How many bikes should a person own to be ideally considered a “motorcycle enthusiast”? Well, you can own as many bikes as you wish. However, the joy of being a motorcycle fan is building your dirt bike right from scratch. Also, if you want to learn more about motorcycles, there can be no better approach than dedicating your time to build a ride of your choice from pieces. You will surely meet problems as you will be trying to link all the available parts to form any given bike components. Providing solutions to the problems will make you a better motorcycle rider since you will be better placed in understanding mechanical faults that may affect any given system of a bike. Riding a homemade bike certainly feels better than owning an already used bike, and for motorcycle enthusiasts; the aim is always to have a closer affection for your ride. You just need to have the necessary parts, tools, workspace, labor, and enough time that you will use to fix all the parts into a fully functioning homemade bike.
Safety and Functionality Should Be A Priority
Safety and functionality are important aspects that must be observed if you are making equipment that is destined for human use. For instance, you wouldn’t love to make a dirt bike only for your life to be compromised by it. Safety in bikes is determined by how machines parts are well connected and also the degree of compatibility that exists between all the parts used. The selection process must be taken seriously to ensure that only the right tools and parts made it to the final assembly process.
Compatibility is an aspect that must be maintained uniform. For instance, a gearbox for a Honda motorcycle may not function accordingly if fitted into other bike models like let’s say BMX. Disregarding the compatibility rule gives a high possibility of making a dirt bike that doesn’t obey the balance when it comes to matters to do with fuel efficiency, weight balance, braking, control and comfort. The best way to source parts that guarantees compatibility is by visiting motorcycle spare parts store.
Here some dirt bike parts and components that you must make available:
- Suspension systems
- Braking system
- Fuel system e.g. pipes, exhausts
- Display system e.g. speed gauge
- Speed governing system
- Comfort aspect e.g. leather carriage
- Safety items like mirrors
- Battery for supplying power to start fuel ignition, controlling sound alert system, etc.
The workshop you intend to work from must have essential equipment such as welding machines, and plenty of materials like metals from which you can make different components. To make your work easy, you can rely on motorcycle blueprints to guide you on how should connect the different components into a proper assembly.
Have a budget that guides you on the bike parts and tools you need
To make the dirt bike making simpler you should have some prior timing and determine all the parts you need. That approach will ensure that you spend your budget accordingly and have all the parts you need for the dirt bike. Assuming that you now have all the parts to be assembled ready, what else do you think will be of immense help? You will surely need a source of power and tools for joining the motorcycle parts.
The space you intend to do all that work must be large enough so that you enjoy comfort while working on your dirt bike. That will not be all you need. Motorcycles have many parts, and you cannot exhaust all of them by a single visit to a spare parts store. That means that making a dirt bike at home is not a one-day event, and therefore you will need more time to work on all the important systems, and that aspect brings us to the issue of scheduling.
Scheduling Your Work
Assembling motorbike parts requires accuracy and precision, and for delicate parts; you may be forced to dismantle an already assembled system just to get all the factors right. Trying to fix all the systems at a go will surely pose many problems rather than a solution. The best way to see your motorcycle parts growing to a complete dirt bike is by dividing your work into reasonable proportions. Through that approach, you will be assured of coming up with functional dirt bike components that promise to work as required without posing safety issues. For instance, you can dedicate the first week of your schedule just for fixing, repair and installation of the bike’s engine system.
The remaining systems can be given their respective schedules, and that approach assures to give you easy and interesting time as you will be working on the homemade bike. Scheduling allows you to increase your knowledge grasp of certain bike systems since you will be spending more time doing work such as repairs and troubleshooting. For instance, by spending a week working on the braking system, you will surely come across many problems and try to solve them. Such solutions can be carried forward to your future interactions with bikes, and that is a lesson you can learn only you take more time to deal with a specific problem.
Joining Parts Into a Full Dirt Bike Isn’t The End of It – You Have To Do Some Inspections and Maintenance
Many people are more likely to view making a homemade bike as just the process of turning the individual parts to a complete bike assembly. It is better if the functionality of the given bike undergoes thorough testing to determine its reliability. During the test period periods, some mechanical faults may emerge, and this is usually the purpose of tests – to find out the faults that may be present within the assembly. For instance, you may realize that some joints may not have been fastened tight enough, and by correcting such faults, your homemade bike guarantees to have more durability and also safe for use. The inspection should also be done to ensure that all dimensions are to the required standards. Failure to do so, you may find it hard to explain why your bike may lose balance when being used. Maintenance should also be applied routinely to eliminate the minor breaks and faults that often accumulate to huge mechanical breaks that can render a bike not fit for use.