Making metal motorcycle parts

Making metal motorcycle parts is the fundamental course to teach you basic skills to work with metal. We start from a zero base, and take you to the stage of building some simple functional shop tools and motorcycle parts.

This course consists of 35 video lessons stretching to just over six hours.

Scroll down to see the lessons within the course.

24 Lessons

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Fabricating a custom gas tank

I fabricated this tank out of a sheet of 2mm 5005 Aluminium. 

Check out all the steps from concept, design, fabricating a buck, layout of the parts, shaping, welding and finishing.

This course is 107 minutes watch time, so settle in and pick up some tips and tricks!

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Plan your custom motorcycle build

Developing a plan for your build will help you get finished faster and cheaper.

But what does the plan need to include? And how do you put one together?

Follow our examples showing the use of free software tools to build a project plan. And use our templates to get started!

14 Lessons

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Sketch your custom mtorcycle

What's your custom motorcycle build going to look like? How do you get the picture in your head onto paper? How can you evaluation and compare design options you're weighing up?

Learn how to complete simple - but very useful - sketches on paper or digitally specifically for custom motorcycle projects.

This course is facilitated by Fraser Pyke, a qualified product design engineer and a custom bike builder himself. Follow Fraser's lessons to see how he builds the design sketches for his next project bike.

Even if you failed 8th grade art, Fraser will show you the steps to get ideas out of your head!

You'll finish up with a coloured design sketch you can use for inspiration, guidance and to communicate your requirements to your welder or painter. 

16 Lessons

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How to paint a motorcycle tank

Who says you can't paint some (or all) of your motorcycle project in your home shop with aerosol paint?

11 Lessons

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