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Discussion in 'Canada' started by Wreckluse, Jan 30, 2009.
Oh, that's great. I'll be heading down there then.
Had a buddy weld up my broken sidestand over the weekend. Got me thinking that I really should be doing small welding jobs myself. Garage is wired for 220, but space is at a premium. SAIT is just around the corner from me and offers an intro to welding courses.
For someone who's short on space, has a limited budget, and looking to do small welding jobs (brackets, broken side stands, etc) on mild steel and eventually aluminum, what is the recommended welder to get: MIG, TIG or stick? Any recommended brands and places to buy in Calgary?
princess auto has a great little 220 v Mig unit for 2-300 bucks. Can run flux core or gas.
I need to re-adjust my valves, check my starter motor * realign my triple tree... any chance of a Garage night ?
Thought this could use a bump
Well, it's beginning to dawn on me that the little xt225 that I got as a buddy bike is also in need of enfarklation. Hand guards to start with.
Doing some jetting on Jasons xrr today. If you're bored come on over.
Thanks again for all the help teaching me your wisdom of the carb... much appreciated. and it runs a lot better!
Hey Doug any idea on how difficult it would be to make a trailer hitch for the Wee???
I've got 'em all and hardly pick up anything but the TIG. A stick is only good for dirty heavy stuff while welding outdoors. For motorcycle stuff a MIG is mostly useless too. Aluminum welding dictates that you need an AC TIG. You "can" weld aluminum with a MIG but it requires a spool gun and different gas. If you add those to a MIG you've spent more than the cost of an entry level AD/DC TIG. A DC TIG wont weld Aluminum so its only slightly more useful than a MIG.
Miller Diversion TIG is what I have. About $1200 plus gas and accessories. If you only plan to weld motorcycle steel then buy a 110V Miller or Lincoln MIG and add gas. Flux core is shite, and I mean shite. Cheap welders are just that, it really does make a difference. My plasma and TIG are Miller and my MIG is Lincoln. I've owned at least 3 other "budget" welders and they were total crap.
Probably fairly easy, there was a guy on the forum who built one. I'd have to find the thread and see how he did it. Need to know what you want to tow. I'll be around after Aug 4.
Ok we'll hook up at some point; earliest I'm available is the 11th. JUst thinking about one of those small 4X4 trailers from CDN Tire with a car top carrier mounted on it. Think it might be a good idea to take some of the weight off the bike when travelling 2 up and heading to a rally
I've got a bunch of stuff to do on the 450 and the 625, including some tires.
Thinking about a tech/tire changing night at my place, seeing how the weather is about to dive. Anybody interested, post up with a good day.
We have the kids this weekend and a get together tonight, but I'm guessing I could get away for a cpl hrs.
Come on over!
Any chance I could talk you into changing a steering stem bearing on a XR650R in exchange for some beer?
I don't have access to a press or puller. =(
We can handle that, let me know when you want to bring the pieces over.
Will be around all day and most of Sunday.
I'll be over on Sunday then Between 9:30 & 10:00 am