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2014 KTM 250SX - Cracked frame is it stuffed

I recently bought a 2014 KTM 250SX frame , swingarm, shock and a few other bits for my 380 project.

Trying to get the linkage pull rod bolt out today and notice a crack in the frame

I don't know whether to give the seller the benefit of the doubt or send him a sternly worded email....

Is the frame stuffed or can get someone to grind out a V piece on each side and weld it up?
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It is stuffed.
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I cant see how the seller would've missed that crack
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I wouldn't risk a repair on that location , its not like a subframe , I'd be sending an email to the seller . What happened to a 3 year old bike to cause it to be suitable for wrecking ?
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I'd get it welded.

And check every 6 months or so
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I cant see how the seller would've missed that crack
Easy to see with the frame stripped down, but maybe not so much with the plastics over the top and the engine and everything else in place.

How easily did the swingarm pivot come out? Frame can flex out quite a bit with a seized pivot and a bit side load to try and shock it free.
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I'd get it welded.

And check every 6 months or so
Me too. There'd be guys on here that could tell you for sure whether it's worth it. Tom68 comes to mind. Send him a PM if he doesn't look at this thread.

I'd still call a wrecker too and ask how much a frame is worth.
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Thanks guys, pretty much thought it was buggered.

Luckily another came up for sale this week, but I'll be a few hundred dollars out of pocket
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Where did you buy it from? PayPal ? Credit card ? May be able to get some money back.
If it was on a tube section I would say weld it and gusset it no worries, but looks to be cast section.
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