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 Post subject: new forum member (welding advise)
PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2014 3:11 am 
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Hi all
Just joined the forum and looking forward to some retro fun times

I have dug out my mk 2 bike's out of the depths of the garage after they have been sitting there for 16yrs
Have made a start on stripping one down and all went well until i hit the sissy bar :(
After reading many tale's of tears i decided it better to cut it,,seen better days...

Any way with the process of removing the bar to my horror i have cracked the frame at a weld joint at the rear of the frame.
Are these frames safe to mig weld.

Many thanks in advance and i will get some piccy's up


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 Post subject: Re: new forum member (welding advise)
PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2014 2:36 pm 
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Yes, safe to MIG, depending on your competence with the set. You'll find it difficult to replicate the look of the original factory brazing, but there's no reason why it can't be done - indeed, many frames out there have been saved in this way, especially Mk 1's.


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