poor mans bagger build

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Re: poor mans bagger build

Post #61 by 5speed » Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:29 pm

digschopper wrote:With fluxcore,splatter is a given. You can use a spray everywhere but the weld location to keep it from sticking,or tape it. As for weld quality,it looks like you need more amps,less feed. I've seen worse,you'll get it.

my welder is pretty cheap. I have 2 temp settings and wire speed..that is it. lol
Got a friend that is an actual pro who's going to give me some lessons.
I showed him these pics. His comment was "if you can't make it right..make it bright" :mrgreen:
1982 1100 std.
1976 GoldWing. running but not on the road
2002 Shadow American Classic
1983 Shadow 500. (sold)
1978 Goldwing. future cafe project.
2019 Can-Am ryker (boss's new ride)

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Re: poor mans bagger build

Post #62 by ericheath » Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:30 pm

I just picked this up for $200. It weighs 900 lbs. I haven’t picked it up yet. They claim it works. Must be from the 60’s but reputed to be a fine indestructible welder. Looks like it has pedal control and has AC/DC so maybe I can play with aluminum.

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Find out in a few weeks, maybe months if it doesn’t warm up.

I have been relatively happy with my $200 HF tug welder. I’m very slow which is a no-no but most of my stuff is hanging together. I keep a close eye on the front end of Schizoid since that is raked like HOTT did Ol’ Sparky. So far so good. The key with TIG is you have to have everything very clean. I’m guessing that’s true across the board for welding.
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77 WING, 1200 engine with 77 heads, cams, gl1100 foot pegs, Magna V65 front end, 764A carbs, [-gone Suzuki M109 monoshock--, replaced with gl1100 shocks] gl 1200 swing arm, gl1500 final drive, wheel and rear brakes Valkyrie seat, Meanstreak tank, Sportster pipes, Power Arc ignition off crank.
77 Wing. black
83 Wing, in pieces
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Re: poor mans bagger build

Post #63 by 5speed » Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:24 pm

that is definitely an old girl for sure.
I've welded brackets on my saddle bag mounts but that will be the extent of me welding on bike frames. If I need something welded I will gladly pay a pro to do it right. I don't need parts falling off on the highway. lol
1982 1100 std.
1976 GoldWing. running but not on the road
2002 Shadow American Classic
1983 Shadow 500. (sold)
1978 Goldwing. future cafe project.
2019 Can-Am ryker (boss's new ride)

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Re: poor mans bagger build

Post #64 by ericheath » Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:21 am

Pretty late in life for me to try and learn a new skill, but hopefully it keeps me active and...... alive.
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77 WING, 1200 engine with 77 heads, cams, gl1100 foot pegs, Magna V65 front end, 764A carbs, [-gone Suzuki M109 monoshock--, replaced with gl1100 shocks] gl 1200 swing arm, gl1500 final drive, wheel and rear brakes Valkyrie seat, Meanstreak tank, Sportster pipes, Power Arc ignition off crank.
77 Wing. black
83 Wing, in pieces
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Re: poor mans bagger build

Post #65 by 5speed » Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:05 pm

ericheath wrote:Pretty late in life for me to try and learn a new skill, but hopefully it keeps me active and...... alive.

We're never to old.. ;)
1982 1100 std.
1976 GoldWing. running but not on the road
2002 Shadow American Classic
1983 Shadow 500. (sold)
1978 Goldwing. future cafe project.
2019 Can-Am ryker (boss's new ride)

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Re: poor mans bagger build

Post #66 by 5speed » Sun Feb 23, 2020 5:10 pm

picked up my body panels today. dancr
stored them in the camaro..it was the only place I could think of that they wouldn't get bumped. :mrgreen:
I'll move them to the bike shop this spring after I get the shelves built.
There are ghost scallops on the shelter sides and the side panels..

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1982 1100 std.
1976 GoldWing. running but not on the road
2002 Shadow American Classic
1983 Shadow 500. (sold)
1978 Goldwing. future cafe project.
2019 Can-Am ryker (boss's new ride)


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