Instructables: exploring - workshop - motorcycles - motorcycle http://www.instructables.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:38:46 PDT BLOX v1.01 Matte camouflaged yamaha Fz16 http://www.instructables.com/id/Matte-camouflaged-yamaha-Fz16/
Matte camouflaged yamaha Fz16 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAT/XITW/HY12N7C6/FATXITWHY12N7C6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAT/XITW/HY12N7C6/FATXITWHY12N7C6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAT/XITW/HY12N7C6/FATXITWHY12N7C6.SMALL.jpg zamil_316 I love doing innovative stuff, for long time i was thinking of putting my work for all of you. so this is a part of my work.I have painted my motorcycle 2 times, the camouflaged version is my second time. Tools needed Tools needed:-1. Air compressor with regulator2. Spray gun + airbrush 3. sten...
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Sat, 26 Jul 2014 04:10:15 PDT
Restoring motorcycle forks http://www.instructables.com/id/Restoring-motorcycle-forks/
Restoring motorcycle forks - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF7/JYXD/HXYYG9AN/FF7JYXDHXYYG9AN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF7/JYXD/HXYYG9AN/FF7JYXDHXYYG9AN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF7/JYXD/HXYYG9AN/FF7JYXDHXYYG9AN.SMALL.jpg dk1216 This is how i restored the shine to my motorcycle forks on a 1985 honda shadow vt700 while replacing the fork seals. You don't have to replace the seals while doing this, but since you'll have the forks off anyways, it's a good idea. Take a look at the bushings too while you're at it. Remove the ...
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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:19:58 PDT
Awesome Motorcycle Paint Idea http://www.instructables.com/id/Awesome-Motorcycle-Paint-Idea/
Awesome Motorcycle Paint Idea - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFK/9ZK8/HXA9LE8J/FFK9ZK8HXA9LE8J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFK/9ZK8/HXA9LE8J/FFK9ZK8HXA9LE8J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFK/9ZK8/HXA9LE8J/FFK9ZK8HXA9LE8J.SMALL.jpg greichert1 Complex & Creative design that can be done by almost anyone. This is a beginner's attempt at painting, the result blew away my expectations! With a little bit of time and effort, you too can create a personalized piece of art like this. This DIY will give you free range to explore your own creative ...
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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 17:35:21 PDT
Motorbike Restoration (light restoration) http://www.instructables.com/id/Motorbike-Restoration-light-restoration/
Motorbike Restoration (light restoration) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FR8/LKFE/HWDFDT6R/FR8LKFEHWDFDT6R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR8/LKFE/HWDFDT6R/FR8LKFEHWDFDT6R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR8/LKFE/HWDFDT6R/FR8LKFEHWDFDT6R.SMALL.jpg alan0guy This instructable is to show off my bike which i absolutely love! and more importantly how I got it from a rusted old bike to the beauty it is slowly becoming. When I bought the bike it had been lying up for a few years and the owner knew nothing about its condition or how it ran or even if anything...
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Fri, 13 Jun 2014 10:05:07 PDT
Motorcycle Inspection Plate http://www.instructables.com/id/Motorcycle-Inspection-Plate/
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Fri, 6 Jun 2014 09:31:22 PDT
12v Power Outlet - Motorcycle http://www.instructables.com/id/12v-Power-Outlet-Motorcycle/
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Tue, 6 May 2014 10:18:45 PDT
Installing your new vertical motocycle license plate on the custom bracket you made. http://www.instructables.com/id/Installing-your-new-vertical-motocycle-license-pla/
Installing your new vertical motocycle license plate on the custom bracket you made. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F86/V5LP/HUMRX9AB/F86V5LPHUMRX9AB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F86/V5LP/HUMRX9AB/F86V5LPHUMRX9AB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F86/V5LP/HUMRX9AB/F86V5LPHUMRX9AB.SMALL.jpg tjolley2000 Previously on instructables... I wrote about the Vertical License plate bracket (one of the most popular instructables I have wrote to date) I made for my Yamaha XS650. A few months later PA passed a law creating vertical MC plates and they were just released. So now I get to be "legal" with my supe...
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Wed, 30 Apr 2014 22:13:48 PDT
How to Change Motorcycle Grips http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Change-Motorcycle-Grips/
How to Change Motorcycle Grips - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEF/4Q81/HUICGRUU/FEF4Q81HUICGRUU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEF/4Q81/HUICGRUU/FEF4Q81HUICGRUU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEF/4Q81/HUICGRUU/FEF4Q81HUICGRUU.SMALL.jpg s6fitzgerald As I have been rebuilding my old bike I keep finding new parts that I like. While there was nothing wrong with the old grips, I found these brown rubber grips on ebay and I thought they had a cool retro feel to it that complimented my bike well.This is a guide to changing motorcycle grips that is qu...
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Sun, 27 Apr 2014 09:38:54 PDT
Bad Stator Fix--Don't buy a new stator for your engine! Create a battery-op ignition system for less than $50 http://www.instructables.com/id/Bad-Stator-Fix-Dont-buy-a-new-stator-for-your-engi/
Bad Stator Fix--Don't buy a new stator for your engine! Create a battery-op ignition system for less than $50 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYL/2CFE/HU4PUYZR/FYL2CFEHU4PUYZR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYL/2CFE/HU4PUYZR/FYL2CFEHU4PUYZR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYL/2CFE/HU4PUYZR/FYL2CFEHU4PUYZR.SMALL.jpg ndrapeau The cost of a new stator can be hundreds of dollars.  Without a good stator, your engine will run poorly or not at all.  This solution completely bypasses the stator by using a 12 volt battery to power the ignition system.  Everything required can be purchased for under $50.  It will work on all con...
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Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:23:14 PDT
How to Wrap a Motorcycle Exhaust http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Wrap-a-Motorcycle-Exhaust/
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Sat, 19 Apr 2014 12:17:07 PDT
Visor wiper gloves http://www.instructables.com/id/Wiper-gloves/
Visor wiper gloves - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXJ/F92E/HU3TN00G/FXJF92EHU3TN00G.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXJ/F92E/HU3TN00G/FXJF92EHU3TN00G.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXJ/F92E/HU3TN00G/FXJF92EHU3TN00G.SMALL.jpg bachterman I've had this problem since I started taking regular trips to work with my bike, from feburary to november. Summer is not a problem, but autumn and spring can be pretty rainy here in Hungary. And the rain is not your friend, when you're riding a bike. It get's on your everything, which I can cope ...
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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:33:30 PDT
How to fix a loose cush drive on a motorcycle for cheap. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-fix-a-loose-cush-drive-on-a-motorcycle-for-/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FCX/C7X9/HTUV9BIP/FCXC7X9HTUV9BIP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCX/C7X9/HTUV9BIP/FCXC7X9HTUV9BIP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCX/C7X9/HTUV9BIP/FCXC7X9HTUV9BIP.SMALL.jpg earz_cd Many modern motorcycles have rubber cushions built into the rear wheel to reduce stress of engine torque from damaging other components during gear or throttle changes. Over time, the rubber cushions will begin to wear and will loosen up. This will allow the sprocket to move independently from the w...
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Fri, 11 Apr 2014 06:47:02 PDT
How to Ceramic Coat an Exhaust http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Ceramic-Coat-an-Exhaust/
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Sun, 6 Apr 2014 10:51:58 PDT
How to Repair Broken Kickstand http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Repair-Broken-Kickstand/
How to Repair Broken Kickstand - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Y/TZYN/HTBY6LNI/F8YTZYNHTBY6LNI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Y/TZYN/HTBY6LNI/F8YTZYNHTBY6LNI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Y/TZYN/HTBY6LNI/F8YTZYNHTBY6LNI.SMALL.jpg s6fitzgerald I made this at Techshop DetroitMaterials:1 Broken KickstandMIG welderSanblasterFlat black powdercoatPowder coat booth and ovenSafety glasses, welding gloves, welding helmet Broken Kickstand Due to a previous owner my bike had a broken kickstand since I bought it. Thankfully, now I don't have to ...
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Fri, 28 Mar 2014 15:50:34 PDT
Add a light to your motorcycle..not just any light.. http://www.instructables.com/id/Add-a-light-to-your-motorcyclenot-just-any-light/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FVO/W4FI/HSNFWZ44/FVOW4FIHSNFWZ44.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVO/W4FI/HSNFWZ44/FVOW4FIHSNFWZ44.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVO/W4FI/HSNFWZ44/FVOW4FIHSNFWZ44.SMALL.jpg Moddy Adding lights to your bike almost seems like an art as it is what you ride or how often. I have been working on this for about 6 months until I came up with this idea. I have wanted to add a light where there is a reflector behind the front wheel on both sides. Until recently there was only one ligh...
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Wed, 12 Mar 2014 11:53:18 PDT
Easy DIY Motorcycle Camera Mount http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-DIY-Motorcycle-Camera-Mount/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Y/XQ1Z/HSCYAQLU/F3YXQ1ZHSCYAQLU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Y/XQ1Z/HSCYAQLU/F3YXQ1ZHSCYAQLU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Y/XQ1Z/HSCYAQLU/F3YXQ1ZHSCYAQLU.SMALL.jpg rickosgood Build a simple camera mount for my motorcycle using only the following components: 1 x 3/4" PVC Tee 1 x 3/4" PVC threaded end plug 2 x rubber bands 1 x 1/4" bolt 2 x small pipe clamps Epoxy
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Tue, 4 Mar 2014 10:30:03 PST
Motorcycle pelican case http://www.instructables.com/id/Motorcycle-pelican-case/
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Fri, 28 Feb 2014 23:28:55 PST
Nokia BH-503 Bluetooth Headset mod for Motorcycle Helmet http://www.instructables.com/id/Nokia-BH-503-Bluetooth-Headset-mod-for-Motorcycle-/
Nokia BH-503 Bluetooth Headset mod for Motorcycle Helmet - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEL/YJE7/HQEA3UUJ/FELYJE7HQEA3UUJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEL/YJE7/HQEA3UUJ/FELYJE7HQEA3UUJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEL/YJE7/HQEA3UUJ/FELYJE7HQEA3UUJ.SMALL.jpg ischaramoochie Bluetooth headsets for motorcycles are expensive. Nokia BH-503s are cheap. Moreso for the knockoffs. This instructable will show you how to rewire a Nokia BH-503 for use with a universal motorcycle helmet. Disassemble First thing's first. Take out all the screws and keep them safe for future use....
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Tue, 14 Jan 2014 09:22:36 PST
DIY Ignition Wiring - Small (older) Honda Dirtbike http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Ignition-Wiring-Small-older-Honda-Dirtbike/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F42/9KZE/HQCC2H2E/F429KZEHQCC2H2E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F42/9KZE/HQCC2H2E/F429KZEHQCC2H2E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F42/9KZE/HQCC2H2E/F429KZEHQCC2H2E.SMALL.jpg SamCyleNS The wiring on a modern dirtbike would be even simpler; because breaker points ignition no longer exists as it has been replaced by things such as CDI (capacitor discharge) systems. The bike used in this example is a 1984 Honda XL100 (S)
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Sun, 12 Jan 2014 14:12:14 PST
Splitting Crankcase on small Honda Dirtbike (XR80 etc) http://www.instructables.com/id/Splitting-Crankcase-on-small-Honda-Dirtbike-XR80-e/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FWP/BUKO/HQBJ1YQ8/FWPBUKOHQBJ1YQ8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWP/BUKO/HQBJ1YQ8/FWPBUKOHQBJ1YQ8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWP/BUKO/HQBJ1YQ8/FWPBUKOHQBJ1YQ8.SMALL.jpg SamCyleNS The 1998 Honda XR80R used in this example will be extremely similar to the XR100, CRF80, CRF100 and more. Don't ever be afraid to work on a simple little motor like this. Please be aware that this is a 4 stroke, a similar video on a 2 stroke would be much different as the smallest leak in the crank...
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Sat, 11 Jan 2014 20:50:23 PST
Old-school 550 Cord Motorcycle "Getback Whip" http://www.instructables.com/id/Old-school-550-Cord-Motorcycle-Getback-Whip/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FRR/G8GQ/HQA9N6UU/FRRG8GQHQA9N6UU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRR/G8GQ/HQA9N6UU/FRRG8GQHQA9N6UU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRR/G8GQ/HQA9N6UU/FRRG8GQHQA9N6UU.SMALL.jpg bkelly1012 There's a history behind these old-school biker or "getback" whips. Back in the day, you'd see bikers sporting whips - hanging from their clutch or brake levers as they rode. The leather whips were usually made from the biker's club colors - to display their colors and for club recognition. But the ...
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Fri, 10 Jan 2014 19:30:06 PST
Collapsible Motorcycle Workstand http://www.instructables.com/id/Collapsible-Motorcycle-Workstand/
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Tue, 24 Dec 2013 13:09:57 PST
$15 dollar heated gear for motorcycling, impossible. Or is it... http://www.instructables.com/id/15-dollar-heated-gear-for-motorcycling-impossible-/
$15 dollar heated gear for motorcycling, impossible. Or is it... - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FU2/X7RG/HO7XFP6J/FU2X7RGHO7XFP6J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU2/X7RG/HO7XFP6J/FU2X7RGHO7XFP6J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU2/X7RG/HO7XFP6J/FU2X7RGHO7XFP6J.SMALL.jpg Moddy I like to ride all year. "If I'm not slidin, I'm ridin" is a common phrase I can tell anyone as they pass by, astonished I'm still riding into the colder season. At 20 degrees, if there isn't ice, I can be found on my bike, starting it up to make my way into work or wherever I happen to be going. He...
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Mon, 25 Nov 2013 13:50:25 PST
Motorcycle After Market LED Lighting and accessory sockets. http://www.instructables.com/id/Motorcycle-After-Market-LED-Lighting-and-accessory/
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Mon, 25 Nov 2013 10:36:33 PST
DIY motorcycle over pants http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-motorcycle-over-pants/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FVX/XCAN/HNE45DQQ/FVXXCANHNE45DQQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVX/XCAN/HNE45DQQ/FVXXCANHNE45DQQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVX/XCAN/HNE45DQQ/FVXXCANHNE45DQQ.SMALL.jpg rogeromc These over pants are great when it's cold, they can go over your regular pants or jeans. Or if you are in shorts and you need to make a quick trip to the store or just a short ride.  You can pay $100 plus for motorcycle jeans, or if you have some knowledge is sawing you can make them yourself. I wa...
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Thu, 31 Oct 2013 18:32:14 PDT
How To Remove Tail Light From 2013 Triumph Street Triple & Install Vizi-Tec SB-II Or Other Accessories http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Remove-Tail-Light-From-2013-Triumph-Street-/
How To Remove Tail Light From 2013 Triumph Street Triple & Install Vizi-Tec SB-II Or Other Accessories - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMD/LCEW/HLA1110I/FMDLCEWHLA1110I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMD/LCEW/HLA1110I/FMDLCEWHLA1110I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMD/LCEW/HLA1110I/FMDLCEWHLA1110I.SMALL.jpg lipinsal This is how I removed the tail light and installed the Vizi-Tec SB-II brake light modulator on a 2013 Triumph Street Triple. I had trouble finding the correct connector, as the brake light modulator comes with the connectors pre-installed for your specific motorcycle. After quite a bit of searching ...
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Sat, 7 Sep 2013 14:14:30 PDT
How to Make a speedometer housing (on a budget). http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-speedometer-housing-on-a-budget/
How to Make a speedometer housing (on a budget). - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F25/Z3XV/HK1DG4AX/F25Z3XVHK1DG4AX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F25/Z3XV/HK1DG4AX/F25Z3XVHK1DG4AX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F25/Z3XV/HK1DG4AX/F25Z3XVHK1DG4AX.SMALL.jpg tjolley2000 How to Make a speedometer housing (on a budget).     Some times you just have to be creative when you have already gone over budget on your project, don’t have a budget, or sometimes there is no other option. So I had this nice mini speedo for my chopper/bobber project bike, I wanted to hide it as m...
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Tue, 13 Aug 2013 07:33:21 PDT
How to make a license plate bracket for a motorcycle (from scrap) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-license-plate-bracket-for-a-motorcyc/
How to make a license plate bracket for a motorcycle (from scrap) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOC/T7D6/HJAI0M53/FOCT7D6HJAI0M53.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOC/T7D6/HJAI0M53/FOCT7D6HJAI0M53.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOC/T7D6/HJAI0M53/FOCT7D6HJAI0M53.SMALL.jpg tjolley2000 I had a great idea for a motorcycle license plate bracket, but I also wanted to get my bike on the road before I had the time need to make what I had in my head.  So, I needed a temporary solution. Being temporary, I don’t really want to put much money into it, and I saw a nice unused section in a p...
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Sun, 21 Jul 2013 15:20:01 PDT
Motorcycle usb and lighter port / accessory charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Motorcycle-usb-and-lighter-port-accessory-charge/
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Sat, 20 Jul 2013 19:47:59 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
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...
By: mlaurita08

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Sat, 13 Jul 2013 01:19:45 PDT
Motorcycle Windshield - Curved http://www.instructables.com/id/Motorcycle-Windshield-Curved/
Motorcycle Windshield - Curved - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJG/EQSY/HINOE842/FJGEQSYHINOE842.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJG/EQSY/HINOE842/FJGEQSYHINOE842.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJG/EQSY/HINOE842/FJGEQSYHINOE842.SMALL.jpg lotusjps46 My motorcycle windshield was broken right after I bought the bike (used).  I was initialy planning to replace the plastic and reuse the existing hardware, but I really did not like the large size of the old windshield, and the mounting was really ugly.  New motorcycle windshields are available in a ...
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Wed, 3 Jul 2013 18:50:14 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...
By: MidnightMaker

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Mon, 1 Jul 2013 12:50:58 PDT
Straighten bent handlebar on motorcycle http://www.instructables.com/id/Straighten-bent-handlebar-on-motorcycle/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F4M/WONE/HIGFJKQU/F4MWONEHIGFJKQU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4M/WONE/HIGFJKQU/F4MWONEHIGFJKQU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4M/WONE/HIGFJKQU/F4MWONEHIGFJKQU.SMALL.jpg Libahunt I managed to fall with my motorcycle so that the handlebar ended up being quite much out of align with the front wheel. First step (if the location of the damage is not obvious) is to release and examine fork tubes. For that see for example http://faq.ninja250.org/wiki/I_need_to_realign_my_forks_and...
By: Libahunt

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Fri, 28 Jun 2013 14:57:10 PDT
Motorcycle Shell DIY Garage http://www.instructables.com/id/Motorcycle-Shell-DIY-Garage/
Motorcycle Shell DIY Garage - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZW/PS84/HHS9W6ZE/FZWPS84HHS9W6ZE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZW/PS84/HHS9W6ZE/FZWPS84HHS9W6ZE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZW/PS84/HHS9W6ZE/FZWPS84HHS9W6ZE.SMALL.jpg DenverGee Here I made a Motorcycle Shell Garage, using PVC pipe and a Tarp. You will need 1/4 inch PVC pipe I used 7- 10 foot pieces10- 1/4 inch elbows10- 1/4 inch T-connectors2-trailer hitch (or something to link all the T-connectors together ie. A long bolt with washers and a nut) Pipe gluePipe saw (I used ...
By: DenverGee

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Mon, 17 Jun 2013 10:07:52 PDT
How to change a motorbike tyre using tyre levers & a spade http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-change-a-motorbike-tyre-using-tyre-levers-/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ0/YPKW/HHS9LPO0/FQ0YPKWHHS9LPO0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ0/YPKW/HHS9LPO0/FQ0YPKWHHS9LPO0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ0/YPKW/HHS9LPO0/FQ0YPKWHHS9LPO0.SMALL.jpg diy kiwi No need to make a trip to the tyre shop to change your motocross tyre, If you have a spade, a couple of tyre levers & some plastic hose. This detailed tutorial will show you how its done in 15 - 20 minutes
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Sun, 16 Jun 2013 13:33:12 PDT
Motorcycle hand deflectors http://www.instructables.com/id/Motorcycle-hand-deflectors/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FGE/MF2T/HH2VN8CM/FGEMF2THH2VN8CM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGE/MF2T/HH2VN8CM/FGEMF2THH2VN8CM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGE/MF2T/HH2VN8CM/FGEMF2THH2VN8CM.SMALL.jpg mbourhan This was inspired by several Instructables I have seen in here ,Thanks to all who made this an easy job . What I used 1- Plexiglass sheet 2- Heat Gun 3-  2mm Steel Sheet 4- Bolts ,Nuts ,Washers 5- Old bicycle Inner tube ( to use as a cushion )  
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Mon, 3 Jun 2013 23:30:15 PDT
50 Gallon Whiskey Barrel Motorcycle Trailer Building Plans http://www.instructables.com/id/50-Gallon-Whiskey-Barrel-Motorcycle-Trailer-Buildi/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F8A/Q1BF/HH2VZPUD/F8AQ1BFHH2VZPUD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8A/Q1BF/HH2VZPUD/F8AQ1BFHH2VZPUD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8A/Q1BF/HH2VZPUD/F8AQ1BFHH2VZPUD.SMALL.jpg BikerKarl One of the earliest motorcycle trailers for towing behind my motorcycle was the 50 Gallon Whiskey Barrel Motorcycle Trailer. It was a lot of fun building and gets a lot of attention on the road.
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Tue, 28 May 2013 01:57:58 PDT
classic motorbike restoration step-step. 1974 honda xl100 http://www.instructables.com/id/classic-motorbike-restoration-step-step-1974-hond/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FSL/QCWZ/HFPTEJII/FSLQCWZHFPTEJII.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSL/QCWZ/HFPTEJII/FSLQCWZHFPTEJII.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSL/QCWZ/HFPTEJII/FSLQCWZHFPTEJII.SMALL.jpg danbranxl ok just look though these pictures and videos and have a look at then steps to restoring a motorbike, quite simply :) watch these video on different parts of doing the restoration ill start out with a timeline of what i have done on this honda xl100. these are mainly just tips on how to do it ...
By: danbranxl

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Sat, 27 Apr 2013 07:18:04 PDT
How to restore a frame on a classic motorbike (using 1974 honda xl100) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-restore-a-frame-on-a-classic-motorbike-usi/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FKY/GYDN/HFWSTG0O/FKYGYDNHFWSTG0O.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKY/GYDN/HFWSTG0O/FKYGYDNHFWSTG0O.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKY/GYDN/HFWSTG0O/FKYGYDNHFWSTG0O.SMALL.jpg danbranxl Hi my name is daniel! in this video, i am trying to teach a simple cheap way of making you old motorbike frame look like new! it will help you save loads of money and easy step by step of  how i have done it. i am showing how to work back the paint and rust off a Honda xl100, but it will be the same...
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Fri, 26 Apr 2013 19:01:04 PDT
How to Prepare a Motorcycle for Winter Storage http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Prepare-a-Motorcycle-for-Winter-Storage/
How to Prepare a Motorcycle for Winter Storage - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQI/S8PX/HDYZC49W/FQIS8PXHDYZC49W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQI/S8PX/HDYZC49W/FQIS8PXHDYZC49W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQI/S8PX/HDYZC49W/FQIS8PXHDYZC49W.SMALL.jpg bbutanis Properly preparing your motorcycle for winter storage can save time, headaches, and money when nice weather rolls around. Since each motorcycle has different designs and specifications, these instructions are designed to provide an overview of the process -- refer to your motorcycle's owner's manual...
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Sun, 21 Apr 2013 11:17:16 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/
Building a Budget Cafe Racer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSP/KMGK/HEXSMTYE/FSPKMGKHEXSMTYE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSP/KMGK/HEXSMTYE/FSPKMGKHEXSMTYE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSP/KMGK/HEXSMTYE/FSPKMGKHEXSMTYE.SMALL.jpg Wesley666 Anyone into motorbikes has probably seen a Cafe Racer at some point, they are a fairly common type of modified bike for a retro look that doesn't resort to old Harleys and Indian cruisers.  They are similar in concept to a bobber, strip a bike down and leave only the essentials to lighten the load f...
By: Wesley666

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Mon, 1 Apr 2013 21:00:48 PDT
Clutch Cable Lubing http://www.instructables.com/id/Clutch-Cable-Lubing/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F4L/ONA4/HERM6RV8/F4LONA4HERM6RV8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4L/ONA4/HERM6RV8/F4LONA4HERM6RV8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4L/ONA4/HERM6RV8/F4LONA4HERM6RV8.SMALL.jpg jumb5150 Today we are going to do a simple instructable here at Techshop. We are going to lube our clutch cable.This is an important part of your maintenance schedule when owning a bike.  I advise everyone to pick up a cable lube tool from any motorcycle store. They will cost you about $12 1. Put motorcyc...
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Wed, 27 Mar 2013 10:51:35 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...
By: vazquezl31

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Mon, 11 Feb 2013 18:13:31 PST
MICROMOTO mini foldable portable motorcycle http://www.instructables.com/id/MICROMOTO-mini-foldable-portable-motorcycle/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F7O/M052/HCV9CF4Q/F7OM052HCV9CF4Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7O/M052/HCV9CF4Q/F7OM052HCV9CF4Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7O/M052/HCV9CF4Q/F7OM052HCV9CF4Q.SMALL.jpg Yee s Job This is my Micromoto that I made in 1998. It can be folded. Hope you will like it.
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Sat, 9 Feb 2013 10:37:54 PST
Satan R1 shock adapter for Fz8 How to http://www.instructables.com/id/Satan-R1-shock-adapter-for-Fz8-How-to/
Satan R1 shock adapter for Fz8 How to - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3F/EEKE/HCV9BQVO/F3FEEKEHCV9BQVO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3F/EEKE/HCV9BQVO/F3FEEKEHCV9BQVO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3F/EEKE/HCV9BQVO/F3FEEKEHCV9BQVO.SMALL.jpg jumb5150 So I love my Fz8 so much but despise the stock rear suspension. It constantly wants to buck me off the bike whenever I hit a small bump. The stock suspension only has preload adjustability and nothing else. So I was looking for a solution and found a person known as Satan 666 that specializes in pro...
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Thu, 7 Feb 2013 12:32:36 PST
Teardrop Shaped Powder Coating Oven http://www.instructables.com/id/Teardrop-Shaped-Powder-Coating-Oven/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FAY/WLIO/HCURZRA9/FAYWLIOHCURZRA9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAY/WLIO/HCURZRA9/FAYWLIOHCURZRA9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAY/WLIO/HCURZRA9/FAYWLIOHCURZRA9.SMALL.jpg alvaro.us unique shape for powder coating motorcycle frame. IR (infra red) based Oven,  curved Aluminum walls reflect IR.  Weight of gravity keeps walls curved, no internal wall supports to wick away heat,  will reach 400F in 15 min. see more here.
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Wed, 6 Feb 2013 11:57:47 PST
1993 EX500 Race Bike - Complete Rebuild http://www.instructables.com/id/1993-EX500-Race-Bike-Complete-Rebuild/
1993 EX500 Race Bike - Complete Rebuild - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F46/U51G/HCJOCRKV/F46U51GHCJOCRKV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F46/U51G/HCJOCRKV/F46U51GHCJOCRKV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F46/U51G/HCJOCRKV/F46U51GHCJOCRKV.SMALL.jpg spizzak Hey everyone, I picked up an 1993 EX500 in pretty rough shape at the beginning of last summer for a project bike and decided to document my progress. Here's the storyline of the complete overhaul, restoration and modifications. It's a 1993 ex-race bike. It has an FZR600 front end and a 1986 ZX6 swi...
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Wed, 6 Feb 2013 11:27:57 PST
Valve Clearance Adjustment How-To (inline-4 motorcycle) http://www.instructables.com/id/Valve-Clearance-Adjustment-How-To-inline-4-motorc/
Valve Clearance Adjustment How-To (inline-4 motorcycle) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAP/F2P9/HCJO38BD/FAPF2P9HCJO38BD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAP/F2P9/HCJO38BD/FAPF2P9HCJO38BD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAP/F2P9/HCJO38BD/FAPF2P9HCJO38BD.SMALL.jpg spizzak Here's a project that I worked on a few years ago that I've been meaning to contribute to instructables for a while now. I think it's the first of it's kind on here. I hope you enjoy! I bought my 1988 FZR400U as a former race bike with 17000km on it (~11k miles) and I wasn’t sure about the history...
By: spizzak

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Fri, 1 Feb 2013 08:58:17 PST