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How to build a custom motorcycle: Choosing and using wrenches

How to choose (and use) the right wrenches

Nearly every time you’re working on your bike, there are three types of tools that you’ll need: Wrenches, screwdrivers and pliers. Let’s start with wrenches, or spanners as they’re usually called in Britain. Since your motorcycle is mostly bolted together, you’ll need different types of wrenches to take it apart. So I’m going to focus…

How to build a custom motorcycle: Planning your project

How to build a custom motorcycle: Planning the project

Our resident expert mechanic Matt McLeod reveals how he plans a custom motorcycle build. I’m not sure about you, but I hate wasting time and money. So I’ve learnt that planning is one way to minimize the waste, and good project management will help you to stay on track with your custom motorcycle build. We’ve…

How To Buy A Motorcycle: An Inspection Checklist

How To Buy A Motorcycle: An Inspection Checklist

Our resident expert mechanic Matt McLeod reveals what he looks for when buying a used motorcycle. I take a checklist with me when I look at a used bike. I’m never expecting a secondhand bike to be flawless, but I’m looking for problems—and assessing ‘how much’ it will take me to correct these problems, either…

The Skills You Need To Build A Custom Motorcycle

The Skills You Need To Build A Custom Motorcycle

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We’ve all been there. You’ve seen this great bike at a show, or online, and you’ve gotta build something like it. You can see yourself hammering down the street on it. You’ve scoured the interwebs and found a bunch of photos of the type of bike you love. Maybe you’ve even narrowed down the make…