1983 BMW R100RS Repair Broken Side Cover Tabs on Sub-Frame

For some reason both tabs that help hold the left side cover on are broken off on the Sub-frame.  I fabricated new ones out of some scrap steel lawn edging and had my son weld them to the sub-frame.

If you have to make this repair, here is how I made them.

Some pictures follow.

Sub-Frame Leg With Original Brackets

Right Sub-Frame Leg With Original Brackets

Sub-Frame Leg With Both Brackets Broken Off

Left Sub-Frame Leg With Both Brackets Broken Off

12 mm Socket For Finishing Round End Radius

12 mm Socket For Finishing Round End Radius

Use Drift in Vice To Form Radius At End of Bracket

Use Drift in Vice To Form Radius At End of Bracket

Brackets Ready For Welding

Brackets Ready For Welding

New Tabs-Just Like The Original

New Tabs Look Just Like The Original

New Tabs-Just Like The Original

New Tabs Look Just Like The Original

 

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