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Old 10-20-2012, 01:59 PM
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yea i remember my drop i was run off the road and i have stitches to remind me
Glad yer OK too. I keep telling everyone, Shiney side up, Rubber side down. I guess I should take my own advice.
I've already got a bad back from droping the big bikes in my younger days, So this last incident didn't do a thing to help that problem AT ALL. The Hussy is tucked safely in the garage, so I'm just gonna curl up on the sofa, Turn on the TV, Do a couple vicodine, (Prescription,) A shot of Canadian Mist, (non prescription,) And just give myself a few days to heal.
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Old 10-20-2012, 02:09 PM
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I rode mine to Home Depot to get some snap ring pliers. You can't disassemble an old Marzocchi fork without them.
Right wheelbender, No self respecting shop should even open it's doors without them. There's a LOT of other things yer gonna need em on anyway.
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Old 10-20-2012, 03:26 PM
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Roger that, don't rubber mount, eats studs too. There was a discussion a while back about the numb factor. There was talk of expanding foam in the handlebars that definitely helped. Expanding foam, sand, lead shot, etc... I brought up "why not use it in the seat-post too?" Dunno if anyone tried it, I haven't tried it because my cruise vibes aren't that bad. Might be an option for you Jumpa.

Glad you're okay fatman, I cringe at the thought of that happening when "on the gas" in a corner...
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Old 10-20-2012, 10:38 PM
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Right you are killer. A lot of guy's even go so far as to weld a steel mount directly to the bike. I don't know about adding sand or lead to my bike though, I've got enough weight on it already. And as long as the mounts are tight the vibration is minimal.
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Old 10-21-2012, 07:55 PM
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Did some welding on the motor mount. They are some of the crappiest looking welds in the world.
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Old 10-21-2012, 08:00 PM
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Did some welding on the motor mount. They are some of the crappiest looking welds in the world.
it looks good to me thats what a grinder is made for
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Old 10-22-2012, 12:11 AM
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They look too cold and not a steady feed/ rate of travel. It really does not matter what they look like as long as you got good penetration/ no undercut and they hold.
JonnyR's suggestion can make even the worst amateur welds look excellent.
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Old 10-22-2012, 03:51 AM
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I know that you have flux core, but maybe the same also helps like when I first started using MIG. I found holding the nozzle right angles to the surface where butt weld and maybe 45 degrees where two surfaces are joined at right angles.

Also I found wave the nozzles back and forth and look for pool and then move on. Sort of ziz-zaging as I go.

Hey great you got the welder going. I have to wait till weather stops raining and I'll be doing some more work on my motor bike.

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Old 10-22-2012, 10:12 AM
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dracothered, here are a couple of really good sites to help you learn.
http://wwwingtipsandtricks.com/index.html

http://weldingweb.com/index.php?

Welding is alot of fun and opens up a whole 'nother world of fabricating possibilities.
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Old 10-22-2012, 10:39 AM
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Did some welding on the motor mount. They are some of the crappiest looking welds in the world.
How can you say that when you ain't seen my welds yet. But hey, I have a grinder.
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