You will need
- 1. Serviceable and functional motorcycle Dnepr
- 2. Dry, clean and warm garage
- 3. A set of garage keys and locksmith tools.
- 4. The workbench or table with a vise
- 5. Anvil
- 6. Angle grinding machine (grinder) with around 115 or 125
- 7. The welding machine of sufficient power
- 8. Compressor for painting
Before you upgrade the bikeand get some experience operating standard variant without a wheelchair. This will help to formulate the program changes the bikeand determine the end result. Sketch accurately calculate their technical ability to the process of tuning is not delayed for years and decades. Disassemble the bike, carefully inspecting all the details and identifying the defective. All components and assemblies thoroughly wash and fold gently. Repair, if necessary, the engine, rear axle and transmission.
Upgrades start with the frame. Depending on the desired result, you can lengthen the frame behind the engine on the 50-150 mm with extension propeller shaft, or lengthen the frame in front of the engine (as on a motorcyclee Ural-Wolf). Additionally, you can expand the frame for wider rear wheels with the use of a broken driveshaft or gearbox, to change the angle of the front fork (it should be not more than 33 deg.) and/or change angle of rear shock absorbers to improve the appearance. In the design of the frame you can include small improvements: install Cup for front fork, to reduce the height of the saddle, to raise the frame front.
If you think a radical change of frame, it will be easier to cut it completely in pipe, and then to fabricate a new frame from the resulting pipe. Frame Dneprand perfectly amenable to welding, provided the weld quality must be high. If the experience in welding works for small, practice on similar pipes. If you need more pipe, take them off the other frames. Don't use water – they do not have the required strength and have the wrong diameter. For welding use welding semi-automatic, is included in max current. The entire perimeter of each welding seam must be welded in a single pass. Frame cook on the clamps to provide the necessary evenness of the wheels. The discrepancy between the track of the wheels may lead to accidents in the future life.
The most beautiful, stylish and unusual tank can be made only manually. In garage conditions is well established a simple fabrication method using fragments and parts fuel tanks produced from motorcycles. So for making teardrop tank are good tanks from motorcycles To-750, IZH-49, Java. Before starting work, clean the old tank outside, removing layers of paint using the grinder with a thin circle. Cut away the rusted sections and replace sheet metal with a thickness of 1 mm. the tank is Then cut according to the selected extension schema (center or sides).
Cut the tank clean inside. In the area of the welds, remove the zinc coating that it does not spoil the quality of welding. Advanced tank lock welded threaded studs or rods. Then weld the pads. Welding guide short clamps in different places that the tank has not warped. For sealing tank use specialized sealants or a mixture of epoxy glue with aluminum powder. The sealing composition of the RUB in a clean fat-free weld with a stiff brush. With the filler tank be careful not to damage the sealing layer.
If possible, put the bike on the wheel for the final determination of the style of the wings. They can just clip in the chopper style. To completely remove or trim too short is not recommended. Front wing performs its functions even when the minimum size. The rear edge of the rear wing to perform its function should be no closer than the line of the rear wheels. Other design – ultra-deep wings, giving the appearance of a La Indian and perfectly protects from dirt. With lines of lower parts of such wings should not be too low, to avoid damaging them on potholes and curbs.
The easiest way to produce wings made of metal, namely of the fragments of the wings of other standard motorcycles. Before operation, clean the workpiece from paint and rust. Produce intermittent weld seam in different places. Ready to edge weld the mild steel wire with a thickness of 5-6 mm. Inside the wing install metal strips for fixing the transaction. The rear wing must be designed and installed so that under no circumstances will not be damaged by contact with the wheel.
Do not forget to put the new seat and paint the bike
Advice 2: How to alter the frame of motorcycles
Frame – the most important part of any motorcycle. It defines his silhouette and appearance, type and class. Before to start trouble, just imagine what should be the motorcycle: chopper, classic, Enduro or sportbike.
You will need
- - a powerful semi-automatic welding.
To increase space for feet of the driver extend the frame at the back (for power unit). The degree of elongation is chosen individually and depends on the growth of the rider. In this case consider how you will lengthen the rear wheel drive. To perform chopper lengthen the frame front of the engine. Pedal control shift rod on the front of the engine. The height of the pedals pick up individually.
To install wider rear wheels to extend the frame. The experience of homebrew, do not install a wheel wider than 200-210 mm When such modernization is inevitable reworking of the drive to the rear wheel. For a beautiful appearance, change the angle of the front fork. Strive not: when the angle of inclination of more than 33 degrees sharply deteriorates the controllability of the motorcycle. Possible strengthen feathers, forks, yokes and the frame top tube.
For efficiency, the rear and improve the appearance install them with a slope. Note, however, that the greater the inclination of the rear shocks, the less the load capacity of the motorcycle. A steep slope leads to the fact that even a fragile passenger dangerous to put. Among other things, guide the lowering line of the seat, which is combined with the extended frame or raise the front of the frame.
Before perevalki motorcycle frames, purchase a sufficient experience in welding works. From the strength of the weld depends on the security of future design. All the extra pipe for the new design take only from other frames. Never use water because of low strength. When welding use powerful semi-automatic welding.
Please note that when welding the frame was adhered to the alignment of the front and rear wheels. For this weld the frame in the clamps, and finally brew only after a thorough check for evenness. Please pay special attention to the wheels rolling in the tracks. This requirement is so important for the safety of homemade design that for its implementation, you can forgo the crooked installed engine.
Advice 3: How to alter motorcycle
If you have a good, but outdated motorcycle, try to change it. Work it is better to start in the fall or winter to the beginning of the season, your bike was already in full readiness. Find a warm garage, tool kit and start tuning the bike.
You will need
- - heated garage;
- - a set of tools;
- - Bulgarian;
- - welding machine;
- - table with the vise;
- compressor for painting.
Browse magazines and websites with photos of motorcycles, decide in which direction you should move. Make a plan, taking into account their technical, financial and temporary opportunities, don't delay the repair.
Inspect the motorcycleif you just bought it, drive it a few miles. Perhaps some parts must be replaced or repaired. Disassemble, clean and lubricate all parts, correct oil leaks, in total, bring the bike in order.
If you are not satisfied with the silhouette of the bikeand redo the frame. To lengthen the frame in front of the engine, thereby achieve the "American" landing, move the transmission control and brake system. Place them on the rod in front of the driver, the height of which can be adjusted depending on your height and convenience. When the elongation of the frame will be actual the understatement of the saddle.
To change the geometry of the bikeetoi frame, increase the angle of the front fork, but note here that the tilt more 33⁰ may lead to failure of the top pipe and the traverse. Appearance design can also be changed by tilting the rear shocks.
To change the frame design, use only pipe with the other frame. Welding spend the maximum possible current, the pipe ends while under 45⁰'t butcher and when combining insert between them the insertion of a thin tube. Try to cook the entire perimeter of the seam in one pass.
From different parts from the old motorcycles weld new gas tank and fenders. Pay attention to the shape of the wings, they should not be too short (to protect from mud) or too long (so as not to cling to the pavement or curbs).
Choosing suitable parts, clean them of old paint, grind, weld as needed, and by sanding and primer paint using the compressor. In the seams of the tank for tightness special sealants or RUB the mixture of aluminum powder with epoxy glue.