Anyways... after I had my gussets, moldings and mounts cut and ready to go... it was time to weld them in. One problem... I had never touched a welder in my life. I thought to myself... "I could just have my dad weld it" then decided there was no point in that. There was a lot of welding to be done so I fired up the TIG welder and went to town. My dad showed me how to lay a bead and told me to practice. I layed down two beads and said fuck it... time to bugger up my frame.
I am posting these pictures to show how I went about building my bike. I don't and never will consider myself a "Bike Builder" I didn't have a clue how to do any of this before I started.... so this is not a "How To" or Educational post. Do not take my advice because it was all trial and error. I didn't read books or take any classes. I just used a little common sense and other peoples tools. When I found myself in a bind I called some good friends to give me some pointers along the way.
I started with the Motor mount and neck gussets
As you can see I just went to town welding. I didn't even tack the piece down before finish welding nor did I completely clean the welding surfaces. I learned fast that heat will move metal around pretty quickly.
The neck and front leg area.
All the welding on this frame sharpened me up pretty quickly with a welder
Starting to look a bit more sexy!