As I was pressing in the tapered races yesterday, the ups guy dropped off my rear hoop. It was getting dark so all I was able to do was cut the slugs and chop off the old frame rails ends in preparation for fitting it today. I ended up taking a half day today so I could rush home and start welding.
Cutting frame the old fashioned way since I stupidly forgot to borrow the sawzall from my dad last time I was there
Of course after sawing my way through two tubes, I treated myself to a tasty beverage to celebrate my first time cutting a perfectly good (well, almost) motorcycle frame
Burning it in. This was my first time mig welding in about 6 years. Took a few minutes to get it dialed in, but I got the hang of it eventually. Using a 110v Clarke 135g spool gun mig with gas. This is my first time welding with a 110v machine, and I was surprised to find that it works rather well. Not the prettiest welds, but that's what grinders are for.
Compared to the stock frame:
Due to the width of the Bonnie frame, the hoop wasn't as rounded in the back as I would have hoped but I'm still pretty happy with it.
Also, picked up spare frame downtubes for the oil in downtube conversion I'll be tackling next.