Make Your Bike Sound Like a Motorcycle!!!!

Introduction: Make Your Bike Sound Like a Motorcycle!!!!

Man up your possibly new way to save gas money or just try to be more noticed by cars or pedestrians, whatever it is you can did this to any bike with spokes and with stuff you see about everyday.
WATCH THE VIDEO TO LISTEN TO THE BIKE!!

Step 1: Get Your Stuff!

you will need:

Scissors
Playing card
Mask tape or Blue painters tape (not pictured)

Step 2: Tape It Up!!!

Use your masking tape to not mess up your paint job and tape the card on the frame making sure the card touches the spokes.

Step 3: .....

Ride it! Wake up the neighbors the sound is actually pretty loud and the faster you go the more it sounds like a motorcycle! Note: if you constantly ride fast the card will end up ripping. The movie will have sound at the end to have you listen to the bike!!

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    30 Discussions

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    DamascusSword247
    DamascusSword247

    Reply 9 hours ago

    try a plastic water bottel jammed in the tire well thingy under the seat, and it sounds pretty sweet.

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    MillennialDIYer
    MillennialDIYer

    2 years ago

    I hope by now you finally upgraded to a motorcycle that sounds like a motorcycle!

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    johng652
    johng652

    4 years ago

    I used to do the same thing back in the sevnties. You might want to try using plastic playing cards. Punch a couple of holes in them and use zip ties to secure to the frame. In the diy spirit you could use a amplifier and loud speaker to play a motorcycle ring tone. Sometimes the simplest hacks are the most satisfying though. Good job on the write-up.

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    SimonW6
    SimonW6

    5 years ago on Introduction

    Use the plastic from plastic storage bins instead of playing cards and zip ties to fasten them. Also, you want the plastic to overlap by about half a centimeter.

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    cenglish4
    cenglish4

    8 years ago on Introduction

    cool, but all u really have to do is run over a can with ur back tire, make sure its stuck, then drive and that works fine too

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    jongscx
    jongscx

    7 years ago on Introduction

    Another thing to think about, you can "tune" it by moving the card either towards or away from the center.

    The closer it is, the lower the frequency because the inner part of the tire moves "slower" than the outer part and "thwaps" the card slower.

    Near the edge of the tire, it's moving rather quickly and will even begin to buzz and drone.

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    dkingsbury
    dkingsbury

    8 years ago on Introduction

    this is cool I saw something like this on Vat19.com
    http://www.vat19.com/dvds/turbospoke-bicycle-exhaust-system.cfm

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    kdw2060
    kdw2060

    11 years ago on Introduction

    as kids, we always used laundry-clips to attach the cards in stead of tape

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    mark429
    mark429

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    that's how we did it back in the 80's ;-)

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    melraeart
    melraeart

    9 years ago on Introduction

    i used to do this when i was a kid all the time. hahaha good memories!

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    K1TK4T 117
    K1TK4T 117

    9 years ago on Introduction

    i accidently did this yesterday, i got a leaf stuck in my tires and because it was a dry 1 it sounded just like a bike! im gona do uit properly 2day

    I do this all the time but I use duct tape and cut up milk jugs way more sound from one of those.

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    elgin99
    elgin99

    11 years ago on Introduction

    I am a kid and I love doing this but my cards keep falling off! I tried using water bottles. They fall out so I tied them and now my bike looks like crap! I NEED HELP!

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    beyondimagination
    beyondimagination

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    cut a slit in the card so the tape can fit inside of it then make figure 8's with the tape so the card is taped to the frame within the card.


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