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A new build of (somewhat) EPIC proportions! My '78 XS

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Lone Vagabond, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. Lone Vagabond

    Lone Vagabond XS400 Enthusiast

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    Actually haven't done anything yet but I do have a photo! Here is the photo

    You can clearly see that I've tried to get it out and you all will tear me a new one...

    Thanks Dave for the advice. It's past trying to work it out with wax or a welded nut. I'll just have to go get me a left hand bit and drill it out... verrrrry carefully. Ah, stupid mistakes to learn from I guess
     

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  2. 16VGTIDave

    16VGTIDave XS400 Guru Top Contributor

    Ah. Yes, you may consider yourself reamed... :doh:

    You might be able to use an extractor on it now, but I haven't had much luck with them...

    Dave
     
  3. drewpy

    drewpy Excess twin Top Contributor

    why can't you weld on a nut? you don't need threads. in fact I have welded nuts into the hole to catch a snapped off SOB.
     
  4. Lone Vagabond

    Lone Vagabond XS400 Enthusiast

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    Well I've worked at it and now the screw is below the lip of the hole. It makes me nervous to think of welding down into the hole. I'm guessing, but I don't think that there could be much force on that fixture so CouLd I just ream out the hole and tap it a half size larger?

    Thanks
    Clayton
     
  5. drewpy

    drewpy Excess twin Top Contributor

    use a stick welder, it will fill and weld to the nut. It won't stick to alloy either.
     
  6. Lone Vagabond

    Lone Vagabond XS400 Enthusiast

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    Would a MIG do the same thing?

    Also the gf has been making fun of my handle... probably gonna change it as I didn't really think about what it looks like. Stupid me...:banghead:
     
  7. Lou Ranger

    Lou Ranger Former xs400 Luddite Top Contributor

    CONTEST TIME?
    We could all submit suggestions for VAG-tastic's new handle and then have a vote - like picking a T-shirt design. What could possibly go wrong?

    Here's my entry: "VAG-abond" :thumbsup:
     
  8. arfstrom

    arfstrom XS400 Guru Top Contributor

    I :heart: VAG (Volkswagon Auto Group) ;) :hump:

    Soo many icons, do I only get one entry? Will the BB code work in the Name side?
     
  9. Lou Ranger

    Lou Ranger Former xs400 Luddite Top Contributor

    Hmm. Possibly you are right - could be slightly too many icons.
    But I would say "enter as often as you want". I've posted photos that don't even meet the entry criteria on the Photo games threads and so far the administrator has been very lenient.
    "VAG-rant" ?
     
  10. Lone Vagabond

    Lone Vagabond XS400 Enthusiast

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    Should totally make a contest out of it... but I really like vagabond... I think so variant on vagabond like
    FoundVagabond
    or
    TheRandomVagabond
    or
    AccidentalVagabond
     
  11. Lou Ranger

    Lou Ranger Former xs400 Luddite Top Contributor

    "VAG-inal" - short for VAG - I Need A Life / I'm Not A Lawyer ? :wink2:
     
  12. Lone Vagabond

    Lone Vagabond XS400 Enthusiast

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    yea... i'm trying to get away from the whole blatant in your face thing...
     
  13. arfstrom

    arfstrom XS400 Guru Top Contributor

  14. Lou Ranger

    Lou Ranger Former xs400 Luddite Top Contributor

    Nobody else likes VAGinal, I guess.
    Oh well, truth be known, I am kind of partial to VAGabond myself ...
     
  15. drewpy

    drewpy Excess twin Top Contributor

    VAG is for Volkswagen Audi Group!

    [​IMG]
     
  16. Lone Vagabond

    Lone Vagabond XS400 Enthusiast

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    Well... gonna change the handle to Lone Vagabond. Thanks for all of the great suggestions guys. haha.

    Also built a motor workstand and will be picking up some more steel for the lift table as well as begin working on the frame.

    I'll have some pictures later today for you all!
     
  17. arfstrom

    arfstrom XS400 Guru Top Contributor

    Ohhh I lost that one :>

    Maybe we can get some shirts make with Drewpies entry!
     
  18. Lou Ranger

    Lou Ranger Former xs400 Luddite Top Contributor

    Don't we have to get Travis to make up a voting thread for colours, where to put the Yamaha logo, etc?
     
  19. Travis

    Travis Staff Member Staff Member

    Oh boy don't get me involved in this! :D

    Besides, anyone can create a poll thread. :)
     
  20. Lone Vagabond

    Lone Vagabond XS400 Enthusiast

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    thanks for staying objective travis! haha
     

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