The picture of the headlight shows a small crack in the bracket that fits over the fork. You have to look pretty close to see the crack but it's there, and maybe just a little bit larger that it appears in the picture. If I tighten the adjusting screw inside the headlight the crack tends to spread so, up to this point, I just let the light wiggle a little bit as I drive down the road. Is there a way to make a repair without removing the bracket? I sure don't want to do anything that would compromise the original headlight so I'd sure appreciate any suggestions. Thanks
Harris Safety Silv 45 silver braze will provide a good color match. If you don't fix it it will just grow.
I would stop drill it first then fill.
John, I my limited experience with brass lamps, the mounting inside the lamp which carries the set screw is soft soldered in place. To make a silver solder repair to the crack you see, would involve removing the inside mounting, cleaning up the area to be silver soldered, and then re-installing the mount on the inside.
I could be wrong.
Allan from down under.
Allan, you are probably on the right track. Thanks,
silver or soft solder brass or steel sheet strips on the inside of the crack. Brass is easily available. get them painted, Have you thought of welding it with a torch using brazen rod though silver solder is what I prefer
John, Allan is right. Contact Rick Britten at Britten's brass works. (269-275-2494) He can repair it. The crack will keep growing if you don't address it.
Hope this helps, Pete