Instructables: exploring - workshop - motorcycle - featured http://www.instructables.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:17:30 PDT BLOX v1.01 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/
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Tue, 24 Dec 2013 13:09:57 PST
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 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
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/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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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/ 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/ 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
Prepping Used Rotors for New Pads http://www.instructables.com/id/Prepping-Used-Rotors-for-New-Pads/
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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
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/
$2 Motorcycle Wheel Bearing Puller - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPL/27QM/H1JU3MMZ/FPL27QMH1JU3MMZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPL/27QM/H1JU3MMZ/FPL27QMH1JU3MMZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPL/27QM/H1JU3MMZ/FPL27QMH1JU3MMZ.SMALL.jpg benthekahn The shop wanted $50 a wheel to change out the bearings.  The internet wanted $60 for the tool to do it. I knew there had to be a better way. The official name for this tool is a 'mandrel bearing puller.' Materials and Tools Materials 1/2" Button head machine screw, at least 1 1/2" long, avai...
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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
Build Your Own ELECTRIC MOTORCYCLE http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-Your-Own-ELECTRIC-MOTORCYCLE/
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Mon, 13 Feb 2012 12:51:12 PST
Featured Author: bennelson http://www.instructables.com/id/Featured-Author-bennelson/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FDE/ALBF/GXK9XNDJ/FDEALBFGXK9XNDJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDE/ALBF/GXK9XNDJ/FDEALBFGXK9XNDJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDE/ALBF/GXK9XNDJ/FDEALBFGXK9XNDJ.SMALL.jpg wilgubeast Ben Nelson, known on the site without the space between his names, tinkers with motorized vehicles. That, in and of itself, is awesome. But Ben takes things several steps further than even the most ardent hobbyist mechanic. He has converted several vehicles to electricity. That's right. While the ma...
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Wed, 18 Jan 2012 12:16:47 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
Getting a motorcycle aboard a sailboat http://www.instructables.com/id/Getting-a-motorcycle-aboard-a-sailboat/
Getting a motorcycle aboard a sailboat - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLC/RM9I/FX23VUL3/FLCRM9IFX23VUL3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLC/RM9I/FX23VUL3/FLCRM9IFX23VUL3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLC/RM9I/FX23VUL3/FLCRM9IFX23VUL3.SMALL.jpg adaviel I have a 32ft sailboat. For years I have taken bicycles aboard to use while cruising. When I got a motorcycle, I thought I'd try to take that along instead Setup Getting bicycles aboard is trivial - just pick them up in one hand and step aboard. The motorcycle weighs 250lbs, and I can't do that. ...
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Mon, 13 Jul 2009 11:52:34 PDT
Electric Motorcycle at Instructables/Craftsman Experience Webcast http://www.instructables.com/id/Electric-Motorcycle-at-InstructablesCraftsman-Exp/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FO6/P3YF/GVBCZR87/FO6P3YFGVBCZR87.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO6/P3YF/GVBCZR87/FO6P3YFGVBCZR87.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO6/P3YF/GVBCZR87/FO6P3YFGVBCZR87.SMALL.jpg bennelson This past Friday I got to go to Chicago to meet up with other Instructables authors for a live webcast at the Craftsman Experience to show off our DIY projects! I brought out my DIY Electric Motorcycle!
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Wed, 23 Nov 2011 07:30:59 PST
Toolbox Saddlebags for under $20 http://www.instructables.com/id/Toolbox-Saddlebags-for-under-20/
Toolbox Saddlebags for under $20 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRD/NXW4/GTQ7IG5H/FRDNXW4GTQ7IG5H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRD/NXW4/GTQ7IG5H/FRDNXW4GTQ7IG5H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRD/NXW4/GTQ7IG5H/FRDNXW4GTQ7IG5H.SMALL.jpg Kamiana8 CHECK OUT THE REVISED VERSION: http://www.instructables.com/id/Revised-Toolbox-Saddlebags-for-under-20/ Time and time again I find myself having to pack my rain gear with the loads of other misc. items into my backpack and hope they all fit. I've always knew that I wanted to use saddlebags to solve...
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Thu, 13 Oct 2011 20:07:41 PDT
Motorcycle Rear Footpeg Camera Mount http://www.instructables.com/id/Motorcycle-Rear-Footpeg-Camera-Mount/
Motorcycle Rear Footpeg Camera Mount - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKX/N0SJ/GSR9IQDX/FKXN0SJGSR9IQDX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKX/N0SJ/GSR9IQDX/FKXN0SJGSR9IQDX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKX/N0SJ/GSR9IQDX/FKXN0SJGSR9IQDX.SMALL.jpg Kamiana8 The inspiration for this idea came from kaptaink_cg. Props for getting us going! His instructable can be found here: http://www.instructables.com/id/Camera-mount-for-a-motorcycle/ I decided to build upon the original idea of putting a camera on the rear footpeg of my motorcycle but wanted to add so...
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Mon, 19 Sep 2011 22:38:17 PDT
Motorcycle Moustache - The Motostache http://www.instructables.com/id/rough-guide-for-my-moustache-size-Its-helpful-to/
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Sat, 10 Sep 2011 17:59:13 PDT
Twin High-Power LED Motorcycle Headlights http://www.instructables.com/id/Twin-High-Power-LED-Motorcycle-Headlights/
Twin High-Power LED Motorcycle Headlights - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Y/GXC1/GS3BD936/F6YGXC1GS3BD936.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Y/GXC1/GS3BD936/F6YGXC1GS3BD936.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Y/GXC1/GS3BD936/F6YGXC1GS3BD936.SMALL.jpg jmengel This guide shows you one way to make a pair of high powered LED headlights for your chopper, hog, crotch-rocket, cruiser, scoot, or just plain motorcycle.  The design uses readily available copper fittings for the housing and some bronze threaded rod for the mounting.  Each motorcycle install may b...
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Sat, 10 Sep 2011 13:19:33 PDT
Ammo Can Motorcycle Saddlebags http://www.instructables.com/id/Ammo-Can-Saddlebags/
Ammo Can Motorcycle Saddlebags - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FY2/B5QY/GS3BDZZD/FY2B5QYGS3BDZZD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY2/B5QY/GS3BDZZD/FY2B5QYGS3BDZZD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY2/B5QY/GS3BDZZD/FY2B5QYGS3BDZZD.SMALL.jpg badpanda My buddy and I decided to take these ammo can saddle bags to the next level by consuming copious amounts of whiskey and making them a little flashier, but still keep that "Holy crap, are those saddle bags ammo cans?" feel.  They came out much cooler than I think either of us suspected they would. ...
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Tue, 6 Sep 2011 14:40:14 PDT
Change the oil in a vintage Honda CB100 http://www.instructables.com/id/Change-the-oil-in-a-vintage-Honda-CB100/
Change the oil in a vintage Honda CB100 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FON/NIC8/GS3BCF65/FONNIC8GS3BCF65.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FON/NIC8/GS3BCF65/FONNIC8GS3BCF65.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FON/NIC8/GS3BCF65/FONNIC8GS3BCF65.SMALL.jpg josh I've had this bike for a while and have decided it's time for an oil change as I've not done that yet on this bike. so here we go. first, it helps to have a service manual... for capacities and torque specs Drain the oil remove kick stand to remove the clutch cover to access the centrifugal o...
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Mon, 5 Sep 2011 20:18:01 PDT
magnetic motorcycle sign http://www.instructables.com/id/motorcycle-sign/
magnetic motorcycle sign - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTW/8548/GR9VOLGS/FTW8548GR9VOLGS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTW/8548/GR9VOLGS/FTW8548GR9VOLGS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTW/8548/GR9VOLGS/FTW8548GR9VOLGS.SMALL.jpg mikeasaurus When taking long motorbike rides you sometimes need to share information with other riders or motorists while en route, depending on your riding pals and the destination the information may change but usually involves a simple set of basic thoughts which you need to communicate. Imagine you're on a...
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Tue, 16 Aug 2011 11:39:26 PDT
Motorcycle Speaker System http://www.instructables.com/id/Motorcycle-Speaker-System/
Motorcycle Speaker System - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FU5/5QMB/FSPRPYSS/FU55QMBFSPRPYSS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU5/5QMB/FSPRPYSS/FU55QMBFSPRPYSS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU5/5QMB/FSPRPYSS/FU55QMBFSPRPYSS.SMALL.jpg Braveit1 Why pay over $300 for a sound system for your motocycle? This instructable show you how to build speaker system from a few common parts for about $75! Parts Needed You will need: 2x Clamps to fit your handle bars (mine were 1 1/4" availiable on line for ~$10 from ebay) 1x Optronics QH-87CD 2 ...
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Thu, 26 Mar 2009 12:33:25 PDT
Motorcycle Saddlebags from Ammunition Cases http://www.instructables.com/id/Motorcycle-Saddlebags-from-Ammunition-Cases/
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Tue, 26 Jul 2011 13:25:53 PDT
Put on a Motorcycle Helmet Without Undoing the Strap http://www.instructables.com/id/Put-on-a-Motorcycle-Helmet-Without-Undoing-the-Str/
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Wed, 30 Aug 2006 13:50:49 PDT
Installing a Garage Door opener on your Motorcycle http://www.instructables.com/id/Installing-a-Garage-Door-opener-on-your-Motorcycle/
Installing a Garage Door opener on your Motorcycle - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVZ/Q8IJ/GP7IRYUO/FVZQ8IJGP7IRYUO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVZ/Q8IJ/GP7IRYUO/FVZQ8IJGP7IRYUO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVZ/Q8IJ/GP7IRYUO/FVZQ8IJGP7IRYUO.SMALL.jpg myargonauts When I moved into my first house I was glad to finally put my motorcycle in a garage. I purchased extra garage door openers to make things more convenient one for the truck and one for each bike (wife rides too). The problem I had with this is:     A) Having to fish around to find the button of t...
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Mon, 20 Jun 2011 22:25:09 PDT