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Fao ruffian

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Been and gone and made a mess of my subframe by overtightening a nutsert, as far as I'm aware it's magnesium (2014 R6) what's my best option here please?
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Chances are it's a magnesium alloy in cast.
Got a chance at welding it up, or if its past a structural point then it wont really matter.

The other thing would be to clamp it tight and put a brace alongside it drilled and bolted alongside.

Options are there and depends on where it is on the subframe etc. Wider pictures could help.

Or the other option of a second hand subframe.
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If the plastic rear fairing covers it up then you could just use a smaller nut and bolt with a couple of washers as I'm guessing the insert is spinning now? Obviously that's if Ruffian doesn't sort you out with the old glue gun :)):
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the nutsert is in TIGHT, I was hoping to drill it out,weld or repair the crack,then reinsert a new nutsert, "gently" the sert is for my seat unit so it'll come under a lot of movement from me shifting around in the seat
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ill post up some better pics as soon as i can, at the moment this website wont allow me ????
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http://www.trackdayriders.co.uk/tdr/for ... 75848.html

Haven't been able to upload anything on here for two days 🤔🤔 link for you Ruffian with a wider view
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Post by Ruffian »

Hindsight is a wonderful thing and should have used an alloy nutsert.

Personally as I have the gear I would pull the subframe. Clean it up and well the crack and the nutsert area to thicken that mount then just drill and tap the fresh alloy weld.
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