Coming home today I came upon a crash it was a hand made trike. The rider was ok, but the trike was a complete loss. The cause was a bad weld. It had a springer front end and the neck weld was piss poor at best. The entire front end came off.. sending it end over end. Moral of the story never trust a weld not even your own.
I have been Boiler Maker-Pressure Vessel, and Structural Steel certified. I have welded ladder rungs on the side of a structure, climbing them as I worked up. Now that is trusting my own welds! A properly engineered, and executed weld is stronger then the metal around it! That trike more then likely was poorly designed, and welded by an amateur.
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I just can't imagine what could go wrong.
No fire? No explosions? So whats the point of your story?
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It couldn't be done, but the darn fool didn't know it, and did it anyway.
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Hire a certified welder. A professional.
I am a certified welder and a welding inspector.
American welding society.
You cannot weld heavy plate with a 110V wire feed.
You cannot add rake to a stock frame that is only 1/16 thickness.
Most after market chopper frames are 1/8 thick, and 1.125-1.375 diameter/
Some down tubes and backbones are 1.5 - 2 inches
Make sure the design is roadworthy.
A trike may carry 3 people. Think of their safety.