Saturday, 15 February 2020

QR50 - Brake plate stop

Last major job on the fork sliders is to weld on the stop for the front brake plate. For convenience, I have retrieved this from the old slider:


I've set up the whole assembly in the vice to ensure that it is welded to the new slider in the right place:


With it set up like this I can tack it in place. I can then remove the brake plate, and set the welder up for a fillet; the key element is to make sure I can access the weld:


With sufficient stick out and the gas pressure raised enough to keep the electrode cool, I can use some filler to complete the weld. Any excess is cleaned up with a round file. It fits beautifully:


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