Kicker cover repair

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Kicker cover repair

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Post by panhead_kicker » Sat Feb 27, 2010 3:42 am

I've got a kicker cover with what seems to be typical cracks in the boss around the shaft bushing. I also understand that this is repairable.


Any welding advice/prep for repairing cracks like these?
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Re: Kicker cover repair

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Post by Bosheff » Sat Feb 27, 2010 7:13 pm

Fill in the back of the cover with aluminum. If ya fill all the voids in, you should never have a problem again. You may be able to resize the existing shaft bushing, if not, install a new one and size accordingly....bosheff

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Re: Kicker cover repair

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Post by john HD » Sun Feb 28, 2010 1:20 am

i guess i would have to ask, is the bushing still tight in the cover?

if it is, why fix it?

i wonder if they cracked when the bushing was first pressed in.

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Re: Kicker cover repair

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Post by mbskeam » Sun Feb 28, 2010 4:23 am

weld it up. I find these in the junk box at the swapmeets...
sometimes get them for as little as a buck

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Re: Kicker cover repair

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Re: Kicker cover repair

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Post by Kuda » Thu Mar 25, 2010 1:05 pm

That can be easily welded, Matt's repair was a bit extreme but he had a piece missing too so that explains it. They crack because the bushings wear out and the kicker arm gets sloppy in the bushing. Once it gets loose all the pressure ends up on the far inside of the bushing boss and it just gets pounded until it cracks...

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Re: Kicker cover repair

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Post by concrete guy » Sun Mar 28, 2010 2:28 am

Take an end and cut out the boss till you are past the cracks. Preheat weld and postheat.

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Re: Kicker cover repair

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Post by panhead_kicker » Sun Mar 28, 2010 4:10 am

When these crack like this, I'd think the inner diameter of the boss is now a hair larger. If you just weld up the crack, will a new bushing go in sloppy? (I don't have any machining capabilities to take the boss down then build back up )

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Re: Kicker cover repair

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Post by concrete guy » Sun Mar 28, 2010 4:49 am

You can't weld up the cracks. You just have to take a large endmill and hawg it all out to the bottom of the deepest crack then start working you way up with a tig. Have to index the bushing on a fixture before you would do all the mill work. Then you use your fixture to machine out the new journal ID and clean up your welding.

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