Learn how to become a custom motorcycle builder

Develop the skills to build your own custom motorcycles… even if you have no technical background!

Never picked up a screwdriver before?

Custom motorcycles are an extension of your own personality. And nothing comes close to building something with your own hands.

But what if you didn't grow up in a motorcycle workshop with grease-stained hands? 

What if you never took a shop class, or had a relative that could show you the ropes?

What if you're more experienced with a keyboard than a welding torch?  

And what if you can't find a specific answer, or you go down an internet rabbit-hole? You can waste hours and still be no wiser. 

Believe it or not, you can learn all the basic skills you need to build a custom motorcycle.

Sure, it won't happen overnight, but if you've got the custom motorcycle bug you're not going to give up tomorrow!

The Tribe $1 Membership

The Tribe is where you learn the absolute fundamentals while planning or building your custom motorcycle.

About Matt

My name is Matt, and I’ve been riding motorcycles since my teens. I started Krank Engineering here in Melbourne, Australia, back in 2012 to help others with their bike builds with machining, fabrication and welding services.

I've got a background in mechanical engineering and have trained in TIG welding. I'm also a qualified trainer, and have conducted technical workshop training for motorcycle enthusiasts in small groups.

In these training schools, I met lots of people hungry for information. They all wanted to work on their bike themselves, they just needed some help to get there. And I loved helping people in the workshops. But in a workshop, I can only reach ten people. It's pretty hard to scale up unless we harness the internet.

When you enroll:

Get access to our library of downloads, PLUS our range of "fundamentals" courses: 

Tribe courses...
  • Tribe courses...
  • Topics
  • Fabrication
  • Paint & polish
  • Planning
  • Tools
  • Electrical
  • Maintenance & Inspections
  • Mechanical

FREE DOWNLOAD

1 lessons

Easy

If you’re looking for the ultimate custom motorcycle builder’s reference books, here are my favorites. These are useful at various stages of your custom motorcycle build, so check out the list and see which ones meet your needs right now.

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7 lessons

Easy

I take this list with me when I look at a used bike. I’m never expecting a second hand bike to be flawless. But I’m looking for problems, and assessing “how much” it will take me to correct these problems – either with time or money.

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1 lessons

Intermediate

So, you have got a head full of steam for your custom bike project and a  project bike lined up on eBay . What’s next?  Better knock out a build table! Here’s one I built from hardware store lumber.  Nothing fancy.  A couple of hours in the shop. Note this one doesn’t have the shelf shown in the plans.  I added that later when I realised I had a lot of wasted space under the platform. If you’re just getting started in DIY and custom motorcycles, then this simple project will have you practicing measuring and cutting accurately; skills that will come in handy in future projects. Go ahead now and download and print the PDF files showing the parts you’ll need in the upcoming steps.

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1 lessons

Easy

New to motorcycles? No problem! Check out this basics eBook!

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25 lessons

Easy

Get aquainted with the essential tools you'll need for any motorcycle maintenance or custom work! I'll tell you exactly which ones you need to buy - and why - so you're ready to tackle your next job.

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8 lessons

Easy

Check out the tools (some of which you can make yourself!) if you want to create shapes like fenders and gas tanks from flat sheet metal!

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7 lessons

None

If electrical systems scare you, work through our fundamentals first!  You'll learn basic terms and concepts that underpin all the electrical modications or repairs you might want to carry out on your bike!

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1 lessons

Easy

What is torque? And why is it important? We'll limit this discussion (and the free download) to torque applied to nuts and bolts, which is important to ensure that engine you've just assembed doesn't fall apart!  

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1 lessons

Intermediate

Here is a technical concept that might be of interest. "Fits and Limits" refers to the ability to make two (or more) individual parts fit and work together as intended. This is of most interest when you are making precision custom parts, or swapping parts onto your custom motorcycle project.

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19 lessons

Easy

Fundamental Welding Knowledge  will give you a basic overview of common welding processes, plus give you the knowledge to run your first TIG weld! 

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1 lessons

Intermediate

Sure, you can buy a fender, but why not learn some new skills and beat one out of a flat sheet of metal!  This training video will demonstrate the basic skills to create a fender using easily-accessible hand tools.

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1 lessons

Advanced

I had a cracked engine mount bolted to the case of this old Harley Davidson engine. To remove it requires splitting the cases. Are we going to do that? No way! We weld it insitu!  Check out my specific process for welding cast aluminum to learn the steps. 

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3 lessons

Intermediate

I needed a luggage rack for an upcoming camping trip. Follow my design and fabrication process in lots of detail! Use this approach for sissy bars, fender struts and similar fabrication jobs on your own project bike!

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11 lessons

Easy

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

What makes us different

Just like you, I hate wasting time not making any forward progress. I want to see MORE custom bikes on the road. I hate seeing unfinished projects sold for scrap value.


I've collected all my best video and written content in this one location to give aspiring bike-builders a head start.


You can't find content like this anywhere else. The "pro" bike builders are not teaching other people how to do it. They prefer to keep the "secrets" to themselves.


Well, the secret is - there are no secrets. 


Building a custom bike is simply the combination of using both creative and technical skills to re-build a motorcycle according to your vision.


You can learn how to do it. And we're here to show you how. Get started with a Tribe membership for $1 to grab all our downloads and take all our fundamentals courses.

 

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A Personal Note:

Get your bike build done! You can do it! 

Every bike builder had to start somewhere. You can take the journey - with our support - and learn how to use your hands and some tools to create your own custom motorcycles.

Cheers!

Matt

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