Can I weld the frame w/o removing electrical components?

4 replies to this topic
  • Sara418

Posted January 19, 2002 - 02:31 PM


My hubby's bike has a cracked bead around one footpeg. Mig welding it won't hurt any of the electrical components that are attached to the frame, will it?

  • scottzx7rr

Posted January 19, 2002 - 03:22 PM


It shouldn't as long as you place the ground close the actual weld area. I had to weld on my Scott's so called "Bolt-On Stabalizer Mount" which is two inches away from the CDI box with out any damage to the electronics.

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  • Sara418

Posted January 19, 2002 - 03:26 PM


Kewl. Thanks!

  • txthumper

Posted January 19, 2002 - 05:05 PM


i always unplug the cdi before welding...all it takes it 1 arc and the cdi will be fried

  • MX_Tuner

Posted January 20, 2002 - 04:24 AM


I unplug the CDI before I weld on any bike. 99 times it may be fine but the one time it isn't, I don't want to have to pay for a CDI. Unplugging it is free, paying for a new one isn't.

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