Reinforcing frame?

Discussion in 'Whizzer Motorized Bicycles' started by cory, Mar 23, 2008.

  1. cory

    cory Guest

    Goodmorning guys. Pulling apart the Whizzer today for painting and to dress up my welds and was thinking about reinforcing the back bone by spanning some fitted flat stock and welding. Any comments, or is this even importent? Thanks, Cory...
     

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  2. HI Corey,

    Good question about frame reinforcing....As a kid I was really into BMX bikes and it always seemed that the better models always had re-enforcing gussets of plate metal welded to them...I can't honestly say I've followed up too much on recent BMX bikes lately but MOst mountain bikes I've seen (even high end ones) don't tend to have them....Of course one could argue that many high end mountain bikes and down hill bikes now have over sized tubes (where as in the old days everything was small tube) and high tech suspensions to help absorb shock....My take is....if your frame is small tube without shocks and engine powered it certainly wouldn't hurt to have a little extra beef (assuming welds are done properly so as not to potentially weaken the parent material and potentially cause new/additional problems)....Better safe than sorry I suppose.
    Andrew
     
  3. uncle_punk13

    uncle_punk13 Guest

    I always gusset for motored application- I learned the hard way, a LONG way from home, what the stresses of engines can do to bike frames... I would highly recommend it if you plan to put a lot of miles on the bike. Just my pennies worth.
    Rif
     
  4. cory

    cory Guest

    Frame gussets

    Hey thanks Uncle. Ya it could be a bad thing! Have some flat stock picked out for the job, better safe than sorry. Thank you, Cory.
     
  5. So who's the lady on the Indian?
     
  6. bill green

    bill green Member

    Hi Cory If your going as fast as I think you are weld in the gussets after all its only your life and the the bank may not like that hahaha Bill Green
     
  7. cory

    cory Guest

    reinforcing frame

    Hey Filipino, thats my wife. No, just part of a wish list that cant happen now. Thanks Bill I will! Oh by the way, guna make a phone call or two for the comp cable. Will call you if no one has it on the shelf.
     
  8. uncle_punk13

    uncle_punk13 Guest

    Just, you know, as an example...
     

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  9. cory

    cory Guest

    reinforcing frame

    Holey craaaap Uncle! Ya, you look down and out. Had some down time in the park today so made up the gusetts. But after looking at your depresing pics I think I might grind out one more. Thanks for the heads up sir. Cory.:eek:
     
  10. uncle_punk13

    uncle_punk13 Guest

    Like I said- lesson learned and now I (almost) always gusset for motorizing. I usually just do a 1/8" thk. piece centered. tack/spot welded with my little flux core wire feed, then finished with full braze. But that's just me... :) BTW- What part of WA do y'all hail from?
     
  11. cory

    cory Guest

    gussets

    Ok,:shock: gussets installed! Man Im telling you when the archaeologists dig this one up there going to think the guy who put this thing together was paranoid.
     
  12. quay1962

    quay1962 Guest

    so... where r the pedals

    It better be you and where are the pedals...?:shock::???:
     
  13. bill green

    bill green Member

    Hi Cory better to be paranoid than face reconstruction , that would **** off the bank....BIll Green
     
  14. cory

    cory Guest

    For sure!

    Your right Bill. Its nice to have people looking out for one another. Hey I did find some comp cables on the shelf, thank you for the offer. Another question. Posted a pic of a girl on an Indian I have had for years. Will look at the rules but it sounds like one of the seior members was telling me thats a no no. Will try to figure out how to remove it and Im sorry if it was the wrong thing to do.
     
  15. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    yup...it's supposed to be YOUR motoredbike here :lol:
    I think it's just dark & outta focus (explains you with bumps, and why we can't see the pedals :D)
     
  16. cory

    cory Guest

    Ya, Ya, thats it.

    Thanks for the light heart Bill :rolleyes:. About time I back track and look at the rules before jumping. It was just such a nice picture. Its hard for us motorcycle guys gone motored bike.
     
  17. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    I like GIRLS! :D

    How about some close-ups?

    Of the gusset work.....not the girl...:lol:
     
  18. cory

    cory Guest

    Gussets

    Hey you bet srdavo:smile:. Just as soon as the primer drys!
     
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