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    03-26-2017, 01:57 PM
    540nova replied to a thread CB77 Project in Project Builds
    Instead of rinsing in kerosene, I would have soaked the plates in oil. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    03-25-2017, 06:06 PM
    540nova replied to a thread H100 build! in Project Builds
    Given all that, why bother, unless it's a dragster. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    03-25-2017, 02:58 PM
    540nova replied to a thread i was wondering. in Technical
    JB Weld tensile strength = 3960 psi. No one is suggesting you build a frame out of it, but for a rear hoop on a frame that already has the stock...
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    03-25-2017, 02:07 PM
    540nova replied to a thread i was wondering. in Technical
    As a Lead aircraft mechanic for United, I use structural adhesive all the time. Would I use JB Weld on a down tube or fork leg? No. A rear hoop, yes....
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    03-25-2017, 11:58 AM
    540nova replied to a thread i was wondering. in Technical
    It absolutely will work. I weld mine, but given you 're looking for an alternative method, this is one way to do it. The hoop is in no way...
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    03-25-2017, 10:09 AM
    540nova replied to a thread H100 build! in Project Builds
    Nitrous oxide Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    03-25-2017, 05:04 AM
    540nova replied to a thread i was wondering. in Technical
    Another alternative is plugging the frame and using JB Weld. By plugging, I mean use a 2" piece of tubing that fits snugly inside your frame tubing...
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    03-25-2017, 04:34 AM
    540nova replied to a thread Mild Rd350 in Project Builds
    And beaver eating skills. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    03-25-2017, 04:31 AM
    540nova replied to a thread i was wondering. in Technical
    Duct tape. Or look up "Mobile Welding" on Craigslist. You'll probably see about 20 choices, under "services ". Should cost $75 or less. Sent...
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    03-24-2017, 12:03 PM
    I'm using an 8 cell 12v Antigravity battery. Others like Shorai. Both are good, and shockingly compact and lightweight. Some would say shockingly...
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    03-24-2017, 11:13 AM
    A modern Li-ion battery weighs about as much as a medium sized orange. I'd look elsewhere, to less useful areas for weight savings. Sent from...
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    03-24-2017, 08:08 AM
    540nova replied to a thread Pie cut exhaust in Technical
    That's how my guy did it Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    03-24-2017, 04:49 AM
    540nova replied to a thread Pie cut exhaust in Technical
    JCW, you've totally inspired me. Since I paid about $1000 for my last exhaust, and my TIG has improved quite a bit in the month I've had this...
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    03-23-2017, 10:46 AM
    540nova replied to a thread 4 gang fuse block in Technical
    Google, son! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    03-22-2017, 06:34 PM
    540nova replied to a thread Mild Rd350 in Project Builds
    I guess caprezmikeb didn't get the love he was hoping for here. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    03-22-2017, 11:58 AM
    Pink, for breast cancer awareness. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    03-22-2017, 08:39 AM
    540nova replied to a thread Mild Rd350 in Project Builds
    Full disclosure, I can't even view the picture, so I should have remained silent. But drilling aluminum or magnesium wheels sounds like a poor...
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    03-22-2017, 07:51 AM
    540nova replied to a thread Mild Rd350 in Project Builds
    Drilling structural aluminum = Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    03-11-2017, 04:53 AM
    540nova replied to a thread Pie cut exhaust in Technical
    I think that exhaust is going to be awesome you're done. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    03-10-2017, 06:33 PM
    540nova replied to a thread Pie cut exhaust in Technical
    Thanks! I've had a MIG for a while. TIG is definitely more challenging at first. Sorta like when you first learn to drive, and it's a stick shift;...
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    03-10-2017, 06:06 PM
    540nova replied to a thread Pie cut exhaust in Technical
    Thanks for the tips, JCW. I never TIG'd before, just got this machine last week. The 1" square tubing I posted earlier was day 2 of my TIG...
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    03-10-2017, 04:57 PM
    540nova replied to a thread Pie cut exhaust in Technical
    Tubing is hard. Here's tonight's practice on 1/16 1" tubing. Need lots more practice! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    03-10-2017, 01:35 PM
    540nova replied to a thread Pie cut exhaust in Technical
    Yep, rt to lt, towards me Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    03-10-2017, 01:19 PM
    540nova replied to a thread Pie cut exhaust in Technical
    Nope, right handed! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    03-09-2017, 10:27 AM
    540nova replied to a thread Pie cut exhaust in Technical
    Not bad at all! I'm practicing my TIG, for my exhaust... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    03-04-2017, 08:38 AM
    For me, this works out well, because I planned on putting clip-ons above the upper clamp anyway so it's all good Sent from my iPhone using...
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    03-04-2017, 07:37 AM
    Maybe they do. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    03-04-2017, 04:35 AM
    I picked up 2005 GSX-R 600 forks for my CB350 yesterday, I was surprised to see they're about 3" taller than the stock forks. Sent from my...
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    03-03-2017, 02:19 PM
    Looks "sportbike modern" to me. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    03-01-2017, 04:28 AM
    540nova replied to a thread Pie cut exhaust in Technical
    I may have missed it, but what type of fixture are you using to hold the pieces together for tacking, to keep them aligned? Sent from my iPhone...
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