Originally Posted by clintnz
The Kiwi summer weather has been pretty good for sheltering in the shed & abusing some metal aye? What sort of machine have you got?
I did it quite a few weeks ago, I needed to repair my trailer once I got the 200 fixed in order to take it out. If I had a spare minute I'd be happier riding not sheltering no matter the weather. Here it's been quite hot and extended dry so some forests are closed due to drought-induced fire risk.
Borrowed innathyzit's arc welder to start, but both he and Topo also offered Tig. I think I need Topo's fancy helmet or a different glass, as I just couldn't see where I was aiming to start. Main project next year is to rebuild my trailer, but I do have a couple of little jobs to do on the 640, such as pannier rails like yours.