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hi guys,

mate said he could weld me a extra bit of metal on the foot plate:thumbright: , i already have a puk but nearly had bike on me last weelend bending down to place underneath:eek:.

So with mig welding what on the alp650 needs disconnectingto prevent fried electrics etc :confused:.

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dunno about mig welding, but arc welding, I would simply disconnect the battery. Actually I'd probably remove the side stand, weld a foot on in the vice & refit the stand...

but then I only arc weld...
 

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if you read MIG welding forums, there are plenty of people who reckon they always weld without disconnecting anything, and a few others who know they have fried really expensive components.

It SHOULD be OK, most of the time.

Consider how much a new ignition module (or even just a battery) costs, and decide if it's worth removing the side stand to weld off the bike.

Personally, if I couldn't remove the item for welding, I'd disconnect battery and any ignition modules I could find.
 

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Standard safe procedure; unplug all the electric bits ie. battery, cdi, etc, etc.

If you are feeling lucky just fasten the earth clamp to the side-stand and weld the foot on, it will probably be ok, i stress PROBABLY.:confused:

I would take the side-stand off personally.:thumb:
 

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what others have said. Take the side stand off. It'll be easier in the long run anyway not having to weld around the lump of a motorcycle.
 

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If you can't get the sidestand off,remove the battery leads from the battery and the cdi and the reg/rec and make sure ignition is off and key removed.
 

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boy oh boy:(
it will be easier to remove side stand than disconnect everything:(.

cheers all.
 

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Crikey you get all the best advice here! I just have some string on my puck and lower it to the ground, then I position the stand over the puck and park up. I then tie or wrap the string to bars, lever etc. Upon riding off I simply retrieve the puck with the string and stow it in the tank bag. No welding, no fried electrics and no bits on the stand to snag my trousers or get tangled up on. Works for me.
 

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yeh thats what I do BUT leaning down to kick it under the stand bike nearly went over:eek: , must be either me lack of balance or old age;).
 

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yeh thats what I do BUT leaning down to kick it under the stand bike nearly went over:eek: , must be either me lack of balance or old age;).
Lack of forethought, springs to mind.
Put puck down and move bike into position so the stand rest on the puck.
 
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