

Bought another stock one - the same, ended with laegers (hope it will hold on ;)
 

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QUOTE (GRS 22 @ Feb 23 2009, 09:15 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=750220
zum maybe if u went through like nsya or norcal rider u wouldnt have this prob[/b]
Ow!


QUOTE (zum @ Feb 23 2009, 09:48 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=750232
^ HAHA! no coment

but thats why i was out there and all i could hear in my head was you and jimmy saying "just pin it"..." pull up and just pin it" :shocker:

well by the end of the day i was just pulling up and pining it

and now im like :disgust:[/b]
Yeah, Jimmy told me I need to to duct tape my throttle open....
 

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QUOTE (fobi @ Feb 24 2009, 03:10 AM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=750281
Welding will not work. Welded 2 times with different (very good) companies and It broke of after one ride.

Bought another stock one - the same, ended with laegers (hope it will hold on ;)[/b]
do you have pics of yours before and after by chance? if so post them

also how was it welded/fixed? did they stop drill the area and tig weld it? regular weld it??? steel guy aluminum guy?

very curious thanks for responding
 

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They don't last forever. Especially MX or jumping. I've seen a broken swinger from just about every manufacturer. Walsh, Leagar, Roll, HRP, Lonestar, etc.

You can have it welded, but your welder has to be extremely talented, and it has to be re-heat treated.
 

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I've broken 4 stock ones in 5 weeks before, now i have a lonestar on one race quad and a laeger's on the other and i can tell you that laeger's has a far better design and there brake plate moves the caliper further back and down on the rotor to minimize exhaust damage from the caliper.
 

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QUOTE (Unlukky @ Feb 24 2009, 01:55 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=750431
i have a lonestar on one race quad and a laeger's on the other and i can tell you that laeger's has a far better design and there brake plate moves the caliper further back and down on the rotor to minimize exhaust damage from the caliper.[/b]
It must be a newer Laeger. A guy that used to race with us had one, and it broke during a race. It broke the linkage mount clean off the swing arm. When he got it back to the truck, I went and looked at it and I wasn't impressed with the design of his Laeger swing arm AT ALL. I remember thinking how much more I liked the design of my LSR I had at the time. Of course that was a long time ago, so Laeger could have changed their design.

But yeah, it was more common on the '04. The '04 OEM swing arms were JUNK!! I lost count of how many I have seen break. They were a little better on the '05 but I've still seen a few of them break. Then they were a little better (even had a better chain adjustment) on the '06. I've seen a couple of '06s break, but not many at all. From what I've seen, MOST racers that has an '06+ YFZ were keeping the stock swing arm. I mean, ANY swing arm can be broken in the right conditions, but some are more prone to it than others. If you were building a skyscraper and took some left over I-beam to make a swing arm, I've got a friend that could break it. :mhihi: He's spent enough money on swing arms, carriers, and axles that he could build another quad.
 

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just updating my thread

here it is: 04 swing arm tig welded and plated





highly doubt that thing is going to fail again... and brain turfrey bets his "arse" (heavy european acent) it wont haha.
 

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yea it sure dont look like its gunna break lol

i didnt know yours was an 04?! it looks brand new! haha just lipstick on a pig... :mhihi:

haha just kiddin man
 

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lip stick haha!

well i do have a full 08 rear end coming so soon you wont be able to tell what freaking year it is haha!

u'll have to decode the vin. but i could still tell... seat, bar clamp size, rear shock link, motor covers color, motors bolt color, rear brake resie ... awh so many little things :disgust:
 

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ohh

i couldnt even tell in your sig pics
 
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