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Old 02-08-2011, 06:44 AM   #1771
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The TTR125 is kind of a kid's bike. I can't imagine it has magnesium covers. All of the Yamaha's that I've worked on that have magnesium covers have the word "magnesium" cast into the cover. This cover has "Alumec" cast into it.

Does anyone know what Alumec is?

The reason I'm welding it instead of using epoxy is the oil fill hole is cracked. It needs to be welded so the threads can be re-cut.
That is a lot of work to save a clutch cover, have you priced a new one out to see if it is worth doing? Yamaha's prices for OEM parts can be pretty cheep sometimes.

Don't rule out the epoxy yet, you can cut threads into the quick steel epoxy too, FYI.

Sorry, I have no idea what Alumec is.
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Old 02-08-2011, 07:23 AM   #1772
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Does anyone know what Alumec is?
Google is your friend.

https://www.alcoa.com/mill_products/...ec/en/home.asp
http://www.uddeholm.com/files/PB_alumec_english.pdf
http://www.blackburnsmetals.com/prod...te-alumec.html
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Old 02-08-2011, 08:50 AM   #1773
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Thanks. It looks like some of the Alumec alloys are weldable, but filler info seems pretty sketchy. I guess I'll be trying 5356.
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Old 02-08-2011, 09:26 AM   #1774
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thanks. It looks like some of the alumec alloys are weldable, but filler info seems pretty sketchy. I guess i'll be trying 5356.
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Old 02-08-2011, 06:45 PM   #1775
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Something I read today also suggested that 4xxx filler might be better, but I had the 5356 in the shop already so I used it. It welded up just fine. I thought this would be a bit of a pain, but it really wasn't.

Thanks guys.
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Old 02-09-2011, 06:55 PM   #1776
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Yes 4043 filler. Here is a link to handy welding guides. They are free. There is one for aluminum welding C8.10 and also C4.200 is excellent info for MIG welding.
http://www.lincolnusmarketing.com/pr...asp?cat=CAT003
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Old 02-10-2011, 04:55 PM   #1777
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yeah I get confused with volts this and amps that....not being an electrician I dunno what it all means in terms of what I can run on my circuit...

I do know I have a 240v wall receptacle and my heater has a 240v plug, but the Lincoln info says inputs are 230v and 20a, so can I even plug the thing in without having to replace the receptacle or change the plug on the cord (?)

http://content.lincolnelectric.com/p...ature/e724.pdf
For those of you looking at MIG machines, per Lincoln tech support they say I need to have a dedicated 40A circuit for the 180C PowerMIG...so my setup won't work for that machine, or the Millermatic 180.

I may just go with the Lincoln or Miller 140 to start since I can use a standard outlet...
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Old 02-14-2011, 08:34 PM   #1778
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I wanna do some lernin'

I would love to learn how to weld. I want to learn the proper way so I am safe, and the things I make are structurally sound as well as aesthetic. Ultimately, I want to learn to weld aluminum.

Where does a guy go to learn something like this? I am willing to pay for classes.

I live in West Texas, BTW.
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Old 02-15-2011, 07:00 AM   #1779
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I would love to learn how to weld. I want to learn the proper way so I am safe, and the things I make are structurally sound as well as aesthetic. Ultimately, I want to learn to weld aluminum.

Where does a guy go to learn something like this? I am willing to pay for classes.

I live in West Texas, BTW.
Usually community colleges are a good bet. Your local welding supply store will probably be able to point you in the right direction as well.
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Old 02-15-2011, 01:00 PM   #1780
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HELP I may be Hosed

Ok i took my Muffler to a welding shop and they said no problem, now they say that can not weld it

Does anybody know what metal the pipe/muffler on a BMW F650GS is made of

I also have the flange from a 2005 GSXR 1000 mid pipe to weld to the original BMW pipe

What I am trying to do is cut the muffler off the BMW pipe then weld the flange from GSXr pipe to that and make a mid pipe I can use to bolt the GSXR can to

the welder thought both pipes were same metal

neither are magnetic

any Ideas?
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Old 02-15-2011, 01:07 PM   #1781
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You need a more knowledgable welder. The BMW pipe is definitely stainless. I am at my limit here though. Surely someone else will chime in.

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Old 02-15-2011, 01:42 PM   #1782
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Ok I may have taken my hack saw to the pipe just a bit too quick

It appears that the Suzuki mid pipe is actually made of Titanium

if the BMW piece is stainless it would be a 300 alloy due to no magnetic
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Old 02-15-2011, 05:59 PM   #1783
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Ok I may have taken my hack saw to the pipe just a bit too quick

It appears that the Suzuki mid pipe is actually made of Titanium

if the BMW piece is stainless it would be a 300 alloy due to no magnetic
If you left enough room you could have a muffler shop flare the mid pipe and slip the muffer pipe into it.
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Old 02-15-2011, 06:28 PM   #1784
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in a way that was my original plan but the mid pipe had a crazy little bend that was just not doable

I have found a source for 3 inch wide 304 stainless .25 thick strap they sell by the foot for about 14.00 so i can make a flange of stainless and have it welded to the pipe

should be easy and work pretty clean
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Old 02-15-2011, 06:36 PM   #1785
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in a way that was my original plan but the mid pipe had a crazy little bend that was just not doable

I have found a source for 3 inch wide 304 stainless .25 thick strap they sell by the foot for about 14.00 so i can make a flange of stainless and have it welded to the pipe

should be easy and work pretty clean
304 stainless isn't a real good choice for applications envolving much heat.
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