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Re: welding
« Reply #30 on: 25.06. 2018 16:54 »
Sorry, I've taken this thread off-topic; I thought we were in the chat section of the forum.

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Re: welding
« Reply #31 on: 25.06. 2018 20:50 »
Hi All
going back to the footrest issue
First of all its bad practice to stand on the bike & stand to start it
This puts too much pressure on the stand and pivot *eek*

as a short term bodge I would wrap some tin around the spline and whack the footrest on over the stub *work*

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Re: welding
« Reply #32 on: 25.06. 2018 21:14 »
Another bodgy repair but not as bad as welding is to use a scotch key. Where you drill a hole half in the shaft and half in the hanger. Thread the hole and screw in a grub screw. Or instead of threading you can use a roll pin.
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Re: welding
« Reply #33 on: 25.06. 2018 23:50 »
hi guys, good point Dutch (...the thing with the bottles is that they need to be within test date, and as far as I'm aware, testing isn't cheap either for the average punter..)
..they did the same here, nzig sold out to boc who kindly announced that all `ownership bottles`are no longer able to be filled so need to rent bottles on a monthly basis where they can charge for a refill every month whether you need one or not. 
..Most guys dumped the bottles that they had me included as they wouldn't refill them.  Myself i purchased an oxygen bottle from another supplier who exchange for a full one and changed over to L.P.G. instead of Acetylene, works good for me, cheers
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Re: welding
« Reply #34 on: 26.06. 2018 09:42 »

 
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« on: Today at 19:38:00 »    ......I am a committed gas welder.............
Bought a Dillon gun back in the 80's and never looked back.
When Lind`e gas kicked .......
One of the tool companies ..............And about time.......

 I've seriously abbreviated Trevs post- read it for reference....

 Trev Thanks for the reminder and heads ups, that's about when I bought my gear- Dillon Mk 111....came in a promo bundle with 'Messer Gresham ? ' Gauges, and  still kickin' around somewhere...I never really got the hang of it for some things, but think I mostly used it for welding- Are spares still available? also knew someone working at a Big mine, who 'upgraded' and I scored some shrapnel... *good3*
 I'll have to chase up that other useful info too...the thing with the bottles is that they need to be within test date, and as far as I'm aware, testing isn't cheap either for the average punter..

 B-B & GB's posts noted...with intent *eek*

Plenty of places who retest gas bottles.
Oxygen bottles just get a pressure test.
Acetelyene get a test + new blow out bung
Last time I did it cost was $ 180 but that included a fill So the real cost was about $ 50.
Cor Gas hit Shane up about $ 15/ month processing cost would mean they make about $ 2.

By the way gas bottles as tested by poping them in a tank of water which is then made up to a set level.
Then water is pumped in to overpressureize it.
If the water level rises the bottle fails.Sofisticated isn't it ?
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Re: welding
« Reply #35 on: 26.06. 2018 18:35 »
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If the water level rises the bottle fails.Sofisticated isn't it ?

Well old Archimedes would be chuffed  *smile*
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Re: welding
« Reply #36 on: 27.06. 2018 12:01 »
Just to had add that both my footpegs were a bit iffy and after many fruitless visits to jumbles I first welded up the timing side peg  which as Richard said means no future adjustment ,but at 68 I'm not likely to grow anymore so thought sod it and it hasn't caused me any problems. Might be worth taking the primary side  splinned shaft and peg off and check just where the wear is. When my primary side started slipping I whizzed both off and found that the problem was actually the the peg was being pushed off the splined part before it was tight. As a temp measure I found that an old worn fork bush allowed the peg to to be set up with the splined portion more in the middle of groves and with it's base on the frame I could tighten it , that was 4 yrs ago and its still in place with no movement , a lick of paint and you can't even notice the bush, just an idea .
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Re: welding
« Reply #37 on: 27.06. 2018 12:09 »
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at 68 I'm not likely to grow anymore

Correct but you will probably shrink, and quite some. (speaking as a 5' 9" now from 5'11.5" not tool long ago) *conf*
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Re: welding
« Reply #38 on: 27.06. 2018 13:25 »
Good point Bill, I'll fit blocks ! *whistle*
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Re: welding
« Reply #39 on: 27.06. 2018 15:37 »
Good point Bill, I'll fit blocks ! *whistle*
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Re: welding
« Reply #40 on: 27.06. 2018 17:44 »
When I was learning to fly, my vertically challenged instructor had wooden blocks on the rudder bar of his Chipmunk. He also had a stick to batter the dozy student sitting in front of him which he did frequently as I can testify.
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Re: welding
« Reply #41 on: 27.06. 2018 20:12 »
Hi again.
Well I did a little spot weld on the left footpeg today, and no bad things happened.
I disconected the battery while doing this and I started it up and everything works fine.
I will replace the worn out parts after summer.
I want to thank you all for good tips and advice.

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Re: welding
« Reply #42 on: 27.06. 2018 21:01 »
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Re: welding
« Reply #43 on: 27.06. 2018 23:07 »

 
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^^^ Good. Now, a few words and a picture in Bikes & Introductions ? Everyone is waiting...  *smile*

 Yep or we'll come around with a  *work* and test your welding.... *smile*

 
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Then water is pumped in to overpressureize it.
If the water level rises the bottle fails.Sofisticated isn't it ? 

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