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Old 03-13-2013, 09:33 AM   #1936
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That is an 11 1/2" opening. I need to allow 1/8" on each side for gasket, which makes the final opening 11 1/4".

a 5/8" flange + material thickness makes it a tad over 12 3/4" O.D.
Sounds like a good top case size.

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Old 03-13-2013, 09:36 AM   #1937
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It's currently 10+.

Shoot me a number.

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Old 03-13-2013, 09:44 AM   #1938
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Shoot me a number.
I can see how someone would spin on this for hours. Let's go with 10.
Ten.
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One More than Nine, one less than eleven.

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Old 03-13-2013, 09:47 AM   #1939
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I can see how someone would spin on this for hours. Let's go with 10.
Ten.
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One More than Nine, one less than eleven.

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I'm on it.

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Old 03-13-2013, 09:48 AM   #1940
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I can see how someone would spin on this for hours. Let's go with 10.
Ten.
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One-Zero.
One More than Nine, one less than eleven.

"Don't worry as much about making the right decision, as about making the decision right."
10, you forgot to say 10!

Or, since it is German, zehn!



Good size!

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Old 03-13-2013, 09:56 AM   #1941
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Old 03-13-2013, 01:03 PM   #1942
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Back to normal scale.









Lids will be flush with the top rack like Jim's.

Time for afternoon coffee!
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Old 03-13-2013, 01:26 PM   #1943
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Old 03-13-2013, 03:08 PM   #1944
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Love it. Love everything about it.
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Old 03-13-2013, 03:11 PM   #1945
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Your point?

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Old 03-13-2013, 03:34 PM   #1946
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Your point?

No point, it is pretty common in this thread!

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Old 03-13-2013, 04:03 PM   #1947
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wut?



My weldor buddy from work had a pretty neat idea that I thought I would try. I drew it out and saw that it could work, so I go for it.

His idea? Bend just the ends long instead of everything so I don't have as much to trim for the gasket. Yeah, let's try that.



Only one problem...then I have extra trimming to fit the ends in place - plus extra welding to do now. Hmmm. Plus, it adds extra complexity. I'm trying to reduce that, not add to it.



I was thinking a Greenlee 3" k.o. punch might be awesome for popping out the corners. I might have to borrow the one from work next time.

Potential benefits to this way would include a stronger corner joint (maybe), and a built-in square when I tack it together. I'll know more about what I think about this method after I start weld-up after dinner.



My lovely assistant enters the garage and I have to show her my feats of strength and bravery.

The DOM tube is light and very strong. I'm lifting the bike off the ground by just the crossbar. Sweet!

Maybe more to see this evening. Maybe...
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Old 03-13-2013, 05:37 PM   #1948
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On my next bike, you are definitely building the racks and crash bars.
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Old 03-13-2013, 06:51 PM   #1949
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On my next bike, you are definitely building the racks and crash bars.
Thanks!
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Old 03-13-2013, 06:58 PM   #1950
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That went together very well!

I recall a few pages back that Rhyno was telling me to "weld towards mass". (to keep from undercutting my flange corners) I remembered that. There is plenty of time for thinking while TIG welding.

The reason I weld the top flange from out to in is basically because that's the direction I'm going in. I always go back to front, and bottom to top because I'm anal. It was difficult, but I rememberer what Rhyno said and went backwards and did in to out on the flange.

The result? No undercut! Thanks, Rhyno!



It's always good to learn something new. Kewlio!



Exhaust side done. Right side will get welded in the a.m.
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