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Hello All,

I'm new here at ducatimonster.org and have a serious question about my 2002 620 ie and need answers from monster owner's and this is the only place besides a non-experience motorcycle mechanic to tell me to sell my baby it can't be fixed.

Basically I notice a small crack on the rear cylinder engine mount yesterday. I don't know how it got there but sadly to say it's there. I attached photo links to this post to put this in better details. I know the engine is attached to the frame but it is a small crack that can get serious if not addressed.

I came up with some option beside selling because I believe this can be fixed and I don't believe in selling people problems.

http://giveme5ive.com/Ducati/IMG_0420.JPG
http://giveme5ive.com/Ducati/IMG_0421.JPG
http://giveme5ive.com/Ducati/IMG_0424.JPG

1. Get used engine online (ebay) but there's no telling if the engine have problem already.

2. Get an experience welder to fix mount crack. (my thought) *

3. Sell it

Please Please tell me the best solution to resolve this issue.

Thanks...
 

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Oh man, that does not look fun :mad:
Makes me want to go look over my mounts too. How did you end up noticing this, just happen to see it?

I'm still new to bikes, but I've seen something similar to this on a DSM (Eagle Talon or Mitsu Eclipse Turbo). The guy was pulling his tranny for work all the time (making tons of power). All this pulling and mounting and drag runs put a lot of fatigue on the mounting ears and he managed to crack one just like your crack in the picture.

He had a friend who was an extremely experienced aluminum welding. I'm assuming its aluminum in this case also. I cannot find his stuff right now, but they went through a bit of detail about how they cleaned up the crack, did some strategic grinding, more cleaning, and then welded the mounting ear back on.

I'm not sure if you'll be able to get in there to clean, grind and weld, might have to drop the motor. But I don't think you need to sell or buy a new motor.

Let us know what you end up doing!
 
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