how do i get a motorcycle in the back of a pickup?

What is a good way for one person to get a motorcycle that wont start into the back of a pickup if it is too heavy for one person?

Asked by hawgryderbabe 5 years ago


welding a motorcycle?

I know how to weld. How to weld on a motorcycle?does the battery terminals need to be removed and what other electric components need to be removed so they are not damaged from the increased voltage running through the frame when welding?

Asked by 103curly 8 years ago


re-upholster a motorcycle seat?

I need to redo the covering on my motorcycle seat.  The bike is an old school bike not one of the newer "cruiser" or sport bike type. there have been a couple of prior attempts and the original cover is gone.

Asked by 3.142rat 5 years ago


how do i fit a turbo to a honda rvf 400 motorcycle?

I am wondering how to fit a turbo to me honda rvf 400 motorcycle starting from scratch, money is no object, i just want it done!! even the smallest of help will b apreciated.

Asked by 9 years ago


removing motorcycle grips on my 1996 yamaha virago.

I bought this 1100 virago that someone had put some funky handlebars on, I bought stock bars but im having trouble getting the crome endcaps off the grips. any pointers?

Asked by 8 years ago


How can I set up a 90volt engine for an electric motorcycle? Answered

Either in words or in a diagram? thank you so much

Asked by SdaMaster 8 years ago



..what kind of battery should i get to run for a 16 mile bike ride??

I have installed a motorcycle headlight to my beach cruiser..and was thinking of getting blinkers for it too..im just stuck on battery..

Asked by MaurizioF1 2 years ago


hi . does any body knows how to make an electric automatic gear shifter for motorcycle.?

it is usualy used by people with amputated leg? ? ?but expensive i want to make my own. heres a site that sells it http://www.mpsracing.com/

Asked by davidags 9 years ago




12v brake and tail lights?

I'm trying to build a brake/tail light out of LED's for my motorcycle. How do I make the red brake lights brighter than my red tail lights? I'm using 3mm 12v (resister pre wired by supplier) and/ or have similar 10mm lights available too.

Asked by dthing 5 years ago




alternatives to fiberglass

Hey guys im building an enclosed recumbent motorcycle and i am a bit stuck. im making the outer skin. to get a working aerodynamic shape, complex curves and all i want to use some flexible sheet which i can connect to the strong points of the motorcycle. i am thinking of using that polypropilene chicken wire, and i wonder if it would be good enough to be the base of the fairing and put fibreglass on top. my brother wants to use cedar strips as a base and cardboard strips mounted over them and fibreglass the resultant mess. then bondo the lot. any ideas. i am not describing this very well. a single sheet of a flexible matting will save me the trouble of making a mould of the fairing. thanks guys.

Posted by maninamousesuit 7 years ago


want to add led "STRIP" lights(30 leds total) as running lights and then brighter for brake lights on motorcycle?

Bought a set of 26" side illuminating red led strips and cut them down to two with 9 leds and two with 6 leds (not really important) as all will be wired into the same connections. What i would like to do is have them all on as running lights and then come on even brighter once the brake switch/pedal is used. I have seen some of the other posts concerning this but feel that they do not deal with strip lights, but individual leds. Thanks for any help.

Asked by DIYer fox 4 years ago


noob biker needs advise on how to be seen at night

Well I ride a 250cc all black bike to work and school every day. at night I'm so worried that ppl don't see me. I've tried reflective type but it just falls off :( if anyone has any ideas on how to be seen please let me know

Asked by 8 years ago


How do I rewire a Yamaha CT3 magneto that was disassembled by the previous owner?

I was recently given a project bike, a 1973 Yamaha CT3.  The engine was partially disassembled and the magneto was taken apart.  I'm trying to reassemble it, but I'm not sure what wires to hook up where.  The schematic I have is a top level schematic of the entire bike.  Any advice would be appreciated. I'm trying to get it looking like the picture, but now it's only in pieces. I've uploaded some pics of what I have reassembled so far.  The capacator is still on the bike.  I added the coils back to the plate of the stator, but no wires are connected. 

Asked by Harvard82 8 years ago


Have a DT50 watercooled yamaha,that I recently (6 weeks ago) bought ,ran perfect, now wont start ?

Have tons of  spark,clean carb,fuel runs out the fuel line,when un pluged from the carb. It as a small 6 volt battery,that was checked and is putting out more than 6 volts,checked the switch on the kickstand,even un pluged the switch and tried it with the ends pluged together ,eliminating the switch,no diff... when I pull the plug I can run fuel into the plug hole replacing the plug with tons of spark ,key on,lights on dash lit up and nothing.tried removing the side cover ,put a socket on the crankshaft nut holding the lflywheel on ,with an impact driver ,spun the nut off after a number of attempts with locktite.never once even fired.it has points, if the points are closed,can it have spark at the plug? if it has spark,why wont it even fire?checked all the wires for anything un pluged and have spun all the connectors  ,hoping   for continuity. has compression ,as much as a 50 can have,when it came home you could rotate the kick starter by hand and it purred,Havent checked the switch on the handelbar that has 3 positions.only when checking for spark ,noticed saturday that when the plug was out and grounded and sparking,when you switched it to the off position and kick it over the first 1 or 2 kicks it would spark then no spark till you switched it to the  on position.next move is a big long downhill,or a mandrel to drive the flywheel,via the holes in it with pins sticking out of a disk driven by the impact driver. will investigate the points and confirm there opening. replaced plug with new correctly gaped one

Asked by JoeR140 1 year ago


Watch Parts Motorcycles

Here is a interesting link show the use of old watch parts.motorcycles watch parts

Posted by pyrocop1 9 years ago


weatherproof motorcycle speakers and amp?

How do I make powered, weatherproof motorcycle speakers?

Asked by 9 years ago


10w led on motorcycle Answered

I have 3 10w led lights on my motorcycle, but they burning out in time. I guess its because 12v/11A sums up way beyond 10w? Is there some  easy solution, like resistors or diodes ?

Asked by SamaelsL 1 year ago



Where can I find a cheap motorcycle frame?

I am looking for a motorcycle frame (whatever condition) for under $100. It can have all of the parts, some of them or none of them, it doesn't matter. It does not need an engine or carburator.

Asked by Lucidman 7 years ago



can i make an electric motorcycle with the motor from an old table saw?

It is 1.5 hp rpm 3450 volts 115/230 amps 15/7.5 will this motor be fast enough to adequately drive a suzuki gs550e frame?

Asked by bornon511 8 years ago


my brother is building a recumbent motorcycle (feet first) can anyone recomment a good tech manual for this?

He is a low tech sort of guy so hard copy manual is best, but not essential. oh time is a factor as his birthday approacheth!

Asked by maninamousesuit 8 years ago


How do you convert beaded car pad to fit motorcycle?

My husband bought a beaded car seat pad and wants to cut it down to fit his motorcycle, but he doesn't quite know how to go about it.  His major concern is that if makes a wrong cut all the beads might come apart...any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated.

Asked by Joan Baker 7 years ago


new helmet design

The Oni, check out my latest helmet.

Posted by timeport216 6 years ago



what size dc electric motor would i need to make a motorcycle go over 100 mph?

180 pound rider and i dont know how much the bike weighs but it is a suzuki gs550e

Asked by bornon511 8 years ago


Help to make 12V Car adapter for motorcycle

Not sure if right forum or not but wondering if someone could give me a hand to make something similar to this http://cgi.ebay.ca/YAMAHA-04-05-06-07-08-yzf-R1-POWER-PLATE-phone-charger-/250699849710?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item3a5ee01fee#ht_5400wt_1141 I know the parts could be bought for a lot less but just wondering what would be the best way to do this. Thanks,

Posted by MacGeek83 7 years ago


steampunk?

Has anyone steampunked a motorcycle helmet? i have surfed the net & not found anything for ideas i am not looking to add much weight....ie gears & such i was thinking of using some type of sticker material that i can paint to look brass & cut in the shape of gears etc....... tu

Asked by tomasina 8 years ago


Proximity key fob for motorcycle

Hey guys, I am working on a custom barebones motorcycle. I want to make the starting system incredibly simple by just carrying a keycard or fob that can be sensed within 4-5 feet of the bike which would allow me to just kick start it and go. I worked in access control before and to my knowledge the cards and fobs needed to be placed basically on top of a sensor to activate it, is there any way to give in just a touch more range? so just having it in my pocket would close the circuit and allow me to kick start the bike? wiring it in isn't a problem, I just need a switch that would sense a fob 4-5 feet away and close a switch. thanks! Rob

Posted by ApoX 5 years ago



Steampunk motorcycles

From The Kneeslider:Steampunk is all about the design and very little concerned with added (or lost) function but some of it would be neat if it worked half as well as you wish it would.That's about my take on it; my aesthetic sense says "ooh, shiny" and "mmm, leather" and "lovely scrollwork there, that would be fun to make" and my engineer side says "but...but...shouldn't those gears be doing something?" In any case, The Kneeslider has a piece on steampunk motorcycles, including the Hubbard Steamcycle, which may eventually actually run on steam, and a German bike that's a one-cylinder, 1440 cc machine with a shovel for a seat. Several other steampunk (or even steam-engine) bikes are mentioned in the comment section, as well. The 1908 Field Steam Bike includes "To progress gently move cut off lever and PRAY" as step 10 of the startup procedure, and this sleek little machine would be perfect for any aspiring steampunk supervillain. And from the nigh-venerable Steampunk Workshop, a piece on Tom Sepe's Whirlygig Emoto, a beautifully-crafted "electric-steam hybrid motorcycle."

Posted by reno_dakota 9 years ago


how to i make a motorcycle cheap?

I want my dad to have a motorcycle.

Asked by pokemonjarrod 8 years ago


What can I make to have my 60 lbs dog Betty ride on the back of my Honda Goldwing SE 1500?

Hi, I have a 1994 Honda Goldwing SE 1500 motorcycle and I want to take my dog Betty who is a mix of Boxer and Pit Bull on rides with me on the back of the motorcycle.  I want to have her save and comfortable for a long trip. Any Ideas on something I can make " Here is what the bike looks like. I need to fit her in the rear seat or make some kind of an insert. Thank you

Asked by guitarzan214 2 years ago



How to change rear break and rotor on 2001 Kawasaki ZR7S?

How do I change the rear  brake pads and rotor on a 2001 Kawasaki ZR7S

Asked by Tomk747 7 years ago


does anybody know how to make a police radar detector so that i dont get so many speeding fines?

Guys i have had a search but cant find any details on how to make a radar detector that will fit my motorcycle, the shop purchased ones are a massive cost so i thought i would have a go at making one, however very little information about so im stuffed!!

Asked by jubilantkiwi 8 years ago


bone sculptures

Anyone interested in maybe an instructable  on bone sculpture? i ve been making a few sculptures and if anyone would like i can put something together heres one i did  keith

Posted by rodgerbooth 2 years ago


How to replace head gasket on a 1992 Harley Davidson Sporster?

Instuctions on repairing a blown head gasket on a harley davidson sporster with a 1200 kit? it is a 1992 883 with a 1200 conversion kit

Asked by 8 years ago


places to get gear online

So Im looking to find some decent prices on safety gear online from an at least somewhat reputable dealer. I have been eying leatherup.com has anyone bought from them before? alternatively what online retailers have you used and whats your opinion of them?

Posted by cokebottle tuque 9 years ago


DIY Protective Helmet? Answered

So I'm looking at starting a helmet project with the good ole' pepakura halo helmets, but taking it a step further. Essentially what I am wondering is how one would go about adding some protective foam or padding that can absorb impact (I'm talking motorcycle grade here). The design I'm looking at calls for some custom work, otherwise I'd just gut an existing helmet off the shelf. Does anyone have any ideas on accomplishing this? I'm thinking the helmet shell will be carbon fiber for added durability so I'm hoping to get some feedback on what everyone thinks would be the best protective layer for the inside. Also, please no "For your own safety just buy a helmet and don't worry about the looks" This is a novelty just for fun, but I'd like to know I could use it if I wanted to. Let me know what you think!

Asked by Antilliteracy 4 years ago


Guess who just got a motorbike?

Me :pNo seriously, at the food pantry/ thrift store I volunteer at, someone donated a fairly good condition Whizzer Pacemaker II, Midnight Blue. I bought it. It isn't yet registered for road legal, but that's ok because I haven't got my car or bike license so I'll call it a scooter for now. Anyways IT IS AWESOME, just a few paint dings, slightly rusty chrome, broken/missing turn signals and I haven't gotten it to run yet BUT I'M WORKING ON THAT... So anyways, here's some pics:148cc engine, awesome retro looks....

Posted by KentsOkay 9 years ago


CRAZY FUNNY MOTORCYCLE RIDE TROUGH A RIVER

Https://youtu.be/x2Vq5UWJ5q4

Posted by kolor.ijo.9041 3 years ago


driving a tri-color LED via separate 12v earth and 12v supply Answered

Hi Peeps, I'm currently (pun intended) building a motorbike and want to have minimum clutter on the bike. I am wanting to incorporate a tri-colour LED to indicate status for high beam lamp AND neutral indicator lamp. If both are active, it will indicate Amber(or yellow). so the problem is, high beam is easy to acheive as its a 12v supply, neutral is more complicated as this operates pysically via earth on the gear change. I need some sort of relay to drive a 12v supply, but have very limited space to do it in. do you guys have any suggestions? I'm looking at a height of 10mm max and length 20mm so transistors or something. I can solder and follow a circuit board so any suggestions what to do would be appreciated. Thanks peeps

Asked by drewpi 7 years ago


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Posted by alexscott97 6 years ago


The Motorcycle Of The Future

Hailed as the arrival of the motorcycle of the future the MotoCzysz E1PC electric motorcycle is burning up the track. With a 100 horsepower (continuous) and 250 pound-feet or torque, it's no slouch. Check it out via Wired's Autopia http://www.wired.com/autopia/2010/06/motoczysz-e1pc/  

Posted by Culturespy 7 years ago