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    Default Quick question, need some help?

    Got a guy bringing a Harley over to repair the heel kick on his kickstand.

    I'm wondering if there are any problems shorting out electronics if I weld it on the bike?
    I'll be grounding right at the weld..
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    The guy bringing the bike over asked the question and I said, hmmm, that IS a good question!

    He said Screw it, and said he wouldn't hold me responsible but I like better safe than sorry.
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    There was a recent post on this topic:
    http://www.everlastgenerators.com/fo...t-the-battery?

    Sounds like it depends on the process, to some extent: if you're not using high frequency then there is less danger, but disconnecting the battery and easily accessible electronics is a good idea.
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    Fixed!

    I disconnected the battery and grounded close to the weld. Went smooth and customer was happy!
    Someone had tried to fix it before and I'm guessing they used a torch to heat it because there was a molten metal spill down the kickstand. Ground it all off and made it look new so he was more than happy. PLUS, he wanted some of my cards because he is going on a poker run and his buddies always need something welded... I'm in!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CGCINC View Post
    Fixed!

    I disconnected the battery and grounded close to the weld. Went smooth and customer was happy!
    Someone had tried to fix it before and I'm guessing they used a torch to heat it because there was a molten metal spill down the kickstand. Ground it all off and made it look new so he was more than happy. PLUS, he wanted some of my cards because he is going on a poker run and his buddies always need something welded... I'm in!!
    You da man! That's what were talking about. Building up the business - that's what it's all about. Cheers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by undercut View Post
    You da man! That's what were talking about. Building up the business - that's what it's all about. Cheers!
    lol... Yeah, finally getting some business. There's a new race go-cart builder in town and he has brought me a few things and seems to be a repeat.
    Soon I'll be able to retire!!!! NOT.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by CGCINC View Post
    lol...
    ...Soon I'll be able to retire!!!! NOT.....
    Why would you want to ? You seem to be having fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivets View Post
    Why would you want to ? You seem to be having fun.
    I could have fun on my private island too!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CGCINC View Post
    lol... Yeah, finally getting some business. There's a new race go-cart builder in town and he has brought me a few things and seems to be a repeat.
    Soon I'll be able to retire!!!! NOT.....
    I'm counting on the lottery for my retirement ... how sad is that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Winky View Post
    I'm counting on the lottery for my retirement ... how sad is that?

    I think my lottery came in last night... My wife works at a hospital and they are majorly short staffed, she was offered $70 an hour if she would work extra shifts. The only catch is, You have to sign up for 8 shifts or more, lol. Hello? I will work 24 hours a day for $70 dollars!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CGCINC View Post
    I think my lottery came in last night... My wife works at a hospital and they are majorly short staffed, she was offered $70 an hour if she would work extra shifts. The only catch is, You have to sign up for 8 shifts or more, lol. Hello? I will work 24 hours a day for $70 dollars!!!!!
    Just have time to skim this thread but I think I get the gist of it. CGC is putting his wife to work 24 hours a day so that he can relax and live on an island. Is that about right?
    Is it OK to want to break something just so that you can weld it back together?

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    Quote Originally Posted by undercut View Post
    Just have time to skim this thread but I think I get the gist of it. CGC is putting his wife to work 24 hours a day so that he can relax and live on an island. Is that about right?
    I'm tryin man, I'm tryin! lol

    I just wish I had an offer like that.... I would have dropped what I was doing and said, Where do I sign!
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