Introduction: Make Your Bike Roar Like a Motorcycle

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Super simple 2 minute way to add the sound of a motor to your bicycle.
When I was a kid we did this and had lots of fun. I just put these on my kids bikes and they thought it was awesome along with every other kid in the neighborhood begging me for balloons.

Step 1: Get a Small Balloon.

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Get a small balloon and blow it up about two-thirds of the way. A water balloon size works well.

Step 2: Look for Place to Attach Balloon

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Find a spot on the front forks or on the back to tie the balloon on to, that's not in the way of the brakes or the chain.

Step 3: Attach the Balloon.

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Tie the balloon to the bike so that is sticking out and not touching the spokes.

Step 4: "starting the Motor"

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As your riding your bike push the balloon into the spokes (instantly start smiling). alternatively you can push the balloon into the spokes before you start riding.

Step 5: Here Is a Video

Something is lost in the from in person to a cell phone video. But it sounds a lot better in person and while riding your bike a littler faster than I had the wheel spinning in the video. also you can put multiple balloons on at once and have several going at a time or start one after another when the "motor" backfires (pops). All I can really say is to try it and i'm sure you will have a blast. Then when your finished having all that fun please come back here and vote for me for the Bicycle contest.


DashPK (author)2015-07-19

Lol I love doing this. Except, I use a plastic bottle and put it under my front tire.

owenkmc (author)2015-05-07

I use to take a metal soda can and put it around the tire right next to the frame. Then when you moved faster it sounded like a turbo charged car

neo71665 (author)2015-05-01

We used to clothespin a baseball card to the frame. Been years since I've seen a baseball card or a clothespin though, lol.

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