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Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Chandler, Arizona
I can't see the case real good, I would definitely replace that cover. I'm sure it could be repaired to last a while, but it will fail, and who knows where you will be when it does. I wouldn't even consider using a case with even the slightest crack in it. Aluminum has a crystalline molecular structure, just like glass, and no matter what you do, the crack will eventually spread. I HAVE seen aluminum cases with only a small crack repaired by welding, this involves using a Dremel or similar tool with a cutoff wheel to cut through the crack, relieving the stress, then filling it in by welding. Often done on antique parts that cannot be replaced. I'd look for unbroken used parts.
I am a motorcyclist, NOT a biker.
1997 Vulcan 750, purchased about a week ago
2006 Sportster 1200 Low
2013 Royal Enfield Bullet 500, converted to carb
2001 Yamaha XT225, heavily modified
2004 Honda Rebel 250
1979 Vespa P200E
2002 Vulcan 750 parts bike
1994 Yamaha XT225 parts bike