View Full Version : 1985 350X frame repair, gussets

11-11-2011, 01:20 PM
Just got ahold of my first 350x from Kitchener On, trucked all the way to Martensville Sk. Looked like a great bike and seller sounded genuine, however thats not what i got, took a risk and now ive got a big project on my hands. Any idea where i can get gussets or a template to make some myself to repair the frame? Broke first in the obvious left side rear of engine, then lower left mount broken and both front mounts broken, not sure how this bike stayed together.

11-12-2011, 08:59 AM
That's kind of a bummer about the broken frame, good luck with it.

11-12-2011, 09:01 AM
Also, let's see some pics!

11-12-2011, 05:04 PM
theres a thread in trikevanya by dirtcrasher on 350x gussets he did topnotch work on that frame , did some on mine not so pro look like "crazed farmer with a welder " check the thread good luck :rolleyes::D

11-13-2011, 01:36 AM
Also, TPC sells a gusset kit...

11-14-2011, 01:09 PM
If you got a grinder and some 3/16" plate you can make some of your own gussets, I make stuff like that all the time for my jeep. It just takes some more time to massage them into place and to get a perfect fit rather than burning purchased ones into place. Post some pics of the cracks if you can.

11-14-2011, 03:43 PM
some pics, first is bike on kijiji, once received fenders painted green all chipped away looking terrible, tank painted black poorly, rh hand guard missing, so i got mad looking at the green and blasted it red for period of time till i get around to overhauling the whole bike. Will make gussets once frame repaired was hoping to get a template from a full member but unable to reply to his post due to being a new member status still


11-15-2011, 12:25 PM
that ones been rode hard, but that is a easy spot to fix ,better then some ive seen !! good luck

11-15-2011, 02:08 PM
Ouch - broken motor mounts, too. Wow.

It'll be worth it when it's done, though!

11-17-2011, 10:57 PM
you should still be able to send a pm to him about the templets. i am going to be making gussets for mine this winter so if i get it done soon here i can send you my templets.

12-03-2011, 01:44 AM
Aw yeah k try the pm thing but get back to me on your gusset situation anyway Fischer1075, Thad be great

06-27-2012, 09:18 PM
Well, several months later here is what ive ended up with, real pumped to get alot of riding in on this bike.149553

06-27-2012, 11:23 PM
Looks great!

06-28-2012, 12:00 AM
Hey bud, thats super shitty. I've travelled crazy distances for trikes, its always a risk. But, if you wanna ride out BC way sometime. let me know i have some awesome riding terrain.

06-28-2012, 12:08 AM
PC trikes have gusset kits

250r kid
06-28-2012, 08:35 AM
that sucks,i just about bought that one myself.wound up buying a rolling chasis .and then got a Ebay engine ,it was supposed to be a running engine,i'm glad its geting rebuilt.looks like he stored it out side cylinder is all rusted & rings are glued to the piston.