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  1. Barghest Motive Garmr – the Custom Harley Leaning Reverse Trike

    This popped up for sale the other day with a rather unfortunate name, it's called the Barghest Motive Garmr, unfortunate because it's so hard to remember even if you like the concept, but hard to...
  2. Makerspace Is Just Newspeak for Workshop

    The other day I saw this article about building makerspaces in schools and the photo showed what seemed to me to be a nice workshop, similar to what schools had when I grew up. Of course, now these...
  3. When the Factory Gets it Wrong and You Have to Fix it

    After clearing out all of this new workspace in the garage, I was looking for a worthy first project so I thought I'd start by changing the spark plugs on my F150. If you're thinking plug changes are...
  4. Reclaiming Garage Space and Contemplating Life

    It happens slowly, after all it's just a walk behind lawn mower, but then you find out it takes a really long time to mow the lawn that way and who wants to mow for hours, so a lawn tractor makes...
  5. The Existential Pleasures of Fixing Things

    Recently, our power went out. About ten seconds later the lights came back on when our standby generator fired up, so I went about my business working on The Kneeslider. Then a couple of minutes...
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    A New Direction for The Kneeslider

    It's been a while since I posted and I thought it was time to say a few words about what's going on. Briefly, it's a change of direction. I've spent so much time on my computer over the last 14 years...
  7. Motorcycle Powered Full Body Go Karts are Ghraydon Wallick’s Newest Project

    Ghraydon Wallick is at it again. If the name isn’t familiar, you might remember a couple of articles on The Kneeslider in 2010 about a leaning dual sidecar rig he built in his workshop in Thailand....
  8. Harley Davidson Reveals Investment in Electric Motorcycle Company Alta Motors

    A few weeks ago Harley Davidson said they were about 18 months from a production ready electric motorcycle. Today, they announced an investment in Alta Motors for the purpose of collaborating on...
  9. Motorcycling is Affordable if You Want it to Be – It’s Up to You

    Is motorcycling expensive or affordable? Yes. Wait, ... what? The simple fact is that you can spend as much or as little as you want to and enjoy it either way. The latest and greatest factory...
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    Low Cost LED Garage Lighting

    We talked about LED lights in the garage before, from some pretty expensive fixtures that might not make sense to the LED lighting I installed when I was building a new work area a couple of years...
  11. Motorhead 2.0 – Working in the Garage is Cool Again

    The lights almost went out Motorheads start young. Sure, someone over 30 or even 40 can develop an interest in cars and high performance and begin working on engines for fun, but based on past...
  12. MotoGadget M-Unit Electrical System Control for Motorcycles

    Technology is accelerating and we're finding a lot of it making its way into motorcycles. Cars have been ahead in this technology race for quite a while, but finally, aftermarket companies are...
  13. Building Your Own Battery Packs for Your DIY Electric Vehicle Project

    A couple of readers of our post about the home built electric trike commented about the batteries. As I noted in the post, that particular build was completed in 2013 using battery technology...
  14. Electric Reverse Trike Offers Custom Builders Another Option

    This home built electric reverse trike (electrike?) showed up for sale and at first I passed it right by, but then I stopped, thought about it for a bit and took another look. As I kept going over...
  15. Honda RCB1100R Concept by Oberdan Bezzi Creates Retro RC30 Look

    It's been a long while since we looked over the designs from Oberdan Bezzi and unsurprisingly, there are lots of creative ideas we've missed. He has a knack for restyling and reconfiguring current...
  16. Motorscan Smartphone Diagnostics for Your Harley Davidson

    It's no secret, motorcycles, like every other kind of vehicle, are getting a lot more complex. The engine, the ABS braking system, those big touring bike sound systems and most everything else are...
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    Wrench, Ride or Race?

    A recent post here touched on the idea that riding time was fast disappearing, as work, for many of us, encroaches on formerly free time with smart phones a constant reminder of what we do all day....
  18. How To Drive and Steer the Same Wheel in a Two Wheel Steering Motorcycle

    Last summer we showed the latest version of Bob Horn's recumbent racer with two wheel steering. If you're new here, Bob's race bike is his own design and entirely scratch built and when you decide to...
  19. MadBoxer Brings Kickboxer Subaru WRX CAD Concept to Life

    It all started years ago, in 2009, when we featured a series of Solidworks CAD drawings by Ian McElroy for a concept motorcycle called “Kickboxer.” The idea was to create a radical, but carefully...
  20. Erik Buell Racing Motorcycles Factory Liquidation

    This time it looks like Buell is really done for good. Erik Buell Racing Motorcycles factory liquidation starts June 7th and everything is up for sale, ... really, EVERYTHING! You can even buy the...
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. 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,...
  24. BMW K100 Custom – A Gentleman’s 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...
  25. 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...
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