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Cutting Cast Aluminum

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I need to cut the cast aluminum cover plate on my son's

XR-50 to keep it from rubbing on the new swingarm. What should I use to get a nice clean cut? Keep in mind I don't have a full machine shop. Will need to cut off about an inch off the end of the cover, the end that covers the front sprocket so I am not cutting anything important.

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I'd use a Jigsaw with a metal cutting blade. Put masking tape on the outside of the cover and draw your cut line. The tape will help minimize scratching the outside of the cover. Carefully cut it, then file it smooth. If you're careful it'll look factory.

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