Instructables: exploring - workshop - motorcycles - featured http://www.instructables.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:36:56 PDT BLOX v1.01 Precision high speed micro drill press from 'Useful material' http://www.instructables.com/id/Precision-high-speed-micro-drill-press-from-Useful/
Precision high speed micro drill press from 'Useful material' - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAC/0OCH/HTQN86XZ/FAC0OCHHTQN86XZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAC/0OCH/HTQN86XZ/FAC0OCHHTQN86XZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAC/0OCH/HTQN86XZ/FAC0OCHHTQN86XZ.SMALL.jpg crazypj Fabricated precision high speed micro drill press mainly from ‘useful material’ (someone else's ‘junk’ and scrap) My first Instructable, try not to be too nasty . Many thanks to Andrea Biffi for posting his cheap circuit board drill press and getting me interested in making one and for comments te...
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Tue, 8 Apr 2014 00:57:52 PDT
Mikuni Mouse- Computer Mouse / Carburetor Hack http://www.instructables.com/id/Mikuni-Mouse-Computer-Mouse-Carburetor-Hack/
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Sun, 25 Nov 2012 18:25:51 PST
Digital Camo pattern with Plasti-Dip http://www.instructables.com/id/Digital-Camo-pattern-with-Plasti-Dip/
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Sat, 8 Mar 2014 11:49:53 PST
Leather badge for your leather jacket http://www.instructables.com/id/Leather-badge-for-your-leather-jacket/
Leather badge for your leather jacket - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9E/DCPT/GQ5QCSAA/F9EDCPTGQ5QCSAA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9E/DCPT/GQ5QCSAA/F9EDCPTGQ5QCSAA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9E/DCPT/GQ5QCSAA/F9EDCPTGQ5QCSAA.SMALL.jpg Mankut I had a day off from work today because one of the princesses of Thailand decided to grace our city with her royal presence. Works for me...you're always welcome here, princess....come again! :-) "Idle hands are the devil's playground" they say. Not for me! I started a little project I had in my min...
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Mon, 25 Jul 2011 01:11:41 PDT
Collapsible Motorcycle Workstand http://www.instructables.com/id/Collapsible-Motorcycle-Workstand/
Collapsible Motorcycle Workstand - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0J/4NFO/HPL6CJ0B/F0J4NFOHPL6CJ0B.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0J/4NFO/HPL6CJ0B/F0J4NFOHPL6CJ0B.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0J/4NFO/HPL6CJ0B/F0J4NFOHPL6CJ0B.SMALL.jpg Das_Wookie The workstand is constructed from two full 4'x8' sheets of plywood. To build the workstand you will need: Two sheets of 3/4 inch plywood. One lb box of 1 1/4 inch drywall screws per bench being built One small bottle of woodglue. 12 2" hinges if you want it to fold down (strongly r...
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Tue, 24 Dec 2013 13:09:57 PST
Laser Cut engine gasket http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-engine-gasket/
Laser Cut engine gasket - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH9/WZBM/HJGE61OS/FH9WZBMHJGE61OS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH9/WZBM/HJGE61OS/FH9WZBMHJGE61OS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH9/WZBM/HJGE61OS/FH9WZBMHJGE61OS.SMALL.jpg johnktruong In this instructable we will be laser cutting a engine gasket. " I made it at Techshop". www.techshop.ws  Creating a gasket file Scan original gasket. Import image to Autodesk, trace and export as DXF file. Then import into Corel Draw or Illustrator. Copy and paste for multiple gaskets. Set up ...
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Mon, 22 Jul 2013 18:35:53 PDT
Electric Mini-Motorcycle! http://www.instructables.com/id/Electric-Mini-Motorcycle/
Electric Mini-Motorcycle! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2D/TPXS/HJ605I6M/F2DTPXSHJ605I6M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2D/TPXS/HJ605I6M/F2DTPXSHJ605I6M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2D/TPXS/HJ605I6M/F2DTPXSHJ605I6M.SMALL.jpg robermelendez This instructable will show you how to design, build and test your own mini motorcycle. Small electric vehicles are a great way to learn engineering, physics and many hands-on skills. We'll start with an old pocket motorcycle frame and end up with an EV capable of cruising at 20-25 miles an hour (or...
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Thu, 18 Jul 2013 13:00:32 PDT
Wheel Balancer Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Wheel-Balancer-Stand/
Wheel Balancer Stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIX/623Q/HJ39SL6M/FIX623QHJ39SL6M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIX/623Q/HJ39SL6M/FIX623QHJ39SL6M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIX/623Q/HJ39SL6M/FIX623QHJ39SL6M.SMALL.jpg petercd A motorbike wheel balancer or spoked wheel truing stand built with no welding. I wanted to build this without welding but still have it adjustable for the initial setting up. Components laid out. A sort of exploded view of all the components, which include 6 bolts 4 brass screws 2 p...
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Mon, 15 Jul 2013 11:50:22 PDT
How to Make Motorcycle Frame Sliders on the Lathe -- I made it at TechShop! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Motorcycle-Frame-Sliders-on-the-Lathe-/
How to Make Motorcycle Frame Sliders on the Lathe -- I made it at TechShop! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIP/9LCW/HJ1XP6N9/FIP9LCWHJ1XP6N9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIP/9LCW/HJ1XP6N9/FIP9LCWHJ1XP6N9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIP/9LCW/HJ1XP6N9/FIP9LCWHJ1XP6N9.SMALL.jpg mlaurita08 In this instructable, I will go through the fabrication of frame sliders for a motorcycle. I have chosen, as an example, a Ducati Panigale. In the event of a crash, frame sliders help to protect your bike against excessive damage. They space the body off of the pavement, thereby protecting portions...
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Sat, 13 Jul 2013 01:19:45 PDT
Motorcycle Brake Caliper Repair http://www.instructables.com/id/Motorcycle-Brake-Caliper-Repair/
Motorcycle Brake Caliper Repair - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNH/2I1B/HIGFAX2I/FNH2I1BHIGFAX2I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNH/2I1B/HIGFAX2I/FNH2I1BHIGFAX2I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNH/2I1B/HIGFAX2I/FNH2I1BHIGFAX2I.SMALL.jpg MidnightMaker This ‘ible details how to go about fixing your motorcycle brake caliper when the brake lever starts getting uncomfortably close to the hand grip with resulting loss of braking power.  If you pump quickly once or twice the brakes work again, but after you release the lever for a short while, the next...
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Mon, 1 Jul 2013 12:50:58 PDT
Motorcycle Shell DIY Garage http://www.instructables.com/id/Motorcycle-Shell-DIY-Garage/
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Mon, 17 Jun 2013 10:07:52 PDT
Trailer for Vespa Scooter http://www.instructables.com/id/Trailer-for-Vespa-Scooter/
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Mon, 27 May 2013 03:02:47 PDT
How to Prepare a Motorcycle for Winter Storage http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Prepare-a-Motorcycle-for-Winter-Storage/
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Sun, 21 Apr 2013 11:17:16 PDT
DIY carbon tape heated vest http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-carbon-tape-heated-vest/
DIY carbon tape heated vest - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFX/5RFW/HGU2P22F/FFX5RFWHGU2P22F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFX/5RFW/HGU2P22F/FFX5RFWHGU2P22F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFX/5RFW/HGU2P22F/FFX5RFWHGU2P22F.SMALL.jpg Shenzhen diy heated clothing kit The pattern made from some factory vest. 6 meters of carbon heating flex tape (www.carbonheater.us) placed on back and both sides. By touch carbon is a little bit like a loose weave silk. It's very soft but strong enough. Because of big length it provides uniform heating of ...
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Mon, 13 May 2013 13:17:06 PDT
How to Repair and Repaint Motorcycle Exhaust Pipes http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Repair-and-Repaint-Motorcycle-Exhaust-Pipes/
How to Repair and Repaint Motorcycle Exhaust Pipes - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKV/41MY/HFD1FEO0/FKV41MYHFD1FEO0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKV/41MY/HFD1FEO0/FKV41MYHFD1FEO0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKV/41MY/HFD1FEO0/FKV41MYHFD1FEO0.SMALL.jpg knoxmj19 It is riding season again and I was doing some routine maintenance on my bike when I noticed that my exhaust pipes had become nasty looking. Moving from the South to the Northwest had taken a toll on my scooter.  My pipes had started to rust on the bottom, and the finish had started to crack while ...
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Tue, 16 Apr 2013 17:42:52 PDT
Building a Budget Cafe Racer http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-a-Budget-Cafe-Racer/
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Mon, 1 Apr 2013 21:00:48 PDT
Replica Vintage Motorcycle http://www.instructables.com/id/Replica-Vintage-Motorcycle/
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Mon, 1 Apr 2013 00:23:49 PDT
Motorized Bicycle Assembly Overview http://www.instructables.com/id/Motorized-Bicycle-Assembly-Overview/
Motorized Bicycle Assembly Overview - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAL/YIT5/HCV989RB/FALYIT5HCV989RB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAL/YIT5/HCV989RB/FALYIT5HCV989RB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAL/YIT5/HCV989RB/FALYIT5HCV989RB.SMALL.jpg vazquezl31 This is a short instructable on how to assemble a motorized bicycle. This was my project when I first started with Tech Shop.  What's important to remember when you do this project is that not all the bikes will be the same, there are subtle differences that you have to be aware of, and your mileage...
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Mon, 11 Feb 2013 18:13:31 PST
1993 EX500 Race Bike - Complete Rebuild http://www.instructables.com/id/1993-EX500-Race-Bike-Complete-Rebuild/
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Wed, 6 Feb 2013 11:27:57 PST
Lead loading filling bodywork information tutorial demonstration technique guide http://www.instructables.com/id/Lead-loading-filling-bodywork-information-tutorial-1/
Lead loading filling bodywork information tutorial demonstration technique guide - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJL/15AP/HAQ3BUGN/FJL15APHAQ3BUGN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJL/15AP/HAQ3BUGN/FJL15APHAQ3BUGN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJL/15AP/HAQ3BUGN/FJL15APHAQ3BUGN.SMALL.jpg rchanter This is my first instructable demonstration video of how to use lead,flux and tallow to tin and load lead for bodywork, fuel tanks and other metalwork,  I have published a short video only version I have now added pictures from a repair project that I learnt the process for. Please visit...
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Wed, 9 Jan 2013 13:58:57 PST
BING 14mm CARBURETOR RE-JET http://www.instructables.com/id/BING-14mm-CARBURETOR-RE-JET/
BING 14mm CARBURETOR RE-JET - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSP/OBMS/HAQ385V5/FSPOBMSHAQ385V5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSP/OBMS/HAQ385V5/FSPOBMSHAQ385V5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSP/OBMS/HAQ385V5/FSPOBMSHAQ385V5.SMALL.jpg droidy_pendejo Why Re-Jet, you ask? It may be necessary to change the size of the jet in your carburetor. Perhaps the weather has changed, the altitude id different, maybe you put on a different exhaust pipe. Things like this can cause your motor to run "lean" or "rich". Then your motor will run like crap, or eve...
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Mon, 17 Dec 2012 14:12:12 PST
MOPED PISTON STOP! http://www.instructables.com/id/MOPED-PISTON-STOP/
MOPED PISTON STOP! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSD/1RXY/HABC54SD/FSD1RXYHABC54SD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSD/1RXY/HABC54SD/FSD1RXYHABC54SD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSD/1RXY/HABC54SD/FSD1RXYHABC54SD.SMALL.jpg droidy_pendejo If you own a moped, sooner or later you're going to need to work on it. Trust me on this one... Once in a while you may need to remove the flywheel or clutch. This can be tricky to do because as you try to remove the nut, the motor will want to spin. How does one stop the motor from turning, you ask...
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Wed, 5 Dec 2012 08:40:57 PST
The Copper Chopper http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Copper-Chopper/
The Copper Chopper - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH7/86X9/GG4A6SBK/FH786X9GG4A6SBK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH7/86X9/GG4A6SBK/FH786X9GG4A6SBK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH7/86X9/GG4A6SBK/FH786X9GG4A6SBK.SMALL.jpg TUNEMAN This project took me far too many hours, more than i would be willing admit. But it also started out as just an idea,to a concept,to an obsession, a little sleep deprivation, then finally reality. All that YOU have to do, is just build something you have seen on here. One of the best features of th...
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Wed, 24 Oct 2012 11:40:51 PDT
My DIY triumph bonneville backrest / sissy http://www.instructables.com/id/triumph-oem-backrest-a-bit-puny/
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Fri, 5 Oct 2012 09:47:04 PDT
Convert your Honda wheel to a disc brake http://www.instructables.com/id/Convert-your-Honda-wheel-to-a-disc-brake/
Convert your Honda wheel to a disc brake - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ4/4YKB/H7S5B0BO/FQ44YKBH7S5B0BO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ4/4YKB/H7S5B0BO/FQ44YKBH7S5B0BO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ4/4YKB/H7S5B0BO/FQ44YKBH7S5B0BO.SMALL.jpg irmiger Let's get right to the crux of it by saying, this conversion isn't for the faint of heart. Then again, if you mess up, good rear wheels are going for dirt on eBay, so take a breath, collect yourself, and let's dig right in! Throughout the late 70's and well into the 80's, Honda Motorcycles made a s...
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Tue, 2 Oct 2012 18:18:25 PDT
Display A Motorcycle Parking Permit Without Marring Your Paint! http://www.instructables.com/id/Display-A-Motorcycle-Parking-Permit-Without-Marrin/
Display A Motorcycle Parking Permit Without Marring Your Paint! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSQ/7VNR/H74320W4/FSQ7VNRH74320W4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSQ/7VNR/H74320W4/FSQ7VNRH74320W4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSQ/7VNR/H74320W4/FSQ7VNRH74320W4.SMALL.jpg TechShopJosh So, you're a college student, a government employee, or just anyone who needs to display a parking permit. You need to display that permit somewhere on the back of your motorcycle, but where oh where can you put it without the potential for marring that beautiful paint of yours? In this article, I'l...
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Sun, 30 Sep 2012 23:18:48 PDT
Motorcycle Trunk Popper http://www.instructables.com/id/Motorcycle-Trunk-Popper/
Motorcycle Trunk Popper - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFQ/J4B6/H71GRPM7/FFQJ4B6H71GRPM7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFQ/J4B6/H71GRPM7/FFQJ4B6H71GRPM7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFQ/J4B6/H71GRPM7/FFQJ4B6H71GRPM7.SMALL.jpg spizzak This is one of my favourite projects that I've done so far because it arose out of genuine need to improve something, and it turned out much better than expected. The problem I was having was that in order to remove the rear seat on my motorcycle to access the trunk, I had to use one hand to turn t...
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Thu, 13 Sep 2012 14:39:07 PDT
The No-Weld fuse box for early model Harley-Davidson Sportsters http://www.instructables.com/id/The-No-Weld-fuse-box-for-early-model-Harley-Davids/
The No-Weld fuse box for early model Harley-Davidson Sportsters - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCC/A8PQ/H6MEVW2W/FCCA8PQH6MEVW2W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCC/A8PQ/H6MEVW2W/FCCA8PQH6MEVW2W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCC/A8PQ/H6MEVW2W/FCCA8PQH6MEVW2W.SMALL.jpg corydjarman This idea stems from the need to organize the fuses and tame the web of wires jutting out from within the frame and ending up hanging wildly around the fender and under your seat. As the headline states, this is a no weld project; meaning rivets will replace any spot welds required for assembly. The...
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Wed, 5 Sep 2012 20:00:33 PDT
Mobile phone scooter clip http://www.instructables.com/id/Mobile-phone-scooter-clip/
Mobile phone scooter clip - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9T/XQSA/H6DWVJH6/F9TXQSAH6DWVJH6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9T/XQSA/H6DWVJH6/F9TXQSAH6DWVJH6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9T/XQSA/H6DWVJH6/F9TXQSAH6DWVJH6.SMALL.jpg oferlitver I wanted a convenient and safe method to attach my mobile phone to my scooter, so that I can see who's calling my bluetooth earphone, see GPS guidance etc. Of coarse, you should NEVER operate your mobile phone while riding! I bought a simple cheap holder for around 8$ Then cut the upper part of i...
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Thu, 30 Aug 2012 05:06:21 PDT
Installing integrated brake and sequential signals on Fz8 http://www.instructables.com/id/Installing-intergrated-brake-and-sequential-signal/
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Fri, 17 Aug 2012 16:42:06 PDT
Integrated LED Foot Peg Signals http://www.instructables.com/id/Integrated-Foot-Peg-Signals/
Integrated LED Foot Peg Signals - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8B/EZW8/H5ED8AVI/F8BEZW8H5ED8AVI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8B/EZW8/H5ED8AVI/F8BEZW8H5ED8AVI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8B/EZW8/H5ED8AVI/F8BEZW8H5ED8AVI.SMALL.jpg spizzak These signals are a great way to make yourself more visible on a motorcycle, lighten the load on your charging system, and as a bonus they look pretty cool too! These signals are made using orange super bright LEDs that are inserted into the passenger peg hangers on my SV650. I did this mod on my la...
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Mon, 13 Aug 2012 17:57:21 PDT
DIY Cheap Motorcycle Tank Bag http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Cheap-Motorcycle-Tank-Bag/
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Wed, 8 Aug 2012 04:35:18 PDT
Sportster Rear Brake Light Switch Replacement http://www.instructables.com/id/Sportster-Rear-Brake-Light-Switch-Replacement/
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Sat, 28 Jul 2012 18:42:55 PDT
Yoshimura R77 slip on install. http://www.instructables.com/id/Yoshimura-R77-slip-on-install/
Yoshimura R77 slip on install. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FL1/EA5K/H4ZN57CX/FL1EA5KH4ZN57CX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL1/EA5K/H4ZN57CX/FL1EA5KH4ZN57CX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL1/EA5K/H4ZN57CX/FL1EA5KH4ZN57CX.SMALL.jpg jumb5150 Yep so I have the opportunity to work on a new bike so Im going back to the basics and cover some of the things I have not in the past. Today, we are doing a simple exhaust install here at Techshop San Jose. I chose to use a Yoshimura R77 carbon fiber for this instructable. Lets rip it off!! (RE...
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Wed, 25 Jul 2012 11:14:51 PDT
Changing rear sprockets on WR250R http://www.instructables.com/id/Changing-rear-sprockets-on-WR250R/
Changing rear sprockets on WR250R - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Q/LXFY/H51ASL0C/F3QLXFYH51ASL0C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Q/LXFY/H51ASL0C/F3QLXFYH51ASL0C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Q/LXFY/H51ASL0C/F3QLXFYH51ASL0C.SMALL.jpg madebywales This is an overview on how to remove the rear sprocket on a wr250r to change the gear ratio. I started with a 12 tooth front and 48 tooth rear which is a great ratio for off road. My bike is my commuter horse so  I need a much more street able ratio. Thus this instructable. Also, it is NOT required ...
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Wed, 25 Jul 2012 14:20:00 PDT
Build your own remote seat opener for scooters http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-your-own-remote-seat-opener-for-scooters/
Build your own remote seat opener for scooters - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIQ/73LL/H4AG5IIO/FIQ73LLH4AG5IIO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIQ/73LL/H4AG5IIO/FIQ73LLH4AG5IIO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIQ/73LL/H4AG5IIO/FIQ73LLH4AG5IIO.SMALL.jpg frozenkamote If you've owned a scooter, you'd know that there is a compartment underneath the seat, usually called the utility box, where you can put your helmet, tools or other stuff. Here in the Philippines, there is a huge surge of 125cc city commuter bikes called underbone motorbikes, so-called because thei...
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Wed, 18 Jul 2012 00:18:27 PDT
How to Change the Air Filter on a Dirt Bike http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Change-the-Air-Filter-on-a-Dirt-Bike/
How to Change the Air Filter on a Dirt Bike - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZN/V0JL/H4AGIQX6/FZNV0JLH4AGIQX6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZN/V0JL/H4AGIQX6/FZNV0JLH4AGIQX6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZN/V0JL/H4AGIQX6/FZNV0JLH4AGIQX6.SMALL.jpg jamcbride1 The air filter is one of the most important components on an off-highway motorcycle. The filter captures dirt and debris and keeps it from getting sucked into the motor during operation. This can be problematic for two reasons. First, dirt and debris causes excessive wear on the internal moving comp...
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Tue, 10 Jul 2012 07:30:18 PDT
Chaps from old jeans http://www.instructables.com/id/Chaps-from-old-jeans/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F9K/CTZ9/H461DC0V/F9KCTZ9H461DC0V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9K/CTZ9/H461DC0V/F9KCTZ9H461DC0V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9K/CTZ9/H461DC0V/F9KCTZ9H461DC0V.SMALL.jpg MeNmyShadow When I first started riding a year ago... I was on a tight budget.  Under 1,000 bucks for bike and gear including the rider safety class.  This idea helped make my dream safely possible.  went over total budget by $50 so I could get a modular helmet. Chaps only cost the price of snaps, zippers & a p...
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Wed, 4 Jul 2012 13:16:14 PDT
Motorcycle brake and clutch fluid change http://www.instructables.com/id/Motorcycle-brake-and-clutch-fluid-change/
Motorcycle brake and clutch fluid change - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0A/YDFB/H3QFLOQG/F0AYDFBH3QFLOQG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0A/YDFB/H3QFLOQG/F0AYDFBH3QFLOQG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0A/YDFB/H3QFLOQG/F0AYDFBH3QFLOQG.SMALL.jpg Makuna A common Motorcycle maintenance task is to replace the hydraulic fluids in the brake and clutch systems.  Hydraulic fluid will over time absorb water which causes the fluid to boil when the brakes are applied or the clutch is used, and thus reduce effectiveness of the system. While you may consider...
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Wed, 20 Jun 2012 20:36:17 PDT
Adding additional lighting to your motorcycle with LED's http://www.instructables.com/id/Adding-additional-lighting-to-your-motorcycle-with/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F5G/SQI9/H337KS1M/F5GSQI9H337KS1M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5G/SQI9/H337KS1M/F5GSQI9H337KS1M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5G/SQI9/H337KS1M/F5GSQI9H337KS1M.SMALL.jpg Moddy Though there is a lot involved in wiring as a general rule, it can be very rewarding to accomplish. Additionally, this would be a great project to start. It is straight forward because the two items that are being wired, an amber strip for turn signals and a red running light, need 12 volts and ther...
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Tue, 12 Jun 2012 14:10:30 PDT
Vintage motorcycle stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Vintage-motorcycle-stand/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F2Y/ZMYS/H337JX74/F2YZMYSH337JX74.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2Y/ZMYS/H337JX74/F2YZMYSH337JX74.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2Y/ZMYS/H337JX74/F2YZMYSH337JX74.SMALL.jpg flattrackracer Steps for one stand 1) Cut 4 pieces of 3/4" to 1" square tubing 10.5" long  2) Cut 2 pieces of 3/4" to 1" square tubing 6" long  3) Cut 1 piece of 3/4" to 1" sguare tubing 2' long  4) take all the 10.5" pieces and mig weld together as pictured 5) Then tac the 2' handle and make sure the handle is at...
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Fri, 8 Jun 2012 12:16:30 PDT
How to ride a tall motorbike if you are short. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-ride-a-tall-motorbike-if-you-are-short/
How to ride a tall motorbike if you are short. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYA/5KEP/H2WEVMO7/FYA5KEPH2WEVMO7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYA/5KEP/H2WEVMO7/FYA5KEPH2WEVMO7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYA/5KEP/H2WEVMO7/FYA5KEPH2WEVMO7.SMALL.jpg expatty Riding motorbikes can be tricky if you can't put both feet on the ground.  Short people usually tend to be limited to cruiser or sports bikes because of the low seat hight. But if, like me, you want to be able to use your bike anywhere a dual purpose bike is the ticket. So even though I can just abo...
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Fri, 8 Jun 2012 05:15:25 PDT
Installing a Garage Door Opener Wired to Motorcycle Hi-Beam http://www.instructables.com/id/Installing-a-Garage-Door-Opener-Wired-to-Motorcycl/
Installing a Garage Door Opener Wired to Motorcycle Hi-Beam - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F14/B4XP/H1Y07H7U/F14B4XPH1Y07H7U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F14/B4XP/H1Y07H7U/F14B4XPH1Y07H7U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F14/B4XP/H1Y07H7U/F14B4XPH1Y07H7U.SMALL.jpg bkrabach I was tired of having to get on and off my bike to open and close the garage door each time I headed out.  While my wife and I were out of town we found a project at a dealer that allowed you to operate the garage door via the hi-beam switch.  It was $120 and more than we wanted to spend at the time...
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Tue, 8 May 2012 10:19:10 PDT
motorlift http://www.instructables.com/id/motorlift/
motorlift - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FII/D64E/H1KH9YAO/FIID64EH1KH9YAO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FII/D64E/H1KH9YAO/FIID64EH1KH9YAO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FII/D64E/H1KH9YAO/FIID64EH1KH9YAO.SMALL.jpg drean I made this motorlift with the plans i got from a friend. For mine i changed it a bit , mine is longer and higher than shown in the plans. It can easily lift my motorbike which ways about 170 kilo. I also use it a lot as an extra workbench. floor and arms The thickness of the steel is 2mm ,only ...
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Mon, 30 Apr 2012 04:29:21 PDT
$2 Motorcycle Wheel Bearing Puller http://www.instructables.com/id/2-Motorcycle-Wheel-Bearing-Puller/
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Fri, 27 Apr 2012 23:16:31 PDT
Motorcycle oil change. http://www.instructables.com/id/Motorcycle-oil-change/
Motorcycle oil change. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUF/V2MV/H19RUVDH/FUFV2MVH19RUVDH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUF/V2MV/H19RUVDH/FUFV2MVH19RUVDH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUF/V2MV/H19RUVDH/FUFV2MVH19RUVDH.SMALL.jpg jumb5150 Today Im going to show you how to properly change the oil on your motorcycle. For this instructable, we are going to use my 2011 Yamaha FZ8. Please consult your owner's manual for proper oil change and filter schedule. Materials needed Here we have a photo of materials needed for our oil change. ...
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Fri, 20 Apr 2012 16:42:52 PDT
Motorized Bicycle DIY: The hard way http://www.instructables.com/id/Motorized-Bicycle-DIY-The-hard-way/
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Sun, 1 Apr 2012 23:11:53 PDT
Fit a Japanese Regulator Rectifier unit to a 12v AC/DC Royal Enfield Bullet http://www.instructables.com/id/Fit-a-Japanese-Regulator-Rectifier-unit-to-a-12v-A/
Fit a Japanese Regulator Rectifier unit to a 12v AC/DC Royal Enfield Bullet - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6N/1C5M/GZAD1AB8/F6N1C5MGZAD1AB8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6N/1C5M/GZAD1AB8/F6N1C5MGZAD1AB8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6N/1C5M/GZAD1AB8/F6N1C5MGZAD1AB8.SMALL.jpg stinkwheel The standard, seperate regulator and rectifier units on the later model Royal Enfield Bullet are not noted for their reliability. Aftermarket replacements are available but can be expensive. This instructable will show you how to fit one of the widely available, more reliable and less expensive int...
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Sat, 3 Mar 2012 18:35:30 PST
Moped Buddy Seat http://www.instructables.com/id/Moped-Buddy-Seat/
Moped Buddy Seat - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFX/OXZ9/GX3LREZ6/FFXOXZ9GX3LREZ6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFX/OXZ9/GX3LREZ6/FFXOXZ9GX3LREZ6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFX/OXZ9/GX3LREZ6/FFXOXZ9GX3LREZ6.SMALL.jpg droidy_pendejo I needed a buddy seat for my moped and I thought it would b e fun to make one. The bike it's going on is pretty crusty, so I'm not all that concerned about how it looks, plus I don't want to spend much money building this thing either. Here's what I did.... Tools and materials... A carbboard box,...
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Mon, 9 Jan 2012 22:08:20 PST
Motorcycle Lowers (low deflectors) http://www.instructables.com/id/Motorcycle-Lowers-low-deflectors/
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Sat, 17 Dec 2011 18:11:54 PST