This week, we get the lowdown on how to make your own motorcycle in a matter of weeks, as we go through all the steps to build the perfect ride.
But don’t worry, it’s not just a simple DIY exercise.
We’ll show you how to put your hands in the air to get the best bang for your buck, and show you exactly what you’ll need to know about all of the parts and tools you’ll want to keep your bike on the road.
We’ve got the low down on how we built our own motorcycle to give you a complete guide to getting the most out of it.
We’re going to cover the basic steps, from getting your first set of wheels to installing the electronics and connecting the bike’s lights to your phone.
And if you want to skip ahead, we’ll show the DIY instructions for installing the lights, which is a huge plus, because this is not a DIY project for someone who doesn’t know how to build.
So even if you’ve never built a bike before, you’ll get the basics covered and ready to take to the roads.
The bikeWe’re building our own Yamaha Superstar at home.
So this is a motorcycle we’ve been building and testing for years, but we finally have a home and a bike that we can actually take to work.
The bike we chose is a 2007 Honda CBR600R, which we picked because we had a Yamaha factory replacement in the back of our garage.
(We also got a CBR750 from the shop that was a few years older than our CBR.)
The motorcycle we bought was the most powerful and reliable we could find, and it also fit in our garage perfectly.
The seat was an XLR-type, and the electronics were a Yamaha XT-series.
The motorcycle’s engine is an engine we’ve never heard of, but it’s got a V-twin and a 2.0-liter Honda V-8, so we know it’s powerful.
The motor we bought is a Honda CBX-R2, which, unlike our bike, has a single cylinder and has a flat top and bottom.
(It also has a V8 engine, but the engine is actually a 1.6-liter, and there’s a V10 in there that’s connected to the throttle body.)
It took us a little over a year to get this bike up and running, but once it was, we were able to test it in a few different conditions, from the highway to the drag strip, to even the racetrack.
Here’s what we did to get it ready for our test ride:1.
Get the wheels.
We used a Honda CRF600R and Yamaha Superstars as our wheels, as well as a set of Yamaha CBR500R wheels.2.
Install the electronics.
We went to the factory and installed everything on the bike, including the engine, brakes, electronics, fuel pump, and fuel tank.3.
Connect the bike to your cell phone.
The CRF500R and CBR400R are standard accessories, so all of our phones were plugged into the same power outlet.
(You can get a phone that’s plug-in or battery-powered if you don’t want to buy an adapter.)4.
Plug in the lights.
We plugged our CRF1000 to the battery and our CB250 to the light.
We didn’t plug the lights into anything special, so the lights were plugged directly into the CRF.5.
Connect a car radio.
The factory radio we got for the CBR was plugged into a USB port, so that’s what it was plugged in to.6.
Connect your phone to your battery.
Plug your phone into a power outlet on the factory radio, which was plugged directly to the CR, and then connect the CR to the charger.7.
Connect another USB port.
The Honda CR250 has a microUSB port, which the CB1000 uses for charging the CR250.
The charger we got was an old-school, USB-powered, power plug, so it only has one USB port on the charger, but that’s okay.8.
Connect an Ethernet cable.
This is a good way to connect the power outlets on the CR500R, and we got a set that was just for the CR100R, but there’s another set that’s for the factory-installed factory Ethernet adapter.9.
Connect to the internet.
Connect all of your phones, cameras, tablets, computers, and all of their data, to the power outlet, and to your car radio or your cell radio.10.
Get your bike ready to go.
We took the CR750 to a local shop to get some parts, and had it delivered to our garage right before our test.
We also installed a new rear tire and a new wheel to get our bike ready for the street.11.
We had the bike in our driveway for our first ride, which wasn’t as bad as