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  1. Thread: Rearsets

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    If anyone's found a rearset solution for Suzuki...

    If anyone's found a rearset solution for Suzuki GT500 '76 I'd like to see it.
    Standard is very 'sit-up-and-beg' - For the US market no doubt.
    Brake lever is easy, but the Left side kickstart makes...
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    Valspar 'Industrial Mix' IMU.TB 543. 2K SS. ...

    Valspar 'Industrial Mix' IMU.TB 543. 2K SS. Excellent stuff.
    Yes it may not suit you because it's a 2K, but I thought other people might like to know about it.

    It's a 2-pack Single Stage (SS),...
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    Thanks Jim, excellent idea. I'll make one for...

    Thanks Jim, excellent idea. I'll make one for next time I fit new seamless steel tubing into the lugs of Velocette fork sliders (Oooh what a job, I dunno how I did it the first time using bristle...
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    Don't really understand what the fuss is about....

    Don't really understand what the fuss is about. For a century we've been using brass nipples, soft soldered to the cable.
    Excess heat will quite likely cause the cable to become brittle -just what...
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    There are as you say so many nipples available....

    There are as you say so many nipples available. You'd need to take a sample to a bike shop or motorbike shop. Most will have a box full of different nipples.
    The nipple sizes depend on the fitment...
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    Cable make up.

    Particularly for a brake cable, the nipple will/should have a shallow depression in it at the outer end, the cable should slip through the nipple, then use a countersink to tap down and spread the...
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    Love that word

    GRAPPLE... what a great word... sounds exactly like what it does! Hahahah!
  8. Another tip

    Not that this will help you with a CB750, but I thought I'd chuck this in for 'general consumption'. Many later zorsts have a cylindrical stainless steel outer over the muffler section, they often...
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    Titanium specs

    My brother Darrell made his own glasses out of Titanium...
    ... Because he could!
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    Drunken Toads like double the Veees rather than...

    Drunken Toads like double the Veees rather than half the Vees obviously.
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    Very common on motorbikes which are converted...

    Very common on motorbikes which are converted from 6v to 12v... leave the 6v hooter there, it'll just be louder!
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    I hope there's no misunderstanding here. The...

    I hope there's no misunderstanding here. The 'Affinity' applications are NOT pirated, they are bought legit very cheaply, with no restrictions on use or whatever. And they are at least the equal of...
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    Graphic Design software

    I realise this thread concerns engineering design software, but thought this might be useful too.

    Many people have been screwed over by Abode's (sic) creative sweet (sic) being a rental - big...
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    Yes, 5 1/4" floppys... and...DOS. I still have...

    Yes, 5 1/4" floppys... and...DOS.
    I still have the metric/imperial conversion 'Radio Shack' calculator I bought in the early 1970s.
    It still works a treat. Amazing !
  15. Very helpful Grahame thanks. A little...

    Very helpful Grahame thanks. A little counter-intuitive really, that thin material is more problematic, but it makes perfect sense when explained.
    I feel a little better now, because my welds on 3mm...
  16. The smallest I have is 2mm, I think you're right...

    The smallest I have is 2mm, I think you're right I should get some 1.6mm rods.
  17. Any more tips, particularly welding thin stuff,...

    Any more tips, particularly welding thin stuff, would be welcome.
    I'm learning with my 2 day old Bossweld 180. I can do a passable weld on 3mm steel strip using a 2.6mm electrode. This seems pretty...
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    No Chris, I didn't push my luck! A test for...

    No Chris, I didn't push my luck!
    A test for later I think - pushing the duty cycle. I'll do a test once I'm happy with a basic weld, and report back.
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    It's just a quick off the cuff response to all...

    It's just a quick off the cuff response to all this (I was the original OP).
    I just shelled out today for 'Bossweld 180' from Bunnings. $250.
    Yes it's a toy according to you 'pros', but it's not...
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    .RC. Is there a place for self-learners? I won't...

    .RC. Is there a place for self-learners?
    I won't list the scores of skills I've learned to 'pro' level, (It would be immodest! ) just by learning it myself, no lessons.
    You don't need to go to...
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    Jack, a quick search shows that Bunnings Bossweld...

    Jack, a quick search shows that Bunnings Bossweld 180 is listed at $499.
    Whoops sorry mate, that's the MIG/TIC one, the stick welder is indeed $249.
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    Ha, I guess we could call that a 'rhetorical...

    Ha, I guess we could call that a 'rhetorical reply'. Thanks.
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    Any good?

    Well, there are a few useful looking second hand stick welders on Gumtree at ok prices, but most are a bit of an unknown quantity.
    I found this nice new Lincoln 130A inverter -in my price range at...
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    I'm officially wised-up!...

    I'm sure you're right Karl. (and others), I'll take advice and work with what I've got.
    I have the usual arc problems - settings, striking, sticking, seeing. And it seems even welds by experienced...
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    Great response, thanks ...

    .... I guess it's back to Oxy for me then!
    (as long as I don't have to RENT cylinders).

    Cheap MIG is NG apparently, Arc is crap, I have it and I hate it.
    This is odd-jobbing amateur stuff. I...
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    Cheapest MIG that'll do the job?

    Any tips? I just want to be able to do simple jobs, nothing heavy.
    Would I get something that'll be much better than basic ARC?
    I see Mig welders from something like $250 upwards. OK or waste of...
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    OK, what's this one then?

    390060

    ? -Any guesses?
  28. So it's not just me!

    The strong floodlight on the work sounds like a good idea, I'll try that. Got a very nice pair of 500 watt photofloods - that should do it (if the circuit-breaker can cope!)
    Cheers.
  29. The right principle...

    ... may sometimes not be right practically.
    I agree mate, you get what you pay for, quality goes a long way and lasts a long time.
    Trouble is, if it's a tool/equipment you only infrequently use,...
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    Valve seat cutter

    Not sure whether this should be in automotive, but anyway...
    I'm refurbishing a good ol' Honda G200 motor. 197cc sidevalve. It's remarkable how this donk has survived about 38 years out in the open...
  31. $2.50 eyes?

    Or $2.50 brain?

    So it's the old story then... the answer is to spend more money? That's 'the tip' is it?
    Some of us just don't have the money to spend on the 'supposed' best equipment.
    And many...
  32. Grinding?

    Sorry I don't understand the question "is it on grinding mode".
    We were talking about welding yes?
    Are there welding masks that are made for grinding operations too?
  33. Thanks

    It's a fully adjustable visor:
    Auto switch on
    Solar with LiIon (backup)
    Auto darkening / switching time adjustable
    Dark shade range setting
    Light shade number (Sensitivity?)
    Recovery delay...
  34. Me too...

    I used to enjoy oxy welding, something nice and 'artful' about moving that little pool of molten metal about, but the cylinder rentals became too much for the amount of usage it got, so I surrendered...
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    Rust removal.

    It looks like a quick project, to strip the rust (it's only surface rust) off it, lubricate it and use it.
    I have a chemical that came with a 'Janes' plating kit, I'll try that.
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    Wot is it then?

    I dunno where I got this, but it looked useful. Obviously for holding work for something specific.
    Any ideas? Some sort of parallel clamp? The upper bolt thread is not threaded into the lower 'jaw'...
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    Like barmaids eh?

    ...Nothing like a Latvian one! :q
  38. Thread: Titanium

    by joolstacho
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    Titanium colour

    I've used titanium inlays for guitars, and my Brit' bro' has used it a lot in his jewellery.
    I found that it polished beautifully, taking it to 1200 before putting it on the wheel.

    I used Mapp...
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    Liquid silver solder

    You can buy silver solder that has flux already mixed in, all in semi-liquid form that comes in syringes. My Brit' bro' who's a Jeweller sent me a few. Very easy to use, comes in different melting...
  40. Thread: Dkw

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    The split single

    At one stage DKW made a 'Split-Single' from memory (I should have guggled it!), it was a 'nominally' single cylinder 2-stroke, but with another cylinder in tandem that effectively Supercharged the...
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    But Russ, how do you get the ball back past the...

    But Russ, how do you get the ball back past the dent "attempt to locate it behind the dent" so you can draw it out? Or do you start with smaller balls, working your way up.
    That's the sure way of...
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    Soft solder

    Ah right, I hadn't imagined a group of dents close together and also to a solder joint.
    Tricky little job. A little blob of soft solder would cover the 1mm hole. But also Low melting point silver...
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    Drill & pull?

    Or... Drill a 1mm hole in the centre of the dent, thread a motorbike cable or similar through, silver solder on a curved steel plate (shaped/domed to match the undented section) to the cable, and...
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    No help, but...

    I'm afraid I don't have any answers for you mate, but just would like to express sympathy... doesn't seen right that you have to go through this,
    hang in there.
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    It's addictive for sure.

    I've flown aerobatic RC slope soarers for many years. To be good at it, the concentration is so intense that you're not standing on a hilltop with a transmitter in your hands, you're actually in the...
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    Oooh yes, they're close to the edge now... all...

    Oooh yes, they're close to the edge now... all three just standing there looking over the edge... gotta launch soon!
    If only we could get 'footage' of the maidens, that'd be a blast.
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    (There has been now!) The thread may be 9 years...

    (There has been now!)
    The thread may be 9 years old, but the truckdrum stove will still be going in 90 probably!:yippy:
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    'Uncle Bern'

    I still have and treasure a beautiful little tenon saw which Bern Hessey used to use building aircraft during and after wartime, I think he used to build a twin, maybe a Blenheim or similar. He had...
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    Thanks mate

    Thanks for the welcome rumpty, yes I worked with Trim 'back in the day' mainly designing/developing their new Sport Jet.
    We may have run into one another, I would sometimes help out in the shop. I'm...
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    Yes, the pressure on mum and dad to provide...

    Yes, the pressure on mum and dad to provide enough tucker for the little buggers now they're so big must be pretty full-on!
    I wouldn't be surprised if the parents don't get to a certain point when...
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