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I'm beginning to think I just need to keep stock carbs, buy a air box..have a battery box and used fuse panel with electronics attached..use wiring harness and redu the area he cut out...at least I got the time..not necessarily the knowledge View attachment 103671
What on earth is that piece of rusty metal that has been Horribly melted onto your frame tubes :unsure:
... don't learn to weld things onto a motorcycle frame if they can be bolted to the frame. That weld has so little penetration it wouldn't hold anything, the attempt did more damage then good. Is it a battery box? The battery box is ideally rubber mounted to begin with.

and by the way, you couldn't fit a single carb on that if you tried, the pressed metal frame member is completely in the way.
 

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Bought the bike like that...that is my dilemma....small battery will fit and the fuse box and rectifier will fit and mount starter relay and all should work..that just leaves the carb issue to work out
 

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Bought the bike like that...that is my dilemma....small battery will fit and the fuse box and rectifier will fit and mount starter relay and all should work..that just leaves the carb issue to work out
I would take a hammer and chisel and knock that mess off of there to see if he damaged the frame tubes. You probably won't need to grind it off, I don't think he got enough penetration to even call that a tack weld.
 

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lol look at that, zero penetration, he must have had the welder voltage set way too low, held the rod at the wrong angle or he was using altogether the wrong welding rod and he probably attached his welder grounding cable to the scrap metal instead of the frame too. People like that should just use hot melt glue, it would yield far better results.
 

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Thanks. I will try that next time I try to weld. :unsure: Even my worst welds have penetration. They just end up looking like bird poop. That was really bad though.

Good news is that it was easy to undo. Where should the battery box be on that bike and is he missing any brackets that he needs to fit the airbox?
 

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Right side up to start with if it is a lead acid battery,
sealed or not you are not suppose to lay them down on there side as some have done before him.
If it is a dry cell batter LiPo or whatever then you can carry them at any angle.

The OEM brackets are just thin metal. there is no need to use metal that is thicker then the frame and things like that should be removable, that's why Honda bolts the box in place and locate tabs onto the frame where required. Second time around bike likely had the tabs all ground off by the previous owner in search of that stupid open triangle look nonsense.

Lead acid battery is a relatively heavy component, manufactures tend to keep heavy items central to the bike mass and the weight low as possible. Honda probably located the battery behind and tight to the right side panel for clearance reasons.
 

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Returning bike to more or less stock would probably be a smart move as it isn't particularly 'desirable' and to anyone else will never be worth the time and effort you put into it (I have a lot of experience building bikes for me, most of which I still have or sold at a ridiculous loss)
 

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Holy, is that the same bike, I'm impressed, you un****'d it and installed an original airbox (y)
we don't see that very often on this site.
 
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