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Getting started with motorcycle welding

Getting started with motorcycle welding

Most of the bikes that grace these pages that have had some welding done on them, somewhere. If you’re building your own custom bike—or even if you just like fiddling in your garage—welding is an invaluable skill to have. It’s also a slightly intimidating prospect for the initiated, so this is a two-part guide. This…

Torque wrenches for motorcycles

The nuts and bolts of torque

If you’re working on your bike, even if just doing mild maintenance, you need to be aware of torque. It isn’t only the thrill you get when you open the throttle and your bike surges forward—it’s also the rotating force you apply when you’re tightening a bolt, whether it’s an oil drain plug or an…

How to choose and use angle grinders

How to choose and use angle grinders

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Our resident expert mechanic Matt McLeod reveals what he looks for when buying an angle grinder. Where would we be without the grinder? It lops off subframes, removes tabs and brackets in seconds, and provides pretty showers of sparks for what seems like every short film about a bike builder. Joking aside, power tools like…