Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 3 BIKES' started by Boneshaker, May 29, 2008.
That is better welding than me. Last time I tried, I just weld the tip the material.
couldnt hold off any longer!
I remember that on the radio! I was more into the punk and new wave stuff like Oingo Boingo and Devo. it fits the attitude of the bike perfectly! picture one of the beasties riding down the street riding this bike, too funny. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
looks good to me better than i can do. oh and your bell is awsome but i asume your issues is the lever is too heavy? i ran into the same issue on the ratty truck with the first arm i tried. i originally wanted to use a really long arm sorta rat fink style but it was way too heavy.
That bike came out awesome and those are some good looking mig welds. Nice even bead. Most of the places I've worked use the 75%/25%-co2/argon mix because it's cheaper and is plenty good.
not to be a putz but....
Gas tungsten arc welding
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Gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW), also known as tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding, is an arc welding process that uses a nonconsumable tungsten electrode to produce the weld. The weld area is protected from atmospheric contamination by a shielding gas (usually an inert gas such as argon), and a filler metal is normally used, though some welds, known as autogenous welds, do not require it. A constant-current welding power supply produces energy which is conducted across the arc through a column of highly ionized gas and metal vapors known as a plasma.
GTAW is most commonly used to weld thin sections of stainless steel and light metals such as aluminum, magnesium, and copper alloys. The process grants the operator greater control over the weld than competing procedures such as shielded metal arc welding and gas metal arc welding, allowing for stronger, higher quality welds. However, GTAW is comparatively more complex and difficult to master, and furthermore, it is significantly slower than most other welding techniques. A related process, plasma arc welding, uses a slightly different welding torch to create a more focused welding arc and as a result is often automated.
Check out Hank Youngs (Young Choppers and Hot Rods) 'The Flying Pan'. He tig welded a beautiful copper gas tank on that bike. Way beyond my skills!
Man I loved the Flying Pan. Hank is one of my favorite motorcycle builders.
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