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  1. Nembo 32 Type 3 Provocator Continues Development of Unique Design

    It was just over 9 years ago that we unveiled the Nembo 32 here on The Kneeslider. The inverted three cylinder engine sparked a lively conversation in the comments with both cheers and jeers in...
  2. Tesla Cybertruck Hauls Your Electric Motorcycle in Sci-Fi Style

    Elon Musk rolled out his new Cybertruck pickup and it's obvious he didn't steal anyone else's design, this is definitely coloring outside the lines, but minus the color. The monochrome metal exterior...
  3. Harley Davidson Finally Breaks the Cruiser Mold With the Pan America and Bronx

    It's seems a few designers and engineers at the Motor Company are getting the green light to look beyond cruisers, and it's about time. Yes, there are electrics in the pipeline, but look at what...
  4. Erik Buell Joins the Exodus to Electric Power with FUELL

    Erik Buell has had his share of ups and downs in the motorcycle business, but say what will, you can't say he isn't persistent, no matter how often his companies have hit hard times, he keeps coming...
  5. Curtiss Pushes the Electric Motorcycle Design Envelope

    While I was away, my inbox never slept and judging by the number of notices coming in for concept, pre-production or in-production electric motorcycles, you would think the end of fossil fuels had...
  6. Electric Motorcycles Are for Electric Enthusiasts, Not Motorcyclists

    A couple of days ago, I saw an article about electric cars, specifically about retrofitting older classics with electric motors and batteries. There are a number of companies doing that now (Jaguar...
  7. Is Harley Davidson’s LiveWire the Game Changer They Need?

    The Harley Davidson LiveWire has been coming for a long time and we've been discussing it already, and now with tech specs, performance figures and a price tag we know where it's supposed to fit into...
  8. Immaculate 1970 Colorado Norton Works Commando 750

    The Norton factory never turned out a Commando 750 that looked like this. Colorado Norton Works restores and rebuilds these classic Nortons and turns them into mechanical jewelry, but you don't wear...
  9. Erik Buell Joins the Exodus to Electric Power with FUELL

    Erik Buell has had his share of ups and downs in the motorcycle business, but say what will, you can't say he isn't persistent, no matter how often his companies have hit hard times, he keeps coming...
  10. Curtiss Pushes the Electric Motorcycle Design Envelope

    While I was away, my inbox never slept and judging by the number of notices coming in for concept, pre-production or in-production electric motorcycles, you would think the end of fossil fuels had...
  11. Rebuilding and Recharging The Kneeslider

    It’s been almost a year since I wrote on The Kneeslider and I needed the time off. The many years of sitting at my desk had taken a toll on everything from my physical condition to my mental attitude...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  18. 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....
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
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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...
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. 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...
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