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  1. Started riding at 5.5year old , so 46+ years First bike , Coyote 50 Currently 19 Fe501 17 Te300 Bike I’d own again and rebuild Kx500 1990 or a Yz490 5speed 1990 Forum ride , Pyrenees Friends, hell yes I forget the other questions
  2. Just buy a swap bottle from somewhere like Total Tools , zero rental cost and it’s only a one off higher expense and no ongoing $$$
  3. Best thing to weld SS is TIG and use pickling paste to clean your weld
  4. You should use pure Argon on SS and Alumni, blended Gas should be used on normal steel or the weld will be weak , don’t follow a trailer that’s had its hitch welded on using pure Argon , the weld can just pop out of the steel.
  5. Online picture of my TIG and the MIG was in my phone
  6. I use a G 5/2 bottle for MIG and a E Argon bottle for my TIG They cost about $300-$400 the first time with zero rental charges, then $180ish for swap overs , they last ages unless you start welding outdoors.
  7. Argon for Aluminium 6-Ltrs per minute 5/2 mix for general 15-25ltrs per minute depending if inside or outside.
  8. Tip one : Cleaning of base metal , get rid of the rust/oil/paint/oxides
  9. Love making stuff in my workshop, I’ve got a 180A ac/dc pulse TIG that I use for Aluminium-stainless and MMA I also have a 250A MIG with a 8mtr remote setup for general purpose and the base unit is setup for Aluminum, I use a Miller Vortex ventilated helmet ( I would never go back from this helmet) I’m self taught except for Tech school welding class and I so far have built trailers fitted out a canopy , made a tyre changer and made a BMX frame and Aluminum switchboards and I’ve fixed a couple of engine cases.
  10. Just weld a axle pin into a 14” car rim and clamp it into your 3 jaws , run a split down the middle garden hose around the rim, it’ll work a treat.
  11. There’s about $250 in nylon/Acetal and steel , bolts , all thread etc ... it’s really cheap to buy these things online now , so I don’t know if it’s worth the time.
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