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I tried to buy new ones but the company is DOA. So the best way to fix anodized aluminum is?

I am thinking heat it with a Oxy/Acy torch and pound it flat on a surface plate better ideas to prevent cracking and ruining the plate.
 

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heat, hammer, something as an anvil. I wouldn't use acetylene, as it may get to hot and aluminum doesn't like it (It'll spray if you hit the oxy). I would think something like MAPP gas would serve to heat it up enough to make it flexible.
 

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If it's forged you'll be fine with heat (MAPP is a good suggestion above). If it's cast it will probably crack, with or without heat.
 

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I have a heating tip, I have propane no Mapp here, I have used the OXy/Acy a lot and I know what to much is.

It looks like it was billet 7074 Aluminum of 7071 I can't remember now. I'll do the heating and hammering. I don't have a smooth jaw vice so I don't want to chew on it. I did think of it though.
 

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just fold a rag on each side of the vise and crank the S### outta it. wont leave the beaver tail marks and you'll get about as good of a hold on it.
 

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The other reason I don't want to use a vise is that clamping to straighten creates new bend points on it. Further weakening it.

Heat on the areas that are damaged will soften it to allow for re-bending.

Also if I clamp it straight it creates a grip and as you straighten it, it needs to slide because it will lengthen.

I have taken some tool and die, just not a lot and I didn't know if the metal heads here would have a better opinion of it.
 

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spacing is different they are One Second Faster one off rearsets. ZThey claim th eparts were in stock. After 6 weeks on order and no response from numerous calls and emails I had to file a claim with my Credit Card to get my money back.
 

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I'd use a press if you can access one. Much more controlled than smacking it with a hammer, and usually works better, too. That's what I used to straighten my woodcraft rearsets that had a similar tweak after my highside.

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ouch.

highside - making missiles out of motorcyclists since 1902
 

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Have you tried a vice to straighten it out?
If it's made from "aircraft aluminum", it's meant to bend and not break.
When I spoke to Blair from SVRacing Parts on the phone, that's what he told me. Granted I have the SVRP rear sets but I'd assume the same thing for all of the motorcycle rearsets out there (they cost a ton for a reason).
 

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looks like billit probabely 6061, would probabely straighten it out with an arbor press and various supports and a tube to extend the handle.
 

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I forgot I have a press sitting in the corner, pressing it it is. I will post pics.
 
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