Custom Vintage Motorcycle Welding
Most vintage motorcycles used some type of torch welding in their assembly. Three of these we also use in our restorations for originality purposes.
- Lead solder – melting point is 850+or-
This is mostly used in the tin work, commonly on fuel tanks.
- Silver solder – melting point is 1300+or-
This is used where more strength is needed than lead. For example: Handlebars, F-end parts and chassis parts. It’s melting point is less than brass so there is less warping and almost equal strength.
- Brass – melting point is 1600+or-
This is used on frames and places were more strength is needed and on heavier materials.
All our torch work is done by Dar. He is a military spec certified torch man. He worked on submarines at the Portsmouth Navel Ship Yard in New Hampshire for 35+ years, as a nuclear qualified pipe fitter and welder. He has since retired and spends his day working at the art of vintage motorcycle restoration and loves it.