Thread: ORGS build up
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Old 03-10-2010, 06:26 AM   #4
Airhead Wrangler
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Originally Posted by x3300
Airhead Wrangler, thanks for the offer. I did a fair amount of research for the frame mods, but will certainly welcome any more info or comments I can get.

Something I forgot to mention the other day in my list up of things for this bike is that it must look cool. I can see that costing some money, but for the effort that will go into it I want this thing to look good.

I got up early Saturday planning to get all the gusset welding done, but it went slower than I thought with fitting the gussets, cleaning the joining parts, grinding tungsten, etc. and I could just finish tack welding all the gussets in place by late Saturday night.









It was hard to get the top tube gussets clamped for tacking, but I found that masking tape worked well.







I got up early again on Sunday, thinking I was living the movie 'Ground Hog Day' but could get all the gussets welded up.






I plan to use an EnDuraLast charging system, so made up some brackets to mount the regulator along the top tube.



I am satisfied with the results of the weekend. After two days of serious welding I can certainly say my TIG welding skills have improved.

-x3300
There. That's better.
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