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Discussion in 'Airheads' started by Leadnuts, Apr 24, 2012.
How the hell did you go from such shitty welds to beautiful work like that so quickly!?
+ 1 and then some.....
Your 1st attempt with TIG looks like my 1st attempt at using MIG on stainless. I just kept blowing holes or putting down fat beads. You must have practised a lot to get from there to your final results.
Thanks.. Between the top pic and the headers there were of course a few tries... The settings I was using and travel speed were off. Also for some reason I was trying to stitch the weld. As soon as I realized that through the help of someone who knew what they were doing it all came together.. 2 or so hours and I was welding like a boss. I will say the most important thing I learned was fitment of the joint the tighter the fit the beter it looked after.
Today will be the test to see if it was beginners luck.
So today finished up the exhaust pipes.. minus a brace and the spring joints.
Later half with collector.
A bit of grinding and the stand out to swing back up into place... I've spent so much time worring about how to get this done I'm not sure what to do next...
What to do next? Raise a pint, nice job, you have earned it!
Nice work! Its very tidy. Wish I saved my money and got a tig instead of my mig welder.
I am going to start posting some of the things I find while looking for ideas for the bike. I think you might enjoy them.
As trippy as this looks from the front, imagine riding a bike down the road with 82 reflections facing back! Imagine if the sun hit them from the wrong angle behind you, you could be blinded for life!
So I was thinking color-wise.. It might be neat to go with a color scheme that is based of a WW2 captured german aircraft or visa-versa.
Love the bike build! I'm wanting to do a similar exhaust. Cant wait to see how this looks when its done....
That "WW2 captured German aircraft" is in fact a North American Mustang fighter with German markings.
Your bike is really looking like something special.
Don't pay any attention to Paul. That's only a Mustang in some books. In others it's a German fighter.
Yeah the "visa-versa" I mentioned... couldn't actually find a god pic of the captured German version.. My WW2 aircraft knowledge is limited... limited to the fact I can recognize they are aircraft, and thats about it.
Pic i found while searching horn options.
Does anyone have some experience with adding a keyed ignition on a /5?
I Have seen an image somewhere but can't find it.. and would like to do it to mine. I just know with my luck the first place I park will be the last I see it with only a button.
Here's your huckleberry: http://www.rockypointcycle.com/p-bmw8_electrics-9650.html
It's a bone simple install compared to the prong mounting misery associated with the stock ignition plate.
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Thanks a bunch!
Also that bike of yours is lookin super nice! Did you run your own wires or is that a OEM harness in there i see?
Hey Elite, any chance I could get a link to a high res photo of the headlight bucket guts?
Just the stock harness, but the levitating connector block at 10 o'clock is from the new keyed ignition kit.
Thanks! Looks like you're running a cone engineering muffler too? Love mine, but damn
louder than a bear on fire!
Great work BTW.
For sure, check your PM