Have you ever wanted a custom motorbike that will turn heads wherever you go? You can have one, but it’ll take some work. In this article, we will tell you about the various steps involved in building a Speedway bike from scratch. It won’t be easy but it will be worth it in the end.
1. Select A Frame
The most important thing to consider when building a bike is the frame. The frame is the part that will house the motor and the other parts of the bike. There are a number of good frame manufacturers which produce lightweight and durable frames. If you are building a race bike, then pick one that is both lightweight and strong. You also need to consider the type of riding you will be doing. If you plan on doing a lot of back roads and little bit of track racing then you might want to go for a lighter frame. If speed is your thing then go for a thicker and sturdier frame.
2. Select A Motor
Now that you have a frame, it’s time to pick a motor. There are a lot of different motors available for racing application, so make sure that you select one that is appropriate for the type of bike that you are building. Bear in mind that more horsepower won’t always lead to more winning. You also need to ensure that it is powerful enough to propel your bike at the speeds at which you plan to ride. To calculate the ideal power for your needs, use these formulas:
- Your weight (in kg) x 2 for beginners
- Your weight x 1.7 for intermediates
- Your weight x 1.3 for experts
After you have determined the ideal power, it’s time to move on to the next step.
3. Select A Transmission
Depending on the type of bike that you are building, you will either need a manual or an automatic transmission. If you are new to motor biking, then an automatic transmission might be the way to go. They’re much easier to use and don’t require as much maintenance as a manual transmission. If you are an expert rider who is used to driving manual transmissions, then by all means, stick with what you know best. You will also need to choose a gearbox that is tall enough to accommodate your body position while driving. If you are not used to driving tall gear ratios, then start small and work your way up. Tall gear ratios make the engine turn more smoothly and quietly, which is especially important if you are planning on keeping the bike as a daily driver.
If you are on a tight budget, then an affordable but reliable automatic transmission will do just fine. If money is no object to you, however, then you might as well spring for a manual transmission. The best part about a manual transmission is that you can modify it to meet your specific needs. You can install a clutch in it, for example, to make it more reliable or to reduce gear skipping. When it comes to choosing a clutch, make sure that it has plenty of holding capacity. Most importantly, make sure that it is easy to operate; the steeper the learning curve, the more work it will save you down the line. When selecting a hand clutch, bear in mind that older models require more work than newer ones. Be sure to purchase from a reputable source as well, to avoid any unpleasant surprises when it comes time to use it.
4. Select A Set Of Bikes
Now that you have a motor, a transmission and a frame, you can start selecting the other parts that will make up your unique bike. For the front of the bike, you will need a good set of headlights, a turn signal light, a number plate light and a pair of spotlights. As for the back, you will need reflectors, a tail light, a license plate light and a rear view mirror. When it comes to choosing these elements, consistency is key. Never change the overall look of your bike without having all the proper measurements first. Measuring twice and cutting once will always give you better results. The spotlights should be focused toward the ground, not high in the air to illuminate the sky. This will help you avoid annoying oncoming motorists with their bright lights. On a similar note, the headlights should be angled downward and the spotlights should be aimed upwards to avoid having your bike appear to be flanked by angelic winged creatures.
5. Finishing Touches
Once you have all the major parts, it’s time to do some final assembly. Start by tightening the bolts that hold the handlebars to the bike. Next, connect the brake cables and the clutch cable to the calipers. Test the brakes and the clutch to make sure that they work correctly. Once you are satisfied that everything is in order, mount the license plate on the frame and drive away. You have now built your very own custom motorbike, but don’t forget about your first priority: have fun!
Hopefully, this article has given you enough information to get you started building your own racing bike. It’s not easy, but it is a lot of fun. Make sure to have fun while doing this because after all, that’s what this whole thing is all about.