Instructables: exploring - workshop - motorcycles - motorcycle http://www.instructables.com Thu, 18 Dec 2014 22:39:04 PST BLOX v1.01 My Motorized Bicycle http://www.instructables.com/id/My-Motorized-Bicycle/
My Motorized Bicycle - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F86/IR0H/I3PJPOKR/F86IR0HI3PJPOKR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F86/IR0H/I3PJPOKR/F86IR0HI3PJPOKR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F86/IR0H/I3PJPOKR/F86IR0HI3PJPOKR.SMALL.jpg masterbuilder I decided to do a little write-up on my motorized bicycle, as a request from many viewers of my previous instructable, "How I Spent $6.79 on Gas in One Semester."HistoryIn no way am I the very first to build such a machine. I am just a relatively recent addition to a long history of building these m...
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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 09:58:27 PST
Make your Scooter/ Motorcycle Headlight Brighter by 80% http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-your-Scooter-Motorcycle-Headlight-Brighter-by/
Make your Scooter/ Motorcycle Headlight Brighter by 80% - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMW/H2XX/I3KBY9NV/FMWH2XXI3KBY9NV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMW/H2XX/I3KBY9NV/FMWH2XXI3KBY9NV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMW/H2XX/I3KBY9NV/FMWH2XXI3KBY9NV.SMALL.jpg bhvm I have this Lil' Scooter named Honda Activa.And like most other 2 wheelers, It has so called "Headlights" that are dim as candles.Stay with me and you'll learn how its easy to make them very bright and for not much. The culprit Most of the people might be thinking that the weak link for poor illu...
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Sat, 13 Dec 2014 20:48:16 PST
Cheap (ugly?) Camera mount for motorcycle http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-ugly-Camera-mount-for-motorcycle/
Cheap (ugly?) Camera mount for motorcycle - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHM/ZDJE/I2S6MEBE/FHMZDJEI2S6MEBE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHM/ZDJE/I2S6MEBE/FHMZDJEI2S6MEBE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHM/ZDJE/I2S6MEBE/FHMZDJEI2S6MEBE.SMALL.jpg davatr After trying a handlebar clip-on camera mount I could see the potential, but was unhappy with the camera shake "juddery" video.-decided I needed some damping -looked at what was lying around, and came up with this. It works on a Suzuki GN250 and may be adaptable to other bikes. The camera is a Sanyo...
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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 16:53:52 PST
Timer for Automotive Battery Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Timer-for-Automotive-Battery-Charger/
Timer for Automotive Battery Charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FY4/8IC7/I2G1G91K/FY48IC7I2G1G91K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY4/8IC7/I2G1G91K/FY48IC7I2G1G91K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY4/8IC7/I2G1G91K/FY48IC7I2G1G91K.SMALL.jpg JRV31 This instructable uses an Arduino to control an automotive battery trickle charger.The charger will come on for 1/2 hour every three days.Your battery will stay charged when you store your car or motorcycle over the long winter. Timer for Automotive Battery Charger If you store a car or motorcycl...
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Tue, 11 Nov 2014 11:15:06 PST
Motorcycle LED Bar End Blinkers http://www.instructables.com/id/Motorcycle-LED-Bar-End-Blinkers/
Motorcycle LED Bar End Blinkers - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWM/5JRT/I1NUCPD5/FWM5JRTI1NUCPD5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWM/5JRT/I1NUCPD5/FWM5JRTI1NUCPD5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWM/5JRT/I1NUCPD5/FWM5JRTI1NUCPD5.SMALL.jpg tim.d.anderson I've always been concerned on the motorcycle at night about visibility from the side, particularly when stopped. It's also tough to see blinkers when a cager is right next to you. A good headlight and indicators are great but when you're a sitting duck waiting for a light to change I've always wa...
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Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:35:43 PDT
Heated Grips Alternative Control Replacement - Switch and Relay http://www.instructables.com/id/Heated-Grips-Alternative-Control-Replacement-Switc/
Heated Grips Alternative Control Replacement - Switch and Relay - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAA/QXK6/I1KJQVGH/FAAQXK6I1KJQVGH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAA/QXK6/I1KJQVGH/FAAQXK6I1KJQVGH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAA/QXK6/I1KJQVGH/FAAQXK6I1KJQVGH.SMALL.jpg Gothtec Never wire, your heated grips, straight to your battery! Always wire into the main system or, as I have done in this video, wire in via a relay (30Amp)! This prevents you leaving the switch on, or someone else switching it on while your away - leaving you with a a very flat battery!! :OYou can see h...
By: Gothtec

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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:46:53 PDT
Motorcycle Tow Hitch Bar repair http://www.instructables.com/id/Motorcycle-Tow-Hitch-Bar-repair-Introduction-and-p/
Motorcycle Tow Hitch Bar repair - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F82/YLSZ/I1FQ2VB3/F82YLSZI1FQ2VB3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F82/YLSZ/I1FQ2VB3/F82YLSZI1FQ2VB3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F82/YLSZ/I1FQ2VB3/F82YLSZI1FQ2VB3.SMALL.jpg Gothtec Had a car run in to the trailer and it damaged the tow hitch bar.Here is what happened! Motorcycle Tow Hitch Bar repair - Mend it with tube and chain! So onto actually fixing it, using tube and chain. Unusual I know but thats what I'm good at :D Motorcycle Tow Hitch Bar repair - Fixing the tow ...
By: Gothtec

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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:59:42 PDT
Project Motorcycle Footboards - http://www.instructables.com/id/Project-Motorcycle-Footboards-/
Project Motorcycle Footboards - - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9A/ZTQP/I1FQ28J8/F9AZTQPI1FQ28J8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9A/ZTQP/I1FQ28J8/F9AZTQPI1FQ28J8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9A/ZTQP/I1FQ28J8/F9AZTQPI1FQ28J8.SMALL.jpg Gothtec I wanted some footboards to go on the Dragstar, as the old one had them. They go, second hand, for £60 to £70 if you're lucky. So I went an alternate route with a pair I got off ebay very cheap :D Project Footboards - Plate Clean Up Second part of the series - Deconstruction of the footboard, re...
By: Gothtec

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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:12:25 PDT
Motorcycle Trailer Splash Guard http://www.instructables.com/id/Motorcycle-Trailer-Splash-Guard/
Motorcycle Trailer Splash Guard - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKG/WV4L/I1FQ2VQZ/FKGWV4LI1FQ2VQZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKG/WV4L/I1FQ2VQZ/FKGWV4LI1FQ2VQZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKG/WV4L/I1FQ2VQZ/FKGWV4LI1FQ2VQZ.SMALL.jpg Gothtec The spray from my rear wheel was sand blasting my trailer, to the point of removing the paint.So I toyed with the idea of a bash plate out of aluminium or steel,but it would have to be painted and that too would be sand! blasted off!In my usual manner I thought about it and looked around, to what wa...
By: Gothtec

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Sat, 18 Oct 2014 13:59:49 PDT
Mono-wheel Motorcycle Trailer Rebuild http://www.instructables.com/id/Mono-wheel-Motorcycle-Trailer-Rebuild/
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By: Gothtec

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Sat, 18 Oct 2014 12:39:05 PDT
Repairing/ salvaging leather panniers http://www.instructables.com/id/Repairing-salvaging-leather-panniers/
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Sat, 18 Oct 2014 08:49:05 PDT
The Bike Watch http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Bike-Watch/
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Fri, 26 Sep 2014 08:08:37 PDT
Matte camouflaged yamaha Fz16 http://www.instructables.com/id/Matte-camouflaged-yamaha-Fz16/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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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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By: s6fitzgerald

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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/
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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...
By: SamCyleNS

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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/
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
$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/
Motorcycle After Market LED Lighting and accessory sockets. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFI/80CX/HO7XFINI/FFI80CXHO7XFINI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFI/80CX/HO7XFINI/FFI80CXHO7XFINI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFI/80CX/HO7XFINI/FFI80CXHO7XFINI.SMALL.jpg kennmcook I bought my bike this last summer and during the down season I am modifying my Honda CBR600F4i to my taste. Some of the mods are purely cosmetic and some are functional. All of or almost all of the performance mods have already been done. I also had to fix a modification done by a previous owner,...
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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/
Motorcycle usb and lighter port / accessory charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8W/VAG3/HJAI0GKL/F8WVAG3HJAI0GKL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8W/VAG3/HJAI0GKL/F8WVAG3HJAI0GKL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8W/VAG3/HJAI0GKL/F8WVAG3HJAI0GKL.SMALL.jpg oakironworker Was going on a 30 day motorcycle trip with my sons and needed to charge our gadgets so I made this connector After doing a search here I found this http://www.instructables.com/id/Adding-a-Car-Charger-to-a-Motorcycle/  But mine was a bit different in make up and use. So I posted mine. I have a batte...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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/
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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