The rack on my SV650 broke a weld again. Granted, the last weld wasn't good one. It lasted less than a week. The overall design of the rack is quite poor which leads to the failures. Last night it failed with nothing in any of the cases; only the pressure of the wind and the weight of the empty cases.
Step one was to grind off the old weld material.
Then lay out the two pieces to be welded back together
The new piece welded with a much heavier duty welder this time.
A little paint and it looks as good as new. I am really hoping it stays together this time. I will be riding to Indiana soon for MotoGP.