Did the same thing Demintio, got one to learn on. http://motorbicycling.com/showthread.php?t=25137
Is so worth it! Having that capability is great and did not regret the investment for a second. My welds are still butt ugly but ya can beat em with a hammer and they hold.
LOL, a line from that thread; "You welded what to what!?"
Also, the folks here are great about helping out with questions. So it's not like ya have to struggle to hard to get your feet wet. (or burned)
OH! get all the protective gear!
The one I bought, that went down a 100 bucks! http://www.northerntool.com/shop/too...2691_200332691
Has gas as well. Not that I am suggesting it as I am a newbie my self and couldn't advise you