Sods law (cracked heckler)
2 weeks after getting my 09 Heckler frame powder coated, and 3 rides in and I notice this crack on the swingarm:
Flexing the rear and it opens up slightly.
So its a new rear or welding. Whats the STW opinion on welding them? Is it a 6000 grade ali on Heckler? I’ve heard you cant repair weld 7000.
Either way, another powdercoat 🙄
Never bust a frame before.Posted 4 years ago
Jungle (SC uk) reckon its more likely general stress and not the respray that caused the break – I did tell them it had been powdercoated 3 rides ago. After I questioned it due to what I have seen on here (the only place I can find with any info on powdercoatnig probs). They are now questioning SC US.
I’m getting the rest of the frame xray’d for fatigue/stress by people in aerospace industry and either welded repair or new swingarm. It’ll put my mind at ease before going to Chatel with my max recommended fork length up front (160mm) 😯Posted 4 years ago
This is sort of good news. It gives me confidence that the rest of the front triangle will be ok, and the powdercoating of repaired or replacement rear wont be so much of a problem. Swingarm is off the bike now and going back to powder finishers tomorrow or day after for them to inspect.Posted 4 years ago
Well, I have my email back from SC US:
“We would bake our bikes at 200c for 20 minutes. The temps did not cause the crack.”
So, the previous posts about SC frames and powdercoating are a load of bull and should be ignored – these:
there was another on here, but cant find it.
Both Jungle and SC US do not have issues with powdercoating.
I’ll be ordering a new updated swingarm then, and it is sods law that the old one broke 3 rides after getting it painted 🙁
There can be a lot of rubbish advice given on here sometimesPosted 4 years ago
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