Sidecars- Lets see em.

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by England-Kev, Nov 14, 2007.

  1. Richard-NL

    Richard-NL Sidecar Fan

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    Hey Arjan, nice to see you here. Although more Dutchies will scare the hell out of some people. :lol3 <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
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    Yep, unknown with DC welding what so ever, I only knew, what you just now wrote here above. I find it intriging as well. Never done it. <o:p></o:p>
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    My question was more about the picture shown by Chris. Can you see where the + or &#8211; goes on the frame. I don&#8217;t . (in DC welding the plus should go on the frame in stead of the negative pole, so I understood.) <o:p></o:p>
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    Hopefully Chris will explain something more about this &#8220;field practice&#8221;. Would be great. I also agree, the person in the pic must be a experienced welder getting the arch right with only 24 Volts. :clap <o:p></o:p>
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  2. Erik RS

    Erik RS Three Wheel Maniac

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    As far as I can tell, the remark in the 4wd-article is incorrect. Norm for DC-rod (normal rods) welding is positive to the rod. This gives an arc that enters deeper into the material. They probably confuse it with DC-tig welding,where indeed the tungsten rod is wired negative, or else all heat would go into the torch.
    It's a well-known trick though (for instance for first layers in pipes and thin material) to wire the rod to negative to have more control of the bath (colder)
    As for the 24V. The biggest problem is the ignition of the arc. Rutile rods ignite at a lower voltage than their basoic (is that the right word in English?) counterparts, who usually need at least 40+ V to ignite properly.

    I'm sure I'm gonna try it one day and see if and how it works, but am for the moment amazed with the quality of the weld in the picture. Hats off for this emergency rescue:bow
  3. Winterbiker

    Winterbiker Sidecarist

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    The outdoor welding post is very interesting. I like people doing their own work.
    One of these guys made this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovcEg1yiLDs

    Something different to outdoorwelding, but difficult. It took three years until it works without problems.


    Greetings from Germany

    Winterbiker
  4. AceRph

    AceRph Affluenza Free! Administrator

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    Very cool.
  5. HogWild

    HogWild Scott Whitney

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  6. halflive

    halflive Been here awhile

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    i'm not so bad, just don't moan to much about TUV to me:dogI think the Germans like to be mothered with rules and don't know what to do without them:cry

    this weekend i spoke to a fellow sidecarrist who knows something about welding.
    the trick is in the rutile electrodes as Erik mentioned, hello Erik :freaky
  7. ReCycled

    ReCycled Been here awhile

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    You have to tell us about this jumper cable welding! What do you use for an electrode, a spare spoke?!?
  8. Richard-NL

    Richard-NL Sidecar Fan

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    MacGyver can do arc welding with two coins :lol3 :


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    Still interested in (I will not call it DC-welding anymore :augie ) this emergency welding with batteries. Come on Chris.... :ear <o:p></o:p>
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  9. Richard-NL

    Richard-NL Sidecar Fan

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    “Dreckster”:
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    1984 1200 Sportster EVO in a EML Cross frame, but with a lot of changes. <o:p></o:p>
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  10. Richard-NL

    Richard-NL Sidecar Fan

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    Laverda Atlas (proven desert-worthy many times): <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
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  11. Richard-NL

    Richard-NL Sidecar Fan

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    Belgian 2WD outfit with two engines :huh : <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
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  12. Richard-NL

    Richard-NL Sidecar Fan

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    Not a pic but a short vid of last Saturday, when we were in the Belgian woods.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
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    It was fun. :wink: <o:p></o:p>
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  13. Richard-NL

    Richard-NL Sidecar Fan

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    Warbird :nod :<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
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  14. Bucho

    Bucho Long timer

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    The Sportster/EML is pretty sweet.
  15. Kyler

    Kyler Confused Hack Nut

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    I was eying the passenger seat - sweet!:thumb
  16. eastbloc

    eastbloc comprador bourgeois

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  17. Qwik

    Qwik Adrenaline Addict

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    ve the custom Warbird
  18. gumshoe4

    gumshoe4 Been here awhile

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    Ok, that Sportster rig is seriously cool. Somebody put a lot of time and effort into that rig.:clap

    Bob
  19. McCardigan

    McCardigan happy Budda

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  20. johno

    johno Long timer

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    :bow :bow Great shots Chris. As usual:D

    More please:clap