Yaah I know!
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Mississauga, ON.
Motorcycle: 1999 GSXR 750, 2002 CRF450R, 1974 CZ250, 1996 Yamaha Wavebalster
Re: Welding question?
Yes, you can do it! It will most likely not be a pretty or a very strong weld though. You may have to try different rods to see which will work best on the blend of aluminum.
I have welded a cylinder wall that is off a 2 stroke, completely saturated with oil, ground out a V and then filled it. The weld is holding (not pretty) and leak down test shows no leak, but through a small pin hole I have some oil leaking out when it's running at 13K RPM.