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teazer

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48mm is positively huge compared to a 39mm RC166 piston form a 250cc 6 cylinder :)

And to think that the 48mm is a production cast piston, not a one off tool room special. That's pretty impressive.
 

JerryAssburger

Been Around the Block
48mm is positively huge compared to a 39mm RC166 piston form a 250cc 6 cylinder :)

And to think that the 48mm is a production cast piston, not a one off tool room special. That's pretty impressive.
Geez, and I thought Dad's holed piston from his CL100 was tiny!
 

Redbird

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We used to use old 30cc chainsaw pistons as key fobs. That's the smallest piston I've ever had a hand on. But a 25mm 2 stroke piston isn't as "awe inspiring" as a 39-49mm 4 stroke piston. The valves must be the size of pencil erasers :eek:
 

Rat_ranger

Coast to Coast
Got a new rear tire and wheel bearings for the tiger 800. 3 of the 5 bearings were tight and 2 of the 3 were definitely gritty. I finally used the no mar changer I picked up and have to say it saves a lot of frustration.
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J-Rod10

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Little fella will be here next week. Japanese made, 15K spindle, 1,200IPM rapids. Little bit of added capacity anyways.

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Streetfighterkz

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Pretty solid machines. Look up the Facebook group for them. Lot of good info on there for someone learning.

Thanks for the info but I’m not on there. I did join WeldingWeb yesterday. Any other suggestions that are good resources?

I haven’t dug into YT yet but plan on watching some videos.

Later, Doug
 

Tim

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See if your local community college offers continuing ed welding classes. As my welding instructor said, “buying welding equipment makes you a welder in exactly the same way that buying a violin makes you a violinist.”

This is what I did. Local college offered a weekend MIG welding intro that I took some time back. I might do another one this fall - it was 9 years ago and I could use a refresher. I have a Lincoln 180 that I'd like to use more often and actually understand a bit more about what I'm doing. My nephew actually just finished a proper welding certification, so I may hit him up for pointers too.
 

Rider52

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See if your local community college offers continuing ed welding classes. As my welding instructor said, “buying welding equipment makes you a welder in exactly the same way that buying a violin makes you a violinist.”
I did the same and have never regretted it. I even got a semi professional gig welding hot rod chassis in the 90s which led to welding Cobra chassis a year later.
 

pidjones

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Tried to get in a class at the local vocational school and found out they had lost funding. Why teach a trade when they can just draw government checks?
 

Luugo86

'73 CB350, '78 XS650 Cafe Killer
If you have any experience with old school oxy/fuel welding, the actual mechanics are pretty similar to TiG.. good referrence point to start with, nice score on the machine
 

DesmoDog

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Something I should have bought a bunch of years ago when I first started mumbling about it. Now I'm not sure it'll ever "pay for itself" but it will make it easier to screw around with a couple of projects I have going on. Ordered it last night. No idea when it'll show up.

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Yeah, I know, change tires for all the kids in the neighborhood and make some beer money. But that means dealing with the general public. Gross. For now it's going to be an underground sort of deal where you need to know someone to get in, kinda like a speakeasy for tire changes... my riding buddies and I are working on a password already...
 

Rat_ranger

Coast to Coast
Something I should have bought a bunch of years ago when I first started mumbling about it. Now I'm not sure it'll ever "pay for itself" but it will make it easier to screw around with a couple of projects I have going on. Ordered it last night. No idea when it'll show up.



Yeah, I know, change tires for all the kids in the neighborhood and make some beer money. But that means dealing with the general public. Gross. For now it's going to be an underground sort of deal where you need to know someone to get in, kinda like a speakeasy for tire changes... my riding buddies and I are working on a password already...
Nice, mine is an older version, but after using it once on the tigers rear wheel I can say it is worth it for the frustration it saves. I don't know if the newer ones can use it but the hitch mount is nice if you don't want to bolt it down. Make sure to get some good lube to go with it, I've been using the beadbuster lube. The bead seats with way less pressure than with dish soap.
 

Tanshanomi

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I bought parts to create a mostly complete dummy ATC 250R engine. It has verified that swapping one into my '72 Benelli 2C frame is a viable concept. 20-24 mildly tuned HP and a counterbalancer would make a neat two-stroke gentleman's roadster. I love that vertical cylinder; it reminds me of old Villiers two-strokes.

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