Club Chopper Forums ychrome  

Go Back   Club Chopper Forums > CHOPPER SHOP/TECH AREA > Metal Working Forum

Welcome to Club Chopper!  The World's largest and coolest place to be on the net if you dig the following!

  •  » Custom Bikes
  •  » Killer Paint
  •  » Old School Craftsmanship
  •  » Building and Wrenching
  •  » Hot Babes
  •  » Chopper Build Logs

...then you have come to the right place!

YES! I want to register an account for free right now!  p.s.: For registered members this ad will NOT show

Chopper Tech
Tech Article
Tech Article
Tech Article
Tech Article
Tech Article
Main Menu
Module Jump:
Club Chop Gallery

Club Chopper Gallery

Submit Your Photos!

Active Threads
sump drain plug stuck/stripped
Last Post: CIC2016
Posted On: Today
Replies: 2
Views: 43
The 2017 Laver Cup opens on Friday as the tournament presents
Last Post: koitalmu
Posted On: Yesterday
Replies: 0
Views: 15
FHKY11 ranked matchups headline weekend
Last Post: koitalmu
Posted On: Yesterday
Replies: 0
Views: 18
Rockerbox Gage Mount, One-off Part
Last Post: Wezx
Posted On: 09-21-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 4,004
Electrical help needed
Last Post: Shovel52
Posted On: 09-21-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 509
More...
  #16 (permalink)  
Old 08-13-2013, 07:26 AM
Club Chopper Member
Visit my Photo Gallery
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Spring, tx
Bike Year, Make, Engine: 08 ultima chopper
Posts: 32
Not Ranked     
Sky-Dogg
I agree with you on the guage. Have a buddy who had a Paramount and the fender is like 10 ga., real thick and sturdy. I figure any welding will be a new paint job any way. I kinda been thinking a new paint job but just bitching along the way. Its been like Ride, Wrench, Repeat. with this bike and the builder, and Dont want to paint it to have this happen again next summer. ugh!! So you think grinding off crap weld and rewelding will fix this.

You think I should weld from both sides then grind it down smooth and of course repaint. I ask about both sides as the sheet metal is cracked and is running along the seam of the weld?
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #17 (permalink)  
Old 08-13-2013, 08:00 AM
Club Chopper Member
Visit my Photo Gallery
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: san diego, Ca
Posts: 38
Not Ranked     
Quote:
Originally Posted by funspringguy View Post
Sky-Dogg
I agree with you on the guage. Have a buddy who had a Paramount and the fender is like 10 ga., real thick and sturdy. I figure any welding will be a new paint job any way. I kinda been thinking a new paint job but just bitching along the way. Its been like Ride, Wrench, Repeat. with this bike and the builder, and Dont want to paint it to have this happen again next summer. ugh!! So you think grinding off crap weld and rewelding will fix this.

You think I should weld from both sides then grind it down smooth and of course repaint. I ask about both sides as the sheet metal is cracked and is running along the seam of the weld?
if you don't want to ever deal with it again take it to a certified welder. A proper weld will never crack if it's done right. too much or not enough heat and you're gonna have issues. when I weld something I guarantee it for life as most competent welders do
__________________
Ridin it like I stole it!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #18 (permalink)  
Old 08-13-2013, 03:47 PM
Sky-Dogg's Avatar
CC Member/Contributor
Visit my Photo Gallery
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Dover, FL
Bike Year, Make, Engine: American V-twins
Posts: 75
Not Ranked     
I agree with Anarchy67. You can potentially re-weld, but go with a pro. If your original metal is thin, I would start with a new thicker metal fender. I've been down this road before. After repairing a fender twice for stress fractures, I built a new one as the paint work costs were killing me. Good luck! Sky-Dogg
Reply With Quote
  #19 (permalink)  
Old 01-02-2017, 07:14 AM
Club Chopper Member
Visit my Photo Gallery
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Spring, tx
Bike Year, Make, Engine: 08 ultima chopper
Posts: 32
Not Ranked     
you know when we ride we never come back to the forums lol. that what happened with this. I actually fixed it myself and its been fne couple years now. Kraft Tech wouldn't acknowledge they welded it, even though now I we have proof it was delivered welded from them with pics of them opening the crate. So with that said they sure didn't stand behind their work. Unlike some other custom manufactures do. Like SMT machining, Still stand behind their work 100% got a issue send it back they replace it. i am gonna try and post the pics of me adding a 1/4" bar at the end of the fender to stabilize it.
Reply With Quote
  #20 (permalink)  
Old 01-02-2017, 07:26 AM
Club Chopper Member
Visit my Photo Gallery
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Spring, tx
Bike Year, Make, Engine: 08 ultima chopper
Posts: 32
Not Ranked     
Club Chopper Forums - funspringguy's Albums
i think the pics are in the fender post if your interested
Reply With Quote
  #21 (permalink)  
Old 09-02-2017, 07:13 AM
Lazer's Avatar
Club Chopper Member
Visit my Photo Gallery
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Lakewood, co
Posts: 14
Not Ranked     
You got some cheap China shit metal there ,you get what you pay for.
Reply With Quote
  #22 (permalink)  
Old 09-02-2017, 12:28 PM
STEINBVG's Avatar
Club Chopper Member
Visit my Photo Gallery
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: ATLANTIC CITY, NJ
Bike Year, Make, Engine: 2010-14; MYSELF; 96",113",120",127"
Posts: 3,017
Not Ranked     
Bracket broke off

I have kraftech rigid frame- was under impression that they were good quality. Welds did look solid.
But my rear bracket for oil tank broke off- 3500 miles !( thank god the tank had no place to go, but rested on the primary a bit lower. I had sensed increased vibration in the rear and discovered the issue.

I should have made pictures of the welds. On the surface they looked solid, but once it broke off I could see from inside -no solid fusion / penetration. No problem to fix, but
I wonder about how more important structural welds ( neck, rear axle plates etc ) will hold up?
__________________
VITALY.
SORRY FOR THE UPPER CASE. I AIN'T YELLING. I JUST MAKE TOO MANY TYPOS IN THE LOWER.

113"s&s, Walz softail 2000/2012 prostreet
96"s&s, Daytec dyna/ softail hybrid, 2010 chopper
127"Ultima, Chassis Design rigid 2013 bobber
120"Ultima, Kraft Tech rigid 2014 bobber
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:10 AM.


vBulletin skins developed by: eXtremepixels
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0

CC Policy

The representations expressed are the representations and opinions of the clubchopper.com forum members and do not necessarily reflect the opinions and viewpoints of the site owners or moderators. clubchopper.com forum members agree not to post any copyrighted material unless the copyrighted material is owned by you or have been given the expressed written consent to post. Although we do not and cannot review the messages posted and are not responsible for the content of any of these messages, we reserve the right to delete any message for any reason whatsoever. You remain solely responsible for the content of your messages, and you agree to indemnify and hold us harmless with respect to any claim based upon transmission of your message(s). For full policy, please click the "CC policy" link. Thank you for visiting the clubchopper.com
Links monetized by VigLink