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Old dog, new tricks. PICTURES!

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Well, I actually welded my crank to my sprocket successfully today.
On a non-motored bike which I broke a while back. I got my 110v out and used some 6013 rod and it went pretty well for me, the non-welder.

Thanks for listening,
Joe
 


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I was affraid I was going to punch a hole in the sprocket by having the welder set to penetrate the crank.

After I quit screwing around and turned the welder up to 90a and slowed way down, I actually made a couple of short, crooked beads. More than enough material to hold considering what used to hold it together. It just looks like S*&t. I used two rods! :LOL:
 
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spectacular....



In photo 2 you can see the hole where the "pin" broke out of.
 
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gone_fishin

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my tip, but not criticism, my first welds looked pretty splotchy too: more heat...linger on the crank long enuff for penetration, then slide down to the sprocket just long enough, then back up...it's tricky but not too.
 
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OldPete

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Never! Ever! Do you try to weld a chromed surface. Grind chrome off.
Good prep 'n fit is half the battle when learning to weld.
Practice on junk parts first.

Hate me for being honest if you must. :cool:
 
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Well, I did remove some "chrome" around the junction of the sprocket and crank. I also removed some paint before I started.

Or are you refering to the electrode marks on the crank? Those were not intentional....

Anyhow, it holds. :D
 
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