Instructables: exploring - workshop - motorcycle - popular http://www.instructables.com Sun, 24 Jul 2016 13:29:23 PDT BLOX v1.01 How to debadge (remove decals) from a motorcycle. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-debadge-remove-decals-from-a-motorcycle/
How to debadge (remove decals) from a motorcycle. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCL/O86I/G4E0Y4J7/FCLO86IG4E0Y4J7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCL/O86I/G4E0Y4J7/FCLO86IG4E0Y4J7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCL/O86I/G4E0Y4J7/FCLO86IG4E0Y4J7.SMALL.jpg thickneckarts I love the color of my motorcycle (Kawasaki Ninja 500r) but hate the maroon tribal-looking decals on the fairings. So I decided to remove them and here's how I did it. *NOTE - this method works only on decals that are not "clear-coated" over. If your decals have been clear-coated over, do not use t...
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Tue, 19 Jan 2010 09:23:56 PST
How to Kick-Start a Motorcycle http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Kick-Start-a-Motorcycle-3/
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Sat, 9 Aug 2008 12:34:27 PDT
Car polisher using drill machine http://www.instructables.com/id/Car-polisher-using-drill-machine/
Car polisher using drill machine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAG/W31W/HQS50ZBZ/FAGW31WHQS50ZBZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAG/W31W/HQS50ZBZ/FAGW31WHQS50ZBZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAG/W31W/HQS50ZBZ/FAGW31WHQS50ZBZ.SMALL.jpg sandilya.anisetty Build your own car polisher using drill machine with low cost. Parts and tools needed Drill machine Sponge Synthetic rubber adhesive Dent removal stem from pops-a-dent Spray can cap screws knife Cutting the sponge Draw a circular shape on the sponge and cut it. The circular shape should be mor...
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Sat, 25 Jan 2014 00:46:52 PST
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
Remove Seized & Stripped Screws from Motorcycle Engine Covers http://www.instructables.com/id/Remove-Seized-Stripped-Screws-From-Motorcycle-Engi/
Remove Seized & Stripped Screws from Motorcycle Engine Covers - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZE/D9ZY/IO0GABUX/FZED9ZYIO0GABUX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZE/D9ZY/IO0GABUX/FZED9ZYIO0GABUX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZE/D9ZY/IO0GABUX/FZED9ZYIO0GABUX.SMALL.jpg bekathwia Hello! Motorcycles are still new to me, and for my first project (after learning to ride, of course), involves getting to know my bike. What better way to familiarize myself with the parts of the engine than to replace all the old, seized screws from the side covers? I picked up a "complete set" of ...
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Mon, 9 May 2016 14:38:27 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
Installing a SPY 5000 two-way motorcycle alarm into a Honda 1998 CB250 Nighthawk http://www.instructables.com/id/Installing-a-SPY-5000-two-way-motorcycle-alarm-int/
Installing a SPY 5000 two-way motorcycle alarm into a Honda 1998 CB250 Nighthawk - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FA4/46W9/GJQEFX96/FA446W9GJQEFX96.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA4/46W9/GJQEFX96/FA446W9GJQEFX96.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA4/46W9/GJQEFX96/FA446W9GJQEFX96.SMALL.jpg redbear2008 This Instructable describes the installation of a SPY5000 two way motorcycle alarm with a Honda 1998 CB250 Nighthawk motorcycle. This Alarm is rather typical of after-market motorcycle/ scooter alarms available all over the world. My installation was not standard, and was more complicated than I...
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Sun, 6 Feb 2011 17:45:17 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...
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Fri, 1 Feb 2013 08:58:17 PST
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
Ammo Can Motorcycle Saddlebags http://www.instructables.com/id/Ammo-Can-Saddlebags/
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Tue, 6 Sep 2011 14:40:14 PDT
Build an Electric Motorcycle on a budget http://www.instructables.com/id/Electric-Motorcycle-conversion-48-volt-on-a-budg/
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Sat, 9 May 2009 22:04:38 PDT
Create a Simple Visor for your Otherwise Visorless Full-face Helmets http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Create-a-Visor-for-your-Otherwise-Visorless/
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Mon, 29 Oct 2007 23:43:27 PDT
Motorcycle LED Tail Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Motorcycle-LED-Tail-Light/
Motorcycle LED Tail Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2E/DI2X/FRXUT32W/F2EDI2XFRXUT32W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2E/DI2X/FRXUT32W/F2EDI2XFRXUT32W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2E/DI2X/FRXUT32W/F2EDI2XFRXUT32W.SMALL.jpg jammin0 If you've been thinking about building an LED tail light for your motorcycle - or any other vehicle - then you need to read this guide. Why? If you're trying to figure out how to do it than you probably have already figured out that LEDs are super bright, turn on and off way faster than incandescen...
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Tue, 10 Mar 2009 21:02:01 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
79cc Motorized Bicycle From Scratch http://www.instructables.com/id/79cc-Motorized-Bicycle-From-Scratch/
79cc Motorized Bicycle From Scratch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFE/SQDU/IM0VMZWH/FFESQDUIM0VMZWH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFE/SQDU/IM0VMZWH/FFESQDUIM0VMZWH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFE/SQDU/IM0VMZWH/FFESQDUIM0VMZWH.SMALL.jpg TheNecromancer13 Hello again everyone! In this instructable I will be showing you how to build a 79cc, 4 stroke motorized bicycle from scratch (not a kit motor). The bicycle we will be building is far superior to kit motors in pretty much all areas, including speed (minimum 35 mph, and that's if you gear it for hill...
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Sun, 20 Mar 2016 14:29:40 PDT
Build a motorcycle seat http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-motorcycle-seat/
Build a motorcycle seat - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB0/CX1Q/FL9KQOSD/FB0CX1QFL9KQOSD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB0/CX1Q/FL9KQOSD/FB0CX1QFL9KQOSD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB0/CX1Q/FL9KQOSD/FB0CX1QFL9KQOSD.SMALL.jpg Rishnai The goals for this project were: *Make a seat for my Honda 100 out of material that I had lying around *Easily modifiable *Have this seat be comfortable enough for rock and roll *Have the seat look "professional" enough to be proud of *Be easily removable *And, most important, have the default posit...
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Thu, 18 Sep 2008 22:09:38 PDT
Motorcycle Accessory Wiring http://www.instructables.com/id/Motorcycle-Accessory-Wiring/
Motorcycle Accessory Wiring - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FN7/W8CP/FVW2237P/FN7W8CPFVW2237P.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN7/W8CP/FVW2237P/FN7W8CPFVW2237P.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN7/W8CP/FVW2237P/FN7W8CPFVW2237P.SMALL.jpg aneel So you want to run some accessories off of your motorcycle's power, but your bike doesn't have an accessory circuit or anywhere to plug things in? Here are some quick tips on how to do it. Identify a circuit to use Presumably your motorcycle doesn't have a dedicated accessory circuit, or you'd j...
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Sun, 14 Jun 2009 23:24:06 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 André B 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
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
LED Motorcycle Headlight http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Motorcycle-Headlight/
LED Motorcycle Headlight - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FI5/LDY6/FOVXOVU2/FI5LDY6FOVXOVU2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI5/LDY6/FOVXOVU2/FI5LDY6FOVXOVU2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI5/LDY6/FOVXOVU2/FI5LDY6FOVXOVU2.SMALL.jpg CaptainSlug In order to reduce the power consumption of the lighting system of my electric vehicle, I took it upon myself to change all of the lighting to LEDs. When it came to replacing the incandescent 18 watt 310 lumen headlight bulb, none of the drop-in LED replacement bulbs looked good to me. Also none of ...
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Tue, 23 Dec 2008 09:14:35 PST
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
$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 $60 for the tool to do it. I knew there had to be a better way. The official name for this tool is a 'mandrel bearing puller.' Materials and Tools Materials 1/2" Button head machine screw, at least 1 1/2" long, avai...
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Fri, 27 Apr 2012 23:16:31 PDT
Motorcycle brake and clutch fluid change http://www.instructables.com/id/Motorcycle-brake-and-clutch-fluid-change/
Motorcycle brake and clutch fluid change - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0A/YDFB/H3QFLOQG/F0AYDFBH3QFLOQG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0A/YDFB/H3QFLOQG/F0AYDFBH3QFLOQG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0A/YDFB/H3QFLOQG/F0AYDFBH3QFLOQG.SMALL.jpg Makuna A common Motorcycle maintenance task is to replace the hydraulic fluids in the brake and clutch systems.  Hydraulic fluid will over time absorb water which causes the fluid to boil when the brakes are applied or the clutch is used, and thus reduce effectiveness of the system. While you may consider...
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Wed, 20 Jun 2012 20:36:17 PDT
Vintage Motorcycle LED Conversion http://www.instructables.com/id/Vintage-Motorcycle-LED-Conversion/
Vintage Motorcycle LED Conversion - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQL/PFAO/GTLTN86K/FQLPFAOGTLTN86K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQL/PFAO/GTLTN86K/FQLPFAOGTLTN86K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQL/PFAO/GTLTN86K/FQLPFAOGTLTN86K.SMALL.jpg hendersonn I wanted to convert my 1974 motorcycle lighting from the increasingly rare 6 volt system to an all LED system. This article focuses on the turn signals. **NOTE** Some may notice I neglected to include a resister. I had plan to place it elsewhere in the harness, but I may just integrate it into the ...
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Mon, 10 Oct 2011 22:24:27 PDT
How to prevent thefts steal your motorcycle for less than US$ 2 http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-prevent-thefts-steal-your-motorcycle-for-le/
How to prevent thefts steal your motorcycle for less than US$ 2 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKB/WB3P/FKHQCR60/FKBWB3PFKHQCR60.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKB/WB3P/FKHQCR60/FKBWB3PFKHQCR60.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKB/WB3P/FKHQCR60/FKBWB3PFKHQCR60.SMALL.jpg Shadow Brujah This is my first Instructable. It will teach you to how to install a secret interrupter in your motorcycle and prevent the engine to start without your knowledge.It can be useful to prevent theft to steal your motorcycle. It works as an additional lock system.Here in Brazil, it's very useful.The pri...
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Sat, 30 Aug 2008 17:05:03 PDT
Install LED lighting strips on Motorcycle http://www.instructables.com/id/Install-LED-lighting-strips-on-Motorcycle/
Install LED lighting strips on Motorcycle - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTO/9KUW/GVBJQXFI/FTO9KUWGVBJQXFI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTO/9KUW/GVBJQXFI/FTO9KUWGVBJQXFI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTO/9KUW/GVBJQXFI/FTO9KUWGVBJQXFI.SMALL.jpg ethan7557 With the fast development of LED industry in the past few years, the sale prices of LED lights are significantly reduced, and they are now widely used in kinds of areas, especially in automotive and motorcycles’ lighting applications. As the LEDs has less power consumption and a longer service lifes...
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Tue, 22 Nov 2011 19:45:43 PST
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
Changing Motorcycle Handlebars - Yes, it's that ridiculously simple! http://www.instructables.com/id/Changing-Motorcycle-Handlebars-Yes-its-that-ri/
Changing Motorcycle Handlebars - Yes, it's that ridiculously simple! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Y/2EQB/H2TIUBWC/F7Y2EQBH2TIUBWC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Y/2EQB/H2TIUBWC/F7Y2EQBH2TIUBWC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Y/2EQB/H2TIUBWC/F7Y2EQBH2TIUBWC.SMALL.jpg irmiger So, you've been sitting in the same position now for the last three hours. Your shoulders and forearms are killing you and your hands are cramping up so badly you have to alternately drop them in your lap to get some sort of feeling back. Not one for seriously deep thought, it takes a minute to unde...
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Thu, 31 May 2012 06:49:42 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
LED Flasher (automotive or motorcycle) http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Flasher-automotive-or-motorcycle/
LED Flasher (automotive or motorcycle) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FV1/9IOJ/FTRJ72PD/FV19IOJFTRJ72PD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV1/9IOJ/FTRJ72PD/FV19IOJFTRJ72PD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV1/9IOJ/FTRJ72PD/FV19IOJFTRJ72PD.SMALL.jpg scd I replaced the incandescent turn-signal bulbs in my Kawasaki Concours motorcycle with LEDs because 1) they brighter 2) they last longer and 3) they require less current than incandescent bulbs. Because they require less current, the standard flasher unit (the little box that makes your turn sign...
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Mon, 20 Apr 2009 00:48:49 PDT
How to kick start a motorcycle. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-kick-start-a-motorcycle/
How to kick start a motorcycle. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUX/UIF0/FIZVWXW4/FUXUIF0FIZVWXW4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUX/UIF0/FIZVWXW4/FUXUIF0FIZVWXW4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUX/UIF0/FIZVWXW4/FUXUIF0FIZVWXW4.SMALL.jpg pulsed Kickstarting a motorcycle isnt as easy as it looks.So ive created an instructable to show you how to start two different bikes. put the bike in neutral. Depress the clutch and shift into first gear.Then gently raise the shifter until you feel a slight "click" if you can move the bike around its i...
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Wed, 23 Jul 2008 09:31:21 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
Garage Stool http://www.instructables.com/id/Garage-Stool/
Garage Stool - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FO7/OLD9/ICQSW1AC/FO7OLD9ICQSW1AC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO7/OLD9/ICQSW1AC/FO7OLD9ICQSW1AC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO7/OLD9/ICQSW1AC/FO7OLD9ICQSW1AC.SMALL.jpg bgriffiths So, thanks for checking out this instructable; though to be fair it should probably be called a descriptable, since I'm going to describe how I made mine instead of instructing on how to make one of your own. I happened to have a great (for this project) donor stool, and that dictated all the styles...
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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/
No-drill Motorcycle Helmet MotoGP Hydration Mod - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLZ/EZHS/ICID7AED/FLZEZHSICID7AED.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLZ/EZHS/ICID7AED/FLZEZHSICID7AED.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLZ/EZHS/ICID7AED/FLZEZHSICID7AED.SMALL.jpg JoT8686 I recently came to the conclusion that I needed a mobile hydration solution for my longer rides. I started by looking at CamelBaks and figured I could run the hose underneath my helmet with a 90* bite valve; this didn't work as well as I wanted, especially inside my tiny helmet. I needed something...
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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/
Motorcycle panniers from disposable plastic container - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Y/H34M/I7HG6CQ8/F3YH34MI7HG6CQ8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Y/H34M/I7HG6CQ8/F3YH34MI7HG6CQ8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Y/H34M/I7HG6CQ8/F3YH34MI7HG6CQ8.SMALL.jpg Ruta9 I like to travel on my bike, but bike luggage is so expensive I decided to make my own with some disposable plastic containers I got.They are very light, only 1,15kg (2,5lb) water resistant and the best part is I spent only a few bucks on them. Getting the containers and getting them ready I got ...
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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/
Seam sealing motorcycle gloves - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FD1/IGN9/I48CFP1V/FD1IGN9I48CFP1V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD1/IGN9/I48CFP1V/FD1IGN9I48CFP1V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD1/IGN9/I48CFP1V/FD1IGN9I48CFP1V.SMALL.jpg Dustin Rogers I bought a pair of Olympia Sports 6000 Mustang gloves for the cold mornings that I ride the motorcycle. They perform fairly well and have kept my hands from numbing in temps down into the 20's (Fahrenheit). Fingertips still got a bit cold, but nothing too terrible for my commute. After wearing them ...
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Mon, 29 Dec 2014 21:00:52 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
Electric Motorbike http://www.instructables.com/id/Electric-Motorbike/
Electric Motorbike - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FX8/QFB2/I1CC0BLV/FX8QFB2I1CC0BLV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX8/QFB2/I1CC0BLV/FX8QFB2I1CC0BLV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX8/QFB2/I1CC0BLV/FX8QFB2I1CC0BLV.SMALL.jpg swm5376 This project began with a free Razor Pocket Mod Scooter found on the side of the road. Although it didn't run, the frame was in good shape. I decided to use whatever parts I could salvage and combine them with a mountain bike and custom body to build a more powerful (and adult size) electric motor...
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Thu, 16 Oct 2014 17:22:09 PDT
Electrolytic Rust Removal From A Motorcycle Gas Tank http://www.instructables.com/id/Electrolytic-Rust-Removal-From-A-Motorcycle-Gas-Ta/
Electrolytic Rust Removal From A Motorcycle Gas Tank - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FR8/Y8EY/GALHA7B7/FR8Y8EYGALHA7B7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR8/Y8EY/GALHA7B7/FR8Y8EYGALHA7B7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR8/Y8EY/GALHA7B7/FR8Y8EYGALHA7B7.SMALL.jpg jimbotheconflictor The following is the process I used to remove rust from the inside of a motorcycle gas tank. All the information herein can be (and was) found on the internets. This was my first foray into electrolysis and I supplemented my newly gleaned knowledge w/ much caution. Keep an eye on our fledgling bl...
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Fri, 18 Jun 2010 17:50:37 PDT
How to Wrap a Motorcycle Exhaust http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Wrap-a-Motorcycle-Exhaust/
How to Wrap a Motorcycle Exhaust - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8V/EKPQ/HU77OCN1/F8VEKPQHU77OCN1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8V/EKPQ/HU77OCN1/F8VEKPQHU77OCN1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8V/EKPQ/HU77OCN1/F8VEKPQHU77OCN1.SMALL.jpg s6fitzgerald I made this at Techshop I decided to wrap the exhaust for my motorcycle for 2 reasons: I like the look and it offers heat insulation.This is a simple project but it helps to have an extra set of hands.This project requires:- Headers from a motorcycle- Exhaust wrap (I got mine from Amazon, and only n...
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Sat, 19 Apr 2014 12:17:07 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
Leather badge for your leather jacket http://www.instructables.com/id/Leather-badge-for-your-leather-jacket/
Leather badge for your leather jacket - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9E/DCPT/GQ5QCSAA/F9EDCPTGQ5QCSAA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9E/DCPT/GQ5QCSAA/F9EDCPTGQ5QCSAA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9E/DCPT/GQ5QCSAA/F9EDCPTGQ5QCSAA.SMALL.jpg Mankut I had a day off from work today because one of the princesses of Thailand decided to grace our city with her royal presence. Works for me...you're always welcome here, princess....come again! :-) "Idle hands are the devil's playground" they say. Not for me! I started a little project I had in my min...
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Mon, 25 Jul 2011 01:11:41 PDT
Collapsible Motorcycle Workstand http://www.instructables.com/id/Collapsible-Motorcycle-Workstand/
Collapsible Motorcycle Workstand - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0J/4NFO/HPL6CJ0B/F0J4NFOHPL6CJ0B.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0J/4NFO/HPL6CJ0B/F0J4NFOHPL6CJ0B.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0J/4NFO/HPL6CJ0B/F0J4NFOHPL6CJ0B.SMALL.jpg Das_Wookie The workstand is constructed from two full 4'x8' sheets of plywood. To build the workstand you will need: Two sheets of 3/4 inch plywood. One lb box of 1 1/4 inch drywall screws per bench being built One small bottle of woodglue. 12 2" hinges if you want it to fold down (strongly r...
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Tue, 24 Dec 2013 13:09:57 PST
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
Easy DIY Electric Motorcycle Conversion http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-DIY-Electric-Motorcycle-Conversion/
Easy DIY Electric Motorcycle Conversion - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9R/IU16/FLROJNJH/F9RIU16FLROJNJH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9R/IU16/FLROJNJH/F9RIU16FLROJNJH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9R/IU16/FLROJNJH/F9RIU16FLROJNJH.SMALL.jpg sparkyrust We started with a Honda Rebel junker and a dream - to make a practical, zero emissions vehicle for commuting in San Francisco. After consulting with some plans available online which required chopping the frame significantly, We decided to figure it out for ourselves. Armed with a basic metal shop,...
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Mon, 22 Dec 2008 17:08:10 PST
How to polish a Lexan windshield for under $4 http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-polish-a-Lexan-windshield-for-under-4/
How to polish a Lexan windshield for under $4 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSV/Z7SX/FXXPKVBD/FSVZ7SXFXXPKVBD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSV/Z7SX/FXXPKVBD/FSVZ7SXFXXPKVBD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSV/Z7SX/FXXPKVBD/FSVZ7SXFXXPKVBD.SMALL.jpg tundrawolf Hello,I ride a large cruiser motorcycle, and it has a Lexan brand windshield on it. I have researched online, and it turns out I can only find people who will polish and repair Acrylic windshields. They say Lexan windshields need to be replaced. Phooey to that. A new windshield alone can run upwards...
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Tue, 4 Aug 2009 11:16:40 PDT
How to Revive an Old Motorcycle: Save Money on Gas/Fuel! Cheap Ride! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Revive-an-Old-Motorcycle/
How to Revive an Old Motorcycle: Save Money on Gas/Fuel! Cheap Ride! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOV/PN6H/FJ1I6CG8/FOVPN6HFJ1I6CG8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOV/PN6H/FJ1I6CG8/FOVPN6HFJ1I6CG8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOV/PN6H/FJ1I6CG8/FOVPN6HFJ1I6CG8.SMALL.jpg skunkbait Motorcycles are a lot of fun. They can also make for cheap and convenient transportation. I will try to describe a few easy steps to revive (salvage) most old motorcycles. You would not believe how many motorcycles are ridden for 5-10 years and then just parked in a shed or barn to rust. In my e...
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Thu, 24 Jul 2008 22:21:08 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
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