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  1. DIY ALU Panniers and Top Box

    Africa Twin
    Well,I just turned 40 and went out and bought myself a TIG Welder in Fairyhouse Market as a present to myself today. This will be the thread for my build. I've never welded before, so this is gonna be a steep learning curve. Thought I'd start the thread by hopefully giving you all a bit of a...
  2. Which type of welder

    Dominator / FMX
    I have got my next door neighbour coming round to weld my frame loop in place today :wav: Now he claims to be be a qualified smed....(danish for blacksmith) so I hope he knows what he is doing. :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:. I got my hands on a mig welding set and he said he has a tig welder he...
  3. SW Motech engine bars

    Africa Twin
    Are these made out of mild steel? I noticed a bloody annoying rattle tonight. Got off bike several times to try and find it and it turns out to be the Offside rear mounting. The weld has snapped. I will need to take them off and weld it back together, assuming its steel. Will need to do it at...
  4. rd04 headlight grill

    Africa Twin
    So, a certain member of the parish made some a while back, just wondering if he had enough interest, would he make another batch? yes, seen these metal mesh ones for about £50, but that's about £50 more than i want to pay when i've a welder in my garage.
  5. For Sale: SIEGEN mini mig 130 welder

    For Sale / Wanted
    Bought last year for a few small jobs and been sat in garage since, comes with hand held mask, regulator and spare spool of wire, just need gas and your ready to go. Collection preffered but could package up for courier to collect, (cost about £20) £100
  6. TA 600 Head fooked

    Looks like the welder has fooked my 600 front cylinder head :pain10: Welded round a broken exhaust stud he said he was going to remove. Now there is no way it is coming out. Anyone got a spare front holding open a door or some thing. Just had an idea maybe I could cut out the good section...
  7. Welding pannier frame when mounted to bike - any problems?!

    I am modifying a pannier frame and need some advice re TIG welding in situ please. I have modified one of the frame mounting arms and the best/easiest way to get it in the correct position relative to the rest of the pannier frame for welding is to have it all mounted on the bike so that the...
  8. side stand 2008 xl1000v

    I lowered the suspension 1.25" on my 2008 xL1000v varadero and now the side stand holds the bike almost vertical. Have heard the sport bike side stand has worked, but can find no details as to which one. Has anyone out there had any experience with this? Or should i just find a welder and...
  9. Cheap welder back in Lidl...

    LIDL Great Britain - £40 gets you a welder, mask, and 1 kg of welding sticks. Win. Just popping out for mine :)
  10. Welding equipment

    Okay, let's stay away from gas for the second. Often thought about getting a welder, but money and model and lack of knowledge conspire. So, what is the cheapest but good one to buy? Do I want TIG, MIG etc. Now I believe one type isn't good for sheet work, but what I want it for is normal bike...
  11. Project BOUSER 35

    Bodgers Corner
    So here goes... Step 1 take an old RD03 tank A hacksaw and lots of blades!!! Remove both sides and add an extra 30mm each side to make it the same size as a Marathon tank!! Now just need to invest in some 1 to 1.5mm steel sheet, get the gilboes out and start cutting the infill pieces...
  12. Help with sidestand extension - welder needed...

    Hello! I have raised the TA 650 and need the side stand extended, I can't find the post again by whealiebin. But does anyone know a welder near Kingston Upon Thames? Or anyone I can post it to that can help me out?? Cheers Jez.
  13. faulty clarke mig welder - c02 escaping from trigger

    Mechanical Advice
    my trustee mig welder has developed a fault - c02 comes straight out of the trigger and not as it should (when the trigger is pressed) – i can stop this by turning the bottle off – but it’s just not good not tried getting into it for a good look(opening a can of worms), but anyone have any...
  14. Loads of fun for £43.48

    Bodgers Corner
    A few weeks ago Lidl were selling an arc weldeing kit for £39.99. I've wanted to have a go at welding for ages so I took the plunge and bought one. It came with everything necessary to start welding except, strangely, the welding rods :confused:. Anyway, I went to Halfords and picked some up for...
  15. novice welder

    Africa Twin
    Drop my AT in the mud the other day and have broken the speedo and tacho mounting plate :mad:- hopefully I can bodge this back some how. The right hand indicator mounting also took some of the knock and is nearly off - i recently bought a little arc welder. So hoping to weld back it back. Is...
  16. For Sale: Cebora Revolution combi welder for sale/trade

    For Sale / Wanted
    Bought this a year or two ago, to weld the bits up on my bus that needed welding. Paid £75 and travel, plus waited too long for seller at services (like 2 plus hrs) Serviced by your very own Chad for me :thumbup: Dave came over from Germany and in the time I took to go to the shops to fetch...
  17. Wanted: Mig welder

    For Sale / Wanted
    WANTED, MIG WELDER. Well it may be worth a try, I am after a Mig welder, maybe you have one or know someone who has one not being used anymore, it must be a 240V single phase, 130Amp minimum with both gas and gasless options. Cash waiting for good clean working welder, will pay for shipping or...
  18. Aldi Mig welder

    Discounts / Deals
    Aldi have a gasless MIG welder up this Thursday, 99 quid which is a good deal when you consider the 3yr warranty and also the usual high qualiity of their specials. One for those with a spot of light welding to do? :)