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Old 16th July 2012
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75 rear sprocket rivets came loose,can i just weld the sprocket on?
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I brazed mine on once and it lasted forever...Of course, when you need a new sprocket, it requires a little more work.
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ya,i thought that when the time comes for a new one i could just take my air wizzer and cut the weld off.
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Sounds like you could use busterts riveter!

http://http://xlforum.net/vbportal/forums/showthread.php?t=1500401
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just welded it.works fine.
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Cool! Great to hear, now go ride! One less thing to worry about!
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ya,i nice ride would be good,it's hot here in maine.
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NO, the sprocket is Steel the Drum is Cast, best to have it re riveted the right way, we used to think welding at 12, 3, 6, and 9 o'clock was the answer until the drum cast at the weld cracks...
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good point,monte03. problem is the holes are all,egged,and you would have to drill all new holes,between the original holes,for a,fresh start. i,tacked mine in place,30 years ago,with stainless steel rod,and the last time i,looked they were still holding.now i'm thinking,nickle rod,might be the best match for, hardened steel to,ferrous,cast iron.
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