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pictures show that the anchoring studs broke off from the side of engine bed/chassis on a Honda HS55.

one picture shows one of the studs broke off flush with the side but both top mounts are completely trashed. there is no head of the stud. it's part of the side . I'm wondering if anyone has had a similar problem with an older 50-55-80 etc.

i was thinking about flattening the sides and maybe welding a plate to the sides and then maybe welding a stud to the plate???

the bars have to be in the same spot due to the springs that attach to the height adjustment pedal or has anyone ever successfully re-positioned and/or re-anchored the bars??

This 55 is a pretty good machine. It has an excellent engine and drive so I feel it is worth the effort.

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Would there be a clearance issue from welding a plate over the existing frame ??
( IE: spreading the handles a bit wider, or new wider bar location causing tire clearance issue)

If there are no issues I would weld a plate with two studs onto the existing side chassis. All painted up you shouldn't even notice the repair. Post up or PM me if you have any questions, should be easy repair to do.
 

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Question.....

Would there be a clearance issue from welding a plate over the existing frame ??
( IE: spreading the handles a bit wider, or new wider bar location causing tire clearance issue)

If there are no issues I would weld a plate with two studs onto the existing side chassis. All painted up you shouldn't even notice the repair. Post up or PM me if you have any questions, should be easy repair to do.
i was thinking of using a bolt and a oversize washer and welding that on to the chassis. the bolt head would be recessed where the holes are and i believe there would be enough clearance .It is a tracked unit. It would only be a few mm . I'll post some follow up pics.

I think a plate would work maybe better. stronger.
 

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Can you use an elevator bolt and weld that right to the side. Should look clean.

Sorry. Didn’t see Shaw’s post he beat me to it. Also, they have a squared shoulder at the top. You may need to do a bit of grinding or oversize the inside hole a bit on the handle.
 

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Great job !!

Now you even know what an elevator bolt is :icon-dancingparty:
 

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Great job !!

Now you even know what an elevator bolt is :icon-dancingparty:
A guy brought this really nice 55 to me to repair. he took it first to Honda dealer and they told him ( rightly) it was not worth it. The machine's overall condition is probably 7.5 out of 10 ( minus the handlebar damage).For the life of me don't know how the owner managed to rip the handle bar ends out of chassis.

He wanted me to repair an I also told him it was not worth it ( have about 6-7 hours into it already before putting back together ) and I'm glad I did. I did purchase it from him for a song. Lucky , I am retired and have time to spare.

It's only 5 degrees right now in garage so I am probably gonna wait until it warms up to finish putting it back together. This machine when done will probably sell around the 600-650 range around here which will net me maybe 5 dollars an hour. ( kidding )

I'm keeping it for deck.
 
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