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    T500 Front Drum Needs Welding

    Just bought a T500 2LS front drum for my CB350 and it has the telltale hairlines. I'm looking to get it welded/prepped for racing in the Spring. Any help?

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    and you aren't worried that the places you didn't weld up will crack at some point? At some point where you are leaned over through a fast a corner?

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    I know a lot of guys run these and I thought I'd read that they can be welded to eliminate the possibility of catastrophic failure.

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    I've got a lot of aluminum welding hours, and welding a fatigued part is not a good solution at all... you're just restressing the material in different areas and, yeah, could be setting yourself up for a catastrophic failure at some point. It's the same reason planes have airframe hours, aluminum work hardens and will fail in time, the only fix is heat treating, and that's iffy

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