Rusted Frame - QT 50 - and Repair

Bob Naske /
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So my beater QT that runs so good after fixing lots of stuff on it had a little fresh paint chipping across top of frame at the bend below the seat just above the engine. I knew it was due to the rust on the bottom of the frame causing the tube to flex but after taking the engine back off it is obvious the frame was gonna collapse at any moment. I was gonna get another frame but since this one has a clean VT Registration and plate and I'm the only person that rides it I decided to fix it. A piece of 1/8" flat stock cut to fit the contour of the factory reinforcement where the cables come out and bending it to fit the roundness of the frame tube provide a real strong section after welding it in. I expect it may have been part of grounding issues that I was experiencing also before the repair. I expect some people will beat me up for taking a chance riding it and others will be glad I saved it. But they don't make these anymore!

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