A customer with a Chinese ‘cruiser style’ m/c came in to have a broken footboard mount repaired afer it fell off! The original design relied on internally threaded ‘posts’ with no end plate to take the full load of the riders foot...
The repair started with changing the design to a better support by cutting/drilling a end plate from flat bar stock, which was then MMA welded on to the end of the worn ‘posts’ (their internal threading had also stripped’!), a couple of bolts (with nuts to protect the exposed threads) were TIG tack welded in place then MMA welded. Following the welding the head of the bolts were cut off and end finished to leave two threaded studs enabling the footboard to be fitted back, this time well supported against the new back plate, held in place with nuts.