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Old 03-09-2013, 06:17 AM   #451
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Old 03-09-2013, 06:28 AM   #452
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Old 03-09-2013, 11:11 AM   #453
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I'll post some stuff in my thread after I get something done other than clicking 'Pay Now' on eBay. I need to stop putting crap in Fred's ADV living room anyways. (I love how we have a smiley for every occasion)
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Old 03-09-2013, 11:46 AM   #454
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Wanna do some high pipes on the Dobber, Fred? They had more of these up there in the leftover bin. It'll cost more if they have to make them but I think I can get the 8 of them they had for $15 each.
Umm ... YES. I do have some room behind the battery for such a thing ... Hummm ... Now we're talkin.

Call me. Let's take this Frankenbeemer thing to a whole new level of absurdity.
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Old 03-09-2013, 02:18 PM   #455
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The shop charges by the bend. $15 for above 90, $10 below though I think that's for non-stainless. He gave me non-stainless prices on what I bought last week. We'd need 2-Us, 2-45s, 1-90 in 1 1/2" then you'd need one chunk of 1 3/4" to collect them together. It'll be around $60-75 if I can get the same prices again.
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Old 03-19-2013, 05:58 AM   #456
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Found a pretty good deal on this. I also have a source of steel. If I were the Dobber, I think I'd be frightened.

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Old 03-19-2013, 05:59 AM   #457
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what are you going to fab beater?
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Old 03-19-2013, 06:16 AM   #458
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what are you going to fab beater?
First, I'll be trying to learn how to use it. Secondly, I have two mono-swingarms on the shelf ... thought I'd try and make an extended one. I already have an extended one ... but I wanna make one. I also want to try to do a shaft. Clean up the rear subframe. Weld a rear shock mount to the frame .... Maybe make a front faring / control center like the Dakar bikes usually have. Just some thoughts.

I have many little projects around the house that need this tool ... My back deck's structural frame is actually made of steel. I need to re-enforce (and remove part of it). Patio furniture ... So much to do.
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Old 03-19-2013, 06:25 AM   #459
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First, I'll be trying to learn how to use it. Secondly, I have two mono-swingarms on the shelf ... thought I'd try and make an extended one. I already have an extended one ... but I wanna make one. I also want to try to do a shaft. Clean up the rear subframe. Weld a rear shock mount to the frame .... Maybe make a front faring / control center like the Dakar bikes usually have. Just some thoughts.

I have many little projects around the house that need this tool ... My back deck's structural frame is actually made of steel. I need to re-enforce (and remove part of it). Patio furniture ... So much to do.
Oh lord!!! Noell and the girls are gonna need hard hats in every corner of the house.
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Old 03-19-2013, 06:51 AM   #460
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don't use flux core wire, go ahead and get the gas as it makes nicer welds.......if the welder can do his job.
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Old 03-19-2013, 07:51 AM   #461
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Oh lord!!! Noell and the girls are gonna need hard hats in every corner of the house.
They are brave girls those. Very tolerant. Understanding (and already used to it )

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don't use flux core wire, go ahead and get the gas as it makes nicer welds.......if the welder can do his job.
I think you're right. So ... turn me on to something then. What is an easy to use (relatively) wire? I've been told that Argon is best but CO2 is OK too. What's the real scoop?
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:56 AM   #462
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I don't think it's reasonable to do a swingarm/driveshaft with one of these. We need to leave something like that to a professional.

I made my footpeg brackets and if they fail I'm going to the hospital so it's not that I don't trust my welds, I just don't think these little welders is up to the task of the stresses that will be on the drivetrain.

It's not a riskless venture either. You might trash those parts. It's up to you, but I'd put those parts on the back burner.

Here's what you should dream of welding: an aluminum subframe. Your shock goes to the main frame so no worries there. It's an offroad bike so you won't even be sitting on it most of the time. You can afford to give up strength for weight. Let's see if we can get the Dobber down to Chris King weights.

The first task of that welder needs to be footpeg mounts anyways. What the Dobber has now are scary. I'd be afraid of stripping out that rotating footpeg dealie when I came down off a jump.

Here's a load of info for the beginning MIG welder. It's got some info on gas.

http://www.mig-welding.co.uk/welding-gas.htm
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Old 03-19-2013, 09:07 AM   #463
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I've used C25 and it's fine don't know enough to tell you about much else. I wouldn't do the swing arm either!!!

I did take some old KTM foot pegs and cut the brackets off and made some to fit the G/S pretty easy to do plus cheaper than buying some. They've been doing the job for quite a few years. Maybe one of these days I'll spend the money on nice ones...but why.

I love my welder, great for making custom parts or reinforcing luggage racks for hard bags, but I use soft bags off road now. Only use hard bags on pavement any more. Just don't think any self respecting off road rider should use hard bags, hard on sub frame and legs!!!.

One can make a really cool muffler guard with steel rod and flat stock!!! Skim my G/S link below.

My mig and 220 vlt air compressor are the best tools ever...and a cutoff wheel and vice...
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Old 03-19-2013, 03:13 PM   #464
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I'm using C25 and .30 wire in mine. The welds are colder.. evidently the combo of what amounts to a cooling gas and smaller wire for less amp delivery make it a cooler experience, so everything has to be turned up a bit from flux core. Flux core was working great for me, except for the brown bird shit I couldnt get off of everything.

I also would stay away from anything on the main frame or the swingarm, until I had welded a great number of things I subsequently did my best to destroy to no avail.
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Old 03-19-2013, 04:56 PM   #465
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What Stagehand said! Sure wouldn't want something to happen to one of our dear ADVriders!

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I'm using C25 and .30 wire in mine. The welds are colder.. evidently the combo of what amounts to a cooling gas and smaller wire for less amp delivery make it a cooler experience, so everything has to be turned up a bit from flux core. Flux core was working great for me, except for the brown bird shit I couldnt get off of everything.

I also would stay away from anything on the main frame or the swingarm, until I had welded a great number of things I subsequently did my best to destroy to no avail.
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