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  1. Builders Have to Build So Why Not a Custom Lawnmower?

    There's a builder over at the Old Mini Bikes forum, goes by the name Jeep2003, and he just decided one day to build something cool, a mini custom style push mower. Sure, why not? This isn't some...
  2. A Meticulous Restoration Sparks Thoughts of the Big Project

    Browsing the motorcycles for sale listings I spotted this 1968 Suzuki T500 Cobra, a nice vintage 2 stroke, but the condition of the bike is far beyond what you would have found in any dealer showroom...
  3. Time Clock Jobs and the Disappearance of Riding Time

    When is the last time you punched a clock? Go to work, punch in, work is done, punch out. Fifty years ago it was still common practice, today, not so much. As factory work has dramatically declined,...
  4. BMW K100 Custom Ė A Gentlemanís Express by Alex Zemlin

    Alex Zemlin has been on The Kneeslider twice before with his Honda CB 1.5 and then again with his VTR 1000 Super Hawk GT. In both instances, his work displayed that finished factory look, where many...
  5. Design and Build a Two Stroke Engine with No Machine Shop?

    If you’re one of those people that loves to learn, you’ll simply learn, all the time at every opportunity. If you keep learning long enough, sooner or later your mind will begin to overflow into the...
  6. Chris Barberís Maserati V6 Motorcycle Project is Underway Once Again

    It was almost four years ago when I first wrote about the beginnings of Chris Barber’s Maserati V6 project. I hadn’t heard much about it since, but Chris dropped me a note saying he, too, had taken a...
  7. Russell Suttonís 14 Cylinder XV Radial Engine Project Moving Forward Nicely

    While I took some time away, it was obvious a lot of work was still going on elsewhere and, case in point, is our friend, Russell Sutton. His 14 cylinder Yamaha XV radial engine project is moving...
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    Robert M. Pirsig Has Passed Away

    It’s been a very long time since I read Zen And The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. The author, Robert Pirsig, rode his little Honda across the country with his son Chris...
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    Signs of Life at The Kneeslider

    Yes, it’s been awhile, but sometimes the best thing to do is step away. Sitting down at the keyboard, I too often found myself wondering what I could say to you that I hadn’t said before. The latest...
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    Erik Buell Motorcycles Winding Down

    This story is getting to be a little repetitious. EBR Motorcycles is shutting down over the next weeks and months, followed by a parts sale in March. Press release follows: EAST TROY, WI – EBR...
  11. NexD1 Multi-Material 3D Printer Even Prints Electronic Circuits

    The world of the microfactory is fast approaching, you might even say, it’s already here. I’ve been promoting the idea of creating, building and just making things yourself for well over a decade,...
  12. Russell Suttonís 14 Cylinder Radial Engine Gets a Propeller

    Work is progressing nicely on Russell Sutton’s 14 cylinder radial engine, but while he was out in the shop, he thought he would mount the 3 blade prop he intends to use and took this photo. I was...
  13. AMD World Championship Class Winners and Photos for 2016

    The results are in for the 12th AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building and Suicide Customs of Japan takes the win for their entry, Rumble Racer. Michael Naumann of Germany took second with...
  14. You Need the Wazer Desktop Waterjet Cutter in Your Shop

    Take one look at the Wazer Waterjet and, if you’re a builder, you’ll understand why I think it’s just about the best Kickstarter project ever. The Wazer gives you the capability to cut almost any...
  15. Exclusive First Look at Yamaha Based 14 Cylinder Radial Engine Project

    Mention radial engines around The Kneeslider and the first name that comes to mind is Russell Sutton. As many of you already know, he’s the engine builder from down under who built an amazing 9...
  16. Bob Hornís Recumbent Racer Returns With Two Wheel Steering

    When we last left Bob Horn and his recumbent racer, he had just had a rather unfortunate accident running off track leading to an extended recovery. Not the type to waste an opportunity, he used the...
  17. Official Rollout of the Milwaukee Eight Engine From Harley Davidson for 2017

    It’s official, Harley Davidson has introduced their next big twin engine family, the Milwaukee Eight. It comes in two displacements, 107 and 114 cubic inches with either oil cooled or liquid cooled...
  18. 1983 Dnepr From Basket Case to Fascinating Custom by Robert Harms

    We first wrote about this bike six years ago. Doctor Robert Harms bought a 1983 Dnepr Neval (Neval, I believe, is a UK variant of the Dnepr, though some Dnepr experts may be able to clarify) as a...
  19. 1938 BSA Buell by Doctor Robert Harms Now For Sale

    As noted in the last post, some of the motorcycles built by Doctor Robert Harms are for sale. This one is another fascinating hybrid, it’s a 1938 BSA Star powered by the 500cc single from a 2002...
  20. An Extraordinary Custom by Doctor Robert Harms is For Sale

    Not long ago, I heard that Doctor Robert Harms had passed. Now, I see one of his extraordinary builds, the Indian/Kawasaki is looking for a new home and I truly hope it finds a good one with someone...
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    Engine Cutaways the Hard Way

    In these days of computer animation, young people don’t see real engine cutaways as often as we once did. When you can peel away the layers with the click of a mouse, the old art of machining away...
  22. Polaris Slingshot Bolt On Quad Conversion Kit

    If you’ve seen a Polaris Slingshot on the road, you have to admit, it looks pretty radical. The low profile and angular style is almost guaranteed to attract attention, but what if you swapped the...
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    Harley Davidson XG750R Flat Tracker

    No doubt about it, something is definitely going on inside the Motor Company and I like it. Take a look at this new liquid cooled flat tracker, the XG750R. That is just a great looking bike! No...
  24. 2016 Harley Davidson Sportster Roadster Indicates a Shift in Thinking

    While reading Harley Davidson’s latest press release about their new Sportster “Roadster,” I thought of the words from an old Buffalo Springfield song, “There’s something happening here, what it is...
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    Fully Restored 1943 Kettenkrad For Sale

    Long time readers of The Kneeslider will remember we have written about Kettenkrads before, they're the World War II light tracked military transport with a motorcycle front end built by NSU for the...
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