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Welding question

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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?

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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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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

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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!

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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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