Instructables: exploring - workshop - motorcycle - featured http://www.instructables.com Sat, 28 May 2016 11:36:35 PDT BLOX v1.01 Remove Seized & Stripped Screws from Motorcycle Engine Covers http://www.instructables.com/id/Remove-Seized-Stripped-Screws-From-Motorcycle-Engi/
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Mon, 9 May 2016 14:38:27 PDT
How to Polish Your Motorcycle http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Polish-Your-Motorcycle/
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Tue, 12 Apr 2016 14:38:23 PDT
79cc Motorized Bicycle From Scratch http://www.instructables.com/id/79cc-Motorized-Bicycle-From-Scratch/
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Sun, 20 Mar 2016 14:29:40 PDT
Wooden Balance Motobike http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Balance-Motobike/
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Mon, 29 Feb 2016 11:52:31 PST
Motorcycle restoration http://www.instructables.com/id/Motorcycle-Restoration/
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Tue, 2 Feb 2016 09:42:05 PST
Motorcycle Mirror Mounted Watch http://www.instructables.com/id/Motorcycle-Mirror-Mounted-Watch/
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Wed, 23 Sep 2015 17:55:50 PDT
Motorcycle Voltmeter http://www.instructables.com/id/Motorcycle-Voltmeter/
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Mon, 14 Sep 2015 07:37:42 PDT
Cafe Racer Gas Tank http://www.instructables.com/id/Cafe-Racer-Gas-Tank/
Cafe Racer Gas Tank - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRY/HR6G/IEB80LD1/FRYHR6GIEB80LD1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRY/HR6G/IEB80LD1/FRYHR6GIEB80LD1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRY/HR6G/IEB80LD1/FRYHR6GIEB80LD1.SMALL.jpg MidnightMaker This Instructable details the restoration and modification of a 1973 Honda CB350 gas tank for use on a 1983 Honda CB650SC Nighthawk Cafe Racer conversion. The '73 CB350 tank does not fit the frame of the '83 CB650SC which required the fabrication of a custom mounting bracket. The original CB350 gas ...
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Tue, 8 Sep 2015 14:19:53 PDT
Timer for motorcycle/car battery trickle charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Timer-for-motorcyclecar-battery-trickle-charger/
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Thu, 3 Sep 2015 08:55:04 PDT
Recovering a motorcycle seat http://www.instructables.com/id/Recovering-a-motorcycle-seat/
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Sun, 30 Aug 2015 12:45:49 PDT
KL250 From Forgotten to Roadworthy (Non-Technical) http://www.instructables.com/id/KL250-Boneyard-to-Roadworthy-Non-Technical/
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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:41:14 PDT
Motorcycle touring tips http://www.instructables.com/id/Motorcycle-touring-tips/
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Thu, 20 Aug 2015 07:09:06 PDT
Install a Switched 12v Power Outlet onto your Motorbike - Intro http://www.instructables.com/id/Install-a-Switched-12v-Power-Outlet-onto-your-Moto/
Install a Switched 12v Power Outlet onto your Motorbike - Intro - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F64/53NS/IDCXDI1Q/F6453NSIDCXDI1Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F64/53NS/IDCXDI1Q/F6453NSIDCXDI1Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F64/53NS/IDCXDI1Q/F6453NSIDCXDI1Q.SMALL.jpg lsantillo Motorbikes typically do not come standard with a 12v Power outlet, so charging your phone or GPS can be a pain - Let's fix that shall we!This guide is using a 2011 Suzuki GS500F As an example bike but this guide can be adapted to other motorbikes. It will show you how to install a switched 12v power...
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Sat, 15 Aug 2015 06:41:19 PDT
Gyroscopic Gopro mount/ MotoGP style http://www.instructables.com/id/Gyroscopic-Gopro-mount-MotoGP-style/
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Mon, 10 Aug 2015 10:22:00 PDT
Garage Stool http://www.instructables.com/id/Garage-Stool/
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Fri, 31 Jul 2015 05:21:06 PDT
No-drill Motorcycle Helmet MotoGP Hydration Mod http://www.instructables.com/id/No-drill-Motorcycle-Helmet-MotoGP-Hydration-Mod/
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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 04:26:52 PDT
Engineer Your Own Electric Motorcycle! http://www.instructables.com/id/Engineer-Your-Own-Electric-Motorcycle/
Engineer Your Own Electric Motorcycle! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4R/XYII/IALXCYWA/F4RXYIIIALXCYWA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4R/XYII/IALXCYWA/F4RXYIIIALXCYWA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4R/XYII/IALXCYWA/F4RXYIIIALXCYWA.SMALL.jpg MechEngineerMike Converting a motorcycle to an electric vehicle is not as difficult as you might think. An EV conversion can be done with 100% off the shelf parts with the aid of various build instructions available for free on the internet. Lots of people have built these things before.But that's not to suggest tha...
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Sun, 7 Jun 2015 10:31:26 PDT
Motorcycle panniers from disposable plastic container http://www.instructables.com/id/Motorcycle-panniers-from-disposable-plastic-contai/
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Fri, 20 Mar 2015 07:32:19 PDT
Seam sealing motorcycle gloves http://www.instructables.com/id/Seam-sealing-motorcycle-gloves/
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Mon, 29 Dec 2014 21:00:52 PST
Electric Motorbike http://www.instructables.com/id/Electric-Motorbike/
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Thu, 16 Oct 2014 17:22:09 PDT
Leather badge for your leather jacket http://www.instructables.com/id/Leather-badge-for-your-leather-jacket/
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Mon, 25 Jul 2011 01:11:41 PDT
Collapsible Motorcycle Workstand http://www.instructables.com/id/Collapsible-Motorcycle-Workstand/
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Tue, 24 Dec 2013 13:09:57 PST
Electric Mini-Motorcycle! http://www.instructables.com/id/Electric-Mini-Motorcycle/
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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 Brake Caliper Repair http://www.instructables.com/id/Motorcycle-Brake-Caliper-Repair/
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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
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
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
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/
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
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
Shop Stool out of an old Motorcycle Saddle http://www.instructables.com/id/Shop-Stool-out-of-an-old-Motorcycle-Saddle/
Shop Stool out of an old Motorcycle Saddle - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5P/9RS4/H8FYPLJ0/F5P9RS4H8FYPLJ0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5P/9RS4/H8FYPLJ0/F5P9RS4H8FYPLJ0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5P/9RS4/H8FYPLJ0/F5P9RS4H8FYPLJ0.SMALL.jpg knoxmj19 I have had the OEM saddle from my 2010 H-D Crossbones sitting in the garage for a while after I switched out the saddle for my bike.  It is a comfortable seat, but I always felt like I was going to fly off the back of the bike when I got some speed going.  Instead of throwing it away (no one really ...
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Wed, 24 Oct 2012 17:54:25 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...
By: spizzak

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Thu, 13 Sep 2012 14:39:07 PDT
Poor-Mans Smart-Grid - Blackout Protection by UPS and Electric Motorcycle http://www.instructables.com/id/Poor-Mans-Smart-Grid-Blackout-Protection-by-UPS-/
Poor-Mans Smart-Grid - Blackout Protection by UPS and Electric Motorcycle - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEY/S6M8/H673566E/FEYS6M8H673566E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEY/S6M8/H673566E/FEYS6M8H673566E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEY/S6M8/H673566E/FEYS6M8H673566E.SMALL.jpg bennelson A while back, the cheap battery charger I was using for my electric motorcycle went on the fritz. I decided to get creative to see if there was a way to not only get a great battery charger for FREE, but also increase the usefulness of my personal electric vehicle. I came up with the concept of the...
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Tue, 4 Sep 2012 18:47:24 PDT
Installing integrated brake and sequential signals on Fz8 http://www.instructables.com/id/Installing-intergrated-brake-and-sequential-signal/
Installing integrated brake and sequential signals on Fz8 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQT/C1HO/H5TVB12V/FQTC1HOH5TVB12V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQT/C1HO/H5TVB12V/FQTC1HOH5TVB12V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQT/C1HO/H5TVB12V/FQTC1HOH5TVB12V.SMALL.jpg jumb5150 So I decided to remove the ugly stock tail signals off my bike. I purchased a motodynamic sequential brake / tail light for the Fz8. I really like the fact that I can work on my bike at Techshop with all the tools available to me at Techshop. Here is a video of how the tail light suppose to work. ...
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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
Sportster Rear Brake Light Switch Replacement http://www.instructables.com/id/Sportster-Rear-Brake-Light-Switch-Replacement/
Sportster Rear Brake Light Switch Replacement - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3O/WCUW/H461X9AF/F3OWCUWH461X9AF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3O/WCUW/H461X9AF/F3OWCUWH461X9AF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3O/WCUW/H461X9AF/F3OWCUWH461X9AF.SMALL.jpg WareShoals My 2008 Sportster rear brake light switch quit working.  I checked my repair manual which gave alot of information for early models with the brake light switch on a plunger from the rear brake linkage.  The late models like my '08 have the switch mounted on the rear master cylinder.  The book only g...
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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
Chaps from old jeans http://www.instructables.com/id/Chaps-from-old-jeans/
Chaps from old jeans - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
How to build a 24 Volt Electric Motorcycle http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-a-24-Volt-Electric-Motorcycle/
How to build a 24 Volt Electric Motorcycle - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FX4/TA5V/H3KOVH78/FX4TA5VH3KOVH78.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX4/TA5V/H3KOVH78/FX4TA5VH3KOVH78.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX4/TA5V/H3KOVH78/FX4TA5VH3KOVH78.SMALL.jpg msjsdmesjs   I have viewed a few Electric Vehicle (EV) builds for Motorcycles on Instructables and they all were very helpful. I hope to add to those who have gone ahead and built, shared and motivated me to build one. This is how I went about building this EV Motorcycle. First view as many Instrcu...
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Sun, 17 Jun 2012 19:00:21 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/
Adding additional lighting to your motorcycle with LED's - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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/
Vintage motorcycle stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
Prepping Used Rotors for New Pads http://www.instructables.com/id/Prepping-Used-Rotors-for-New-Pads/
Prepping Used Rotors for New Pads - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FI8/ZVT6/H1YOI034/FI8ZVT6H1YOI034.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI8/ZVT6/H1YOI034/FI8ZVT6H1YOI034.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI8/ZVT6/H1YOI034/FI8ZVT6H1YOI034.SMALL.jpg vtrguy Now if the title of this isn't clear enough I don't know how much more I can help you =) This technique can not only be used for new pads, but also to try to diagnose other problems you might be having with your current rotors. On my motorcycle I have a slight warp in the left side rotor so it's n...
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Fri, 11 May 2012 12:23:30 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