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Forum: The Garage 11-22-2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 4,318
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Posted By David R
Lincoln Ad

My V350 does tig, mig, stick, gouge, and all kinds of pulsed mig. Max output 425 amps, weighs 83 lbs. Cost new about $5,000.00 I have two. I build grates for grills, and use 300 amps tig to weld...
Forum: The Garage 11-21-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 4,318
Views: 585,324
Posted By David R
AC tig is two inverters, one for + and one for -....

AC tig is two inverters, one for + and one for -. Twice the money.
David
Forum: Road warriors 11-21-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 2,159
Views: 374,328
Posted By David R
I have a 12 R1200R and will keep it and its...

I have a 12 R1200R and will keep it and its telelever until Its totally worn out.

My R1100RT has 140,000 miles on it, I prefer to keep the new R for longer if I can. Its the best anti dive...
Forum: The Garage 11-21-2014, 03:52 AM
Replies: 4,318
Views: 585,324
Posted By David R
For a ground, if I can't get a good one, I use...

For a ground, if I can't get a good one, I use vice grips or a clamp and attach the ground to that. I usually grind a fresh spot for my ground clamp. Its as important as any other connection.
...
Forum: Road warriors 11-17-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 2,159
Views: 374,328
Posted By David R
Gives me a woody. This is mine. ...

Gives me a woody.


This is mine.

http://fudpucker.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Mypics/i-WzCS6P2/0/XL/lock-XL.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 11-17-2014, 03:41 AM
Replies: 2,159
Views: 374,328
Posted By David R
Every bike is different every rider is...

Every bike is different every rider is different. Some use oil, some do not.


David
Forum: Road warriors 11-14-2014, 03:51 AM
Replies: 2,159
Views: 374,328
Posted By David R
This could go on and on. I have had 3 BMW...

This could go on and on.

I have had 3 BMW bikes. The last one is 2112 R1200R. It used oil at first. I changed it @ 120 miles, 900 miles and 3,000 miles. After that its every 3,000 miles.
...
Forum: Road warriors 11-12-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 2,159
Views: 374,328
Posted By David R
OIL low, ticking noise, plug oil fouled, I...

OIL low, ticking noise, plug oil fouled, I suggest a little more checking like a wet and dry compression test on both sides.

David
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-04-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 8,585
Views: 409,918
Posted By David R
Laugh Using the rear brake for more low speed control. ...

Using the rear brake for more low speed control.


David
Forum: The Garage 10-31-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 4,318
Views: 585,324
Posted By David R
There is no 6010 low hydrogen. Its one or the...

There is no 6010 low hydrogen. Its one or the other.

7018 is low hydrogen. 6010 is for pipe.

Which are you using? 6010 gets whipped.

Are you using AC or DC?

David
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-30-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 7,125
Views: 413,366
Posted By David R
Is that your bike Chuck? [emoji3]

Is that your bike Chuck? [emoji3]
Forum: The Garage 10-30-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 4,318
Views: 585,324
Posted By David R
That looks good, Perhaps practice on smooth and...

That looks good, Perhaps practice on smooth and steady.

Once the heat is right, burn through will be less of a problem.

Are you using 6013? What size is the rod and how thick is the...
Forum: The Garage 10-23-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 4,318
Views: 585,324
Posted By David R
When I buy a new welder, I build a cart for it. ...

When I buy a new welder, I build a cart for it.


David
Forum: The Garage 10-21-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 4,318
Views: 585,324
Posted By David R
Take the money for a new HF and buy a used...

Take the money for a new HF and buy a used loncoln, hobart or miller. There are others, but the HF ones are the pitts. Plastic parts that break inconsistent drive system and DON"t SPRAY BRAKLEEN in...
Forum: The Garage 10-08-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 4,318
Views: 585,324
Posted By David R
Sure a good operator can get a little more out of...

Sure a good operator can get a little more out of a 110 mig.

Preheat and proper bevel are regular procedures. Also the procedures state wire speed and volts.

MIG is the process that puts...
Forum: The Garage 10-08-2014, 03:39 AM
Replies: 4,318
Views: 585,324
Posted By David R
Laugh 110 volt Mig welders

I disagree the machines can do more than they are rated. They do less.

If you do the math, all that is available from a 15 amp 115 volt outlet are 1725 watts. Welding at 18.5 volts leaves 92...
Forum: The Garage 10-04-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 4,318
Views: 585,324
Posted By David R
Stinky, I think your generator is too small. ...

Stinky, I think your generator is too small. Don't starve your machine for power. I have run plasma or welders that draw 30 amps off a 7,000 watt generator. It works better on 9,000.

David
Forum: The Garage 10-03-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 4,318
Views: 585,324
Posted By David R
So you need to make small plug welds. Go for...

So you need to make small plug welds. Go for .023 wire and the gas. Make the plug weld from the outside to the center in a circular motion.

Flux core is not the wire for that job. The slag...
Forum: The Garage 09-29-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 4,318
Views: 585,324
Posted By David R
Silver braze or silver solder flow like butta...

Silver braze or silver solder flow like butta with DC Tig. Nice job on the cable guide.

David
Forum: The Garage 09-24-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 4,318
Views: 585,324
Posted By David R
You need constant voltage power supply for mig . ...

You need constant voltage power supply for mig . Hooking the spool gun may be costly. Cables and some kind of box to make them get along. This cost me 900.00 for one of my Lincoln.
Forum: The Garage 09-23-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 4,318
Views: 585,324
Posted By David R
Laugh I have done it. Weld, quench instantly so you...

I have done it. Weld, quench instantly so you don't toast the seal. Ride the bike if it does not leak. A full weld all the way around would be my suggestion. The sprocket and shaft are made...
Forum: The Garage 09-23-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 4,318
Views: 585,324
Posted By David R
I did this when I only had a gas engine drive...

I did this when I only had a gas engine drive lincoln. It had AC and DC. I used the are stabilizer and a wire wound resistor to get the amps down enough to weld 1 x 1 thin wall square tubing . ...
Forum: The Garage 09-12-2014, 04:02 AM
Replies: 4,318
Views: 585,324
Posted By David R
If the machine has AC, you need an arc stabilizer...

If the machine has AC, you need an arc stabilizer to weld aluminum. high freueqncy generate over the AC starts the arc and keeps it going. '

I have a Century HI freq box if you are looking. ...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-04-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 7,125
Views: 413,366
Posted By David R
I went by a couple weeks ago.................in a...

I went by a couple weeks ago.................in a cage. :rolleyes:

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Forum: The Garage 08-22-2014, 04:05 AM
Replies: 4,318
Views: 585,324
Posted By David R
Laugh "Cast aluminum is like cake batter, you never...

"Cast aluminum is like cake batter, you never know what is in it." That is what my dad used to tell people then if it could not be welded, he warned them.

I Clean the aluminum, then clean it...
Forum: Regional forums 08-14-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 1,879
Views: 169,967
Posted By David R
Laugh Ontario? 156 miles from me. No passport, no...

Ontario? 156 miles from me. No passport, no enhanced license. Sheit!

David
Forum: The Garage 08-05-2014, 03:34 AM
Replies: 4,318
Views: 585,324
Posted By David R
I use Wellworth Shop Solv or Castle Shop Kleen. ...

I use Wellworth Shop Solv or Castle Shop Kleen. Both are the same thing and are chlorine free. Its an alcohol based solvent. Make sure its dry before you strike an arc.

David
Forum: The Garage 07-30-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 4,318
Views: 585,324
Posted By David R
Laugh Shielding gas.

Its probably shielding gas. Try turning it down to 15 cfh. Is your gauge regulated in CFH or LPM?

I missed what size wire you were using. Try the recommended settings that come with the...
Forum: The Garage 07-25-2014, 04:39 AM
Replies: 4,318
Views: 585,324
Posted By David R
Sure it can be repaired. Once the piece is...

Sure it can be repaired. Once the piece is welded back into place you can weld another over top or on the back side and drill out the hole.

David
Forum: Road warriors 07-23-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 2,159
Views: 374,328
Posted By David R
Laugh Its up to you. I would start by unhooking the...

Its up to you. I would start by unhooking the 02 sensor. Its Surging. Google that along with BMW and you will get many hits.

Your bike needs to be in good tune. Fresh spark plugs, Valves...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-19-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 7,125
Views: 413,366
Posted By David R
Joined Mar 2011. Post 1. Oly Cow! :rofl ...

Joined Mar 2011. Post 1. Oly Cow! :rofl

Welcome to the game.

David
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-14-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 8,585
Views: 409,918
Posted By David R
We do stainless. Go to Ted's in lockport. I...

We do stainless. Go to Ted's in lockport. I built their grill. Razors in springville too. Thanks for the post.

The old guy on the BMW

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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-14-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 7,125
Views: 413,366
Posted By David R
I drove my brothers Valkry. Did not like it....

I drove my brothers Valkry. Did not like it. Maybe because it had 6 into 6 with no muffler. My dad says it sounds like 3 Harleys.
I am looking to replace my R1100RT. That FB6 looks...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-29-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 1,608
Views: 78,500
Posted By David R
It has to be the same tag. It CAN be the same...

It has to be the same tag. It CAN be the same tag.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-25-2014, 04:06 AM
Replies: 496
Views: 26,708
Posted By David R
Ut Oh! :D Loving it!

Ut Oh! :D

Loving it!
Forum: The Garage 06-18-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 4,318
Views: 585,324
Posted By David R
DC only, changing electrodes will not change the...

DC only, changing electrodes will not change the effect on the weld.

Remove all flux from the brazing rod. The braze will boil easily at TIG temperatures.

Heating Galvanized metal red hot...
Forum: The Garage 06-17-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 4,318
Views: 585,324
Posted By David R
To weld galv, I grind it ALL off. Unless all...

To weld galv, I grind it ALL off. Unless all galv is off, it cannot be tigged. It will flare up and trash the torch.

Don't breathe the white smoke! If you do, it gives you the shits and the...
Forum: The Garage 06-16-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 4,318
Views: 585,324
Posted By David R
Silverbraze works great with tig. No flux...

Silverbraze works great with tig. No flux needed. Regular brazing rod can get too hot and boil the filler then its just a mess.

If you melt the base metal, its no longer brazing.

David
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-16-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 7,125
Views: 413,366
Posted By David R
Laugh Near Miss

Had lunch in Canaseraga yesterday. Didn't realize I was so close.

All you folks that want the tag west, it IS! Go grab it.

David
Forum: The Garage 06-15-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 4,318
Views: 585,324
Posted By David R
110 amps for 1/8" 7018 is not much. I run it...

110 amps for 1/8" 7018 is not much. I run it around 135 or more. Shorter arc and dry rod.

I think the book says 110 - 160 amps.

Not a 6 G cert weldor.
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