That said, the fierce vibrations on the old Harley-based 984cc V-twin can crack pretty much everything.
So here we have Mr. Ed in full touring trim.
And the problem in full view. (The camera gratiously ignored all the hairline-cracks)
Roughly, what felt like 1kg of stainless TIG-welding rod later and it's mo' solid than ever.
Bye, bye (for now) Mr. Ed!