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Welding on BSA's ?
« on: 08.08. 2018 14:48 »
Okay... I'm not a welder but I've just bought one of these 'Inverter' Arch welders because a friend reckons it'll be a doddle to use. (Let's hope so!)

Is there anything I should disconnect on the bike? for example the battery, original regulator? can any harm be done if no disconnections are made? I plan to weld...If I can!  *doubt* some extra high feet on the worn centre stand on the B33. Also the side stand needs a weld to stop it rotating on the frame.

And how easy is an 'Inverter' arch welder to use for a complete newbie?
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Re: Welding on BSA's ?
« Reply #1 on: 08.08. 2018 20:57 »
Hi LJ,
It all depends on the quality of the welder and the welding plant *lol* *????*
Practice and practice on lots of scrap  pieces,
Why not remove the stand to add the weld?
An other thing that will fu*k up welds is dirt and paint
Attach the earth as near to the welding site as possible
I would disconnect any electronic components just to be on the safe side

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Re: Welding on BSA's ?
« Reply #2 on: 08.08. 2018 21:51 »

 *definitely* disconnect whatever you can- at least the battery DAMHIK
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Re: Welding on BSA's ?
« Reply #3 on: 08.08. 2018 23:59 »

 *definitely* disconnect whatever you can- at least the battery DAMHIK
   Dutch, ynot what happened,cheers
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Re: Welding on BSA's ?
« Reply #4 on: 09.08. 2018 08:51 »
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     *definitely* disconnect whatever you can- at least the battery DAMHIK

   Dutch, ynot what happened,cheers

 KP I feel you having a lend here, but the short story;

 
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..... when I did my aforementioned misdemeanor, I knew full well about isolating the job from the vehicle, but somehow had a massive brain fart and because I was welding a steel beam not part of the 'tilly *bright idea* I had it supported by the edge of the tray.... *bash*....

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« Reply #17 on: June 25, 2018, 10:40:31 »
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Started building in about 1977/8 a on average '52 A10 -built from bits 'n pieces never resto intended -maybe 'personalised'
Have a '74 850T Moto Guzzi since '92-best thing I ever bought doesn't need a kickstart 'cos it bump starts sooooooooo(mostly) easy
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