Welding question

6 replies to this topic
  • Bamster

Posted October 01, 2005 - 08:56 AM


I have a stripped head on the Allen bolt holding the header on.
I would like to weld a nut to the head of it to remove the bolt.
should I disconnect the cdi ?
Is there anything else I should disconnect?
I don't want to burn anything electrical.
Has ayone else welded on their WR ? How did you go about it?

  • clark4131

Posted October 01, 2005 - 08:58 AM


I've welded on mine and all I did was remove the gas tank...SC

  • Gadsen

Posted October 01, 2005 - 02:17 PM


Should be fine, just make the ground right next to the area to be welded! But if the tank is removed, go ahead and unplug tyhe CDI. I know a guy who had a Rickman 125, crank nut was stripped, CDI unit was under the flywheel them and he welded it, never woukld start afterwards, no spark.

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  • clark4131

Posted October 01, 2005 - 04:20 PM


I just welded my SUB mount tower on this morning. I attached the ground clamp right to the tower itself and welded my happy little butt off. Two of the cutest little tack welds you've ever seen :banghead: ...SC

  • Hamish

Posted October 02, 2005 - 02:39 AM


for the 5min it's going to take to unplug a few connectors, is it worth the risk?
If you are using a tig with HF start definately disconnect everything!

  • TwoBobRob

Posted October 02, 2005 - 07:54 AM


Disconnect your battery for sure (if you have one) :banghead:

  • clark4131

Posted October 02, 2005 - 10:17 AM


Well, I've done it twice and I've had no issues, but I am a firm believer in "better safe than sorry." Sometimes I also like to roll the dice and see what happens...I'm silly like that :banghead: ...SC


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