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Fixing swingarm

Discussion in 'Technical and Troubleshooting Torque' started by Donshe, Nov 10, 2010.

  1. This is going to sound minor and not even sure it its in the right section.

    I had a poorly adjust paddock stand which has taken a small chunk out of my swing arm and gone back to bare metal with a slight depression in it.

    I want to get the bike ready for sale as summer season approaches and dont want this one minor cosmetic flaw to affect my sale price. How can I fix up this recess and where can I buy the needed paint to patch her up.

    Bike is a K7 Gixxer.

    Any help appreciated.
  2. Thoroughly clean the affected area and, if the dent is small, you can fill it with some Araldite, which will stick better than many purpose made fillers, in my experience. As long as it's not too hot it should be stiff enough to stay in a small depression. Bigger dents may need something more specialist, though I'd tend to stay with something epoxy based, for durability.

    Most swingarms are a reasonably generic black or silver. Have a hunt round the paint section of your local car shop and see what you can find.