Hi, I hope it's ok to introduce yourself and dig right in with a project description. We have a Yamaha Vino scooter that I would like to mount a wider front tire to. It seems like the only way to do this is to cut the fork support, and add about 1/2 inch to each side. I have attached some pics of the forks, with a couple of sketches of how I'm thinking of going about it. 1. Make 2 cuts on either side of the steering shaft. 2. Butweld 1/4 inch filling strip 3 Grind the welds flush 2 Lapweld patches over the filler strips. The fork support is made of approx 1/8" steel, with stamped braces about 0.1" thick, going down to the wheel axle. I have a small Millermatic at work, which I have been using to lapweld extensions onto motor brackets, to fit larger motors. The bracket material is only about 1/16" thick though, and that's the sum of my welding experience. Does the plan look reasonable?