haven’t had any photos worth posting. but have been rewelding the frame. ground out all the old welds and found a couple of broken and barely attached ones. started squirting in new metal from my lincoln buzz box but had a hell of a time getting the welds to look decent. after about half of the welding was done, realized I should turn it up 10 more amps and have been getting better results. grinding the new welds makes them look pretty good even if there will be a few undercuts and small slag pockets. it’s very difficult to make a stick weld look great even at the best of times. i’m getting very close to finishing all the welding and then will have a round of grinding and flap disking and probably touch up a few welds and regrind too.
trying to decide if I’m going to reassemble it and ride it to see if the frame needs any more work, or just get it powdercoated and reassemble. I need to add a few more tabs/pieces to support the battery, the electronics box and probably also a rear fender. don’t know if I’ll run a rear fender or not, but feel like I should plan on one anyways.
will post some photos soon as I can get something worth looking at.