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  • New here? Learn to build a custom motorcycle!

    831 views 11 months ago
    Krank Engineering is where DIY custom bike builders turn to learn new skills.

    My channel teaches metalworking, fabrication, welding, mechanical and electrical systems, painting and polishing plus a whole lot more!

    Need any of this for your custom cafe racer, chopper, scrambler? Don't trust anyone else to do it, and have to do-it-yourself?

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  • 1. Can I build a custom motorcycle?

    • How to inspect your motorcycle - Duration: 10 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      • 700 views
      How can I tell if my bike is safe to ride? Watch my process for working around a bike to assess its condition for riding.

      Need to speed up the learning curve on your custom bike build? I'll answe...
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  • 2. Engineering for motorcycles Play all

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  • 4. What tools do I need? Play all

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  • 5. Working on mechanical systems Play all

    • How to identify worn chains and sprockets - Duration: 9 minutes, 6 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 13,025 views
      How do you know when your chain and sprockets need to be replaced? I'll explain my version of "why" in this video.

      If you're building a custom motorcycle, get my free tech newsletter. Sign up her...
    • Dyna caliper repair...FAIL! - Duration: 16 minutes.

      • 4 months ago
      • 227 views
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      Having just bought this second hand Dyna, I found the rear brake caliper was damaged due to a bush being missing.

      BUT! I failed trying to repair it!

      I atte...
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  • 7. Chassis & frame modifications Play all

    • How to re-radius a fender - Duration: 3 minutes, 55 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 1,418 views
      Depending on the size of your tyres and fenders, the radius of the two might not match, and it'll look terrible! You can match the fender to the tyre radius by shrinking or stretching the edge to c...
    • Public Service Announcement: How to disassemble T120 T140 vintage Triumph rear wheel hubs - Duration: 4 minutes, 48 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 1,613 views
      Who would have thought? Vintage Triumph hubs are tricky to disassemble! Even with the manual...

      But I figured it out, and here I show you how to do it.

      Please, haters, I'm not a Triumph expert, I...
    • How to restore a wheel hub - part 2 - Duration: 8 minutes, 34 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 353 views
      As part of Marko's chopper build, the rear wheel needed a new rim and spokes. It was the perfect time to restore the rear hub - clean it up, check the bearings and give it a coat of paint (since it...
    • How to restore a wheel hub - part 1 - Duration: 6 minutes, 57 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 740 views
      As part of Marko's chopper build, the rear wheel needed a new rim and spokes. It was the perfect time to restore the rear hub - clean it up, check the bearings and give it a coat of paint (since it...
    • How to make fender struts - Duration: 20 minutes.

      • 2 years ago
      • 2,905 views
      Here's a longish video explaining how you might bend up some stainless steel rod to make some fender struts. A similar process could be used to make a sissy bar on a chopper or bobber.

      Link to my...
    • How to install a cafe racer frame hoop on a Yamaha SR400 - part 2 - Duration: 18 minutes.

      • 2 years ago
      • 5,142 views
      Here is a detailed walk through the process to cut the rear off an SR400, then install a cafe racer-style hoop to the frame. This is a long and detailed video, covering the thought process and ste...
    • How to install a cafe racer frame hoop on a Yamaha SR400/SR500 - part 1 - Duration: 17 minutes.

      • 2 years ago
      • 6,842 views
      Here is a detailed walk through the process to cut the rear off an SR400, then install a cafe racer-style hoop to the frame. This is a long and detailed video, covering the thought process and ste...
    • Ironhead Short Chop #3 - Smoothing the top triple clamp - Duration: 14 minutes.

      • 4 years ago
      • 1,521 views
      In this video I show you the steps to smooth out the top triple clamp. You might also need to watch my video on metal polishing (https://youtu.be/z8r9Ot7Z5l4) if you want the finish I show at the e...
    • How to clean out fork seals (for free) - Duration: 4 minutes, 44 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      • 76,369 views
      How to clean out fork seals (for free). Make your own tool out of scrap plastic to scrape fork seals and (hopefully) slow down or eliminate any seal leaks.

      This technique works when dirt or debr...
    • Ironhead Short Chop #2 - Frame Jig - Duration: 6 minutes, 27 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 2,955 views
      This video covers the chassis jig I built. Follow up videos will cover more of the build details.

      Thanks for watching. Please ask any questions via the comments below or through my Facebook page...
    • How to: shortening a steering stem - Duration: 22 minutes.

      • 4 years ago
      • 5,279 views
      How to: shortening a steering stem. This shows the process I used to shorten a steering stem for a front-end transplant into a different frame.

      http://krankengineering.com/how-to-shortening-a-ste...
    • How to remove a steering stem bearing - Duration: 3 minutes, 49 seconds.

      • 8 months ago
      • 800 views
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      Want to remove a steering stem bearing? Watch me do it with a Dremel and hammer & chisel in a couple of minutes!

      Removing steering stem bearings is a common ...
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  • 9. Welding & fabrication on your motorcycle Play all

    • Getting started with metalshaping - slapping hammer - Duration: 9 minutes, 24 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 1,936 views
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      A relatively simple tool you can make to help your metalshaping is a slapping hammer. Watch how I make a couple of versions with a scrap of hard wood and a le...
    • Getting started with metalshaping - hammer and dollies - Duration: 2 minutes, 30 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 507 views
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      More essential tools when starting out with metalshaping - hammers and dollies! Check out this quick intro to these super useful tools.

      ★ RELATED TO THIS VID...
    • Getting started with metalshaping - making tucking forks - Duration: 6 minutes, 34 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 5,598 views
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      A handy tool for shrinking the edge of a piece of metal is a tucking fork. Want to make your own? Let me show you how with a couple of cheap punches and a pie...
    • Getting started with metalshaping - shrinking bowl (part 2) - Duration: 6 minutes, 36 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 828 views
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      In the last video, we look at making and using a handy tool for shrinking metal - tucking forks. This time we'll look at an alternative called "stump shrinkin...
    • Getting started with metalshaping - shrinking bowl (part 1) - Duration: 6 minutes, 4 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 1,467 views
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      In the last video, we look at making and using a handy tool for shrinking metal - tucking forks. This time we'll look at an alternative called "stump shrinkin...
    • Getting started with metalshaping - beater bag & mallet - Duration: 5 minutes, 25 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 2,326 views
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      Basic metal shaping is going to require a bag and mallet. Get the low down on these tools.

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      I have no affiliation with any of these ve...
    • Ultra basic overview - TIG welding - Duration: 8 minutes, 37 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 360 views
      Want to try welding? Got no idea where to start? Check out this overview of "gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW)" - more commonly called "TIG welding" - before you do anything else.

      Need to speed up ...
    • Ultra basic overview - MIG welding - Duration: 5 minutes, 56 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 261 views
      Want to try welding? Got no idea where to start? Check out this overview of "gas metal arc welding (GMAW)" - more commonly called "MIG welding" - before you do anything else.

      Need to speed up the...
    • Ultra basic overview - arc welding - Duration: 4 minutes, 29 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 207 views
      Want to try welding? Got no idea where to start? Check out this overview of "manual metal arc welding (MMAW)" - more commonly called "arc welding" - before you do anything else.

      Need to speed up ...
    • #WELDA Day 5 - Weld repairing cast iron with cast iron filler rods - Duration: 11 minutes.

      • 2 years ago
      • 52,430 views
      #WELDA Day 5 - Weld repairing cast iron with cast iron filler rods

      Welcome to the Greg's Garage #WELDA 2016 challenge.
      Day 5 of @Greg's Garage #WELDA challenge, and I didn't make it to the shop t...
    • Never TIG welded before? Here's your first TIG lesson! - Duration: 34 minutes.

      • 9 months ago
      • 438 views
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      There's heaps of great videos about TIG welding on the 'Tube, but I don't see many for ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS! So, for those of you that have bought a TIG welding...
    • How to metalshape a custom fender - Duration: 8 minutes, 26 seconds.

      • 9 months ago
      • 1,850 views
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      You'd be surprised how simple it is to shape a simple custom fender with hand tools (and some shop-made tools). Don't believe me? Check out how we did it in t...
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