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post Mar 9 2017, 08:25 PM
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Did some research on RevTec motors and didn't like what I found out so took it back and traded it for this 97 Dyna with matching numbers.
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Been wanting to learn how to weld thin metal, like on fenders, with my 110v mig welder without blowing thru. Saw a video on utube that showed to but a thin sheet of aluminum or copper behind where your welding to take the heat away. Plus I got one of those welding helmets that auto darken and that helped a lot. Seems to work pretty good.
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Doesn't look all that good but I never could get it to look this good before. It will get better with some practice.
Beside that's what they made grinders and Bondo for....
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Just another arrow in my quiver.
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post Mar 9 2017, 08:45 PM
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I don't weld but I've heard good things about those helmets. Problem is "always" you just can't see from what I hear. Hear they work great.

Good Luck. Lookin' good so far.
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post Mar 9 2017, 08:47 PM
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Don't blame you for ditching the Rev Tech. With your talents I'm sure this will turn out sweet.
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post Mar 10 2017, 11:57 AM
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QUOTE(Fgowi @ Mar 9 2017, 05:45 PM) *
I don't weld but I've heard good things about those helmets. Problem is "always" you just can't see from what I hear. Hear they work great.

Good Luck. Lookin' good so far.


I'm no welder for sure but that was my problem. I couldn't see and by the time I got the helmet down the end of the welder would move off of where I wanted to weld and blow thru. Now I can hold the welder with both hands and see where I'm welding.
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post Mar 10 2017, 09:39 PM
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Got my new seat in. I usually don't use springs but I thought I'd do something different. When I put the seat with the springs the seat seats up higher and I didn't like all the exposed wiring
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So I made a plate to cover that hole and clean things up....
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If you notice, the wheel is off center to the left. Is that normal?
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post Mar 10 2017, 11:19 PM
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Damn. Nice.
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post Mar 11 2017, 01:19 PM
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post Mar 13 2017, 05:20 PM
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Added 10" struts and took it for a test ride. Rode pretty good. I'm surprised how well those little springs under the seat worked.
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Now I'll ride it around for a while make sure everything works good then I'll take it apart and paint it..

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post Mar 14 2017, 07:31 AM
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Good looking ride, Great job!

My very first career was a welder, I did not work on sheet metal but as I recall the secret to it was to only make small spot welds back and forth as to not heat up and distort the shape of the piece.
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post Mar 19 2017, 09:29 PM
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QUOTE(Jarhead @ Mar 14 2017, 05:31 AM) *
Good looking ride, Great job!

My very first career was a welder, I did not work on sheet metal but as I recall the secret to it was to only make small spot welds back and forth as to not heat up and distort the shape of the piece.


That's what I did. Hopped around. The aluminum I used helped.

After about a 80 mile ride I noticed the front end was real stiff. Took it apart to rebuild it and there was no oil in ether tube. The springs were a piece of long and short spring welded together. I think it was their way of lowering it. One slider had water and mud caked inside. It took me at least 30 minutes,each side, to knock the seals out. I have rebuilt forks before but none as bad as these. It's all back together and working fine. I don't know who put those forks together but it just proves some people shouldn't be allowed to be near a motorcycle..let alone sell something like that to someone else.
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post Mar 20 2017, 08:46 PM
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Went from this
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Got these new chrome covers on e-bay for $70 plus gaskets. Their probably made in China but the chrome looks real good. I hope their straight and don't leak...
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post Mar 20 2017, 08:56 PM
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Wow, big difference. Hopefully they work.
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post Mar 20 2017, 10:47 PM
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Looking good. Thanks for the tip on welding thin metals with a cheap mig unit. I've got one in my garage that's underutilized because I'm afraid to weld anything lighter than 3/16ths because how poor the controls are at dialing down the heat. Someday I'll have an oxy-acetylene setup for more delicate work I think.
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post Mar 20 2017, 11:16 PM
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QUOTE(SeaHag @ Mar 20 2017, 08:47 PM) *
Looking good. Thanks for the tip on welding thin metals with a cheap mig unit. I've got one in my garage that's underutilized because I'm afraid to weld anything lighter than 3/16ths because how poor the controls are at dialing down the heat. Someday I'll have an oxy-acetylene setup for more delicate work I think.


Your welcome...hers a picture of where I had the settings on my welder..seemed to work pretty good.
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post Apr 14 2017, 08:49 PM
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The 1 1/2 in belt was rubbing the tire so they had the tire pulled back on the right side adjuster so the tire would clear the belt. That well ware out the tire faster. I went to a one inch belt and narrower pulley.
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Thought I would try a patina look for the paint job...
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post Apr 15 2017, 07:17 AM
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You are one talented mofo. Nice work.
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post Apr 15 2017, 10:50 AM
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Thanks Sweetback....
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post Aug 23 2017, 05:38 PM
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Finished the '97 and have it up for sale..
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post Aug 23 2017, 08:08 PM
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Had the same Thunderheader on a FatBoy.

GREAT looking bike!
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